'Walking Dead' finale: The prison siege
April 1st, 2013
09:41 AM ET

'Walking Dead' finale: The prison siege

[This post contains spoilers for the March 31 season finale of AMC's "The Walking Dead."]

In the Governor's apocalypse, it was "kill or die ... or die and kill."

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Those are the choice words that the Governor told Milton after stabbing him and leaving him to turn into a walker in the room where Andrea was handcuffed to a dentist's chair.

Just moments before, the season finale opened with a blood-splattered Governor beating down on Milton, who had admitted to setting fire to the "pit biters."

Milton then confronted the Governor by asking what Penny, the Governor's dead daughter, would think of his actions if she were alive.

The Governor told him that if Penny were alive, she would be afraid of him, and not dead.

Milton - played by Dallas Roberts - will be missed by many fans of the show. Over the course of season three, Woodbury's scientist/historian completed his transformation from mousy acolyte to brave renegade.

Even while Milton furnished a tool for Andrea to pry off the handcuffs with, it took her an instant too long to break free. When Rick and Michonne found her at the end of the episode, she was mortally wounded by Milton's deadly bite, but was afforded a final goodbye to her friends.

Asked about her time on the show, actress Laurie Holden reflected that it was "the greatest gig I ever had. I worked with my best friends every day, and we played jokes on each other and we sang and we danced. We’d blast 'Thriller' and pretend we were zombies. There were so many fun, happy moments. It was pretty much a joy each and every day. It felt kind of like renegade student filmmaking. We would just get in there and support each other. Even if you didn't have to be there, everyone would show up for the big moments other people had. You felt such love and support in a way that I've never experienced as an artist."

But for those expecting a fiery battle this episode, the season finale did not disappoint.

At first, it seemed like the gang had opted to pack their things and leave their fortified position behind. But then the finale's best twist came halfway through the prison siege, when we learned that they'd gone the "Home Alone" route and booby-trapped the place.

The Governor and almost every able-bodied Woodburian blasted the prison with fire from machine guns, a Gatling-like minigun and rocket-propelled grenades. They lost their ill-begotten Humvee to a well-placed spike strip in the prison's yard, and found another trap that sent bullets and tear gas flying once they made their way inside the building.

Not being "combat-tested," the small army scrambled back onto the prison yard and were met with fire from Glenn and Maggie. The two, together with Rick, Daryl and Michonne, forced them out of the grounds and into retreat.

Carl's dilemma

Carl, who was waiting out the combat with the others from a safe distance, pulled the trigger on a young fleeing Woodburian. Seconds before firing, a cold sweat and a troubled gaze span his countenance.

On one hand, it was hard to blame Carl for firing on an enemy who ignored calls to drop his weapon, and then somehow managed to look like he was slowly attempting a sneak attack.

But when confronted with his actions, the young Grimes blamed his father for not killing his enemies when he had the chance, allowing them to come back to haunt them. He wouldn't make the same mistake.

It was all tough-talk from Carl, who ended his do-what-must-be-done lecture with an icy "you can go now." Class dismissed.

So it's up to us to make up our mind about Carl. Is he now so weary of outsiders that he won't hesitate to shoot another person to death in the pursuit of his own well-being? Is he, like the Governor, and Shane before him, now firmly of the "kill or be killed" mentality?

Or is this just teenage angst flaring up at a moment when he couldn't let the opportunity pass to school his father and get back at him for sending him away to wait out the combat?

Woodbury's retreat

After the retreat, the Governor and his rag-tag army regrouped on a lonely stretch of road. Infuriated by their refusal to continue the fight, the Governor turned his gun on them and shot everyone but those who stood behind him.

Allen, who had wanted to fight to avenge his son Ben - killed by Merle - confronted the Governor and was also shot. The only two remaining men, Martinez and the quiet Shupert, sheepishly hopped on a truck together with the Governor. Their fate will remain unknown until next season.

While hiding, one Woodburian survived the Governor's onslaught, and she joined Rick, Michonne and Daryl, who had agreed after the siege to take the fight back to the Governor at Woodbury. The four made their way inside Woodbury, and transported every last remaining resident back to the prison, including Tyreese and Sasha, who had stayed behind to guard the walls.

Though at first it seemed like this would be the last episode at the prison, season three ended with smiles of relief as the gang welcomed Woodbury's survivors into their fortified homestead, ready to stand their ground for another season.

Production begins on season four on May 6 in Atlanta, Georgia. The first of sixteen episodes will air in October 2013.

Jump in the comments (or on iReport) and tell us what you thought of the finale, and what you think the future holds for the prison gang and for the Governor and his two surviving henchmen. Will Rick be able to break through to Carl? Will we ever see Morgan again? Chime in with your theories!


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  1. CowardSummerGirls

    She lacks substance.

