Maybe "Fickle Heart" was the only album on that MP3 player that they found, but something like Sepultura or Agnostic Front probably would have made it even harder for him to figure out where they were driving him.

Worst attempt at comic relief

Lori is giving Maggie advice on how to deal with Glenn, and she says, "Just don't say 'Man up.' It never goes well." Like haha, dudes are always telling each other to "Man up" and "Cowboy up" and "Take off your dress, Susan, you Nancy-boy, put down your purse, Princess!"

My favorite zombie

The one who was licking Shane's blood off of the school bus door. He's what you might call a windowlicker. His eyes get all big and he's like "Nnnggghhh." He's like a kid who gets to lick the frosting off of a mixer. Sadly, that's his last experience before getting jabbed in the head with a knife.

Useless information

  • The building where they fight was the Mert County Department of Public Works (I don't think there is a real Mert County)
  • The truck's mudflap said "Sutphen" That's a real company that makes firetrucks. The bulldozer was made by Case and the dumptruck was a Heil.
  • One of the vehicles had a Georgia city government tag numbered: 562E8. The license plate of their awesome Hyundai is CE8 D819.
  • A parking spot was reserved for the Mert County Maintenance Supervisor.
  • That building is on Pimento Ave. in Griffin, GA. Check it out on Google Maps here.

A good time to buy stock in Gerber knives

Rick says that they should start stabbing zombies more in the face with knives to keep the noise down and save ammo. That's a nice story and all, but I think it's a big ploy to increase the visibility of Gerber's product placement.

What everyone is up to

Rick: After doing the Blue Steel pose at the end of last week's episode, he got all up in Shane's business about trying to interlope his family away.

Lori: Feeding delicious looking chicken and fresh veggies (I would post "YUM!!!" if I saw it on Facebook) to Beth, who recently ended her silent treatment. Had a pretty good cat fight with Andrea. One of them should have snapped their fingers at the other in the shape of a Z.

Carl: Did not appear. Probably off playing with Legos and doing Mad Libs.

Shane: Keeps acting like a cool teenager when Rick is trying to clear up their beef. He also makes his jaw muscle twitch a lot. I don't think he's ready to give up.

Andrea: Advocating suicide to impressionable adolescents. What is she, Dr. Kevorkian? Hey, Dr. Death, why don't you ease up on all the bad vibes, no.

Dale: Did not appear. He's probably off looking for hats, or fishing vests, or Hawaiian shirts or eyebrow trimmers.

Glenn: Did not appear. I think he's still licking his wounds from when he got a'skeered of all the shooting last week.

Daryl: Only appeared in the previews for next week's episode, when he interrogates Randall like Sayid in "Lost".

Carol: Also did not appear. Presumably she's pestering Daryl.

T-Dog: They're not even trying to include him anymore. At this point the writers must be like, "Why did we add him to the story again?"

Hershel: Did not appear in this episode, though they did say he was stitching up Beth's half-heartedly slashed wrist (off camera). Curiously, he was on "The Talking Dead" later on Sunday night.

Maggie: Her job now is suicide help line counselor.

Beth: Has gone completely emo and brings kitchen knives to bed instead of a Teddy bear.

Randall: Likes being duct taped by the neck to car seats and miraculously healing from devestating leg wounds. After the joyous look he had while plunging his knife repeatedly into that zombies skull, though, I'm not sure if I would trust him.

Quote board

Beth, to Maggie: "I don't want to be gutted, I want to go, in this bed, tonight, with you beside me, please."

Andrea, to Lori: "Playing house, acting like the queen bee, laying down rules for everybody but yourself."

Lori, to Andrea: "You sit up on that RV working on your tan with a shotgun in your lap."

Shane, to Rick: "You can't just be the good guy and expect to live, not anymore." Rick: "I'm not the good guy anymore."

Randall, to zombie: "Come on bitch, let's see what you've got!"

Beth: "What's (Hershel) gonna do, kill me for committing suicide?" Maggie: "Stop being such a brat."

Rick, to Shane: "I wanted to break your jaw, let you choke on your teeth, but I didn't. That wasn't weakness. It took everything."

Randall: "I used to watch football and screw around on the Internet, I lived with my mom ... I rode the bench on varsity baseball."

Winner: Randall.

Creepiest zombie

That weird, Groundskeeper Willie one that spilled out of the maintenance building after Shane chucked a big monkey wrench through the window. It's eyes were all foggy and small like it was hiding a million secrets!

Best zombie kill

Rick was laying there with three zombos trying to undead gang bang him, and then he was like "Make a hole!" and blammoed one of the zombies through the mouth with his "Dirty Harry" gun and the bullet got the one behind it too. Would this work in real life? Probably not because the bullet would be refracted.

Second place: Zombie had his head smashed by a Hyundai.

Death count

Zombies: Man, who knows at this point. Out of professional integrity I'll give it the old junior college try, but I've got to admit I'm kind of flying by the seat of my pants at this point. So, 10 for a total of 77 on the season. (I know this sounds like a really arbitrary guess, but I was trying my best to keep count during the episode.) Humans win big this week, no deaths. Beth was threatening suicide though, and Shane really wants to gun down Randall. All of those charred humanoids at the public works building don't count, do they?

Lingering questions

Is the infection starting to spread without bites? What was the deal with those severed lady fingers with nail polish in the school bus? Did Rick and Shane settle their differences, or are they still in a fight? Is Beth going to tell the world "You can't fire me, I quit!" Where is Dave and Tony's camp? Are those other survivors mounting an attack on the farm? What did Jenner whisper to Rick? What has become of Merle Dixon and the father-son team of Morgan and Duane Jones?

A look ahead to the next episode, "Judge, Jury, Executioner"

Randall meets Daryl. Daryl intimidates Randall with a Gerber knife and his fists of fury. Daryl keeps winding up and punching Randall's face with big haymakers. Rick asks Randall if he has any last requests. Shane and Dale have a heart-to-heart.