The Walking Dead, 'Isolation'

Tyreese (Chad Coleman) and Carol (Melissa Suzanne McBride). (Gene Page/AMC / May 30, 2013)

This week's episode of "The Walking Dead" was especially quotey but not especially bitey.

Lots of characters dropped pearls of eloquent wisdom, but not many characters were bitten by zombies. Of course, that's not as big of a deal anymore, because cats are just getting all sickly and turning up as zombies without even getting munched on at this point.

It's like if you were playing "Tag" in the schoolyard and all of the sudden you were just "tagged" without being touched by anyone. You were just like, "Oh well, I'm 'it'."

Except, Hershel thinks he might have a solution in the form of some veterinary meds and that's why Daryl, Michonne, Bob and Tyreese go on a road trip in the Dodge Charger.

Daryl wants to listen to some Velvet Revolver or Three Doors Down or Strawberry Alarm Clock, so he fires up the tunes. To everyone's surprise, there is some chatter coming across the airwaves. Color me intrigued.

I think the radio interference is going to trace back to Abraham Ford, played by Michael Cuditz, who has been confirmed as a new addition to the cast this season.

I didn't want to mention this too high, because I'm trying not to think about it, but you guys, is Glenn going to turn???

And what if just a simple antibiotic is all it takes to keep people from turning into zombies? Like what if they're all just catching the flu and all they need is a flu shot?

Sasha is also definitely sick, and this is creating this whole witch hunt of who is sick and who is not, and I don't like it because it is turning brother against sister and husband against wife.

I just want there to be a party all over the world and not this dystopia.

Can we just go away from these shows like "Breaking Bad" and "Game of Thrones" and "Walking Dead" where bad stuff is happening to people 24/7 and back to fun shows like "Gilligan's Island" where everything is lighthearted and full of wit and whimsy? Or do people like this?

Like before this show I had a pretty simple formula: watch "America's Funniest Videos" to laugh at men falling off of boats onto docks and into water, and watch "Cops" to watch people in their darkest hour and feel a little better about my lot in life.

Then this show came along and made me question my role as a television viewer.

On that note, I would like to thank the late, great, Lou Reed for enriching our lives with his thoughtful lyrics and haunting vocals, and congratulate Philip and Sarah Conrad on their nuptials!

A double murder mystery

Karen and that other guy were burned up in gasoline, and Rick and Tyreese get in a big fight over it. Rick busts up his hand by slamming it over Tyreese's eye and they're both worse for the wear. But they bro it out later and they still respect each other. Carol throws items around when talking about Karen, and later reveals that she killed'em.

Stray observations

Tyreese was shoveling pretty vigorously. He's obviously upset about something.

Tyreese's eye was beat up real bad. He looked like Zangief during the continue screen in Street Fighter 2.

Did Hershel mention Peachtree Street when he was telling Daryl where to get meds?