    May 2, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nahomi

    I love The Walking Dead! I had started late but watched it on Netflix. The season finale was soo crazy but it was great. I can't wait till the next season. I actually started a blog about The Walking Dead and Grey's Anatomy. nahomipineda.blogspot.com

    May 2, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Zombie Toes

    Has Season 4 started yet?

    April 26, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Peter North's Wad

    Man, I blew sky high last night

    April 4, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. The 2 zombies are going too be friends...

    -

    April 4, 2013 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. funnyz

    is chubby considered obesity

    April 3, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. HOT ZOMBIE

    i am obsessed watching this man's photo....he is so hot...

    April 3, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Johnny Shoehorn

    I have stopped watching this show now. Mostly because I threw my dinner at the TV. I was eating Hormel Chili out of the can and it shattered the picture tube.

    April 3, 2013 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Zombie Toes

      I quit watching because it isn't on right now. I sure miss it. January 2014 is too long to wait for new episodes.

      April 26, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jackie Treehorn

    "it took her an instant too long to break free." Yeah, due to her own completely unrealistic abject stupidity. If anything ruined this episode for me, it was that the scenes where Andrea completely stopped trying to escape so she could indulge in a few minutes of pleasant conversation, knowing full well that she only had minutes to get free. Some of the worst direction in the history of TV, completely ruining the character and the episode as far as I'm concerned. Wanted to throw my dinner at the screen.

    April 3, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  10. Misty

    I loved the Andrea character, so disappointed with the death I cried for the first time ever over a TV show. So lame. While I liked the series, after your favorite character dies it loses some of it's power to enthrall. I watched from the beginning, but I guess it's on to the next "big thing."

    April 2, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. The Killers...Yes

    summer field trip shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    April 2, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Disk and file what was "retrieved" by 4 -- thanks

    zombie marina rules

    April 2, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. *

    *

    April 2, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. nightmares

    I have nightmares about Carl – he needs to be stopped.

    April 2, 2013 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  15. Diraphe

    I wanted Andrea to die the entire time during seasons 1-2. But midway through season 3 she grew on me as her character became more 3 dimensional and started to see through the Gov's lies.

    April 2, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  16. grammar

    i am having lunch with some of my old grammar school zombies in a few weeks...wanna go?

    April 2, 2013 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  17. whatever

    enjoy

    April 2, 2013 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  18. Zombie boobs

    look like this: {*}{*}

    April 2, 2013 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • they smell like mint julip and tea tree oil

      yep they do can - smell it from here.

      April 2, 2013 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  19. Gerg

    Well, well, well. First, I liked the episode generally, but to see the Governor get away was too bad...that needs to be resolved soon. He'll probably kill someone from the group before his own demise. Secondly, too many DAMNED commercials! I watched the "Zombie Apocalypse" marathon leading up to the season finale and the length and number of commercials indeed has increased. Thirdly, I too thought that Carl seemed justified in killing the kid because the kid did not drop his weapon and kept advancing. Hershel is a weeny at this point. Sorry to see Merle go too - his redemption and recovery could have had a deep, meaningful impact on the story line. October cannot come fast enough!

    April 2, 2013 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • COMIC SPOILERS!!

      I think a lot of people on here commenting have not read the comics. If you love the show, you will love the comics even more. Now don't get me wrong. I LOVE this show. Me and my kids looked forward to it every week. I can understand not wanting to follow the comic to some degree, but it seems they are getting so far away from the comic story line, which is what made this show so popular to begin with, that it is going to backfire on them. Tyreese character is NOTHING compared to the comic. Him and Michonne actually hook up and the Governor decapitates him in front of Michonne. Judith and Lori die by a bullet shot from one of Woodbury's citizens..which in turns kills the Gov for making her do it. The only survivors left at the prison.. Rick, Carl, Michonne, Andrea, Dale, Sophia, Maggie and Glenn.

      In the comic, the governor was nothing compared to Nagan. Yes he was evil, but Nagan would chew the governor up and spit him out...easily. The governor was tortured by Michonne (in retaliation for raping and torturing HER) . The fact they are dragging on the governors character, especially when his character is nothing compared to the evil person he was in the comic, is becoming rather boring.

      I felt the finale had a HUGE build up to it.. and then felt let down. Where was this HUGE prison fight? It couldn't be what we watched!! So what the governor killed a lot of the ppl of Woodbury.. not surprising and still mild compared to what he did in the comics. There was a huge gun fight at the prison, tanks, rocket launchers grenades were all used! The gov definitely didn't get scared and retreat over some bullets fired.

      It would have been great to end this season killing off the governor.. instead of Andrea.. not that I'll miss her because her role is not like the comic either. (Andrea and Dale actually have a relationship in the comic) But once the governor is out of the way, Rick and his crew move on towards DC and the action and story line of that is great!!

