The Walking Dead recap Episode “Claimed” original air date 2/23/14
WARNING! This recap/review contains spoilers.
“I’m the luckiest guy in the world.” ~ Abraham
“Crook Road” is the first signpost we see, but I think this episode is more of reflections,
past present and probably future.
Michonne and Carl leave their “safe house” to make a supply run, leaving a still
weakened Rick behind. Exhausted, and assuming he’s safe from walkers, Rick wanders
upstairs, finds a bed and a good book (“Hey, I’ve been hoping to find the time to read this
one!”) and falls asleep. But… what’s scarier than walkers?
Michonne and Carl search a home, where she finds a bedroom with the bodies of a family
who decided murder-suicide was the best way out. An emotional moment, as Carl is
down because he thinks his baby sister Judith has died, and Michonne has revealed that
she had a young son who was lost as well. Carl comments that the two are probably
together… Michonne is reminded again the tough decisions families make in this new
Rick meanwhile hardly gets any REM sleep before he hears the sounds of… survivors?
But it sure doesn’t sound like this group going door to door is selling Girl Scout cookies.
Climbing under the bed, he witnesses two men fighting over… who gets to rest in this
great bed! (OK, there’s lots of empty houses these days guys. Get a room!) Before he
loses consciousness, one of the men sees Rick, but then passes out from a chokehold.
The winner of the spat, let’s call him Goldilocks, then proceeds to take a load off. Tense
filled moments as Rick tries to escape his upstairs refuge (the other group yelling at each
other, up & down the stairs,) and finds, well, someone actually taking a load off in the
bathroom. Quickly dispatching that guy (and leaving him to turn into a walker,) Rick
ventures out on the roof to escape (remember Carl eating pudding on the roof to escape?)
and manages to get away and shoo off Michonne and Carl from returning to the house.
Meanwhile… Glenn wakes in the back of Abraham’s truck with Tara. Discovering that
they passed the bus (where he thinks Maggie might be) he demands to be let out to go
find her, despite Tara having told him that everyone at the bus was dead. No time, says
Abraham, we’re on a mission to D.C. to save the world, and the more people we have
the better. Your see, Dr. Eugene here (nice mullet, bro,) is a scientist and he knows
what caused this mess. This leads to a fight within the group (again, see above) so when
walkers arrive attracted by the sound, Dr. Eugene proves that though he may be smart, he
shouldn’t be on the business end of a gun, and proceeds to shoot a hole in the gas tank of
the truck. Without transport, the group decides to follow Glenn’s lead back to where they
Great new characters this episode, including you, girlie, with the one line and doing your
best Laura Croft impersonation. Abraham, Dr. bad haircut, and even a glimpse at the
leader of the noisy/sleepy/constipated Goldilocks gang, who I’m sure will be making
On a personal note, I was horrified by the realization that people’s homes post-zombie
apocalypse are neater and cleaner than mine is now. Time to clean house!
Until next week…
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