But then he glances up at the mezzanine level behind the rest of his group, because someone's up there. A woman in a long white nightgown -- her face entirely in shadow -- seems to be looking back down at him. In a slightly tighter shot, she's only barely recognizable as Lori in the darkness. Rick starts cracking up on the spot, stalking across the room to demand, "Why are you here? What do you want from me?" These are both excellent questions. I asked them myself when I spotted Sarah Wayne Callies' name in the opening credits. Everyone wonders what Rick's major malfunction is now. "I can't help you, get out!" he finally yells, as a longer shot finally reveals that of course there's no one actually up there. Rick's group tries to calm him down, even as he pulls out his gun and waves it at Tyreese and his group. Under the circumstances, Tyreese and his group allow themselves to be bustled out, leaving Rick there with his group. Who are clearly thinking they just chased out some nice, reasonable people so they can be locked up in here with a crazy person. Rick glances up back up at the railing, but the fact that it's no longer occupied doesn't seem to do much for his agitated state of mind. Or anyone else's for that matter.
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.