      The show I will give a 8.5/10 .. the comic I will give 11/10. I feel the season finale was rushed. They couldn't figure out a good stopping point so they killed off Andrea. Adding Daryl to the mix has of course got them a huge female fanbase..I'm not quite sure why.. but if they continue to take it away from the comic towards a different story line they will lose fans over it. Hopefully next season will be as much to the comic as can be since they've basically killed off the opposite people.

      The comics are online to read free!

      April 2, 2013 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  20. ckevcarrie

    thanks

    April 2, 2013 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  21. C Doug

    Important Question: The walkers are dead. Therefore they are not warm blooded creatures. In the winter wouldn't they get stiff and eventually freeze? It wouldn't kill them since they are already dead, but a partially frozen stiff zombie would be very easy to kill. Why wouldn't they try going back into Atlanta in February to load up on medical supplies and food and stuff? Or maybe just send Glen back to try and get things like they used to.

    April 2, 2013 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Gerg

      That is strange. Even if the Walkers can't "die", once frozen and then thawed, they would be all mush and as productive and threatening as the ones Milton lit up.

      April 2, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Diraphe

      I honestly don't know; does Georgia freeze over the winter?

      April 2, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  22. C Doug

    Why no pets and dogs on the show? Did they just disappear? The walkers could never have caught them all. They would naturally be drawn to the survivors, seeking food.

    April 2, 2013 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  23. Christina

    The Governor really didn't seem that bad. He provided for his people. Maybe he was just misunderstood.

    April 2, 2013 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  24. Sean Connery

    OMG its Jesus rising up from the dead...*BLAM* ...oh well, now we're all better off

    April 2, 2013 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  25. Jess

    Now the prison has become an old folks home. Rick and the group took in all of Wiidbury's elderly and infirm. How are they going to feed all of these old folks and care for them? I've had telatives in nursing homes in the past. The oldsters are grumpy and mean. And they drool. I bet Carl isn't going to enjoy changing all those adult diapers with number two in them. And the elderly make big smelly number twos. Not little ones like a baby.

    April 2, 2013 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Jess

      Woodbury and relatives. I can't type.

      April 2, 2013 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Christina

      I agree. Where are they going to get food to feed all of these people?

      Remember when The Governor's people attacked the National Guard group? Hopefully there are more Guard people around and Rick's group can merge with them. I don't think they will like Carl too well though.

      April 2, 2013 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Big smelly number twos

      :)

      April 2, 2013 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • just like you

      :)

      April 2, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Miranda

      The problem with the old folks is NOT their diapers, it guarding them. What happens if they die in their sleep and they wake up as walkers and attack the rest of the group? I would think the old and infirm would need to be kept separate or in a cell block alone when they couldn't be monitored. Not a nice way to respect our elders but if it's life and death you do what ya gotta do!

      April 2, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diapers

      so just sign a prenup so your diapers will be protected.

      April 2, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Shawn

    The Governor will find the members of Randall's group to attack the prison. If Randall told the truth when Daryl "interrogated" him, there's 30 armed men wandering Georgia who are wiling to kill. That would give the Governor an army that's more willing to fight and more "battle tested" than the Woodbury residents.

    April 2, 2013 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
    • cmc

      I thought the same thing, Shawn. The Gov needs reinforcements and we know they are out there somewhere. Yikes!

      April 2, 2013 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • J-Dog

      I agree, that's why he mowed down his ragtag army. He knew that they would never adopt his "Kill or die" policy, and that he would need for vicious fighters if he is ever going to get his revenge. And as Randall pointed out in Season 2, there is no lack of those type of people around.

      On the plus side, it's nice to see Rick going back towards being "Sheriff Rick" again by taking in the Woodbury people. It shows that he is starting to gain a long-view of keeping humanity alive, rather than just trying to survive another day.

      April 2, 2013 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Koko

      Carl will end up joining the Governor's army as a final "I hate you Dad" move. You'll see.

      April 4, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Ridiculous

    shut up im starving

    April 2, 2013 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  28. tom

    The end had come for Andrea. She had slept with everyone she could, and had nowhere else to go. Hopefully, the next 3 to go will be the woman whose hair never seems to grow, and Glen and his whiny girlfriend. BTW where are they getting all those late model cars from, a seemingly limitless supply of crossbow arrows, and a never ending supply of gasoline?

    April 2, 2013 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      I read in another article yesterday that Hyundai has an agreement with the show that the Santa Fe will never be cast in a negative light, pretty much. It's never to break down, run out of gas, and have you noticed how clean it still is? Sure it got stuck in the mud a few episodes back, but that could be blamed on not being an AWD model.

      April 2, 2013 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Its clean...now i'll see soon and be at the window

      so I can look at you when I get out of the focus...

