'The Walking Dead': Like a bat out of hell
March 18th, 2013
02:21 PM ET

'The Walking Dead': Like a bat out of hell

[Note: This post contains spoilers for the March 17 episode of AMC's "The Walking Dead."]

This week's "Walking Dead" was exhilarating.

We spent the bulk of the hour watching Milton's growing disillusion with the Governor, and Andrea's rough-and-tumble escape out of Woodbury.

In an episode nearly bereft of scenes at the prison, "Prey" treated us to old and new sets at Woodbury and beyond. Let's take a look at the places that set the stage for this week's episode:

1. The Governor's new toy: The dentist's chair

If the image of a dentist's chair doesn't bring about enough anxiety for you, try one that's surrounded by knives, scalpels, fish hooks and a plethora of other improvised torture devices.

It was disturbing to see the Governor pace around and indulge in the fantasies of his demented psyche as Milton and Andrea witnessed it all hiding from a floor above.

Having learned from Milton that the Governor wants Rick to turn over Michonne, Andrea was horrified that the chair and all the sharp accoutrements surrounding it could be used against her once-BFF.

It was enough to drive her to make an escape run out of Woodbury. While Milton wasn't ready to flee the place he calls home - or outright turn on the Governor - Andrea's plea to stop "looking the other way" seemed to strike a chord.

2. Main street and the wall

Woodbury was in full swing in preparation for the prison siege. Its residents did their part by turning over all weapons and ammunition to the Governor's army. Even Andrea, while secretly executing her escape, was stripped of her firearms when she came across Martinez on Main street.

Meanwhile, doing his best to defend his new home, Tyreese took some much-needed practice shots as his sister Sasha egged him on. They were serving as lookouts on a side-street perimeter wall, and it was there that Andrea tried to lure them away for long enough to make her escape.

But at their refusal, Andrea let on that the Governor is not to be trusted and that she's had enough of Woodbury, where things aren't as they seem.

3. Zombie Georgia

After he confronts and manhandles Milton for confiding in Andrea, the Governor jumped on one of the all-terrain trucks he has on hand and raced away, doing everything in his power to keep Andrea from reaching the prison.

And what a ride!

Pine forests, grasslands and the open road served as the background to one of the best chase sequences this show has put on. It was a welcome sight to see the landscape outside of the prison's fences and Woodbury's walls, where this show has spent most of its time this season.

4. A dark scary place

Time and again we've been treated to the dark, winding, blood-splattered interiors where the heroes of this show battle horde after horde of zombies in exhilarating close combat. But this time, the zombies were a side dish to the real threat.

In this episode, it was the Governor's turn to ramp-up the thrill while he whistled, crashed windows and paced around an abandoned building, killing any zombie that came between him and his prize: Andrea.

This scene is what horror movies are made of.

5. Woodbury's zombie pit

Martinez, plus a crew that included Tyreese and his three pals, headed out to Woodbury's zombie pit, where the Governor keeps a stash of zombies at the ready for Milton's research (and any other gruesome uses the Governor dreams up).

They were tasked with rounding up zombies to sic on Ric and the others. There, while hashing out old conflicts with his friend Allen, Tyreese makes it clear that he's not happy with the Governor's methods. His encounter with Andrea seems to have left more than a sneaking suspicion.

That evening, a mysterious crusader arrived at the zombie pit on what appeared to be a truck from Woodbury, and proceeded to douse and set fire to every last zombie on site.

While Milton's beginning to see the Governor for the monster he is, we're left to wonder: How far will Milton go to sabotage the attack on the prison? And how will the Governor react to a fissure in their allegiance?

Did we miss anything? Tell us what your favorite scene and stage was this episode. What do you think will happen with Andrea? Will Rick and Michonne come to her rescue?

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soundoff (65 Responses)
  1. Hacked into michelle conversation...

    March 26, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • BC

      C'mon people, It was Morgan that set the walker pit on fire. He knew that Rick was in the middle of a fight with someone and has become extremely resourceful and stealthy. Also the guy who burned the walkers was fully covered from head-to-toe just like in the epsiode where morgan was found, And i pretty sure i remember seeing gas cans in that episose.

      March 27, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. imaad files and other cat files loaded too disk at 6Am this morning....

    March 24, 2013 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. Firewalker

    Ok, the walker Pit: Whoever did it needed freedom to move at will. If it were Milton, someone in Martinez' wall watch group would have seen him leave. Though a crafty man, Milton does not seem a man of action to go it alone and against the grain. Then again, his conversation with the Governor does make Milton appear the culprit. On the other hand, Morgan was shown euthanizing the walkers by fire in the previous episode. Perhaps he has changed his mind.

    And does anyone else think the Gov was bit when rushed by the dozen walkers in the abandoned building? When the Gov returned to Woodberry, he favors his left hand when unbuttoning his coat, when he is clearly right handed. He also holds his right arm stiffly against his belly, ala Napoleon, when he approaches Milton. Even Milton voiced his concern.

