The Walking Dead

Season 4 Episode 2

Infected

80
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 20, 2013 on AMC
8.6
out of 10
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Infection reaches new bounds as Patrick is infected in the cell block. With turmoil on the horizon, Rick and the group attempt to stabilize the now dangerous prison.

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  • Horrible episode

    1.0
    Sorry, I didn't enjoy this episode one bit, the scenes with slicing live squealing piglets was sickening.
  • Infected

    5.0
    This season continues to get dumber and dumber by the minute. I did like the bit with the fence caving in, or nearly caving in, but the emotional moments were an embarrassment and the show needs to try to stop having them because this cast and these writers can't handle it.



    Just a horribly executed hour of TV.
  • I'm already infected!

    9.0
    This show just keeps on getting better and better. I've always maintained how the Walking Dead is an analysis on humans and how we react and adapt to situations like an apocalyptic world - but Infected sheds a new light. In addition to the Walkers coming along and keeping Rick and gang on edge, a new illness has arisen which could possibly threaten the lives of everyone exposed to the Walkers or not. This creates an unbearable amount of tension and I can not wait to see how the gang we've learned to know and love will react to this one. Also, who's been feeding the walkers and who burned those two people at the end (I'm sorry I'm yet to learn the new characters' names)? Looks like someone is looking for an exile.moreless
  • Infected

    8.5
    The Walking Dead continued its great streak with another winning installment about coming back from the brink of the edge. We got to see a lot of conflict this week, mainly on the zombie front as the newly infected fed upon the new redshirt Woodbury extras (because Karen was a named character I knew she wasn't going to buy it in the first few minutes) and the prison then needs to be cleaned out by the living which was a very suspenseful sequence especially with the walkers coming out of the prison cells shrouded in sheets. The doctor determining that it was merely the flu made it even more terrifying as anyone could've had it and could have contracted it in the confined space of the prison. On top of that some idiot is feeding mice to the walkers which causes them to gang up on one side of the fence and nearly push it over. I don't know about anyone else, but I would make that priority number one is walkers fence duty. I would do that day and night and never have the fence reach that capacity. But I'm almost certain that whoever is feeding them is a child and not a maliciously intented adult. Seeing Tyreese in love is a great thing, even if it is tragically short lived. But the story winner here is Rick who can't simply be a farmer as he wants to and learns that he can't run from what he's done and in the end gives Carl back his gun and straps his own on two. Need I still point out after all these years why he hasn't switched to a 9 millimeter gun, the bullets for that six shooter are probably way harder to find and it's way too impractical (but they did kinda point that out in the premiere a bit about how six shots wouldn't do much good). Anyway, Michonne gets injured and we get a keen insight into her character as she holds Rick's baby and breaks down into tears. I haven't read that far in the comics but I guess walkers (perhaps the ones she kept) perhaps had killed her baby. But I love these types of character moments because as tight lipped as Michonne is as a character this tender moment speaks more than her telling Beth the story of how it happened would be because a mother's tears never lie. There was profound loss behind it, and in the parallel story of Carol having to kill Mr. Beard and how his daughters can't deal. We also got an insight into how the council worked deciding to quarantine those that had symptoms (Karen and a few others) to their own cell block until further notice. But Rick will surely have a part to play in the council now that he's strapped on his sheriff's gun again "it's not a farmer's hat" indeed Carl. But it was nice to see Carl evolve beyond simply gun toting sociopath of last season and now maybe he'll be more responsible with his gun rather than killing surrendering people. The sequence where Rick had to cut open the pigs and throw them to the walkers to get them away from the fence was really sad especially factoring in how much food the group is giving up by doing so just to keep the fence intact and the vegetables not working out so well either. The ending was also a shocker as I thought Karen would surely turn and didn't expect Tyreese to stumble upon Karen and the other nameless Woodbury redshirt burned alive on the prison basketball court. I doubt it will be someone that we haven't seen before, it will surely have been a named character (Bob? Maybe?) who did the killing out of what they thought of as "mercy/prevention of future But Tyreese will want their head on a platter, but ultimately I doubt that the rat feeder and the arsonist are one and the same.moreless
  • Those fences......

    9.5
    Great episode, it had me on my toes from the first minutes. I almost fastforwarded the shower scenes because they were too spooky for me.



    Best characterdevelopment of this last weeks for Carol. She has become a real badass.
Kennedy Brice

Kennedy Brice

Molly

Guest Star

Victor McCay

Victor McCay

Ryan Samuels

Guest Star

Vincent Martella

Vincent Martella

Patrick

Guest Star

Emily Kinney

Emily Kinney

Beth Greene

Recurring Role

Chad L. Coleman

Chad L. Coleman

Tyreese

Recurring Role

Sonequa Martin-Green

Sonequa Martin-Green

Sasha

Recurring Role

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