'The Walking Dead,' Season 4, Episode 15 Recap

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The main focus of last Sunday's episode of 'The Walking Dead,' titled, "Us," was the long-awaited reunion of Maggie and Glenn.

The episode starts off with a game of chase; Glenn finds one of the signs that Maggie left for him, setting him on the path towards Terminus. Now that he has proof that Maggie survived and clues as to where to find her, nothing and no one can stop him.

He forces the group on, refusing to stop for rest, even after Tara injures her leg and has to limp behind. It would be more romantic if he wasn't such a jerk about it.

The group forges on, making considerably good time...that is, until a giant walker-infested tunnel blocks their path. Abraham and Rosita suggest they take an extra day and go around the tunnel rather than risk whatever dangers might be awaiting them inside. Glenn, however, is not willing to waste any more time.

Unable to reach a compromise, they part. Glenn (driven by love) and Tara (driven by guilt) break off from the group, planning on facing the tunnel head on.

Armed with a single flashlight and a few rounds of ammo, they enter. Things seem to be going okay for a while until they find that the middle of the tunnel has collapsed and there is a swarm of walkers lurking on the other side of the debris. Unfazed, Glenn proceeds to climb the debris and Tara dutifully follows.

Of course right before they make it over the pile, she goes and gets her foot caught, just as walkers start closing in on them.

Tara tells Glenn to go on without her, but he stands his ground, proving he's not the jerk we were starting to think he was.

He manages to kill a few walkers before he runs out of ammo, and even then, he stays by Tara's side, ready to fight them off with his bare hands if he has to.

Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Rosita and Abraham, Eugene has been leading the group to the other side of the tunnel to ensure that Glenn and Tara make it out alright. When Rosita realizes this, she confronts him.

Eugene's response is, "After I save the world, I still have to live with myself." What a big softie.

As thoughtful as Eugene proves himself to be, we have trouble believing he's actually the brilliant scientist everyone is claiming he is. It could just be the mullet and all the video game talk clouding our judgement, but we have a feeling that Eugene's a tad bit delusional.

Maybe this is just a role-playing game taken too far? We certainly hope not, but it wouldn't surprise us.

By far, the best part of the episode is the reunion between Glenn and Maggie. Just when it seems like Glenn and Tara are bound to be walker food, they are saved by Eugene and Maggie's crews, who storm in with guns blaring. The two groups must have crossed paths shortly after Glenn and Tara entered the tunnel.

And it's damn lucky they did. As expected, lots of tears and kisses ensue. Finally, Glenn and Maggie can stop being such divas and start thinking about the group's survival.

Next stop on the journey is the mythical Terminus. Before the group continues on to Washington, they decide to get some much needed rest and see whether or not Terminus actually lives up to its reputation. The discovery of Terminus does not expel all our anxieties as we expected it would, however.

If anything, it only deepens them. Inside the gates (which are...unlocked?) there are potted flowers and rows of crops, clothes hanging out to dry, and plenty of other signs of domestic life, but strangely enough, no humans in sight.

After a little exploring, they encounter a woman cooking on a grill. Not at all shaken up by their entrance, the woman smiles placidly and welcomes them:

"Hi, I'm Mary. Looks like you've been on the road for a while. Let's get you settled, and we'll make you a plate. Welcome to Terminus."

Something doesn't feel right. Despite her friendly, hippie appearance, we can't help but think this lady may just be a female version of the Governor. There is definitely something very fishy, almost cult-ish about this whole Terminus thing.

While all of this is going on, Daryl is trying to get accustomed to his new pack lifestyle. The leader of the pack, Joe, has taken a suspicious liking to Daryl, much to the others' annoyance.

He defends Daryl when one of the crew picks a fight with him, and gives him some tips on how to survive within the pack: "You steal, you keel, and you don't lie." The punishment for breaking any of rules is death, or something close to it, as Daryl later witnesses; the group enforces this punishment on Len after he lies about Daryl stealing from him.

Not only are they incredibly quick to turn on him, but they derive a sick pleasure from doing so.

With Joe taking him under his wing, we worry Daryl may just revert to his old bad boy ways. Will he harden up and embrace the pack mentality, or will he remain faithful to his friends? Please be the latter.

We're still waiting to see what is going to become of Rick, Carl, and Michonne. We seriously hope they run into Glenn or Carol's crew before Daryl's new buddies end up tracking them down.

Poor Rick and Carl have been through so much, they deserve at least some kind of sign that Judith is alive. Oh...and where in lord's name is Beth?

If the preview for next week's episode, which is also the season finale (gasp!), is any indicator, things are about to get intense.