    March 24, 2013 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. CS

    I mean Martinez

    March 22, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. the 5 2 -- us against her...

    obvious show..

    March 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bluedestiny

    I believe one of the devices next to the chair was for examining a woman's who who, no?

    March 21, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • gretchen

      TOTALLY!!! I thought the same thing when I seen the Gov'ner taking his "tools" out...creepy fuk!

      March 23, 2013 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  7. Shikabane Hime

    I really hope they spare most or all of the cast ...I would like a break from losing major players for awhile.

    March 21, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Shikabane Hime

    David Morrisey has a 3 yr contract w/ TWD. Not sure how that will go. I think Milton will do some damage but bite it eventually. Not sure if they plan on Morgan coming in or not. That would be cool. Tyrese needs to bump off d-bad Dad. Martinez is a wild card but probably wont change allegiences. If no one knows where Andrea is..then how will a rescue (if there is one) come off? Michonne was brutalized hy the Gov in the book but perhaps Andrea is the one in the TV show. Michonne survived....so could Andrea then. I really think the people of Woodbury will revolt in mid battle. Just guessing

    March 21, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. CS

    I think it was Martinez that burned up the walkers in the pit. I think Merle and Michonne will work together...got to Woodbury with Michonnes as his "prisoner" to suprise the governor and attack. I think it will go terribly wrong and the governor will fight with Merle and Merle will become a zombie (left for dead but not put down through the head). I think Milton will save Andrea...

    March 21, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • BC

      C'mon people, It was Morgan that set the walker pit on fire. He knew that Rick was in the middle of a fight with someone and has become extremely resourceful and stealthy. Also the guy who burned the walkers was fully covered from head-to-toe just like in the epsiode where morgan was found, And i pretty sure i remember seeing gas cans in that episose.

      March 27, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Same Story

    Your need too stop picking on her...

    March 20, 2013 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  11. There is that dead computer silence again...

    hello is anyone home...

    March 19, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Keith

    I bet either Milton or Michonne rescues the whoorr lady. Wish they wouldn't bother helping her but am sure they will.

    March 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Uncle Jumbo

    Maybe Merle and Andrea will hook up. She seems to like anything with a pair of pants on, and Merle could probably use an ol lady to keep his clothes washed and to fry him up some bacon.

    March 19, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Octavius

    Is it just me or does everyone else also think Andrea is a sk@nk h-oe ? I bet the walkers would be afraid to eat her for fear of catching an S T D.

    March 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laquecia

      ROTFLMAO. I was thinking the exact same thing.

      March 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      That is so MEAN! – i kinda agree tho! I love Andrea, nothing wrong with being a litlle bit sk@nky!

      April 1, 2013 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  15. blue is on the fone...good luck san jose.


    March 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Tracey

    Is no one else as concerned about the gynecolgical tools the govenor set out along with all the other torture-y stuff, as I am?

    March 19, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      Naaaah. Andrea will probably enjoy that part, being a H0 and everything.

      March 19, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andreasucks

      I was thinking the same thing Tracey!! Like what the F is it doing there??? I watched The Talking Dead after and they went on set and the guy that built the little chamber of horrors, showed us all the tools....EXCEPT the speculum. What the hell man!!

      March 20, 2013 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  17. In again....Farm Frenzy, Pern...

    get it all out...

    March 19, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Marie

    it just left...

    March 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Eva

    This is one of my favorite shows but it can be very nerve-wracking and this week just about killed me. I thought for sure the Governor was dead but then thought it was too easy and it was! Looking forward to the next 2 episodes before the season ends.

    March 19, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Cora

    I hope someone feeds Andrea to the zombies.

    March 19, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  21. artbrokop2

    I think the governor got bit. I like the idea that it was Morgan who torched the walkers. Milton better watch his back and I'm counting on him to rescue Andrea, although she is a pain in the but and deserves what she is "bound" to get.

    March 19, 2013 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      She's the only one who still is trying for peace and to focus on the real threat. Not a pain in the butt, she's being moral to honor Dale.

      March 19, 2013 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • btmkdm20

      I think the Governor was bit too. When he was talking to Tyrese and Milton he kept pulling his coat closed like he was trying to hide something.

      March 19, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don and Kellie Osmond...

      thanks for the insight you will the bell of the ball tonight

      March 19, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Its the woman in the picture above....

    not the actor

    March 19, 2013 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  23. Sokman

    I gotta quit reading these blogs. I wait & buy the full seasons of WD & Game of Thrones before watching. Luckily my life of debauchery & hedonism has left me with horrible short term memory loss, so hopefully I'll forget this whole article by breakfast

    March 19, 2013 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  24. 77

    bloo is visiting this way also...pls make sure nada is in "drive" seat...

    March 18, 2013 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Emma

    I don't know. Honestly I thought it was a pretty good episode. I liked it alot better than last weeks. It would have been nice if the walkers had eaten the governor though.

