A 'Walking Dead' Stunner: Flowers for Lizzie
SPOILER ALERT: The recap for "The Grove" episode of "The Walking Dead" contains storyline and character spoilers.
The rats, the ones being fed to the walkers at the prison? Yep, that was Lizzie. She's also the one who mutilated the animal Tyreese found in the tombs at the prison. And yes, she was just as crazy as you suspected she was... even more so, it turned out, in one of the saddest "Walking Dead" episodes of the series' run.
Tag... You're It
A teapot is boiling on a stove, a basket of pecans sit on a counter nearby, and through the kitchen window, we see a young girl being chased in the yard by what appears to be an older woman.
And then we catch up with Carol, Tyreese, Lizzie, Mika, and Judith as they are taking a break during their trek towards Terminus. Lizzie tells Carol how she saved Tyreese's life back at the prison during the Governor's attack. She shot people who were trying to kill him, she tells Carol. Later, Carol shares her concerns about the girls with Tyreese: Lizzie isn't afraid to kill people, but she doesn't seem to grasp exactly what walkers are, how dangerous they are. Mika, on the other hand, understands walkers have to die, but "she doesn't have a mean bone in her body," which makes her even more vulnerable.
Carol and Mika stumble upon a house in the woods, with a huge supply of pecans growing nearby and comfy furnishings inside. Lizzie and Mika hold Judith and watch the outside while Carol and Tyreese clear the house, but a walker stumbles outside and falls over the porch railing. Mika shoots several times and nails it, while Lizzie looks on and screams... she's upset, not because she and the other girls were nearly walker chow, but because, once again, her fellow humans have misunderstood the walkers and killed another one of them. To calm her, Mika tells Lizzie to look at the flowers in the yard and count.
"I Know What I Have to Do Now"
Back at their new home, Carol puts a teapot on the stove, and as she looks out the kitchen window, she sees Lizzie running around in the yard, being chased by an older person. Or what used to be a person, and is now a walker. Lizzie is playing tag with a walker. Carol runs outside and stabs the walker in the head, which Freaks. Lizzie. Out.