March 11th, 2013
11:38 AM ET
Sunday night's episode of "The Walking Dead" shed some light on what drives both the Governor and Rick, as well as why there can never be peace between Woodbury and the survivors in the prison.
Andrea tried to set up a summit of sorts between the two leaders, but it only served to escalate things between them.
Here are five of the key scenes from this week's show:
1. The Governor sets forth his terms with Rick
On the surface, it seemed to be a fairly simple way out for Rick: all he had to do was turn over Michonne to the Governor within two days.
However, that's not what Rick told the group at the prison. He told them that the Governor wants all of them dead for what they did at Woodbury, and they're going to war.
Later, Rick told Hershel the truth, hoping he would talk him out of handing over Michonne. Hershel argued that she earned her place in the group by saving Glenn, Maggie and others. Rick countered by asking Hershel if he was willing to sacrifice his daughters for her.
It doesn't look like Rick is going to change his mind in going by the Governor's terms.
2. Merle and Glenn face off
Merle was ready to head out on his own to the meeting and kill the Governor right there. When Glenn told him he would just get more people killed, the two of them came to blows with Maggie joining in.
Beth broke it up by firing off a gun. (Always full of surprises, that one.)
(And those who like Maggie and Glenn as a couple were probably very pleased with this episode, as they're most definitely back together.)
3. Milton and Hershel's meeting of the minds
One of the best scenes of the episode by far was Hershel and Milton's discussion about how Hershel lost his leg.
Hershel told Milton that because there aren't any doctors in their group, they just learn these things through trial and error. Milton was fascinated, and wanted to take a look at Hershel's stump to see how far above the bite they cut in order to stop the infection.
Hershel joked that he barely knew him, and he should at least buy him a drink first.
The list of really funny scenes on "The Walking Dead" is a short one, but this would definitely make the top ten.
4. Andrea must make a choice
It was quite the episode for Hershel, actually, because he made Andrea come to a realization this week.
She confessed to him that she couldn't imagine going back to Woodbury. He told her that the time will come soon that she has to make a choice.
Even so, she still left with the Governor after a moment's hesitation.
Later, he thanked her for putting together that meeting. She asked what the terms were, but of course he would never tell her about Michonne, so he just chuckled.
5. The Governor's real plan
Meanwhile, the Governor told Milton the real plan. When Rick arrived with Michonne, they would massacre everyone from the prison, especially Rick, but leave her alive.
He told Milton that this would prevent a slaughter. Milton told him that this was a slaughter. Of course, the Governor meant it wouldn't be a slaughter on their side.
So it would seem that Rick is walking into a trap, but Andrea is still something of an X-factor (as is Merle, for that matter). Will she decide to bring an end to all of this by killing the Governor herself?
It looks like we're in for quite a climax in the three episodes that remain. I wouldn't call this the most exciting episode they've ever done, but it is certainly a setup for the rest of the season.
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