"Dad, can I have my gun back?"
Rick and Carl are gardening with their beloved pigs when a noise is heard in the prison and a girl screams for help. No one seems to know what's up, but it seems like a walker got into the cell block.
Could it be our good buddy, Patrick, who got sick and turned and lost his adorable Harry Potter glasses? What are your thoughts on this fast-acting sickness — it affected the livestock and then Patrick, who was first chided by Carol for dropping out of knife class due to illness. Patrick may just be the first human victim, so we'll have to see how this spreads and what, if anything, can be done to stop it.
The Hollywood Reporter asked new showrunner Scott Gimple about zombies now appearing to bleed from their eyes, which we saw when Patrick died. "Is it safe to say this flu is impacting other survivors beyond the prison and they're turning as well?" Scott replied, "It is safe to say Patrick died of whatever that was. The walker that was at the fence that we saw was rather fresh; he's not very rotted. I would intuit that because it's a fresh zombie that the person who died recently was in the same method Patrick died."
Interesting... read that THR story for more details.
On Talking Dead, Scott said, "Things are gonna get worse very rapidly" with each episode. Not just with blood and guts, but emotions. Beth may even have to start getting upset when her friends die!