Beth goes to administer some meds to the man with the collapsed lung, at the request of Dr. Steve. As soon as she gives him the shot, he begins to seize and dies. Officer Dawn comes in and stabs him in the head with medical scissors. She starts hulking out at Beth over the man’s death. I am eagerly anticipating another bitch slap, but Noah steps in and accepts the blame. He says he unplugged the machine mopping. He gets dragged off to be beaten. Doctor Steve comes in and tells Beth that she accidentally gave the man the wrong meds. Well, you probably shouldn’t have made Country Jamz Barbie a critical care nurse.
Later, Officer Dawn comes to chat with Beth in her room. She tells Beth that she knew Noah was lying, but she beat him anyway because she HAD to. They can’t afford mistakes. She says everything they do must be for the greater good and that Beth is not the greater good. She calls Beth weak and calls her out on her failed suicide attempt scars. Dawn essentially tells Beth that her purpose is to keep the rapey guards happy so the system can run better.
Beth goes to plot her escape with the bruised up Noah. He tells her he will distract Dawn while she steals the key to the elevators from her office. In the office, Beth sees a picture of Dawn and Hansen, and Hansen’s badge lying on the filing cabinet. Also, I realize I’ve been spelling Hansen wrong but oh well. Beth also finds a wallet with a hospital ID inside that she seems very interested in. She turns around and sees Joan dead on the floor. Joan killed herself after writing “FUCK YOU” on the ground with crushed up pills. Best suicide note ever. Beth finds the key just as Gorman walks in. He says that if she lets him molest her, he won’t tell Dawn. Beth plays along until she gets the opportunity to bash him in the head with a jar of lollipops. He falls to the ground and gets his throat torn open by a reanimated Joan. Beth steals his service pistol.
Beth and Noah repel down the elevator shaft/corpse chute using tied together sheets. Noah gets grabbed by a zombie and falls into the partially eaten pile of corpses and hurts his leg. Beth helps him along and they run into some zombies. Luckily, Beth has suddenly transformed into an expert marksman and make several head shots in the pitch black darkness.
They get outside and there are tens of zombies out there. Beth gives a nice Converse product placement by stomping a zombie’s head in with her Chucks. She tries to escape, but is captured by one of the officers before she can. Noah does make it out though.
Back in Dawn’s office, there is now a 3rd body on the ground. Beth tries to shatter Dawn’s delusions that they will be rescued. Dawn responds by hitting her in the head with a framed photo. I think Officer Dawn might have some undiagnosed rage issues.
Doctor Steve is fixing up Beth’s newly inflicted wound and she calls him out for the man, Trevitt’s, death. She found his wallet in Dawn’s office and she knows he was a doctor. She says Dr. Steve purposely told her to give him the wrong meds, so that he would remain an indispensable asset. Doctor Steve draws an analogy to the Caravaggio painting, The Denial of Saint Peter. He says neither he nor St. Peter had a choice. Beth follows him out of the room with some medical scissors, intending to stab him. Before she can, the hospital workers wheel in a new patient.
They are so fucked when she wakes up.
Well, that’s it for this episode kids. I guess my theory that Carol was in the woods with Daryl was wrong. I’m now thinking that it’s Noah in the woods and the Grimes Gang is gonna come rescue Beth & Carol (but probably not until mid-season finale). Next week’s ep looks like it’s gonna be all about the D.C. crew. I hope not. Until then, remember I love you.
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