Carol crouches over her dead walker, lifts up its dress, and prepares to go to work with a hunting knife, right there in the hog-chute she dragged it into. A POV shot shows that someone's watching her from the trees outside the prison, but we have no idea who. Or at least we're not supposed to. I guess it just depends on how spoiled you are for this season.
Rick finds Lori in a fenced-off catwalk outside and promises they'll start cleaning tomorrow. "Yeah, we'll give Carl a safe place to... do whatever he does these days," Lori agrees. Be more awesome? Quitcher bitchin', Lori, these zombies aren't running a Montessori school here. Rick lies that he doesn't think she's a bad mother, but doesn't argue when she fishes for a compliment as a wife, or with her point that there's not much they can do about it anyway. "What are we gonna do, hire lawyers and get divorced and split our assets?" Rick at least finds that darkly amusing. "We got food, Hershel's alive. Today was a good day." Rick credits Lori for saving Hershel, which she deflects back to him. "I thought maybe you were coming out here to talk about us," she says lamely. "Maybe there's nothing to talk about any more." Rick puts a hand on her shoulder instead. Yes, don't talk.That's good. But without looking at her, Rick manages to force out the words, "We're awful grateful for what you did," and walks away. Lori is left there smiling as though rather than treating her like an employee he hates and to whom he grudgingly had to give some positive feedback, Rick just told her she's a pretty, pretty princess who deserves cookies.
M. Giant is a Minneapolis-based writer with a wife, a son, and a number of cats that seems to have settled at around two. Learn waaaay too much about him at Velcrometer, or just e-mail him at m.giant[at]gmail.com.
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