As “The Walking Dead’s” fourth season moves on, we are starting to see many key members begin to lose their grasp on sanity. From the opening segment of Episode 4.04, “Indifference,” we see Carol and Lizzie having quite an odd conversation. Lizzie has an alternate view on walkers and her comments begin to elude to her being the one feeding rats to the walkers, but nothing has been revealed yet. With each passing episode, Carol seems to losing her fight with sanity and believes that she has the power to choose who lives and dies within the group.
Tyreese, once again, had some nice moments in Episode 4.04, and he is another one that one would want to keep their distance with these days. During their recon mission, Bob revealed his troubled past and how little he has come since then. He is showing himself to have some real depth as a character although I question his rash decision to instigate anything with Daryl.
Rick and Carol went out on a mission to find medicine for the flu sufferers and we know that each of them their motives for heading out together. We had to wonder whether both would come back. They actually run into a couple intent on joining this group of survivors, but one has to wonder what their ultimate role will be.
If you have not guessed it by now, “Indifference” was quite the opposite of what I expected. I expected that they would uphold last season’s fourth episode huge character loss, but this season’s fourth episode ended up being a slow burn with more opening up of characters and less horror and/or action. There were a few zombie scenes and Michonne has a nice double kill, but this episode was all about opening up the characters a little more, and as much as people hate episodes like this, we really need more character development. If you have a bunch of cookie cutter character that we are not invested in, the show will begin to suffer quickly, so the crew needed an episode like this. Now, if we have one of those “oh no they didn’t” moments on the show, it will be that much more powerful.