Credit: Gene Page/AMC Photo: Glenn Runs With a Machete in The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 2: “Infected”

"Dad, can I have my gun back?"

But for a loud boom in the prison, Rick Grimes would have to answer his son Carl's awkward question in this sneak peek from The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 2, "Infected." (Watch the video below.)

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!

Read our recap of the premiere, and catch up on more spoilers, news, sneak peeks, promos and other nifty stuff at Wetpaint.com/walking-dead.