      April 2, 2013 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Deb12572002

      Pleeeease make Carol go away. She is ANNOYING!!!!! Glen is okay, Maggie needs valium.

      April 2, 2013 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • The answer

      Easy, Tom:
      1.) Late model cars are available everywhere, on the side of the road or at car dealerships. Zombies don’t drive so the vehicles are there for the taking.
      2.) Gasoline is still available, in limited supplies, at most gas stations and convenience stores. Farmers keep small gasoline supplies on hand for their equipment, so there’s that.
      3.) Unlimited supplies of arrows are available from the same place that Legolas got his arrows in the LOTR trilogy.

      April 2, 2013 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • cmc

      Andrea "slept with everone she could"? Are we watching the same show? She had a quickie with Shane over a year ago and then slept with the Governor. Maybe you saw some deleted scenes somewhere that I missed? Or maybe you are just think people shouldn't sleep with more than one person in their lifetime?

      April 2, 2013 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Deb

      have you ever seen a grown man naked? just curious

      April 2, 2013 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • J-Dog

      How are we going to know who the bad guy is if Andrea's isn't around to sleep with them?!

      I'll miss looking at Laurie Holden, but I won't miss Andrea's bad decision making. That said, her ending was still sad and touching.

      April 2, 2013 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Trust

      there was 1...but he ain't gonna tell you nothing....

      April 2, 2013 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • alo

      How are these abandoned cars even starting up? They've been sitting for over a year...
      Why did Andrea take so long to pick up those plyers?
      Carl had every right to take out the Woodbury boy, how does "drop your weapon" mean "bring that rifle, slowly, closer and closer toward my face"?

      April 2, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Mike Tyson

    Next season : Prison Zombie Nursing Home

    April 2, 2013 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Really

      At least Mike Tyson bit em. He didn't run around shooting dead people = Where's the Chinese Version of this. U no. like God is zilla?

      April 2, 2013 at 5:14 am | Report abuse |
  30. mark

    Ok, let's get this straight! I am mark, thought you might think I'm a dick, he is dick, I am mark. Dick dosn't care for the show, I like the show, or as someone said, I have a hard on for the show. Not a dick hard on, just a hard on. Dick missed his mark when explaining his position, but mark my words, he is acting like a dick. Si remember dick if you ead this, I am mark who knows I'm right, you are wrong, and might be a dick, even though, you are dick. Get my drift – dick!

    April 2, 2013 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  31. example of idiocy

    Wow, this Germain Perez who wrote this article has an IQ below room temperature. A 'gatling-like minigun, and rocket propelled grenades' were seen nowhere at all in the episode. The closest the show got was an M2 .50 cal, and a grenade launcher. I'll bet this 'experienced weapons blogger' saw some 'assault weapons' and some 'high capacity magazines' and whatever other drivel is being spouted by leftist news establishments.

    April 2, 2013 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  32. Tooled Addiction

    calling and hanging up on people requires medical attention –

    April 1, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Dale Fan

    I have a pet turtle. I just think a zombie turtle might be cool. My turtle Fred thinks so anyways. He said it would scare him good!

    April 1, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Dale Fan

    Why aren't there any dog or animal zombies? Does the virus just affect people?

    April 1, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really

      By far the most rediculousness=shoutout, show ever made. They look stupid. Eat from the land, wow, Dumbazzez.

      April 2, 2013 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  35. Charlotte

    Why wasn't Justin Beiber on it?

    April 1, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Emma

    It seemed ok but I liked the other episode better. The one where they went into Rick's old town and got the guns. Those things are dangerous though. I hope they know that. It was an ok finale but could have been a zillion times better. Herschel, his two daughters, the Asian kid Glen, and maybe Tyreese could have got conked out too. That would have stirred things up a bit.

    April 1, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Hank

    It would have been better if Herschel had been killed off. He is just another lame version of Dale.

    April 1, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deb12572002

      He's much less annoying than Dale ever was. He's the closest thing they have to a doctor. Also – you need someone older in the group to appeal to that age bracket.

      April 2, 2013 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Jess

      They have a prison full of oldsters now. All of the elderly and sick from Woodbury just joined up with Rick's group. The prison is gonna be a big ol nursing home.

      April 2, 2013 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  38. Peace ✌

    I like this show, but, I expected much more for a finale. My question is, when does Rick smack that smart ass kid of his?

    April 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Kalley

    The show was a blast but unfortunately the zombettes don't have it...

    April 1, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  40. California

    yea that zombies are smarter then us...let's stop because i can't stop laughing lmao

    April 1, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Barbed Wire

    the head zombie was figured out ... sweetie....so that means mi camp won.

