The Walking Dead Episode (4×14) Review – “The Grove”

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This week’s episode of The Walking Dead was a tough one to watch. Not only did we see the decline of an already mentally unstable child, but we got to witness the murder of two children as well. One of the biggest mysteries this season was about who was feeding the Walkers at the prison. Not only was the identity of the person revealed, but Tyrese finally discovered who murdered his girlfriend Karen. As we watched Carol, Tyrese, Lizzie and Myka try to build a life together at a house in the woods, Lizzie’s mental decline made it apparent that there would be no happy ending. Episode 414 was a lesson filled with tough lessons and even tougher choices.  No matter where they end up going from here one thing’s for certain: they’ll never look at flowers the same way again. So let’s take a stroll through this episode and discuss “The Grove.”

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“Sometimes we have to kill them, I know, but sometimes we don’t.” It’s been apparent all season long that something isn’t quite right with Lizzie. Maybe it’s the way she liked to name the Walkers or may be it was her notion that the Walkers were still living creatures. Whatever it was about her, most viewers pegged her early on as the person feeding the zombies. This week it was revealed that they were right. Lizzie just didn’t get it, and that wasn’t really her fault. All season long the seeds have been planted that Lizzie is crazy. Not, “The Zombie Apocalypse is here and I can’t handle it” crazy, but Future Serial Killers of America crazy. It would have been one thing if she was feeding the Walkers because she couldn’t cope, but she was also killing animals and cutting them up. Not only that, but it was only a few episodes back that Lizzie nearly suffocated Judith. The child has problems, and this new reality definitely wasn’t helping matters. What was sad was how many viewers noticed Lizzie’s instability, but the very people who were around her 24/7 didn’t. Maybe, like us, they discounted Myka as a little kid who was too gentle for this world. Maybe, if they had actually talked to Myka, they may have realized sooner that Lizzie’s problems were old ones and only getting worse. Maybe they would have realized someone like her couldn’t be saved. Maybe if they had, Myka wouldn’t have died. Maybe… Maybe… Maybe…. (More…)

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