December 3rd, 2012
12:21 PM ET
[Note: This post contains spoilers for the December 2 episode of AMC's "The Walking Dead."]
Going into Sunday night's episode – the last one until February – it was assumed that "The Walking Dead" would go out with a bang.
Before returning to the action in Woodbury, we were introduced to an entirely new group, led by Tyreese, who found their way into the prison basement. They would later be led to the main level by Carl, who locked them up in a separate cell block. Carl has taken a leadership role with Rick out of the picture.
(Speaking of the prison, the less said about Axel's skeevy scene with Beth, the better. Though, Carol put him in his place pretty well.)
On to the main event in Woodbury: Michonne wasted no time separating from the group once she led them to the main wall.
Soon after a creepy moment between the Governor and his walker daughter, he discovered that his town had been invaded.
Meanwhile, Merle and his men were attacked by Glenn and Maggie. Maggie killed one of them with a walker bone-turned-shiv, before the couple were rescued by Rick and crew.
An intense firefight commenced, with Andrea in the middle of it, against the Governor's orders.
Glenn told Daryl that Merle had taken them captive, and Rick had to talk Daryl out of going to his brother.
Oscar lost his life in the firefight, as Rick hallucinated that Shane was coming after him. (We're losing him fast, people.)
Michonne broke into the Governor's apartment, discovering his aquarium of walker heads, and his daughter. She was stopped momentarily by the Governor who begged her not to dispatch his daughter.
After hesitating, Michonne did the deed and it was an all-out, fish tank-busting, eye-stabbing brawl between the two. Andrea stopped it, but the Governor's eye was gone. Michonne made her exit.
She returned to Rick, who spared her life, after she made her case for staying with the group.
Andrea knew the truth about her boyfriend, but there wasn't much she would be able to do about it, as the Governor called a town meeting. He blamed the "terrorist" infiltration on Merle. He then announced that he had captured Daryl as well. The townsfolk called for their deaths as Andrea looked on, horrified.
And that's it for the next two months! This has definitely been the best season so far, and every twist and turn, especially in Woodbury, has kept us coming back.
What will become of the Dixon brothers? Will Andrea turn against the Governor? What will Tyreese's group bring to the mix? We'll see what the second half of the season holds come February 10.
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