Hey, now we're talking! Sunday night's episode of "The Walking Dead" — "Internment" — really delivered some action and plot development.
It also delivered some comedy gold, as King of Comedy Hershel held court while performing dental surgery.
"I hereby declare we have Spaghetti Tuesday every Wednesday, first thing we need to acquire is some pusketti."
That genius line still has me going. Who is he? Steven Wright? Mitch Hedberg?
That line was so brilliant cause it was packed with two jokes: first, Spaghetti Tuesday every Wednesday?? Wait, what?? Is that like the joke when you tell your friend you'll treat them to Chick-Fil-A on a Sunday? Second, we're gonna need to acquire some spaghetti. Uhh, yeah, I'd say so!!
It wasn't all laughs and Spaghetti Dinners this week though. In fact, at times it was the most opposite thing possible of laughs: that is, blood pouring out of people's eyes.
It looked like things were about to start getting really bad when all the folks inside the prison were getting really sick, and that's exactly what started happening. By my count, eight humans succumbed to the mysterious illness in this episode: most notably Dr. Caleb.
Not to mention the breach in the fence that allowed a whole crowd of zombies to break into the prison. (Breaking INTO a prison? What a country!)
I think I've waited long enough now to get to the big cliffhanger this episode left us with: the Governor is back! And looking more menacing than ever, I might add.
So what is the Governor going to do? Just hang out there sitting in camping chairs and playing tailgate toss with his cronies?
Or is he planning an attack. If he's planning an attack, this is a great time to do it because the prisoners all have their hands pretty full. And what is the Governor's motivation? Pure revenge, or does he actually want the prison for himself. I don't know if the prison is the most desirable place to be right now.
WHAT'S NEW WITH LITTLE LIZZIE?
With Carl they make you just assume that every child raised in the zombie world is going to automatically become an adult overnight. But then Lizzie — or should I say Lizzie BORDEN — comes along and proves otherwise. There's something off about Lizzie. She's got "issues."
First she starts luring Charlie — the do-it-yourself dental surgery zombie — along like it's a pet dog or something. She even calls it boy. Then she smears her little boot around in a pool of blood like she's stomping in puddles of rain or something.
Who knew Tom Sawyer was such a subversive book?
I'm no child psychiatrist, but I predict that Lizzie is going to cause a lot of trouble before she does anything productive.
WHAT WAS THAT SONG?
Maggie's body armor is so bad ass! And she's pretty good with a gun. *swoon*
Whatever facial hair related contest they're having in the prison, Hershel is winning with his wispy eyebrows and moustache with the pointy ends.
If Hershel turned into a zombie and bit someone he would get a bunch of blood in his beard and have Ric Flair hair. (Thanks P-Con!)
Hershel: "I hereby declare we have Spaghetti Tuesday every Wednesday, first thing we need to acquire is some spaghetti."
Hershel: "It's hard in here but we're holding it together. We're gonna make it. Don't you believe that?"
Rick: "There's a bunch of fruit leather in there, just have everybody brush their teeth after."
Hershel: "Doctors make the worst patients."
Caleb: "Look at it Hershel, how's it look?"
Rick: "When we get past this thing, it's not gonna be like how it was, is it?"
Hershel: "A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ."
Winner: Hershel! Good comedy bits Hershel.
BEST ZOMBIE KILL
Probably when Dr. Caleb zombie was peering out of its cell all glossy eyed and Hershel was like "Oh, you wanna peek around like a peeping Tom all curious and inquisitive? Well here, I got something for you to peep at." and he started shanking Dr. Caleb in the eye ball.
There was that one from the prison fence breach who was laying on the cement all frail and its face was only half a face and its eye was bulging out like "MUUURRRHHH" and Rick just smashed up its head.
The roadkill zombie that was just hating life laying on the side of the road getting feasted on by wild Irish Wolfhounds was pretty awesome too.
Zombies: Somewhere around 40, counting those when someone was a human, then turned into a zombie, and then got killed again. Wait, I'm confused. We're up to more than 185 on the season.
Humans: I counted eight — gurney man, Dr. Caleb, tea man, Charlie, father and son, blonde girl and other girl — for 19 on the season, but I have a feeling I'm missing some.
A look ahead to next week's episode, "Live Bait"
The Governor is camping out outside of the prison with his Ozark Trails tent and glaring menacingly out of his one good eye while plotting his revenge.