The Walking Dead: Recap of Episode 4.03 - Isolation
After Tyreese's devastating discovery at the end of the last episode of "The Walking Dead," the group tried to regroup to decide what to do next. Tonight's Episode 4.03, "Isolation" was written by Robert Kirkman and directed by Dan Sackheim.
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read any further if you haven’t watched the episode yet. This is a recap with specific details from this episode. Continue only if you have already watched it.
Glenn and Maggie and a few other people dug graves in the field while the doctor and Hershel examined a recently deceased patient. The doctor got his knife ready for the patient to turn. Back in the yard, Rick, Tyreese, Daryl and Carol stood over the still smoldering burnt corpses. Tyreese was understandably upset about Karen's death. The group tried to calm Tyreese, who started beating on Rick. Rick reacted and beat Tyreese into a bloody pulp. This is not the Rick we know and love!
Opening credits roll.
Hershel cleaned Rick's cuts from the fight and compared Rick's actions to falling off the wagon. He tried to get Rick to join the next council meeting but Rick still resisted. Rick is still haunted by the responsibilities he has had to bear all this time.
Outside, Tyreese worked off his aggression by digging graves and refused to stop until the bodies were buried. The new guy, Bob Stookey, joined him to help.
Glenn voiced his worries about the sickness to Hershel when Sasha came out staggering and coughing. When Hershel tried to help her, she waved him and Glenn away. Composing herself, she was going to see Doctor S. She was going to be all right, she announced, even though she didn't believe it herself. Hershel and Glenn could only watch her. Feverishly, she went inside looking for the doctor and passed other sickly patients. As she called for the doctor, a walker tried to grab her but luckily it was restrained by the cell bars. Nonplussed, she turned away, and Doctor S came out wanting to tell everyone that something was starting.
At the council meeting, Hershel briefed the members on the sickness' progression. While Hershel talked, Glenn started to feel a little under the weather. Hershel described an isolation procedure for cell block A. There's no stopping the sickness. Once infected, the patients need to fight through it. The sickness didn't kill, the symptoms did, and they needed antibiotics. Hershel brought up the veterinary college nearby as the place to go since most people wouldn't raid the place and the drugs they needed are the same as for animals.
Loved Michonne's answer about risking getting the sickness from Daryl: "He's already given me fleas."