    April 1, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  42. jimvsmij

    They changed so much from the comic. Maybe it will the Governor instead on Negan and his men who turns Glenn's head into mushy pulp with a barbed wire wrapped baseball bat. Too bad about Andrea. She was the hardest hitter in the group. She defended their camp all by herself when Negan's men attacked and won.

    April 1, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • how did you win if we figure you out...

      stfu

      April 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mandy

      you still think you won....that's good...you win only if your not figured out ... not when your figured out

      April 1, 2013 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • She's Smarter Then Me

      gotta love it...

      April 1, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Braniaco

      I think Andrea was a cruddy soap opera h-o-e. The only sad part is zombies didn't gobble her all up.

      April 1, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Overheard Conversations--YOU LOSE OKAY!!!!

    1. both are single and can have x in the salon bathroom if the want
    2. her family are leeches and suck her mentally dry
    3. mind your business....

    April 1, 2013 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Love it!

    Great show. I agree that Carl did he had to-the young Woodburian was told 3 times to put the weapon down and all he did was keep saying "okay" while moving closer and closer to Carl.

    I also think Herschel is the new Dale-so annoying. I hope he gets bit (again).

    April 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bite

      i'd love too bite him–he looks great in that picture

      April 1, 2013 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Toes

      Agreed 1000000 percent. Carl did right. Herschel is a gay old man.

      April 1, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • J

      The most annoying thing about Herschel is he sounds just like Lovie Smith with that droning whimpering voice. Andrea won't do her mouth-open 16-year-old superiority glare anymore, so that is a plus. Carl better have shot that dude, he seemed to be slow playing them. They have been building up Carl to be the new hard-core guy. And Glenn? Glenn is the second most useful person in the cast. His girlfriend is only aggravating because of the accent, only topped by Rick's weird fake drawl. That episode was pretty good. If you are crying because there weren't enough gun fight scenes, go back to playing your Black Ops games or whatever.

      April 2, 2013 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  45. Bunny

    Like the show, know why they kill off major characters, but they are going to run out of humans soon. Where are all of the illegal aliens?

    April 1, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • jason

      what they need to do is put people with your metality in front of the zombies so earth can be a better place

      April 1, 2013 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Missed it

    Is there a place to watch online?

    April 1, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  47. GreggEsq

    Great show and it will be a long hot summer, but I am eagerly looking forward to October and season 4. Not sad to see Andrea go, as I think she was a one dimensional character who was willing to hook up with anyone she felt could keep her safe (including Michonne probably). I will miss Merle though, but he wasn't the type of character that was going to be around for long. Guess we'll have to wait for the final Rick/Governor show down and hopefully it won't drag out til the end of next season as the Governor is quickly becoming tiresome.

    April 1, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stacy

      I wish someone would have gotten Herschel and Rick. They are the pain in the buts now. Herschel needs to go. Just a whiny old man that should be drooling away in the nursing he.

      April 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Jori

    The Walking Dead is one of the few quality shows left to watch on television. It's obvious that everyone who works on that show takes great pride in their work. When I'm watching an episode and a character does something unspeakable I always ask myself what would I do in the same situation? What are you to do when all of your best options require murder and survival of the fittest???

    April 1, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Clairol

    I think the writers need to slow down a little. Just like Prison Break everything is happening too fast. Why not go back and show how everyone got to where they are and how their lives were like. I think Andrea should have lived. She was tough and loyal.

    April 1, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  50. mike

    I have been on the edge of my seat for the past few weeks of who was next to go and I always thought it was going to be Andrea's turn. I guess, from what I can read on the comments, a lot of people were expecting a gruesome cliff hanger to end this season but I think they did the ending pretty well. I will miss Andrea a lot and the way she exited was I think emotional and heartfelt specially the way her character with Michonne intertwined. I can't wait for next season. I am hoping they will just keep on getting better especially with the story lines. GOODLUCK.

    April 1, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Sean Connery

    Did any of the cast take out Jesus since he should have risen yesterday? That would be a fantastic episode.

    April 1, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Ajax

    "On one hand, it was hard to blame Carl for firing on an enemy who ignored calls to drop his weapon, and then somehow managed to look like he was slowly attempting a sneak attack.".....We are glad somebody else agrees with us. If you listened to the talking dead you'd think it never happened as if they completely missed the whole encounter and Carl just mowed him down while he begged to surrender for no reason. In the storyline the old man was just wrong about the incident to Rick. Sometimes I wonder if they actually watch the show or get a synopsis from a bored assistant after the fact.

    April 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stacy

      I agree with you completely. Herschel is just wrong – acting like another Dale.

      April 1, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diraphe

      Yeah that kid was handing that shotgun over muzzle first while acting real fishy. He was asking for it.
      "Don't hand it to me drop it on the ground idiot!"

