Season 4, Episode 4: “Indifference”
Original air date: Nov. 3, 2013
Here is how bad “The Walking Dead” has become in my estimation: I was actually thinking about “Talking Dead” during this week’s episode, “Indifference.” I wondered if it is hard for Chris Hardwick to be so enthusiastic about something so mediocre every week. I wonder if he feels a hit to his integrity. He might, but then he gets his direct deposit from AMC and that buys a lot of salve for the ego. This week in brief: Rick (Andrew Lincoln) exiles the murderer Carol (Melissa McBride). Bob (Larry Gilliard Jr.) screws up on a mission. Daryl (Norman Reedus) gets angry. Michonne (Dania Gurira) decapitates some zombies. Someone named Ana, whom we’ve never seen before, is killed. The audience is supposed to care. I didn’t. Carol drives off alone. Rick drives back to the prison alone. Bob, Michonne and Daryl drive back to the prison. A sad song plays. And I become, just as the title of this week’s episode suggests, more and more indifferent with each passing hour.