This week's episode of "The Walking Dead" was a refreshing departure from the Prison vs. Woodbury plot line -- in fact, it avoided both of those locations all togehter -- and turned a run for supplies into a four-character story that could hold our attention for 42 minutes.
Here are a few things we know for certain after the last few episodes: Tom Waits is permanently on our collective zombie-apocalypse playlist, watching a zombie get curbed on a rock is brutal, and no one who flirts with Carol makes it out alive.
After a slow and steady midseason premiere last week, "The Walking Dead" picked up the pace in this week's episode, which starts and ends with a quickly deteriorating Rick Grimes looking through a fence, afraid of what's on the other side.
Andrea and Woodbury's resident nerd go outside to greet the town, who is now in desperate need for some leadership. Homeboy fails miserably at calming the crowd, but Andrea delivers an inspirational address like she's been writing stump speeches in her spare time.