“The Walking Dead” Recap: Rick Continues To Lose His Marbles & Andrea Still Sucks

"THE WALKING DEAD" RETURNS!

Thank god, Sunday nights have finally got more gratuitously violent and bloody again! “The Walking Dead” is back! In last night’s episode, we finally found out whether either or both of the redneck brothers made it out of the Governor’s demented zombie cock fight alive, if Andrea has grown a brain, and whether or not new arrivals to the prison, Tyreese and his crew, can be trusted. Also, mad zombie brains exploding everywhere, as per usual. Click onward for a full recap with plenty of clips!

Merle and Daryl get by with a little help from their, well, Daryl’s friends, when Rick and Co. come back, tear gas and guns in hand, to rescue them from the Governor’s brutal test of loyalty — though they each deliver a few nasty blows to the other, either out of real anger or to buy themselves some time, I couldn’t tell. Andrea, meanwhile, is as confused as ever. Her precious Governor, who she was so quick to trust despite the fact that he’s an obvious power-hungry creepster, was holding Daryl captive?! But whyyyyy? Daryl and Merle take off with Rick, who doesn’t notice Andrea amongst the Gov’s people. Boohoo.

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Safely outside of the compound, the first question is what to do about Merle, who may have started out as part of their group before Rick even came around, but has safely established himself as someone not to be trusted, considering he kidnapped Glenn and Maggie and all. Glenn and Maggie are rightfully not havin’ Merle back in the fold, sleeping next to them at night, but Daryl is also not about to leave his brother behind again. Ugh, I suspected it would come to this and that Daryl would be forced to make a choice. If only Carol had been there. She could have bat her sad eyes at Daryl, let him touch her shaved head, and had one of their weird interludes in which I am left wondering if he likes her as a mommy figure or a girlfriend. But she wasn’t and so Daryl made his choice and off into the walker-filled woods went the newly reunited redneck brothers. I really, really hope this doesn’t mean we’ll see less of hot Norman Reedus this season. Boohoo (for real this time).

Glenn, meanwhile, is really, really mad about everything and takes it out on a walker’s head. Considering they all only have, like, one outfit to their names, shouldn’t they be more careful about not ruining their shoes and clothes with unnecessary amounts of zombie blood? Anyway, Glenn is ultimately most upset about the Governor’s treatment of Maggie, but his anger about it is seemingly driving an uncomfortable wedge between them. I’ll be interested to see how this plays out in their relationship if she wants to forget it ever happened and he’s unable to let go.

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Back in Zombie Stepford, Andrea has once again put on her ill-fitting boss lady pants and is trying, without much success, to reign in those survivors who want to leave the compound and the Gov’s gun-toting squad. And where’s the Governor during all this? Probably masturbating to what remains of his pickled zombie heads in his cabin. He does make an appearance, though, when a small group of zombies enter the compound and attack a resident. As the man lies bleeding, begging for help and Andrea stands there like the knucklehead that she is (can you tell I don’t like Andrea?), the Gov and his bloody eyepatch calmly walk up and execute the man in front of everyone, without a word. Basically, the Governor is over pretending to be their sane savior.

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Andrea still doesn’t seem to get that the Gov is bat crackers, because she goes to his house and tries to talk some sense into him. Andrea is still somehow under the impression that she and the Gov actually had something special, but he quickly makes it clear that she was only ever “a visitor passing through.” Oooh, burn.

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When Rick, Glenn, Maggie and Michonne (who is only welcome until her wound heals, and then she’s supposed to split) get back to the prison, Carol is super sad that Daryl went off with Merle. I clipped this scene mostly because it continues to leave confused about the nature of Carol and Daryl’s relationship. Platonic? Potentially romantic? Almost familial? It’s never seemed sexual, per se, but it seems so much more than friendship too. Help me out here.

While Rick and crew were gone, Tyreese tried to make the case to Grandpa One Leg that he and his group would be an asset to theirs and could they please stick around. G-Pa is still deferring to Rick on everything, and doesn’t think the odds are good for Tyreese and his friends. The two white dudes in Tyreese’s crew were down to take over the prison while the muscle (Rick, Daryl and Glenn) were gone, but Tyreese and Sasha (his sister) squashed that shit real quick. Unfortunately, no one that matters was privy to this display of morality and trustworthiness.

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And, as expected, Rick is not stoked on the idea of adding four more to their group, despite the fact that the Gov is no doubt intent on revenge and that they’ll need as many friends as they can to escape his crazy ass wrath. Even G-Pa One Leg tells Rick he’s wrong on this one. But before Rick can respond, he looks up and see a shadowy figure in the rafters. It’s Lori, his only-been-dead-for-a-week (seriously, time moves extra slow on “The Walking Dead”) wife. Rick starts freaking out and no one knows what to do but to tell Tyreese and his group to leave before Rick goes completely postal on them.

Real talk: it’s long past time for Rick to be demoted. Dude is not right in the head and being in charge of everyone is just making things worse. I nominate anyone but Carl for the job.

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