Uncertain as to what has transpired, Glenn quickly rallies and returns to the abandoned cell block to gather supplies. The ever-resourceful and optimistic Mr. Rhee takes a buck-knife, granola bars, food for baby Judith, canned goods and Daryl Dixon's poncho.
Bolting from the prison, he finds the nearly catatonic Tara Chambers. She quickly confesses that she is partly responsible for the destruction; having been deceived by Phillip Blake into attacking the prison with the rest of the raiders.
Glenn's kind-hearted nature wins out over his doubts and he tells Tara that he needs her to help him escape the prison and find Maggie. Seizing the opportunity to redeem herself, Tara agrees and the two battle their way out of the prison yard. Once on the open road, they cross paths with Abraham Ford, an Army-man-on-a-mission to deliver Dr. Eugene Porter to Washington D.C. Eugene is a scientist with information vital to fighting the viral epidemic now facing mankind.
Still recovering from the effects of the flu, Glenn promptly faints, leaving Tara to decide their next move. Knowing that they are doomed if they remain on the open road, Tara agrees to accompany them.
Abraham no doubt allowed them to take a break for food before they started on the long journey to the capitol. He would have had military rations and canned goods and likely instructed Eugene to prepare a meal after a fire had been started.
With not much time to spare, the awkward scientist would have grabbed a few staples from their supplies and prepared Open Road Hash for them. With complete proteins, and complex-carbohydrates, Open Road Hash is nutritious, quick to prepare, and delicious.
And when the dead rise; you find some strong, like-minded comrades and you stay stuck together like wet on water.
Eugene's Open Road Hash
1 can potatoes, drained very well
1 small can evaporated milk
1 can baked beans
1 can corned beef, sliced
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
In a small bowl, mash the (very well drained) canned potatoes with the back of a fork. Add evaporated milk (a few tablespoonfuls at at time) and mash again. Add salt and pepper to taste and continue mashing until they are the desired consistency (like mashed potatoes).
In the bottom of a small cast iron skillet, pyrex dish or other heavy small saucepan, pour the baked beans. Spread evenly and then layer on the slices of corned beef until the beans are covered.
Then spread over the mashed potato mixture evenly over the corned beef. Sprinkle the Worcestershire sauce over the potatoes and spread out evenly with the back of a knife (or a pastry brush if you have one).
Place cast iron skillet with the Open Road Hash mixture over campfire coals. Allow to heat over the fire until the entire mixture is very hot and the mashed potatoes begin to dry out on top and brown lightly.
Remove from heat and serve immediately.