'The Walking Dead' Recap: Episode 414 -- 'The Grove'
Melissa McBride as Carol on 'The Walking Dead,' Season 4, Episode 13 -- Gene Page/AMC
Lizzie's true nature came out, Carol had to get very brave, there were character deaths, charred walkers and a whole lot of pecans in "The Walking Dead" on Sunday night.
Here's our blow-by-blow recap of "The Walking Dead" Season 4, Episode 414, "The Grove"
A Kitchen: A bronze kettle is boiling on the stove as old time music plays. Outside the window, two unidentified figures run around the trees.
The Woods, Nighttime: Hundreds of crickets chirp as Carol and Lizzie talk. "Do you think there'll be kids at Terminus?" Lizzie ask Carol. Yes, she tells the youngster, if their parents kept them safe. Proving how strong she's become, Lizzie reveals she saved Tyreese during the prison siege. Later, Carol's past comes up again as Lizzie asks her if she had kids. "A kid," Carol explains, thinking of Sophia. "She was sweet. She didn't have a mean bone in her body." And that, the two of them realize, is why Sophia isn't still around.
The Woods, The Next Morning: Walking down the tracks, Tyreese tells Carol that Lizzie is tough. "She's confused about them - the walkers," Carol tells Tyreese. "She doesn't see what they are." Carol is also worried about Mika who (like her daughter) doesn't have "a mean bone in her body."
As they continue on, talk changes to something else. Carol smells something - it's a fire in the distance. Far enough away not to present danger, Carol and Mika go off to find water. Instead, they find a house, surrounded by a pecan grove.
Lizzie and Tyreese find a walker and the pre-teen screams at Tyreese when he makes a move to kill it after it falls and gets lodged in the tracks. "Sometimes we have to kill them. And I know that. But sometimes, we don't," she says.
Near The Stream: Running away from walkers isn't good enough, Carol tells Mika. She has to learn to fight. Mika is OK with killing walkers, but not people. "I could never do that," she says, adding, "someone killed Karen and David. They were wrong." Carol (who actually killed the sick Karen and David) doesn't buy Mika's logic. "You have to change now. Things just don't work out," she tells the young girl.
Outside The House: Standing near the pecan grove, Carol and Tyreese decide on their plan for clearing the house. They're barely inside when Lizzie and Mika are attacked by a walker. Lizzie seems paralyzed by fear, but after Carol and Tyreese run out (and Mika shoots it dead), Lizzie starts crying over the walker death. Mika tells her to calm down and to, "look at the flowers like you're supposed to."
At The Dinner Table Inside The House, Nighttime: Lizzie and Carol crack pecans at the kitchen table as Mika runs in with a doll she's found. It all takes Tyreese by surprise. "I'm not used to this, being in a living room -- in a house," he says. "We should live here," Mika suggests.
The Kitchen, The Next Day: Carol pours water into the bronze kettle and puts it on the working stove. Looking outside the window she sees a sight that forces her to spring into action - Lizzie is playing chase with a walker (the scene from the show opening). Intervening and saving the child by taking out the walker makes Lizzie mad. "She was my friend and you killed her," Lizzie screams at Carol while having a breakdown.