Dead Don’t Walk: WD, Ep11

February 26th, 2014

Here is our Dead Don’t Walk recap of “Claimed”, Episode 11 of The Walking Dead. For those readers who are familiar with Pittsburgh 68, the Game of Shuffling Horror, the blood red highlights below are game terms.

Following last week’s four story bonanza, this week’s episode focuses on only two: Sheriff Rick and Glenn. All in all, the episode was light on the zombie action and heavy on plot and character development.

#1: Rick’s Game
While Carl and Michonne go off looking for supplies, Sheriff Rick stays home to rest to gain spoints. Rick’s recovery is soon interrupted by a gang of scavengers who break in to his sanctuary. In his attempt to evade the trespassers, Rick sneaks into the bathroom, but finds it is already occupied! After a hushed tussle with this gang member, Rick dispatches him and departs through the window. It isn’t long before his victim reanimates as a Familiar Face and shuffles off to attack the gang he came in with. This gives Rick the cover he needs for a quick Run For It. Nice play, Sheriff!

#2: Glenn’s Game
Glenn starts the episode unconscious and out of spoints. He lies in the back of a truck with Tara beside him. In the cab, we find three new survivors: Sgt. Abraham Ford, Eugene Porter, and Rosita Espinoza. The truck stops when they happen upon some wrecked vehicles. It isn’t long before Two Lone Zombies and the Queen of the Zombies start banging on the back of the truck looking for some nibbles. The Sergeant takes a crowbar and quickly kills the zombie duo. He has trouble with the Queen, who takes a couple solid head shots before she crumbles. The Sergeant just smiles and states he’s “the luckiest guy in the world”. He better hope his luck holds up in this dice-rolling zombie game!

Later, Glenn awakens and forces the Sergeant to stop the truck along a deserted road lined with a cornfield. As Glenn and the Sergeant’s conversation escalates into an all-out brawl, a surge of walkers stumble out of the corn. The survivors unite in their efforts to quickly end the reel. They triumph over the zombies, but find they have lost the truck due to some careless shooting by Eugene.

The episode ends by cutting back to Sheriff Rick’s story. We find him, Carl and Michonne along the railroad tracks seen in last week’s episode. Here they discover that all too familiar sign.

“Sanctuary for all. Community for all. Those who arrive, survive. Terminus.”

Can’t wait until we get to this super-sanctuary…

Until then, keep on shuffling!

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