I've noticed that anytime there is some sweet moment where all of the characters are standing around smiling — like when Carl was going to touch the deer, or in this episode when everyone was loudly cheering for pegleg Hershel to hobble around the exercise yard — something bad usually happens to break up the good vibes. It's like, "hey guys, enjoy this moment and have a nice time, but just be prepared to have your grin turn into a big frowny face in a second."
I kept thinking that it would be really funny when Hershel was testing out his new crutches if he had done that bit from Jackass by pretending to fall down over and over and being really difficult as everyone kept helping him up and handing him his crutches.
A tangled web of lies
So the Governor says that he lost his wife in a car accident 18 months before the zombie apocalypse. But didn't we see what was supposed to be his wife and daughter's heads in one of his fish tanks? And if his wife died a year and a half before all this, wouldn't that be kind of weird of him to dig her up just to cut off her head and put it in a fish tank? Something doesn't add up...
I think you've seen enough of that one...
Axl is trying SO hard to become friends with Rick and company, at one point by complimenting Daryl on his motorcycle and even offering to tune it up! But Daryl is just too cool for Axl and Oscar, who are like the new kids in school that no one wants to lower themselves to be friends with, and Daryl is like "Don't even think about touching it." What Daryl needs to learn is that sometimes being "cool" means being confident enough in yourself to be nice to everyone!
Very funny, Daryl...
When Glenn and Maggie are having some good, dirty fun in the guard tower, Daryl is like "Hey Glenn, are you COMING? Hah-hah-hah..." *LEER* First of all, couldn't Glenn and Maggie have just hung a blanket over their prison cell, or found some other private area inside the prison? Secondly, how old is Daryl, 14?
None more clever
The title of the episode, Killer Within, has SO many meanings! Lori's baby was inside her and killed her, prison escapee Andrew snuck back into the prison and was trying to be a killer (and in fact caused T-Dog's death, if not Lori's), and Carl is just a kid but he has a killer within. You could say the same thing about Oscar. Can you think of any others?
A kinder, gentler Merle
I know that Merle has changed a lot since we last saw him handcuffed to a roof, spitting racial epithets. But this new Merle is so different it's like he's an entirely new character! It's almost transparent that there is a new team of writers behind him now. He explains that being rescued by the Governor made him a new man, which shows that Merle considers the Governor his savior, like a cultist and his guru. I would like it if they made Merle wear cardigans and glasses now.
So Andrea isn't weirded out by Woodberry like Michonne is, but she has to realize that gving Merle a map to Hershel's farm is a bad idea, right? Unless maybe she wants Merle to find the group and get his revenge, because she's still salty about them abandoning her!
What a jerk
Andrew plunks zombies in the dome with rocks and then feeds them rotten venison. You know Andrew, a society is measured by how it treats its weakest members...The Governor is worse, hitting them with golf balls. I hope next time he hits Michael Douglas zombie from Falling Down, and it runs him down and gives him a heart attack with a shotgun.
The spring fashions of Woodberry
It's funny how they show the prison-folk dressed up in sweat-stained tee shirts, dirty dungarees and prison coveralls. And then it shows Woodberry and there are all these glad dads strolling around in Kohl's button-down short-sleeve collared shirts and Old Navy cargos.