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The Walking Dead: Indifference

The situation at the prison worsens as more and more people fall ill with the mysterious flu. The supply trip to get medical supplies runs into more obstacles. Rick takes Carol along for a supply run with an ulterior motive.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x4
Airdate: Sunday November 03rd, 2013

Director: Tricia Brock
Writer: Matthew Negrete

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Nov 08, 2013


Starring Roles
Chad ColemanChad Coleman
As Chase Tyreese (Prison Newcomer, Brother Of Sasha Tyreese)
Larry Gilliard, Jr.Larry Gilliard, Jr.
As Bob Stookey (Former Army Medic, Prison Newcomer)

Guest Stars
Brighton SharbinoBrighton Sharbino
As Lizzie Samuels (Child At The Prison, Sister Of Mika Samuels)
Robin L. TaylorRobin L. Taylor
As Sam (Man Found In The House)
Brina PalenciaBrina Palencia
As Ana (Woman Found In The House)

Co-Guest Stars
Melissa PonzioMelissa Ponzio
As Karen (Seen In A Flashback By Rick)
Cayla RidleyCayla Ridley
As Walker

John JaretJohn Jaret
As Walker
Main Cast
Andrew LincolnAndrew Lincoln
As Rick Grimes
Norman ReedusNorman Reedus
As Daryl Dixon
Chandler RiggsChandler Riggs
As Carl Grimes
Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
As Michonne
Melissa McBrideMelissa McBride
As Carol Peletier


In separate scenes alternating back and forth, we have Rick bandaging his hand, and Carol talking to Lizzie through the glass at the quarantine. Carol tells Lizzie that she's going on a run with Rick, and that Lizzie needs to be strong. Lizzie tells Carol that nobody has died "yet". She talks about how becoming a walker is part of the change of life. And how it's the same as being small and growing bigger. Rick through the conversation, preps for the trip, filling a van's gas tank, and looking around cell bock A. Carol stresses that Lizzie needs to put her life and the life of her sister over everything else. Lizzie insists that she isn't weak, but has her shirt over her knife. Carol corrects it so that she can get to it faster. Lizzie slips and calls Carol "mom", Carol corrects her quickly, even during Lizzie's apology. Lizzie tells Carol that she's not afraid to kill, she's just afraid. Carol tells her that she can't be, and that she just needs to keep going, keep fighting, and one day she'll be different. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 13.30 Million Viewers

Trivia: The numbers on the price signat the gas station have been inverted so that it read "hell."

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Sharon Van EttenSerpentsCarol drives away, End of the episode.

Episode Quotes
Carol: Maggie wanted to come, you know?
Rick: Someone had to stay back, watch over things.
Carol: Someone you trust, you mean? They would have drowned in their own blood. They were suffering, I made it quick. We needed the bodies gone, we needed to stop it from spreading. They were the only ones who were sick, they were a threat. I was trying to save lives. I had to try, somebody had to.
Rick: Maybe.

Michonne: You should have let him go.
Tyreese: What the hell do you know about it, huh? You the damn expert?
Michonne: No, I just don't want to see you die. Is that what you're trying to do? Do you even know what you're trying to do? I know you're pissed, and you have every reason to be, but anger makes you stupid. Stupid gets you killed.
Tyreese: Aren't you still angry about the Governor? What he did?
Michonne: If he was here right now, I'd cut him in two. 'Cause that's how it needs to be, but I'm not angry. I was.
Tyreese: Then why are you still out looking for him?
Michonne: I don't know.

Daryl: Those douche bags in the vines, they took themselves out. Holding hands, kumbaya style.
Bob: They wanted to go out together, same as they lived, does that make them douche bags?
Daryl: It does if they could've gotten out.
Bob: Everybody makes it, 'till they don't. People nowadays are like dominoes. What they did, maybe it's about not having to watch them fall.
Daryl: ...right.

