Series The Walking Dead
Season 4, Episode 4
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Air date November 3rd, 2013
Writers Matthew Negrete
Director Tricia Brock
Producers Robert Kirkman; David Alpert; Greg Nicotero; Tom Luse; Gale Anne Hurd; Scott M. Gimple; Paul Gadd; Jolly Dale; Angela Kang; Curtis Gwinn; Nichole Beattie; Seth Hoffman; Denise Huth; Matthew Negrete; Channing Powell; Caleb Womble; Kenneth Requa
Starring Andrew Lincoln; Norman Reedus; Steven Yeun; Lauren Cohan; Chandler Riggs; Danai Gurira; Melissa McBride; Scott Wilson
Episode guide

"Indifference" is the fourth episode of season four of the survival horror series The Walking Dead and the thirty-nineth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Tricia Brock with a script written by Matthew Negrete based upon the Image Comics comic book series The Walking Dead by author Robert Kirkman. The episode first aired on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 on AMC at 9:00 pm. In this episode Rick Grimes needs to make a decision about what to do with Carol after recent revelations. While going on a supply run, they encounter two injured youths named Sam and Ana and try to help them.

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Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This episode is rated TV-MA.
  • This episode had a viewership of 13.30 million people upon its initial broadcast, which is up by 0.38 from the previous episode. It scored 6.8 in the 18-49 viewing demographic. [8]

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  • This is the first appearance of Sam. He makes two appearances in the series in total. He appears next in the season five episode, "No Sanctuary".
  • This is the first and only appearance of Ana. She is killed off-panel in this episode, though her severed limbs make it pretty clear that she is gone for good.
  • Karen appears in flashback only in this episode.

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It's never a good idea to get on Daryl's bad side.

  • Lizzie Samuels: We all change. We all don't get to stay the same way we started.


  • Bob Stookey: Everyone makes it, till they don't. People nowadays are dominoes. What they did, maybe it's about not having to watch them fall.


  • Michonne: I know you're pissed. And you have every reason to be. But anger makes you stupid. Stupid gets you killed.


  • Daryl Dixon: Those douche bags in the vines, they took themselves out. Holding hands, kumbaya style.
  • Bob Stookey: They wanted to go out together, same as they lived, does that make them douche bags?
  • Daryl Dixon: It does if they could've gotten out.
  • Bob Stookey: Everybody makes it, 'till they don't. People nowadays are like dominoes. What they did, maybe it's about not having to watch them fall.
  • Daryl Dixon: ...right.


  • Michonne: You should have let him go.
  • Tyreese Williams: What the hell do you know about it, huh? You the damn expert?
  • Michonne: No, I just don't want to see you die. Is that what you're trying to do? Do you even know what you're trying to do? I know you're pissed, and you have every reason to be, but anger makes you stupid. Stupid gets you killed.
  • Tyreese Williams: Aren't you still angry about the Governor? What he did?
  • Michonne: If he was here right now, I'd cut him in two. 'Cause that's how it needs to be, but I'm not angry. I was.
  • Tyreese Williams: Then why are you still out looking for him?
  • Michonne: I don't know.


  • Carol Peletier: Maggie wanted to come, you know?
  • Rick Grimes: Someone had to stay back, watch over things.
  • Carol Peletier: Someone you trust, you mean? They would have drowned in their own blood. They were suffering, I made it quick. We needed the bodies gone, we needed to stop it from spreading. They were the only ones who were sick, they were a threat. I was trying to save lives. I had to try, somebody had to.
  • Rick Grimes: Maybe.


  • Rick Grimes: Did you think it was right...letting those kids come back with us?
  • Carol Peletier: I think it was the humane thing to do.
  • Rick Grimes: But did you think it was right?
  • Carol Peletier: Look at us, digging through drawers, hoping that a couple of cough drops and some disinfectant might be the difference between dying and living a couple of more hours. If they're strong enough to help us survive this, then yeah, I think you made the right call.
  • Rick Grimes: And if they're not?
  • Carol Peletier: Let's hope they are.


  • Carol Peletier: Rick, I killed two people and you haven't said a word about it.
  • Rick Grimes: What do you want me to say.
  • Carol Peletier: It's not about what you say, it's about facing reality. It always comes for us, and over and over again we face it so that we can live.
  • Rick Grimes: So that we can live.
  • Carol Peletier: That's right. That's what it always comes down to. You can be a farmer, Rick, you can't just be a farmer. You were a good leader, better than I probably gave you credit for.
  • Rick Grimes: I never murdered two of our own.
  • Carol Peletier: Just one.
  • Rick Grimes: He was going to kill me.
  • Carol Peletier: So were they, they were going to kill all of us.
  • Rick Grimes: You don't know that.


  • Rick Grimes: They might have lived. Karen and David, they might have lived, and now they're dead. That wasn't your decision to make. When Tyreese finds out, he'll kill you. He damn near killed me over nothing.
  • Carol Peletier: I can handle Tyreese.
  • Rick Grimes: When the others find out they won't want you there. And if they don't make it back, if everybody dies of this thing and it's just the two of us, with Judith and Carl. My children... I won't have you there.
  • Carol Peletier: Rick, it's me. No one else has to know. I thought you were done making decisions for everyone.
  • Rick Grimes: I'm making this decision for me.

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  7. TV Rage.com; The Walking Dead, "Indifference"; Episode Info.
  8. TV IV; The Walking Dead; Season Four.

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