If there was a moral to this whole episode, it starts with the first few scenes. When someone in your posse of zombie survivalists starts to go nutty and proceeds to dig suspicious holes that look remarkably similar to graves, don’t tie nutty to a tree. Embrace the possibility that nutty has been given the gift of foresight and get the hells out of there. I mean, for crying out loud, ZOMBIES are walking the earth. Is it that far-fetched that someone could suddenly become a soothsayer? Right.
Meanwhile, in Atlanta… Atlanta is still sucking. Jack White zombie is nowhere to be found and, more importantly, neither is Mr. Shit Pretzels, thanks to hacksawing off his hand like a noob in the previous episode.
Why this episode wasn’t titled “The Search for Shit Pretzels” is beyond me. Because that’s what the men in Atlanta decide to do, providing they can first retrieve the bag o’ guns that Rick dropped in the first episode. You know, when we discovered zombies like the taste of horse. Eeeeeeeck. No surprise that this plan would not go on without a hitch, because then we’d have a dull show. Zombies + new survivors of a rather hostile nature + arrow in the ass = a stolen Glenn.
Flashback to camp…yep, Nutty is tied to a tree. Because he was “scaring the kids”. In the zombie apocalypse. Man up kids, else you’re gonna find yourself some zombie’s breakfast one day. Damn wimps.
Back in Atlanta, we’ve forgotten about Shit Pretzels because Glenn was a way more likable character and we’d like him back please. The crew heads out to the newest survivors’ digs. I forgot to mention…they have their own hostage to trade for Glenn. New crew, head by some dude named Guillermo who talks like every hispanic gang member he’s ever seen on tv, wants a simple trade. The guns for the Glenn. And maybe for the other hostage. Who effin cares, amiright? Just when shit is about to get real, in walks a SURPRISE Grandma!
“What, pray tell, is a ‘Surprise Grandma’”, you ask.
Ah, my poor naive little reader. You didn’t think that they were going the whole gang-banger route, did you? Oh no no no. See, it was a front for a nursing home. Guillermo is a janitor. BOOM! So after feeling like an ass for the whole standoff thing, Rick decides to give the nursing home army some ammo. And Glenn is safely back in the posse. Unfortunately, Shit Pretzels may or may not have stolen the posse mobile, so they are forced to hike it back to camp.
Meanwhile, back in camp…Nutty is untied for a fish fry! WOO! After some laughs and jokes, zombies crash the party and eat some people. Including Ed. So much for redemption. HAHAHA! Unfortunately, we also lose Amy, sister of Laurie Holden’s character Andrea. And some other jerks I don’t even know. But the Amy thing…kinda rough. The posse got back in camp just in time to blow a few zombie heads off and to hear Nutty say he remembers why he was digging the holes. Damn you Nutty.