It's all out war on 'The Walking Dead'
March 11th, 2013
11:38 AM ET

It's all out war on 'The Walking Dead'

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.

What did you think? Share your views on video or comment below.


soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. Christine

    Love Love Love.

    March 17, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Beefburger

    "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." I don't think that Hershel would have wanted Milton to see the two guns that were strapped to his stump.

    March 15, 2013 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  3. Now i'm feisty=fresh

    good bye!

    March 12, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Wonder what his bullet looks like.


    March 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |


    March 12, 2013 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. The woman is not a ratings draw

    with people.

    March 11, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. He has a personality she does not.

    she is a flat complaining tire.

    March 11, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Not Beautiful At All

    her personality sucks and she continues to be jealous of Madonna....that's her problem folks...

    March 11, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Let's go tweet

    the bimbos

    March 11, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Agreed

    @Yuli_Tau: The Walking Dead is getting worst in every episode -.-' What is happening? I wanna see more action! Please!!!! #TWD

    March 11, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. i saw the movie was lame.


    March 11, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rick

    I recorded and watched it this afternoon. It was a tad bit lame.

    March 11, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Your right girlfriend it is crud--lets go.

    March 11, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jennifer

    Even the old CHIPs show and The Dukes of Hazard was better than this. It's time to get new writers and directors or cancell the program. For true Walking Dead Fans the show has become an embarissment.

    March 11, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dont watch it any longer..


    March 11, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  16. EMMA

    Agreed. TWD has become pathetic. Typical tv craapp.

    March 11, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Mark

    Everyone on twitter is saying BS. The show just keeps getting dumber and dumber. I really do not know why I continue watching it. The popularity of TWD just shows what a wasteland television has become.

    March 11, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Tim

    Pure garbage. Rick from last season would have shot the governor. Poor writing. Poor directing. Pure crap

    March 11, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Tim

    Only 17 post so far. That's more than this episode deserves. No wonder they replaced the producer. This was the worst episode of the series. A total zero.

    March 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hooboy

      I agree wif him! ^

      March 11, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sorry Tim Don't Agree

      to make any type of show you need creativity and balance....the show is the same story day in and day out...
      same boring show, same boring script and really a complete yawn to the audience....

      March 11, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • We do not agree "wif" him...

      the show is stale and lacks spark and the main problem is the source. i have too agree there is no personality in the writing whatsoever and everything is stale. it gets to a certain point in the show where one is not challenged by the scripts any longer and they have to revamp the entire show....i do not feel it will make another season if it does it will be a worse struggle then last season..

      March 11, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  20. the town will never turn on the govenor and why?

    because de lub the govenor...and daz da truth....

    March 11, 2013 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Sarah

    The town needs to turn on the Gov, then throw him to the walkers!

    March 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  22. sultana

    they all got guns .

    March 11, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  23. TrickedTrio--WE GOT IT


    March 11, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  24. bobby2478

    Rick would be a complete idiot if he believes a single word that comes out of "The Governor's" mouth. The guy is garbage. And if Rick did decide to turn over Michonne, even if they somehow get out of the massacre alive there is no way Michonne would trust Rick ever again.

    So I'd be surprised if Rick agrees to hand over Michonne and actually believes "The Governor" will not try to shoot him and everyone else on the spot in a double cross.

    March 11, 2013 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • mandy

      agreed govenor is a liar and piece of garbage. this is a part that is desperate for attention, the show is not scripted we and the show is falling apart very quickly...its been poorly scripted for months now.

      March 11, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Its not him...there would be no reason too double cross him

      March 11, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Walking Dead Fan

    Milton may be the wild card for the Governor now.

    March 11, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  26. The Most Boring Blogger On Earth

    the one with the gun is hot.

    March 11, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Poodlegirl

    One can only hope that Andrea and the gov get bit and have to have their heads amputated.

    March 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  28. A must for TV

    loosen up the dopes....

    March 11, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Imogene

    Poor acting and poo story line. Unless it was a dream sequence then Rick was killed off. It'll be nice having Carl in charge. He is young but smart.

    March 11, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Ace

    Can't wait to see her in the curtain dress.

    March 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Andrea

    Agreed. It clearly showed Rick getting shot, cut to commercials, then when it came back on he was all well and back at the prison. What gives?

    March 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gail

      One of us is in alternate universe...didn't see any episode where Rick got shot!

      March 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Zombie Zeke

    I thought it was silly. A silly episode. No way Rick would have survived when the governor shot him. Wound was too bad. Fake fake fake.

    March 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Peace

    I agree w/Henry Hanks, not the most exciting epi, but, I understand about the set up. Andrea is like a "mole" now, which should help Rick & the others. A lot will happens the next 3 shows, I think. Time will tell!

    March 11, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |

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