The Walking Dead – Episode 2.04: Cherokee Rose
The rest of the group arrives at the farm and they have a memorial for Otis. His widow asks Shane (Jon Bernthal) to say a few words and he flounders, mentioning he was never good at speaking. She lays it on thick about how he was the last one to see Otis alive, blah, blah, blah. So he lays it on just as thick and starts talking about how Otis gave him his pack and told him he would cover Shane and that he should go ahead. Oh the pain! Thankfully, Shane wrapped it up quickly and ended with saying that Otis saved both his life and Carl’s (Chandler Riggs).
Hershel (Scott Wilson) makes a really frank comment to Rick (Andrew Lincoln) while the others are setting up camp about how he wants them gone once Carl is fit to travel and Sophia (Madison Lintz) is found. First of all, how rude! This guy waffles on about how he is a man of God, but yet he is so willing to pitch these people out into a zombie apocalypse? Oh please! He lives on acres of land and he is essentially saying he can’t spare some for these people to try to start a life? Yeah, okay.
Shortly after that, maybe because he thought it would be fun to add salt to the wound he gets Rick to take a long look at the expansive land and how beautiful it is. I’m so glad Rick pushed back and told him to give some consideration to letting them stay. After all, Hershel has no idea how horrible it is out there. Hershel’s response is that he doesn’t like being put on the spot. It’s only okay when you do it right? Then he goes on about how he won’t discuss it, but there are reasons why they shouldn’t stay. Hey Rick, don’t put away that Sheriff uniform just yet. Old Hershel sounds like he has some serious zombies, err I mean skeletons in his closet.
Daryl (Norman Reedus) goes out to track Sophia on his own. He finds an abandoned farmhouse, a freshly eaten can of sardines empty in the garbage and a blanket in the pantry. Well if it is her, she is smarter than I thought setting up a camp in the small pantry. Outside he sees a Cherokee Rose, picks it and brings it back to camp. Carol (Melissa Suzanne McBride) doesn’t understand why he would pick a flower, so he tells a lovely little tale about the origin of the rose. His character just keeps getting more interesting.
Maggie (Lauren Cohan) says she is going into town to hit the pharmacy and Rick suggests Glenn (Steven Yeun) goes with her. Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) provides Glenn with two shopping lists. One for general medical supplies and a second for her. She asks him for discretion and he complies. While Maggie is in the back looking for antibiotics, Glenn is scrounging around in feminine hygiene products. She comes back and finds him with a box of condoms in hand, one thing leads to another and the two hook up. As they ride back to the farm and Glenn tries to broach the topic, Maggie says she doesn’t want to talk about it. Aww poor Glenn.
Glenn secretly passes Lori the home pregnancy kit and she sneaks off after dark to do the test. It comes out positive. Oh man, this is very, very bad! For starters, it’s hard enough trying to run or fight for your life from walkers as a child. I can’t even imagine what that prospect would look like during pregnancy! Second complication would be who is the daddy? Is it Shane or Rick? Things are about to get really, really messy!http://pokupo.com/2011/11/08/the-walking-dead-episode-2-04-cherokee-rose/TVAMC,The Walking Dead,zombies