The Walking Dead Haiku Recap: Yep, Bob is still around.

In which the interminable secondary plot lines continue.

Editor’s Note: Don’t get us wrong, we are as obsessive as any TWD fans. But let others pontificate at length. In our view, the show’s narrative conflict is so essential—living vs. undead, civility vs. anarchy, prey vs. predator—that it demands to be distilled in the purest form possible. What better serves that purpose than haiku?

And yes, they may be a little cryptic, but there are a few seventeen-syllable spoilers in this recap.

Season 4, Episode 13: “Alone”

Flashback to Bob’s past.
Wow. He really was bummed out;
drinking on the run.

Bob, Sasha, Maggie
fight walkers in the dense fog.
Fierce little trio.

Daryl teaching Beth
the art of tracking zombies.
Saves her from a trap.

Please, oh dear God, please.
Let these story lines converge.
Terminus beckons.

A funeral home
Next stop for Beth and Daryl.
He naps in coffin.

Pigs feet and goodies.
“That’s a white trash brunch right there.”
Daryl likes this place.

Beth has good manners;
leaves thank you note for the food.
Daryl learns from her.

Trapped in the grim morgue,
Daryl fights off zombie horde.
Beth’s taken in car.

Daryl meets bikers.
Joins redneck fraternity?
Seems to suit him fine.

Meanwhile: The B plot.
Maggie, Sasha, weirdo Bob.
Experience stress.

Reality check.
Sasha tells Bob: “Let’s get real.”
Says Glenn’s a lost cause.

Maggie goes solo.
Sasha’s glad to see her leave.
Bob is not so sure.

Maggie leaves a note,
painted in zombie guts, blood.
I will find you, Glenn.

Bob kisses Sasha.
No chemistry between them.
Bob heads off alone.

Maggie and Sasha
Fight off walkers together.
Female warriors.

Blood splattered Maggie
Makes up with gal pal Sasha.
But what about Bob?

Oh, look. Bob again.
The threesome trudges along.
Bound for Terminus?

So after all that,
It’s right back where we started.
(Except Beth’s kidnapped.)

We’d have given up,
Watched True Detective instead.
HBO GO crashed.