Rick: Did you think it was right...letting those kids come back with us?
Carol: I think it was the humane thing to do.
Rick: But did you think it was right?
Carol: Look at us, digging through drawers, hoping that a couple of cough drops and some disinfectant might be the difference between dying and living a couple of more hours. If they're strong enough to help us survive this, then yeah, I think you made the right call.
Rick: And if they're not?
Carol: Let's hope they are.

Carol: Rick, I killed two people and you haven't said a word about it.
Rick: What do you want me to say.
Carol: It's not about what you say, it's about facing reality. It always comes for us, and over and over again we face it so that we can live.
Rick: So that we can live.
Carol: That's right. That's what it always comes down to. You can be a farmer, Rick, you can't just be a farmer. You were a good leader, better than I probably gave you credit for.
Rick: I never murdered two of our own.
Carol: Just one.
Rick: He was going to kill me.
Carol: So were they, they were going to kill all of us.
Rick: You don't know that.

Rick: They might have lived. Karen and David, they might have lived, and now they're dead. That wasn't your decision to make. When Tyreese finds out, he'll kill you. He damn near killed me over nothing.
Carol: I can handle Tyreese.
Rick: When the others find out they won't want you there. And if they don't make it back, if everybody dies of this thing and it's just the two of us, with Judith and Carol. My children...I won't have you there.
Carol: Rick, it's me. No one else has to know. I thought you were done making decisions for everyone.
Rick: I'm making this decision for me.

Episode Goofs

Ana's leg looks like it has been cut in a clean line, not ripped off by a walker. Either this is just an oversight by the special effects department, or she was not killed by a walker.

Episode References
Season 4, Episode 3: In 4x03 "Isolation" Carol admitted to Rick that it was she who killed Karen and David.

Season 4, Episode 3: In 4x03 "Isoltation" Daryl, Michonne, Bob and Chase went out to find drugs to treat the ill people at the prison.

Season 4, Episode 2: Rick imagines what it was like when Carol killed David and Karen in 4x02 "Infected."

Season 4, Episode 1: Bob tells Daryl that the reason the shelf fell over in 1x01 "30 Days Without an Accident" is because he is an alcoholic and put down a bottle of alcohol so hard that it topples the shelf.

Season 2, Episode 12: When Rick tells Carol that he never murdered one of their own she reminds him of Shane. In 2x12 "Better Angels" Rick killed Shane to stop him Shane killing him.

Season 2, Episode 7: Rick asks Carol why she never talks about Sophia. In 2x7 "Pretty Much Dead Already" Sophia was found dead (as a walker) in Hershel's barn.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperFrank Darabont
Co-ProducerCaleb Womble  |  Channing Powell  |  Matthew Negrete
Associate ProducerKenneth Requa
Unit Production ManagerTom Luse
First Assistant DirectorChip Signore
Second Assistant DirectorMatthew Goodwin
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorThomas Golubic
Costume DesignerEulyn Womble
Set DecoratorKristen Walker
Location ManagerMike Riley
Property MasterJohn Sanders
Construction CoordinatorJohn Fore
Script SupervisorAmy Blanc Lacy
Supervising Sound EditorJerry Ross
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
Post Production CoordinatorMichelle Trujillo McKibben
Based On The Works OfRobert Kirkman  |  Charlie Adlard  |  Tony Moore (2)
Key Makeup ArtistDonna M. Premick  |  Jake Garber
Casting AssociateGohar Gazazyan
Key HairstylistTaylor Knight
Steadicam OperatorGlenn Brown
Assistant Property MasterAdam Miller
Makeup ArtistKevin Wasner  |  Gino Crognale  |  Garrett Immel  |  Andy Schoneberg
"B" Camera OperatorRichard Cantu
Special Effects Make-upHoward Berger  |  Gregory Nicotero
Location CastingCraig Fincannon  |  Lisa Mae Fincannon
Producers AssistantAlex Brown (2)
Writers' Production AssistantDesa Larkin Boutte
VFX SupervisorVictor Scalise
Location Casting AssociateJen Ingulli
C Camera 1st AssistantMatthew Mcginn
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