      April 2, 2013 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Mandy

      we have it dear - all the time–

      April 2, 2013 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  53. Mamagoat

    Well, I LOVED it. Every minute of it. So much happened with so many different characters that I found myself overwhelmed by it. I was very happy that they finally gave Michonne some emotion. It was good to see her crying when she found Andrea. I'm a true true fan of this show and can appreciate episodes that are developing the characters more. Not everything has to be shoot 'em up, blow 'em up, stab 'em up. There's a very human story behind all the fx and it needs to be pursued as well. Rick bringing everyone back to the prison was a very good thing. He's bringing humanity and a sense of community back to his rag tag group. They need to be reminded why they're trying to survive. Especially Carl who has a misguided idea of what surviving is. New people, new ideas, new opinions. This is only a good thing and I cannot wait to see how it progresses from here. October is only 6 months away but it feels like a lifetime!!

    April 1, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  54. cambob

    For those who claim to "hate the show; hate the series" it's far more likely that you're simply spamming for attention. Like a whiny zombie, stuck in the mud, you paw and moan, hoping someone will wander close enough so you can bite them and drag them down into your miserable existence. Stop it. it's pathetic.

    April 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Hector

    It's a TV show people! Not everything is going to happen the way you want it to. Enjoy it for what it is, one of the better shows on television these days. If you don't like it then stop watching it. You're the same morons that complained about LOST and The Killing. (P.S. Those were pretend also!)

    April 1, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hank

      No iris not. It is real but just in another dimension. Plus you sound gay.

      April 1, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  56. shinigami1981

    Okay that was a really disappointing finale. For those of you who don't read the comic, that prison arc finale was supposed to be way more epic than that! Now I understand that this is an adaptation of the comic and it will differ in many ways. In fact its the main reason I love the show. It does its own thing, while at the same time staying somewhat close to the source material. However I really feel that this time they really dropped the ball. That final prison battle was one of the most shocking and controversial moments in the entire history of the comic. Why they didn't feel they should of done the same for the show is mind boggling. Like I said I knew that it would be different but that was not a worthy season finale.

    April 1, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zombipinup

      General tv audiances are not ready for the comic content, even the pre-quel novels are a bit too much for prime time cable television.

      April 1, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • shinigami1981

      Yeah I totally get that, but they could have done way better than that unimpressive display last night.

      April 1, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Hand on the pump.

    I would like to buy a vowel.

    April 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Darem

    Good episode, nothing too shocking because they didnt have time DUE TO ALL THE DAMN COMMERCIALS. REALLY?????? I'm tempted to do like I did the first 2 seasons and buy them watch all together. As far as Carl it's good development for him. Dont forget he's a young kid and he really has broken down at all.

    April 1, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • jasynp

      You didn't hear that Subway is making a new Walking Dead Sub- Its a $5 Foot

      April 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • sami

      In total agreement about the commercials. Millions of them. What a waste of time! Turned the sound off for all of hem so we could discuss what we thought was going on!

      April 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • ramona

      Darem, I can't take the commercials either! I was recording the episodes, but I actually got sick of fast forwarding through the commercials. So now I buy the season one episode at a time. You have to wait til the next day. That's the only downside. So far no commercials on those!!

      April 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  59. reposted so we can all analyze it---from S

    Most of seasons 1 and 2 are incredibly slow and boring. But, season 3 is amazing. Only a few filler episodes. In fact, season 3 opening ep is probably the best ep of Walking Dead yet. If you take into consideration that season 1 and 2 are short, barely making one full season between themselves, you can probably suck it up and force yourself to watch these eps so youre caught up and season 3 makes sense. S3 is worth your time.

    April 1, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  60. tron

    BORING!! I am out..this show has become an overcooked soap opera

    April 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  61. CS

    And yes, we agreee, way too many commercials!!!!!!!!!!!!! Took away from the feel of the show!

    April 1, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  62. CS

    My husband I thought the finale was so disappointing! When it ended, I turned to him and said "that's it?!? I expected so much more from the finale...seriously, the finale is supposed to be something that leaves you hanging and chomping at the bit for the shows return...don't feel that at all. Again, such a disappointment!

    April 1, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Anthony

    Way too many commercials! The Prison is turning into the farm all over again. Time to hit the streets im getting tired of the same thing over and over. I ave been a fan since episode one!

    April 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  64. CoolB

    This was possibly the worst season premier of a show in the entire history of TV, and I love the show.

    April 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Andrew

    I enjoyed it but would prefer that they move on from the prison and find some new territory.

    April 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Hello

    the little of seen of this show seems very exciting too me....

    April 1, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  67. donna

    1. Kill Carl off. I grow tired of his melodrama
    2. I like Glen and Maggie a lot, but I do not tune into this show for a love story.
    3. I love that Andrea is gone. Her character had so much potential, sadly they turned her into a weak female. As a woman, I like watching strong, smart women on tv, not fools.
    4. Lets see more Darryl. I really like his character.
    5. If Lisa is dead, then stop showing her. She was nothing more than a combination of Carl and Andrea's character.

