The Walking Dead: Santa Rosa

Episode 2

Past And Future Ghosts

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Unknown Soldier hands over his weapons and rushes straight into the mass of walkers, carrying live grenades. The group watches as he sacrifices himself to slow down the horde so that the others can make their escape.

As the group hurries east, four passers-by approach the group on horseback. They identify themselves as Tricia, a farm-owner; Julio, who is employed on Tricia’s farm; and Katie and Carson, Tricia’s teenage twins. Tricia warns them that she had heard the bomb warning over the radio, and offers help in taking members of the group back to her farm before returning for the rest. Norm immediately takes up the offer, followed by Prof. Waldo, Anna Marie, and David. They ride off as the others agree to fend off walkers until the horses return.

Juice, Uncle Drew, and Tyrone arm themselves with the now dead soldier’s firearms, and head west into the freeway, evading the walkers and shooting the ones that get too close. After clearing a path, the trio starts running southbound amid the abandoned cars and corpses.

The group on horseback ride up Mark West Springs Rd. towards Tricia’s farm, but off in the distance they see the US Air Force bombers fly over the area they had just left. Bombs are dropped and the whole area becomes engulfed. Juice, Uncle Drew, and Tyrone are thrown from the blast and all three black out.

After arriving at the farm, Tricia tells Julio to show the guests to their rooms and allow them to rest. As the group heads up the stairs, they notice the family portraits hung on the wall. Several of them include Walter and Jack, the father and son who attempted to rob the group at Wells Fargo Center, but were shot dead by Tyrone. The group asks Julio about them, and it’s revealed that they are actually brothers, and Tricia’s step sons. They ran away to look for their missing father, and hadn’t been seen since. Tricia and the others were roaming around the area on horseback looking for them.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Juice wakes up in a hospital ward, surrounded by others also laying in beds. He checks on Uncle Drew, only to find his lower torso blown apart and mutilated. He then checks on Tyrone to see that a huge piece of a car door had been lodged into Tyrone’s chest. The other two people in the ward were Sophie and Luke, who were still alive. They had be scavenging in different areas of Santa Rosa, but were jumped by a group of guys wearing scrubs. A man who identified himself as Daniel appears at the ward and tells the group he’d be watching all night. He knows who kidnapped all of them, and that these people were very dangerous. He knew them because they all had come from the same place: the future.

Tricia decides to ride back out to Wells Fargo Center to check for any survivors from the bombing, and David decides to accompany her. Along the way, Tricia asks if David had ever seen her step sons come by in the past week. David, without committing to a straight answer, tells her that a lot of people had come through Wells Fargo Center, but he hadn’t seen everyone’s faces.

The group at the hospital attempts to sneak out, but are confronted by Jameson, who tells them that he is from the same place Daniel is from. After a shootout with Jameson’s goons, Jameson fires a few shots into Daniel’s shoulder, and nearly shoot’s Juice’s good arm off. He then exclaims that this is too much fun, and decides to walk off and let them continue their escape attempt. The group decides to wait until evening.

At Wells Fargo Center, Tricia and David find part of the building bombed with a large section of the wall missing. The two cautiously enter and Tricia grows more and more suspicious of the situation. She finds a large pool of dried blood in the common area, and streaks on the floor leading from that to a closed off room. They open the door, and Tricia is stunned to find her two step sons dead, on the ground. David takes her gun away and she tells him they’re going back to the farm, and David and the others would not be welcome to stay.

Back at the farm, everyone is working on building more of the barricade in front of the driveway, when Julio spots a man from far away approaching. Anna Marie takes Carson and Katie inside, while Norm backs Julio up. The man calls out to them, identifying himself as Mr. Baldwin, the on-site manager of Wells Fargo Center. He’d hiked his way up Mark West Springs after watching the group ride up that road. Julio, suspicious of the man, asks Norm if he recognizes him. Norm says he does, and says he’s dangerous. Norm then fires his rifle directly at Mr. Baldwin’s head, instantly killing him. Julio turns his gun on Norm, and Carson comes out also armed.

At the hospital, which the group now discovers is Kaiser Permanente, the group sneaks past several of Jameson’s goons, and they find a mysterious command center, filled with assault rifles, pistols, networked computers, and the locker with all of their personal belongings. Before they can take anything, Jameson appears fully armed. He laughs as he asks them why they want to leave. He then gives an offer: They can stay, let him do his experiments, and then possibly die, or he can let them leave, he will try to hunt them down, and then torture them without mercy. The group decides to take their chances and head out. Juice knows that a gun store is nearby, and suggests they all move in that direction.

Tricia and David return to the farm, interrupting the stand-off. Things start to heat up, when Anna Marie reveals her secret: She doesn’t want to leave the farm because she is now three months pregnant. After the stunning revelation, Tricia tells everyone to get inside, and that they were going to discuss the turn of events. Later in the evening, everyone convenes for dinner and Tricia immediately begins questioning the group. She asks why Norm had killed Mr. Baldwin who Julio says was not a walker, how her step sons were murdered in the first place, and why no one had come forth initially with the truth after seeing the pictures on the wall. After some discussion, she tells them they are welcome to spend the night, but that she wanted them gone before morning.

Friday, November 16, 2012

In the middle of the night, the group wakes up to find Tricia standing over Norm, holding a knife. She asks him why she shouldn’t just kill him right there. Norm quickly replies, “You don’t want blood on your hands.” Tricia turns away and leaves the room, saying, “That’s right. Now get out of my house.”

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