Hope you like folk music. Episode 13 of Season 4 starts off where last week’s episode left off… with some music playing as Bob walks around alone (get it?) seemingly aimlessly. The dude has some decent survival skills, though, which explains why he’s been able to stay alive for so long. It’s a flashback to when Daryl and Glenn found him, before we break back to Maggie, Sasha and Bob taking on some walkers in the fog. Oh shit, a walker got his jaws on Bob’s shoulder! He gone…
Sike. The walker bit Bob on his bandage. He’s aight. That fog looks crazy dangerous though. Not sure how the trio walked into something so dangerous. If there’s one thing I’d avoid in a zombie apocalypse, it’s low visibility.
Meanwhile, Beth and Daryl are looking for walkers for Beth to get target practice on using the crossbow. As she’s tracking one down*, she steps in a bear trap and almost gets herself killed. She fires a shot from her ass which lodges right in the walker’s chin. Luckily Daryl is there to take the crossbow and crush the walker’s head with it. Even though Beth is rocking some cowboy boots, her foot’s all messed up and she has to gimp her way around. Daryl is nice enough to offer her a piggy-back ride.
*Beth says something about how good she’s getting at tracking, and that pretty soon she won’t need later at all. Foreshadowing, ‘sup.
Beth and Daryl walk up on a cemetery, and end up holding hands. Aww. Will they just make out already? Maggie, Sasha and Bob find the sign on the tracks that almost everyone else has already found. Maggie wants to go, Sasha thinks the place is too good to be true. Bob suggests a vote, but Sasha knows where this is going. Down the tracks they go to the community.
When we get back from a commercial, Daryl and Beth walk into a funeral home, and Sasha and Bob are chillin in the woods talking. They’re talking as if Maggie can’t hear them, and Sasha is telling Bob they need to find a town and stop following the tracks to the community. Of course Maggie overhears them, though, as we learn later in the episode.
Beth and Daryl are making themselves real comfortable in the funeral home, but notice something is off with the pantry. The food in there seems random, and Daryl refers to it as “someone’s stash”.
Maggie takes off on her own, leaving Sasha and Bob. Some more boring shit happens until Daryl and Beth are eating dinner. A dog came to the door earlier, and Daryl assumes it’s back. Whoops, probably should have checked the peep hole. It’s a gang of walkers that Daryl has to take out 1 by 1 as Beth makes a run for it. Daryl makes it out alive and tries to meet up with Beth, but she gets Taken by someone driving a hooptie. Daryl’s gonna be on some Liam Neeson shit real soon.
Bob and Sasha feel all sorts of bad, and are tracking Maggie who’s been leaving notes for Glenn along the way. Daryl took off on foot to chase the car that got Beth, and it looks like he’s been hauling ass for miles. As he breaks down from physical exhaustion (by the railroad tracks), they switch back to Bob and Sasha walking down tracks as well. Seriously, the directors love these damn railroad tracks, and cutting back and forth to everyone walking down them. It’s like Stand By Me meets the zombie apocalypse. Bob and Sasha share a kiss, kinda out of nowhere, as she tells them he doesn’t have to be alone (get it again?), but he’s aight he’s gonna keep going after Maggie and let Sasha do her thing. As Sasha shacks up in an abandoned building, she looks out the window and sees Maggie sleeping next to a pile of walkers near an ice-cream truck (wtf?).
She pushes the window out which wakes up Maggie and attracts a gang of walkers. This is where the episode gets awesome, as Maggie takes a road sign and uses it to slice several walkers heads off as if she’s a character in the Dead Rising video game. Sasha runs out to help as they go back to back slaying the undead. Easily my favorite scene of the season thus far.
After their done hacking away at walkers, Maggie lets Sasha in on how she overheard her and Bob talking. They get everything out in the open, and Maggie tells Sasha she can’t give up, but can’t do it without her either. They decide to try to catch up with Bob, and get to the community.
Meanwhile Daryl is still broken down by the tracks when a gang of rednecks surround him. Daryl sucker punches the guy that comes up to him, and put the crossbow in his face. This guy, “Joe”, seems like a badass dude. He tells Daryl he’s been looking for a bow, and drops the line “why hurt yourself when you can hurt other people”. Damn. This guy has probably done some shit. It seems that Daryl has found a new gang for the time being (I think).
Of course Sasha and Maggie catch up to Bob to finish off the episode to some more folk background music. Personally I’m not a fan of the genre and don’t enjoy feeling like the beginning and end of The Walking Dead is a goddamn Mumford and Sons concert. Before they fade to black, we get a glimpse of Glenn finding a sign that leads to the new community “Terminus”. Maybe Maggie and Glenn will be reunited after all.