Cue big pep talk from Rick. Just like a sports movie. Do you think there will be a slow clap? He says that he thinks Jenner is lying about there being no hope, because if all hope was gone, Jenner would have bolted. He must have had a reason for staying behind. Why? Oh, because he promised TS-19, his wife (duh!) that he would keep up with his research for as long as he could. At this point Darryl starts back up with his ax on the door. His clanks sort of punctuate each sentence in and interestingish sort of way. Jenner claims that she was the genius, he was just a regular old employee and that she could have done something. Lori stares with her bug eyes. Rick says that his wife didn't have a choice, but he does and now they all want a chance to get out and keep trying to live. This seems to soften Jenner's heart, though he still thinks it's a lost cause because the upstairs is locked, and there's only four and a half minutes left. Rick is grateful for his chance, and Jenner says that some day he won't be, and whispers something in Rick's ear. What? Well, I guess we might find out next season. Perhaps a way to kill everyone if the zombies get bad? Or the location of a safe haven? Who knows.
The door opens, and everyone starts running out, but Jacqui says she's staying behind. She says it is a sane decision and she doesn't want to end up like Jim and Amy. No one really argues with her, perhaps because they've forgotten who Jim and Amy were and don't have time to suss all of that out, or more likely because their desire for self-preservation beats out saving this one woman. Oh wait, that's what they do all the time? Is it just because Jacqui's on her own, with no other ties to the group? Do they hate her? Is she secretly an asshole? Dale briefly pauses, but doesn't really plead with her, but that's when he notices that Andrea is standing there with her arms crossed. She's staying too. "Andrea, no." Very original. He sends the rest of the crew on, while he tries to talk some sense into Andrea, but again, not Jacqui. It's interesting that he helps the pretty young blonde and not the older black woman. [I don't even think Jacqui is really that much older. - Z]