Dale is on his perch, and Carol thinks he's nervous about Andrea. He doesn't want to talk about it, so he storms off. Carol really knows how to bring a conversation down, and chase people off. Let's work on those social skills, lady.
Back at the farmhouse, Patricia is stitching up T-Dog, saying that Merle's VD was a lucky break for T-Dog. T-Dog doesn't take kindly to the fact that Merle is the one that inadvertently saved his life. I just miss Merle. Also, Maggie is making some googly eyes at Glennn. I don't approve. She follows Glennn out to the porch and rudely interrupts his prayer session. He has never prayed before, and she went and ruined it. The two have a conversation about the existence of a higher power and whatnot, and she still doesn't take the hint that he wants privacy, and lectures him about making this world OK in his own mind, before she finally tells him it is OK to believe in God (like he needed your permission, lady) and leaves the porch.
Dale stares out into the woods. This amounts to absolutely nothing.
Rick and Lori are back by Carl's bedside and Rick is rambling about how the fact that Carl talking about the deer is a sign that he wants to live because he can see beauty in this terrible world. This goes on FOREVER.
Shane and Otis are practically crawling, as they are chased by a giant herd of zombies. Shane says he'll take the equipment and Otis should make a run for it, but Otis refuses to break up the team. They pick themselves up, and count their remaining rounds, before making a run/stumble for the truck.
At the farmhouse, Hershel is forcing Rick and Lori's hand. The doc says if they don't operate stat, that Carl's chances of survival are nil. So Lori decides to believe again (yeah, as if this show would ever condone a mother letting her kid die) and the doc gets to work with Patricia by his side. Doc is just about to cut into Carl's stomach, when Shane (sans Otis) returns in the truck. Patricia is told to stay by Carl's side, but I'd think a wife would be concerned about her husband and might say peek out the window, but Hershel doesn't want Patricia distracted. Like she's not at all suspicious when he doesn't come in and reassure her that he's alive? Or carry the equipment into the house himself? The words "How's Otis?" don't cross her mind? Even if she is trying to save a kid? Those doctors on Grey's Anatomy talk all the time about nonsense during surgery, and certainly the fate of a loved one might come up in conversation. No?