    March 18, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Up North

    The person who set the zombies on fire was Milton. The Governor assumed it was Tyrese because he had been speaking against some of the Governor's actions. But when the Governor asked Tyrese he had no explanation of where the gas came from, that is how he figured it may be Milton. I am hoping for Andrea to get rescued by Milton and they, along with Tyrese's group get out of Woodbury and off to the prison to warn Rick's group. But with two episodes left who knows what will happen..

    March 18, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andreasucks

      Thank god you got some sense. The rest of these guys are freakin idiots if they didn't catch onto that.

      March 20, 2013 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  27. California

    it survives because of the hudson brothers–

    March 18, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  28. sarah

    God I hope he got bit(Gov) I am afraid that Milton is toast.

    March 18, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Nate

    I recorded it and will hopefully get to watch it tonight. It's fun to watch. Maybe it will be action packed.

    March 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  30. BurnWoodbury

    If there was no truck leaving Woodbury then I'm guessing the person who torched the walkers in the pit was Morgan. Never saw the truck before and that was his method of getting rid of walkers for him. Go back and watch 'Clear' to look at the signs to connect the symbolism of this episode.

    March 18, 2013 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peace ✌

      Oh yeah, good thought!

      March 18, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andreasucks

      Seriously??? No one on this thread caught on that it was Milton??? Not one person??? Guys...rewatch the episode...and pay attention to the conversation with Milton and the Governor about the pits....it's clear as day!

      March 20, 2013 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  31. horbes

    Why didn't Andrea take the Govenor's truck after she left him fighting the walkers? She heard it pull right up – maybe the Gov had the remote start key still in his pocket? At least try to grab some guns out of it.

    March 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa Johnson

      I was thinking the same thing!! Then even if he did get away from the walkers alive he would have never caught up with her. She could have at least looked to see if the keys were in the truck!

      March 19, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erin

      I may have yelled that same thing to my tv! I was like this is why you are going to die. You are so dumb. Glad I wasn't alone in that thought.

      March 28, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Andrea seems to miss every good opportunity to do something in this series! She could have cut his throart in bed, shot him in the clinic or made sure he died with those zombies, it is getting kinda frustrating like in horror films when they go upstairs alone to see what that noise was EERH!

      April 1, 2013 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  32. A Watcher of Walkers

    That was a great episode! Two thing: 1. The Governor got bit! did anyone notice how he was holding his side and keeping his coat closed? 2. The mystery person obviously is someone from Woodbury of authority who could take the truck out without being questioned – or maybe it was someone who was on watch? who know, but it's was a great episode.

    March 18, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andreasucks

      Guys.....its clear...that it was Milton who torched the pits. I mean...is everyone freakin blind??? Think of the conversation that Milton and the Governor had about the pits....seriously people!!

      March 20, 2013 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  33. Lack of talent and creativity....get some walking dead

    Shut your remote off

    March 18, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Poodlegirl

    Great episode ! I will be so sad if the Gov hurts Michonne. She is by far one of the most interesting characters of any season.

    March 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • CS

      In the comics he kept her prisoner and raped her repeatedly. She is the one who killed the Governor in the comics.

      March 22, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Lack of Creativity Same Boring Writing...

    March 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Getting2B2Much

    Although I have enjoyed the series so far.... a few things are bothering me..... and last night was a big one for me.
    During the show lastnight, Andrea tries to get over the fence to leave the town. After a lengthy conversation, she manages to get over and takes off..... okay, thats fine.
    But my problem is.... later in the show.... a truck pulls up outside the town and someone sets the walkers on fire.... my problem is.... how does someone leave the town without anyone noticing???? Andrea couldn't even "walk out" without someone seeing her... but this person to take a truck, get through the gate, grab gas and set them on fire... seriously????

    I dunno.... just seems like something that someone would have saw.....

    March 18, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peace ✌

      Yeah & how about her fighting off several walkers & not getting bit by the 1 who had her mouth on her arm...? 2 more epi's to go.

      March 18, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • patman

      The one who lit the fires didnt come from woodbury or the prison.....morgan?maybe..

      March 18, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • FlatChested

      she's disrespectful tool..... lives only because of the 3 wisemen's positive reputation....daz it...

      March 18, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • remember what we said....

      it for them and only them--it does not fear embarrassing them–good for it.

      March 18, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andreasucks

      @Patman......they made it quite clear in the episode that it was Milton who torched the pits.

      March 20, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • CS

      Unless it is someone who has authority to come and go as they please...like Marinez. People think it is Milton, but if it was, why didn't they just show us, the viewers, that it was Milton. It wouldn't matter to us. I think there are more than a few people that are close to the Governor that are against his tactics, but don't want to go against him publicly for fear of what would happen to them. Two more episodes to go...a lot of questions to answer and new ones to ponder for the next year until season 4!!!!!

      March 22, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |

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