    April 1, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marina

      Andrea is not weak....she's all over it....just sayin

      April 1, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jor

      I find the show boring

      April 1, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      No Marina, she is weak. She was to ignorant to see the governer for what he was. Michone, saw it and told Andrea. but your wonder woman was to busy batting her eyes and playing the ignorant woman to see it. In the end, I have to say I am glad her character is gone. No woman who acts that foolish would have made it that long.

      April 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • fruiitloop

      Her name is LORI, not Lisa. Do you watch the show at all????

      April 1, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • This Show

      I saw it for about a 1/2 hour yesterday–this show is our family topic at all times...the only excitement I see in this show is the dude in the picture...otherwise I find the show a bore, I do not feel the acting is that great, timing is off on lines
      and the scripts do not keep me interested...but hey if all of you like this show .... go right ahead enjoy it..

      April 1, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • donna

      WOW. I put Lisa instead of Lori. I list several different things and put the wrong name for the weakest and most easily dismissed character to ever be on the show and you have to ask if I even watch it. Do you watch it? then you know why I dont care if her name is fred, just stop showing her.

      April 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Andrea is not weak. She was trying to save everyone while Rick and the Governor would've killed innocent people. She wanted to focus on the real threat. She was one of a few characters who would not fight people. That makes her one of the strongest characters.

      April 1, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • J

      Andrea may not have been "weak," but she just continued to do stupid stuff over and over. It took maybe 3 episodes into this season to make me anxious for her departure. I liked how she had a chance to survive, but because she paused 30 times for 5 minutes each to stare across to see if the doc was alive or turned, she didn't make it. It was a good twist to have someone not escape for a change.They do seem to strategically kill off demographics. There are never more than 1 of certain groups on the show at any time. Now that they added more old people, Herschel may be winding down his role.

      April 2, 2013 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  68. X27

    Me and my children watched it. It seemed like a show for embiciles. Just a bunch of dummies and lady gaga fans walking around real slow.

    April 1, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • JBHedgehog

      Use the dictionary before you post...imbecile.

      April 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • fruitloop

      You can't even spell imbeciles. Please tell me you don't homeschool your poor kids......dummy

      April 1, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • nematoda

      "Me and my children watched it. It seemed like a show for embiciles. Just a bunch of dummies and lady gaga fans walking around real slow."

      I always find it deliciously ironic when someone complains about the stupidity of this or that, but in so doing, demonstrates a high level of stupidity or ignorance. Besides the misspelling of imbecile, one does not say, "Me ... watched." It is "I ... watched."

      April 1, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • June 27th

      fine I am an ignorant black woman

      April 1, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  69. I find this show very gullible...

    yep I do....

    April 1, 2013 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  70. Me Too

    No-just received a bb....there was nothing

    April 1, 2013 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  71. Dick

    I never got into this show. I have watched a few of the marathons to see what everyone thought was so terrific about this show. I don't get it. It is slow moving, story line is pretty bland, and if you don't like zombies, well, nothing here to see. The season finale, was pretty slow, too. I guess maybe if I saw it from day 1 I'd get it, but I guess you can't come into it cold to become a fan. Sorry folks, I think this show is a waste of an hour.

    April 1, 2013 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • mark

      To Dick: I don't think there is any show where you can just "pop in" to see an episode, and find it exciting. You have no emotional investment in any of the characters. I would hope you'd be smart enough to realize this before making a statement like you did?

      April 1, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Dick

      If you actually read my post, I said that I have watched several of the marathons. So obviously, I have seen more than one. And like I said, it is not a show that apparently you can come into cold. I know you people like this show, but I still find it quite slow moving, and frankly boring. I'm not putting anyone down that likes this show. It apparently just isn't for me. Dude, you need to learn to comprehend a person's comment, before you jump on somebody.

      April 1, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • i'm not being mean....

      but are dick and mark the same person...just sayin

      April 1, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dick

      Obviously, we are not the same person. Why would you even think that? Did you read the posts? He attacked my point of view. I, in turn, set him straight. Again, for those of you that enjoy this show, good for you. It's just not for me.

      April 1, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • S

      Most of seasons 1 and 2 are incredibly slow and boring. But, season 3 is amazing. Only a few filler episodes. In fact, season 3 opening ep is probably the best ep of Walking Dead yet. If you take into consideration that season 1 and 2 are short, barely making one full season between themselves, you can probably suck it up and force yourself to watch these eps so youre caught up and season 3 makes sense. S3 is worth your time.

