Rick: Stepping up to be more of an agressive leader, taking a more pragmatic approach to decision making.
Lori: Freaking out because Rick went running off to find Hershel, starting to worry more about Shane's intentions.
Carl: Would have also shot Sophia. Doesn't want to leave the farm.
Shane: Starting to lose it a little, still questioning Rick's leadership and feuding with Dale and Hershel.
Andrea: Siding with Shane?
Dale: Trying to turn people against Shane, still worried about him.
Glenn: Confused about his relationship with Maggie.
Daryl: Becoming angry Daryl again instead of helpful Daryl, telling people not to bother him anymore.
Carol: Starting to lose her mind. Had her hands bathed by Shane.
T-Dog: Glad that the zombies are out of the barn.
Hershel: Has become very pessimistic about the world around him. Still wants people off of his farm.
Maggie: Told Glenn she loves him, worried about how the dynamic on the farm has changed.
Best Shakesperian portrayl of a descent into madness
Carol Pelletier, who is still shaken up over how the whole Sophia situation shook out. She walks aimlessly through the woods, kneels amongst Cherokee Rose flowers, tearing them out by the roots and moaning ruefully, and has her hands and forearms bathed oh-so-creepily by loose cannon Shane.
Some things that I noticed in the bar
- Bunch of little pennants
- Route 285 sign
- Confederate flag
- Flatscreen TV
- 420 sign
- Sticker with what looked like a steer crossed out
Best job of acting like a drunk guy
Tony. Standing up peeing in the middle of the bar and asking about chicks, that does really seem like something a drunk guy would do in Fells Point or at Pickles on opening day. Second place goes to Hershel. He just acts the same, but talks slower and slurs his speech a lot, like "shish-shash-shush."
Missed opportunity for some good jokes
When that arm fell off of the back of the pickup truck with all the zombie body parts in it. Andrea just picks it up and throws it back in, and it was all hefty and long, like Shaq's arm or something. But she could have been like, "Hey come back here and give me a hand with this" or "Hey look at me, I'm armed and dangerous" or she could have just gone up to T-Dog while he was eating Spam and started tapping him on the shoulder with it so he'd turn and get all freaked out.
A thing that I wish had happened
When Hershel is going through all of his wife's clothes and jewelry, I wish that the next shot was of him wearing the wedding dress and jewelry, manically applying her makeup, and then dancing around the room in a very queer fashion while singing to himself in a high-pitched voice. "La-la-la, such a pretty bride, the prettiest in all the land!"
Daryl calls Lori Olive Oil, striking a blow for the beautiful, full figured women of the world. Second place, Shane calls Dale Mr. Moral Authority. Shane could have been more clever, he could have called Dale Ned Flanders or something.
"I don't care what you believe!"
"I mean it, off my land!"
"Not enough!" (when asked by Rick how many drinks he's had)
"There is no hope for any of us."
"You people are like a plague."
"When Shane shot Lou in the chest, and she just kept coming, that's when I knew what an ass I'd been."
"I tell you what Dale, next time I need a radiator hose, I'll give you a call man."
"It looks like he found an old friend." (upon discovering Hershel's flask)
"People counted on me and I had them chasing a ghost in the forest."
"Death is death, it's always been there, whether its heart attack, cancer or a walker."
"That's not my little girl, it's some other ... thing."
"So what do we do, just wait for him to pass out?" (wondering how they're going to get Hershel out of the bar)
The Greene mother, who was stirred by daughter Beth. It opened its eyes all wide and leaned in for a bite, like "Ahh, my sweet daughter, come, give us a kiss. A kiss GOODBYE!"
Best zombie kill
The Greene mother. T-Dog starts stomping all these mudholes in her skull with his sick Timberlands, and then Andrea comes over and puts a Grim Reaper scythe right through the back of her dome.
Zombies: 1/2 (the Greene matriarch, who we already assumed was dead, so we're still at 60). I'm gonna guess that the geek who got hit by the car is still crawling around. Humans: Two. Dave and Tony, gunslinger style, for a total of four on the season.
What did Jenner whisper to Rick? What has become of Merle Dixon and the father-son team of Morgan and Duane Jones? What happened to Lori after she wrecked that car? Did she exchange insurance information with that walker?
A look ahead to the next episode, "Triggerfinger"
Daryl keeps an eye on Carol because she's acting all nutty, and Carol keeps an eye on Daryl because he started acting mean again. Rick and Hershel hole up in Hatlands for a standoff with some hostiles while Glenn runs around outside with his gun. Lori holes up in her wrecked car, and more.