The second last episode of "The Walking Dead" Season 4 premiered Sunday, March 23 on AMC. So much has happened this season, and it sure went by fast. Who died? Has anyone made it to Terminus yet? Spoilers are ahead if you are not caught up to "The Walking Dead" or missed the latest episode, "Us." Please note that the following recap is out of order, as we just noted the major events.
"Us" stars off with Glenn's group following the tracks on the path to Terminus. Eugene is talking about dinosaurs, video games, and more, but no one is really paying any attention. The promotional scene from the trailer plays: Tara and Abraham are keeping watch as the rest of their group sleeps. Abe tells Tara that at first he thought Tara was in love with Glenn, but then he noticed how Tara was looking down Rosita's shirt.
The next day, they continue on their way. They come across a sign that Maggie left behind for Glenn. Right after seeing the sign, Glenn takes off running towards that direction.
After the credits, we see Rick's group, finally! Carl and Michonne are playing a game along the train tracks of who can keep their balance as they walk. Michonne loses and gives Carl her favorite candy bar.
Next, we see the scene from the sneak peek with Daryl and Len. Daryl is hunting a rabbit. Just as he shoots, another arrow beats his and hits the rabbit. Len, the same guy who choked Tony for the bed at the house in "Claimed", is taking his claim on the rabbit. Daryl refuses to give him the rabbit, saying that he's been hunting it and it belongs to him. Just as Daryl is about to pull his knife on Len, Joe interrupts the two.
Joe explains that this group has one rule and one rule only - Claiming. When someone wants something, they call it, stopping others from touching it. This isn't a group that depends on the "survival of the fittest". Joe takes the rabbit and cuts the rabbit in half for both Daryl and Len. Since Daryl is new to the group and didn't know the rule he isn't punished. However, those that do disobey will suffer a physical punishment.
Back to Abe and company - While walking, Abe spots at an area that he thinks is safe for Eugene. Glenn and Tara don't want to stop though. During the argument, a walker falls upon them and Abe shoves everyone back to protect Eugene. Tara hurts her knee in the scuffle, but says she is fine to continue.
Glenn is still determined to keep going. Rosita argues that he's risking his own life, along with Tara's. Glenn's argument eventually wins out after he hands off his riot gear to Eugene for extra protection, this explains why Eugene is wearing the gear in some photos. Comic book fans know how ridiculous this all is, unless Eugene is actually telling the truth on the show.
The group reaches a train tunnel, but it's very dark and seemingly dangerous. There's a sign from Maggie that says to continue, but Abe feels this is too big of a risk for his group. Abe's group leaves Glenn and Tara with some extra supplies and head off. They later find a road and then a vehicle. After some discussion, Rosita starts driving them North, Eugene is in the passenger seat, and Abe resting in the back. When their vehicle reaches a crossing, Eugene tells Rosita to stop. Before anyone can say anything, Eugene takes off towards the opposite end of the tunnel that they'd left Glenn and Tara at. Abe and Rosita run after him.
Already in the tunnel, Glenn and Tara come across a destroyed portion of the tunnel, filled with debris and trapped walkers. Tara and Glenn carefully make their way past the walkers, Glenn checking all the faces before killing them, worrying that he'll find Maggie there. When Tara and Glenn reach the top of the wreckage, they see many walkers ahead just waiting for them. Glenn checks the faces with his flashlight, still not finding Maggie there.
Glenn and Tara decide to distract the herd of walkers with one of the flashlights, shining it in the opposite direction as they carefully make their own way down from the top of the debris. Tara stumbles, though, trapping her leg in the rocks. As Glenn tries to help her, the walkers now notice this new activity and start heading towards them. Glenn shoots, but they are being overwhelmed.
The tunnel is suddenly filled with light and all the walkers are gunned down. And there to the rescue is Abe's group, along with Maggie, Sasha, and Bob. Glenn and Maggie are happily reunited.
The combined groups discuss what to do next. Most everyone wants to head to Terminus, but Abe is still unsure. Eugene convinces him that they should go as well, at least giving them a kind of home-base. So we see them all continue on their way up the tracks.
The group continues on the tracks. Joe is friendly and talks with Daryl, telling him that this world is perfect for men like them now. Daryl says he'll be leaving, but Joe says that Daryl needs a group to survive. The group reaches a warehouse that looks like a kind of car repair shop and decide to bunk there for the night. Inside, the group explores and all start "claiming". Daryl joins in and Joe appears pleased by this.
The next morning, Daryl is awoken by Len accusing him of stealing his half of the rabbit. The group surrounds Daryl. Daryl denies it, but when Joe asks him to empty his bag, the other half of the rabbit falls out. Daryl then accuses Len of setting him up. Len denies this as well.
Daryl prepares himself as Joe steps up to him, but then Joe turns and starts laying into Len. He informs the group that he saw Len sneaking the rabbit into Daryl's bag and wanted to see if Len would be honest. He wasn't. He's a liar and he can't be trusted. The group responds by helping Joe beat on Len.
When the group decides to leave the warehouse, Daryl spots Len's beaten body on the ground outside with an arrow through his head.
As the group continues on the tracks, Joe tells Daryl that they're tracking a man with a small group. He explains that he and his group were in a house, minding their own business, when this man killed their friend, Lou. They were able to track him to the train tracks where they found these signs for Terminus and decided that the man had likely head that way. He also says that Tony saw the man's face, so once they find him, they know exactly who is going to be getting their revenge. Daryl nods. The group continues to walk, passing the candy wrapper that Carl dropped earlier, from Michonne's goody bag.
The episode ends with Glenn's group, Abe's group, Maggie's group all reaching Terminus. There's a large expanse of land, some buildings, and they're able to enter the surrounding fences easily, no challenges or questions. They reach a kind of courtyard, surrounded by flowers and vegetables. There's a woman at a barbecue cooking. She says her name is Mary and welcomes them to Terminus, offering them something to eat.
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