The Walking Dead Watch: ‘Four Walls and a Roof’

October 27, 2014 1:01 PM

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The third episode of the fifth season of AMC’s The Walking Dead opens in the courtyard of an elementary school where the remaining Termians are enjoying roasted Bob shank. Bob, you might recall, was abducted in the final moments of the previous episode and woke up to find his captors working through the gristle on his leg meat, like a cross between The Raft of the Medusa and that scene in Red Dragon where Hannibal Lecter serves the Baltimore symphony board of directors a dish of clumsy flutist.

The cannibalism—and some of the attendant culinary musings by the group’s leader Gareth—are supposed to be stomach churning. (And they are!) But mostly they raise questions of hunger in the world two years on from the apocalypse. What does it cost to satiate your appetites now? And what can the purs...

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