      April 1, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • M1

      the motor sound is much lower on this computer

      April 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • whatever Dick and Mark

      but there are strange creatures who do talk too themselves on this blog....

      April 1, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  72. mark

    I felt the finale was satisfying, but not incredible. First off, the scene with Andrea was a very good scene, but could have been great. The setup was fantastic. The bad part was that Andrea had very little time before Milton turned, and instead of working the problem hard and fast, she kept stopping to take time and talk. I couldn't believe that Milton was dying, and that she was just sitting there listening to him talk instead of busting ass to remove the handcuffs. Had she done this, she would've been alive. They had a great scene potential, yet didn't take it to the limit? Next off was the "unexpected" gunning down of Woodburians. That was unexpected and great! This enables the show to have the Governor as a wild card that they can bring back at anytime. Rick finally pulls himself together and with all the new people living there, sets up the story for a lot of person to person drama. I do not read the comics, so I don't know what's next? With the prison secure, and many people around, in addition to the fact that now walkers are not as frightening as they were in the beginning is going to be a challenge for the writers of the show. I just watched "Days gone by" and even a single walker was scary! Now, the group has become experts on killing them so unless there is a "herd" the scare factor is diminishing. A great show, and hard to wait another seven months to see it again (sigh)

    April 1, 2013 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • doyle

      mark and dick are the same person.

      April 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • yep

      is mark a female and then became mark the male.....is dick a man and then became dick the woman...

      or is mark, dick or is dick mark?

      April 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Oh yeah, must be a conspiracy or something. Dick didn't like the show, mark has a hard on for it. See, it's a conspiracy, I tell ya! lmao

      April 1, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • please.

      we can stop that now...its all the rage in audience land.

      April 1, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marti

      It was also driving me crazy about Andrea yammering away. How many times did poor Milton have to come back from the abyss of death to tell her to hurry it along? I also think her and Michonne had a thing going on after those meaningful looks exchanged at the end. As for the oldsters they took in, they don't eat a lot because everyone gets IBS after 70, and they now have plenty of babysitters. And ghost Lori, annoyingly back in her skinny jeans just to rub it to the rest of us.

      April 2, 2013 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • excuses

      when you see my new York family you'll meet my 51 yr old cousin and her 45 yr old husband...you tell me about the
      "energy" going on...

      April 2, 2013 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  73. Sean Connery

    OMG
    'A' did it

    April 1, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  74. Shikabane Hime

    RIP Andrea! What a great character. Began to despise her though and figured that was done ala' Lori Grimes so she would be killed and the fans would forgive them. I am still PO'd about Sophia though. Anyway, great season, some lows and highs. I loved the trip back to Ric's hometown. Not sure how this will pan out with more folks in the prison. Carl needs a real come-uppance. I think Daryl or Herschel should smack him down a level. He is still missing Mom and Sophia I think. He has been a bit pis*y since Sophia's death anyway. If i was a kid and this happed I would be darned angry too–your Mom ignores you during a love triangle thing, then Dad goes insane. You have to kill your Uncle figure, and no cute girls your age...yup–i see it.

    April 1, 2013 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  75. Justin Engel

    We'll see more Tyreese and The Governor's alliance with a new menace from the comic series in Season 4. Here's the link to that article: http://www.mlive.com/tv/index.ssf/2013/03/the_walking_dead_blog_predicti.html

    April 1, 2013 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  76. Jane Gutherie

    Not happy – bring Andrea back – she represents what is left of humanity in this (my favorite) series. Let it just be a dream (it's happened before!) And yes, Carl is becoming obsessed with a killing power – it seems to calm his frazzled nerves – and then there's the scene with Rick and Mischone (sp) oh yea. It also seems the governor took a long way back to Woodbury as he knew what lay ahead for Andrea and wanted to give it time to happen. And now we must wait until October? This is just too far off – why so long a wait – AMC surely doesn't have anything else worth having to put up with so many damn commercials

    April 1, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  77. Randal colling

    Every great story needs a great villian. This show has developed such a nasty villian. The governer is right up there with Javier Bardem in "No Country for Old Men". He just cant be stopped....

    April 1, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  78. Justin Engel

    What was your top moment from Season 3? Mine was Merle's redemption. Here's a list of The Walking Dead Blog's Top 10 Season 3 moments: http://www.mlive.com/tv/index.ssf/2013/03/the_walking_dead_blog_top_10_m.html

    April 1, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  79. alienographer

    RIP Andrea, totally thought she was the safest one in the show because she was at woodbury and away from the slaughter. Didn't see that coming. And at the end I'm with Carl who was thinking 'really dad? More mouths to feed?'

    April 1, 2013 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • creepywalker

      yep–and they're mostly women and children too. not much help in fighting off walkers.

      April 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  80. jen

    hey sell your crappy dish network somewhere else

    April 1, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
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    *

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