Speaking of tickling

When T-Dog says "Daryl almost died today for a doll," I couldn't help but think about all those poor folks who almost lost their lives in the great Tickle Me Elmo mania of 1996.

Recommended zombie film of the week

"Hell of the Living Dead"

Creepiest zombie

I'm going to go with the one with yellow eyes. Yellow eyes are always pretty scary.

Best zombie kill

I liked it when Daryl smashed the heck out of that one zombies face with a log after it tried to nibble on his tootsies while he was taking a nap.

Death count

Zombies: Two, slayed by Daryl during his vision quest, for a total of 32 on the season.

Humans: One, Otis. Sophia is still missing..

Squirrels: One.

Lingering questions

What did Jenner whisper to Rick (maybe that this whole thing was an elaborate "Scare Tactics" bit)? What has become of Merle Dixon, Sophia and the father-son team of Morgan and Duane Jones? What does Shane's 22 necklace mean? (Mystery solved! It said on "The Talking Dead" that it was his high school football number, as suspected.) Why does Hershel have all those zombies in the barn?

A look ahead to next week's episode

Some woman wheels a wheelbarrow toward the zombie holding pen (is she bringing them canned hams to eat?), curious Glenn interrogates Maggie about said barn, Hershel makes everyone feel unwelcome (what else is new?) and Shane and Andrea look at a dead body in a creek (maybe they'll jab at it with a stick).