This is the moment we were all waiting for, the season four finale of the hit AMC series “The Walking Dead”. This episode is titled “A” and is sure to shock and awe all of the show’s fans. As we have previously speculated, it is going to be a bloodbath. Without further ado, we give you our very own recap of the zombie apocalypse show. Are you excited? Welcome to Terminus, says Mary, as she offers up a plate to our favorite characters from the prison. What will happen next? READ ON…..
As always, this post contains obvious spoilers for the season finale episode of “The Walking Dead”. Please stop reading now if you do not wish to know what goes on in the show….
The show kicks off with a flashback to life at the prison and then we snap back to the present with a bloodied Rick on the side of the road next to a truck. Where’s Carl and Michonne?
After the commercial break, we see all three of them together making something to eat over a fire. They are apparently heading to Terminus. They hear a scream for help and Carl goes running. Rick holds Carl back as a man gets eaten alive by zombies.
We flashback once again to a prison scene featuring Hershel and then back again to the three muskateers fighting off zombies on the way to Terminus. While talking later by the campfire, Joe’s group finds Rick and puts a gun to his head. Joe starts counting down to killing him and Daryl intervenes on Rick’s behalf. Joe informs Daryl that Rick strangled Lou in the bathroom and Daryl offers Joe his own blood. Joe instructs the guys to beat Daryl and Rick takes responsibility for Lou’s death. Joe shoots near Rick’s ear causing his ears to ring and mayhem breaks loose. Joe pins Rick and Rick bites his neck. Michonne shoots one guy and Rick gets a hold of the guy who was beating Carl and cuts him from navel to neck. The “Claimed” guys are no more.
We flashback to more words of wisdom from Hershel about how Carl should be brought up. Back to the present, Rick is outside with Daryl and Carl and Michonne are together in the truck. Daryl tells Rick that he got out with Beth, but she is “just gone”. They talk about how Daryl got mixed up with those guys and how they were looking for “some guy”. Now, all four of them are on the train tracks, perhaps on their way to Terminus? They opt to take the way through the woods because they don’t know the type of people who reside at Terminus. They get there and scout the place out.
Michonne precedes to tell Carl about how Andre died and how Mike and Terry were high when they got turned. She made them her zombie pets by cutting out their mouths so they couldn’t bite or scratch.
Outside of Terminus’ gates, Rick buries their satchel of weapons and they all go in with guns blazing. They are greeted by Gareth who instructs them to put their weapons down so they can get frisked. They go through that and get their weapons back. Mary offers them up a plate of food and Rick takes one of the guys and puts a gun to his head because he notices Hershel’s watch, the riot gear and the poncho. Gareth made a sign with his hands to start shooting and the four of them start running for an exit.
In what looks like a gymnasium, there are candles everywhere and names on the floor. The walls say “we first, always”. Outside, they run past a collection of bloodied human remains and then they get cornered by some shooters and the gunfire stops. Gareth instructs Rick to go into the train car, followed by the archer and the samarai. Afterward, they tell Carl to go as well. In the container, they see Glen, Maggie, Abraham, Eugene and the others.
Rick tells the group that the others aren’t going to be happy when they find out that they’re screwing with the wrong people.
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