Carl, to Rick: "Do it, dad, do it!"

Rick: "Do you have any final words? Randall: "Please don't."

Winner: Daryl.

What everyone is up to

Rick: Trying to decide whether he's a wild impetuous gunman, or patient, understanding peacemaker. Also trying to figure out when his son turned into lil' Jeffrey Dahmer.

Lori: Standing by her man and advocating against the death penalty.

Carl: Looking for small rodents to torture and black lipstick to wear. Also taunting trapped zombies, egging on would-be executioners and becoming guilt-stricken when said taunted zombie kills a kindly old man.

Shane: All the sudden starting to look like the balanced, reasonable one.

Andrea: Puckering her bee-stung, pouty lips and wearing tight-fitting tops. Also siding with Dale on the death penalty issue.

Dale: Standing up for the little guy, getting his bread basket ripped open like a gift wrapped Nintendo 64 on Christmas morning, 1998, and having his amazing eyebrows used as a pointblank target by Daryl.

Glenn: Getting the old "Welcome to the family, son," from Hershel, and breaking Dale's heart moments before Dale's death. Dale is like "Et tu, Brute?"

Daryl: Torturing prisoners by stabbing them in the leg wound, acting tough, and carrying out mercy killings.

Carol: Trying to convince folks that she's not cray-cray, wearing a really big/ugly purse/messenger bag, and getting backtalk from preteens. Also wearing her gray proud. You go girl!

T-Dog: Peeking his head into scenes in an effort to become relevant again, getting interrupted by other characters when attempting to speak, and fetching shotguns for characters with stronger leadership qualities.

Hershel: Welcoming Glenn to the fam, wrangling cattle, telling tales of ribaldry, and giving up on dying patients.

Maggie: Hovering around in the background of scenes and suggesting alternatives to execution.

Randall: Telling stories about what darkness lies in the hearts of 30 men, leading impressionable youth astray and pleading for his life.

Creepiest zombie

Only one choice, but a good one. The one mired in a bog who had to really tighten his belt. He made some gnarly noises, bobbed around like some kind of cursed surfer, and made confetti out of Dale's abs with his razor sharp finger nails and insanely chiseled forearms.

Best zombie kill

Only one choice. Daryl burying his Gerber knife in Tom Joad zombie's forehead.

Death count
Zombies: One, for 78 on the season. Humans: One! Dale "Eyebrows of Fury" Horvath, for six on the season (Otis, Sophia, Dave, Tony, Sean, Dale.)

Lingering questions
Is the infection starting to spread without bites? Can cattle turn into zombies? 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, "Better Angels"
Dale gets a nice, small funeral. T-Dog loads some supplies onto a baby blue pickup truck. T-Dog says "Oh, hell no!" Randall escapes by punching Shane in the beak. Hershel finally lets the band of survivors move into the house, and everybody gets their marching orders. Rick tells Carl his origin story and then gives him his sidearm.