The Walking Dead “Hounded”
So before write anything I’m going to be honest with the readers….I’ve never read the
comic book version of this. I’m just a viewer going along with no knowledge of what is coming
and how everything ends. Therefore, my synopsis of the series is going to be different than
some. With this information I will now proceed with my recap.
The last episode ended with Michonne (Danai Gurira) choosing to leave Woodbury and
going out on her own. Mearle leads a group of scouts to hunt her down. They find dismembered
walker bodies that spell “Go Back”. As one of the scouts (Garguilo) reacts, Michonne comes
out of the woods and kills two scouts and as she escapes, Mearle shoots her in the leg.
In the prison boiler room, a still out of reality, Rick answers the ringing phone and talks to
a woman about their situation and says “We are dying here”. The woman promises to call back
after talking to her group. Rick cleans up and goes and checks on the group. Glenn and Maggie
plan on making a run for supplies and Daryl sweeps the lower levels.
Back in Woodbury, Andrea and the Governor talk about the gladiator style fights and
while she didnt like them she understands escapism. She chooses to stay and ask to help out
in he town by working the wall and shooting walkers. While up there with another townsperson
they spot a walker. After the girl has a few failed attempts with a bow, Andrea decides to jump
down and stab the walker with a knife. This action puts Andrea in front of the governor for
disobeying the rules She then discloses that she did like the gladiator fights and the Governor
points out that maybe the Governor and Woodbury is growing on her.
Back in the boiler room, Rick gets another phone call from a man asking him if he has
ever killed anyone. He responds to only those who have threaten him and his group. When he
was asked about his wife he dodged the question and the man hung up on him. Hershal then
joins Rick in the boiler and he assures him the Lori was sorry for the past. Rick tells him about
the phone calls and asks him to keep them a secret.
In the woods, Merle and Garguilo continue to hunt for Michonne. She ambushes them
again and injures Garguilo. All three get attacked by walkers and Michonne cuts on in the belly
and gets guts spilled on her. She escapes and leaves Merle and Garguilo to fight them off. After
the fight Merle calls off the hunt for Michonne figuring she is as good as dead. When Garguilo
fights him, Merle shoots him in the head.
Back in the prison, Daryl, Oscar and Carl sweep the lower levels. Daryl opens up about
the death of his mom and Carl states that he was the one that shot his mom. Back to the phone,
Rick talks to a woman who says his name and asks about Lori and wants him to talk about it.
When he asks how she knows his name, the line goes dead.
Michonne hobbles to a shopping center where she see’s Glen and Maggie. She hides
while she watches them get supplies. Merle comes across them and ask about his brother and
where they are hiding. When Glen refuses to give the location, he makes Maggie a hostage and
kidnaps both of them by gunpoint and takes them and their vehicle to Woodbury.
After the conversation between the Governor and Andrea about the fights they go to his
backyard and have a drink and kiss. They then proceed to have sex. They are interrupted by
Merle knocking and informing the governor that he could Glen and Maggie and state how they
look to be doing well and he plans to find out where their location is. The governor goes back to
bed and embraces Andrea.
In the lower levels of the prison, Daryl finds Carol’s knife in a walker.He thens moves the
walker to kill something making movement behind a door. He opens the door and finds Carol
dehydrated and dazed. Daryl picks her up and carries her out.
In the boiler room the phone rings for Rick and he finds out he had been talking to Amy,
Jim, and Jacqui and is now talking to Lori. He sobs and tells her that he loves her and she
reminds him to take care of Carl and the baby. Then phone goes dead and he then goes back
to the base and takes the baby from Hershel and cradles her. He then carries the baby to the
prison yard and in the distance he sees a group of walkers and walking with them is Michonne.
She is carrying the baby supplies.
I am really enjoying the development and even more complexity of these characters. I
personally would have thought that the character development would have been all but done
by Season 3 but surprisingly it’s not and I’m really pleased about it. This episode was terrific
because it is obviously laying the groundwork for an upcoming battle and a terrific cliffhanger.
Hopefully, there won’t be huge body count and most of the characters will make it to Season 4.
Stay tuned folks…it’s getting good!