The Walking Dead Recap: Season 4, Episode 5 -- 'Internment'
'The Walking Dead' Season 4, Episode 405, 'Internment' -- AMC
Hershel battled an outbreak of walkers, sickness and poor spirits in Cell Block A, Rick and Carl took down a herd with machine guns, Maggie learned the truth about Carol and by the time "The Walking Dead" ended, one character made a quiet return.
Here's our blow-by-blow account of "The Walking Dead" Season 4, Episode 405, "Internment":
The Road: On his way back to the prison, Rick Grimes looks casually at the ladies wristwatch lying on the empty passenger seat -- Carol's watch, which she gave him as a sort of parting gift, after he told her she couldn't return.
Cell Block A: Henry, one of the patients with the sickness, is choking. It's a struggle, but Hershel, Sasha and Glenn manage to get him incubated. One of them will have to keep the resuscitator pumping. "How long will it keep him alive?" Glenn asks. "As long as it takes," Hershel tells him. Checking on the rest of the patients, Hershel and Glenn find a man has expired. Instinctively, Glenn reaches for his knife. "No," Hershel warns. "Not here." Trying to keep the spirits up of the sick folks, they find a gurney and wheel him over to an outer room. "You haven't had to do this yet, have you?" Glenn asks Hershel. He hasn't. It was Sasha who took care of the last one, keeping him from turning into a walker. This time, Glenn takes care of things.
Execution Room Window, Cell Block A: "Is he OK?" Maggie asks her dad as he meets her at the execution room window. Glenn is resting, Hershel tells her. The gang who went on the drug run -- Daryl, Michonne, Bob and Tyreese -- could be back anytime. "We're gonna make it," Hershel, the optimist, says. "Just hold it together a little longer."
Cell Block A: Glenn, who is hiding on the other side of the wall, thanks Hershel for lying to Maggie. "If she saw me, I couldn't keep her out," he says. Looking Glenn's face over, Hershel tells him it's time to go lie down.
Prison Fence: Pausing her work taking down a crowd of walkers at the fence, Maggie runs to the gate and lets Rick drive in. "Carl, Judith -- are they OK?" Rick asks, almost desperately. "Yeah," she says. "Where's Carol?" Ignoring her, he asks about Glenn, Hershel and Sasha. They're OK, she tells him, pressing him again about Carol. "It was her," Rick blurts out, stomping up the gravel road. "She killed Karen and David." A hint that he was unsure of the decision he made for himself and for the group, Rick asks Maggie for her thoughts. "You were right to send her away," Maggie tells him. Promising to help take care of the fence later, Rick runs off to find his son.
Prison Offices: Carl is just fine, but afraid of getting his son infected, Rick tosses him a bag of fruit. "Dad, you can't keep me from it," Carl tells him. "Yeah, maybe," Rick says. "But, I think it's my job to try."
Cell Block A: Refusing treatment from Hershel, Dr. S gives his friend a warning. "You need to focus on the ones that can make it," Dr. S says. But Hershel isn't ready to let go of anyone. Knowing he's dying, Dr. S gives another, more stern warning. "Just make sure everyone's doors are shut," the doctor says. "Just make sure!"