The Walking Dead Webisodes: The Oath, Parts 1 -3 Season 4 (Complete VIDEO)
Update: It seems that despite the outside seeming to be markedly different than the hospital that we saw Rick escape from, some of the setting of the new batch of Season 4 webisodes is meant to take place in Rick’s hospital.
And the slightly deranged nurse-angel of death from the webisodes? She may well have been the one caring for Rick for the weeks he was “alone” in his room, waiting to see if/when he awoke what choice he’d make about life in the apocalypse or death.
It had never added up for me that Rick could have survived as long as he did without food or hydration. The nurse in the new webisodes would explain what otherwise seemed a plot hole to me. She mentioned that sometimes walkers “got in” so that would seem to explain her absence when Rick woke up, that, or she “mercy-killed” herself.
The Walking Dead Webisodes: The Oath, Parts 1 Season 4, Episode 1
Published on Oct 1, 2013
In the first part of The Oath – “Alone,” Paul and Karina escape their ravaged and overrun camp, but a mortal injury sends them on an urgent mission to find medical help.
The Walking Dead Webisodes: The Oath, Part 2 Season 4, Episode 1
In the second part of The Oath – “Choice”, Karina encounters an unexpected survivor in the medical facility as Paul’s health deteriorates.
The Walking Dead Webisodes: The Oath, Part 3 Season 4, Episode 1
In the third and final part of The Oath – “Bond”, Karina and Paul are forced to make life and death choices.
These webisodes are actually quite satisfying. They did a good job of building suspense–of turning the tables (or gurney, to be more accurate). There were a number of call-backs to previous episodes –the same car that The Walking Dead’s “Shane” drove is a pivotal “character’ in this condensed story. More importantly, an item within the car drives an early part of the story line. Though I doubt this was Rick’s city hospital as the setting was rural, there were a couple of key elements that evoked and even mimicked it. (Scroll above for correction.)
Much like among Rick’s group, the recurring emotions when one is among the last survivors of a zombie apocalypse-despair and suicidal ideation in particular, crop up here–as well as an “angel of death’ who is just a bit too much in a rush to fulfill her “oath.” All-in-all the webisodes offer a nice taste of the world of The Walking Dead, that gets us primed for the real thing upon it’s premiere on Sunday, October 13.