While Rick and Glenn are out among the walkers, the rest of the group go back to the roof and they hear the sound of thunder. T-Dog goes on the radio and we learn he and the others were scouting for supplies for the same camp where Lori and and Shane are living. When he reveals he and the others are trapped in the store, Shane is unwilling to go after them. This upsets another member of the camp, a girl who turns out to be Andrea's sister.
When we cut back to Rick and Glenn we still hear the sound of thunder. So far the walkers are passing them by, but will they be revealed as dinner by rain? Sure enough, as the main groupÂ watch them, it starts to pour. They can't run or else they will draw attention to themselves. As it rains the walkers start to look at them closer as the disgusting smell on their jackets starts to wash away. After they are attacked, Rick and Glenn give up the pretense and make a run for it. Climbing over a chain link fence, they find the truck's key and make it inside the vehicle just as a walker catches up with them.
In order for the main group to make it to the truck safely, Rick and Glenn need to provide a distraction. Glenn will drive a different vehicle near the store, car with the alarm blaring. Glenn radios the group they are on the way and to be ready. Morales, Andrea and Jacqui leave the roof, as Merle begs them not to leave him. T-Dog hesitates, torn whether to follow the others or to let Merle rot on the roof. He finally decides to go back for him, but he trips and the handcuff key Rick had given him earlier, falls into a drain. T-Dog leaves, and he hears Merle screaming not to be left behind. Perhaps in an effort to keep the walkers away from Merle, T-Dog locks the entrance to the roof. Rick arrives at the loading dock and everyone climbs into the truck, just as walkers rush the room.
As they're driving away, Rick looks around and seems to realize that Merle isn't with them. Though the others haven't said a word, T-Dog reveals to the others he dropped the handcuff key.
Glenn is already on his way out of the city whooping and hollering on the way back base camp, car alarm still blaring.
Â© Marie Gallagher 2010