The Walking Dead Recap: Season 4, Episode 7 -- 'Dead Weight'
'The Walking Dead,' Season 4, Episode 407, 'Dead Weight' -- AMC
The Governor ran into an old friend, caddied a brief round of golf and murdered his way to becoming the top dog at a mobile home version of Woodbury on Sunday night's episode of "The Walking Dead."
Here's our blow-by-blow recap of "The Walking Dead" Season 4, Episode 407, "Dead Weight":
Mobile Home Community: The sun is shining and Brian (formerly The Governor) is spending his day washing clothes and playing chess with Megan. "Your move, pumpkin," he tells her as the screen cuts to where Episode 406 left off.
Walker Pit: Martinez's face is full of shock as he looks into the pit and sees his old Woodbury leader, The Governor, clutching a young girl. Handing off his gun, Martinez hauls up Megan, who sees her mom Lilly and aunt Tara are safe, but surrounded by a small party with guns. After a moment, Martinez lowers a rope for The Governor to climb up. "You know this guy?" Martinez's associate, Mitch, asks. Martinez doesn't answer right away, instead asking his old leader if he's been on the road since they last parted. Lilly interrupts the conversation. "You OK, Brian?" she asks. Knowing his name isn't Brian (it was The Governor, or Philip, previously), Brian and Martinez exchange a tense glance.
The name change and seeing him clutching the youngster meant something to Martinez. They can come to his camp -- with conditions: "One, I'm in charge. Two, no dead weight. That goes for everyone," Martinez tells Brian.
Brian's New Mobile Home: Not the most luxurious accommodation, the home Brian, Lilly, Tara and Megan now live in has a hole, which leaks water from the roof. His pride a little wounded by the leaky digs, Brian apologizes to Lilly. "This camp is good," she assures him, a tender note in her voice. "We'll make it better," she adds before he heads off on a supply run.
Supply Run: Heading through the woods, Mitch, one member of the supply run group, shares his dislike of eye-patch wearing Brian. "You better watch your ass, one-eyed brother," he tells him. Brian may not have two working eyes, but as they move further through the woods, he's the one who notices something's not right. Darting down a new path, the group spots a headless corpse. "Liar," reads the sign strapped to the body. They see several more on the path leading to a cabin. Opening the door of the home, Martinez, Mitch and his brother Pete begin to hear noises. They usher Brian in first and then follow. After a few moments, walkers emerge and attack. Brian takes care of most of them (and the biting heads of the corpses) with a flashlight as his main weapon.
"I wouldn't have brought you into the camp if it wasn't for the people you were with, the girl," Martinez tells Brian, as they sit down for a breather. "You seem different now -- changed. Are you?" Martinez asks. Brian nods. Having finished rummaging through the cabin, Mitch comes in and sets down of food, tossing beer cans to the men. As they drink by the fire, Mitch sizes up the newcomer. "I can never tell if he's winking or blinking, but you know how to regulate, don't you, Bri? He was always like this Martinez?" Mitch asks. "Oh yeah," Martinez nods. "Ice in the veins."