'The Walking Dead' Recap: Glenn & Maggie Reunite, Daryl's Group Hunts Down Rick
The Walking Dead had a slightly lighter mood this week – following last week’s shocking episode in which two young girls met their ends – with “Us,” the penultimate episode of the series’ fourth season.
The Walking Dead Recap
As the episode opened, Glenn (Steven Yeun), Tara (Alana Masterson), Abraham (Michael Cudlitz), Rosita (Christian Serratos) and Eugene are making their way towards Terminus. After a long day of travel, in which supposed genius Eugene rambles on to Tara about his theories regarding zombie dinosaurs and video games, she and Abraham keep watch. In small talk, Abraham suggests that Tara has a thing for Glenn, despite the fact that she’s helping him get back to his wife, Maggie (Lauren Cohan). The truth is, she’s still wracked with guilt for arriving at the Prison with the Governor.
The following day, Eugene gets Tara’s ear again, going on and on about batteries. Tara’s able to draw his – and everyone else’s attention – elsewhere when she spots one of Maggie’s “Go To Terminus” signs. Along with her name are Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Bob’s (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.). Glenn sprints off in the direction of the sign, eager to reunite with Maggie. When the group eventually stops for a break, there’s a battle with some walkers that leaves Tara with an injured knee.
Tara & Glenn Head To Terminus
With Tara injured, Rosita lets Glenn have it for abusing Tara’s loyalty to him. Instead of taking Rosita’s admonition to heart, Glenn carries on with a new plan. He hands off his riot gear to Eugene and suggests they can go their separate ways after sundown. Once they get to a massive tunnel, the group is divided on how to progress. Glenn and Tara are going to take their chances in the vast, dark expanse, while the others go their own way and say their goodbyes.
Glenn and Tara get past a swarm of hungry walkers with a bit of creativity with a flashlight, as they make their way through the tunnel. When Tara gets stuck, Glenn tries futilely to save her until she urges him to go on without her to save himself. Unwilling to leave her behind, Glenn starts firing into the tunnel. Fast approaching the area is Abraham, Rosita and Eugene, who found a working van and were checking to make sure the two were okay. The trio, with the help of Maggie, Sasha and Bob, shoot down the remaining walkers and rescue Tara and Glenn.
Glenn Reunites With Maggie
Reunited, Glenn and Maggie couldn’t be happier. In a fit of glee, Maggie asserts that they’ll never be apart again and burns Glenn’s prized Polaroid of her. With the rest of the group, they make their way towards Terminus, a massive warehouse surrounded by a fence. “Lower Your Weapons. You Will Be Met. You Have Arrived At Terminus,” reads the sign outside the post-apocalyptic community.
Separated from the Prison group, Daryl (Norman Reedus) is making his way with a rougher crowd. After Daryl shoots a rabbit, bowman Len (Marcus Hester) shoots the squirrel as well and then says something about the Rule of the Claim, which works like someone calling "shotgun." Before Daryl can deliver his own kind of justice to Len, Joe (Jeff Kober) intercedes and splits the rabbit in half. Afterwards, Joe explains that in the group stealing and lying is punishable by death. He then tries to win Daryl over to committing to stick with them instead of continuing on his own.
After the group stops for the night at a car garage, Len accuses Daryl of stealing his half of the rabbit, hoping that Daryl will get the ultimate punishment for stealing and lying. However, Joe had witnessed Len plant the rabbit in Daryl’s bag, and therefore knows he’s lying. After landing the first punch, Joe calls on the rest to finish Len off.
Daryl Unknowingly Tracks Rick
The following day, Joe continues to try to bond with Daryl, even sharing his liquor with him. He informs him that they're not en route to Terminus, rather on the hunt for the man who came upon them and took out one of their men – Rick (Andrew Lincoln).
Rick, Carl (Chandler Riggs) and Michonne (Danai Gurira), with their water supply fast running out, are purposely marching on towards Terminus. While Rick is overcome with fear that they won’t make it in time, Michonne and Carl are engaged in a lighthearted bet of balancing on the train rails, swapping candy along the way.
– Chelsea Regan
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