Not every episode is going to be a winner, we all know that, it’s how we are able to say, “oh wow that was an amazing episode! It’s because they are above the average episode, for me this one fell flat. With that being said the way I look at this episode could easily change if it leads to something else in the Walking Dead Universe in the future. For me, it was nice to see some of the things that Daryl was doing while he was looking for Rick, and how long he was out looking for Rick, but I think an entire episode dedicated to that was to much. I also know that we are dealing with the health crisis and some restrictions to filming, but I’m still going to be tough on this particular episode, especially after they laid the groundwork with what they are able to do with last weeks episode.
With that said, the actual recap is going to be pretty tame, as we all already knew Daryl was living on the river by himself for quite some time. One day, dog found him and came up and bonded with him for a bit and then took off. A few months later dog found Daryl again, and made enough fuss for Daryl to follow the dog. Daryl came up upon a cabin and he went in to take a look, at this point he meets a shotgun to his face from a female inside. This female ties up Daryl to a chair and asks him a bunch of questions. She ends up letting him leave and told him to stay off her land.
The two end up crossing paths a few more times, dog wanders to Daryl’s camp, Daryl tries to give her a peace offering of a fish, Leah saves Daryl from some walkers and he gets mad telling her to stay away from his camp. Leah notices that Daryl has some frost bitten fingers after returning his fish and invites him back to the cabin. The two bond a bit over who they have lost, Leah lost her boy, who wasn’t her boy, and Daryl losing his brother. The two end up having a thing for awhile. Daryl wanted to keep looking for Rick and it created a rift between the two, Leah asked him to make a decision, sadly he did make his decision and it was to late and Leah was gone from the cabin and you could see a hint of some sort of struggle. This is how dog officially linked up with Daryl.
In present time Carol and Daryl went on a food and supply run, which led them to the river, which ultimately led them to the cabin where the story unfolds. Carol knew about Leah but not all about the situation. Daryl and Carol are at odds about a lot of things and it’s a bit tense between them.