the walking dead recapping: homePosted: February 20, 2013
Previously on The Walking Dead: Suicide King
- Rick is still reeling from his vision Lori–to the extent that he’s taken a turn for the worse. Rick envisions Lori standing by the graves and runs after her. He promptly follows her ghost outside of the prison gate where he has a brief moment with his deceased wife. He pretty much stays there while Michonne and Hershel watch him from afar.
- Glen feels it is his job to take up the role as leader since Rick has gone completely nuts and Daryl is out of the picture. Glen wants to take action against the Governor (most likely a personal vendetta against the Governor since he violated Maggie) and hold down the prison against the imminent attack. Hershel, on the other hand, believes that it would be best for them to try to make a run for it since the group has already faced too many tragic deaths.
- Glen and Maggie have hit a speed bump in their relationship. Maggie seems like she is feeling somewhat guilty about what will happen if the Governor does find the prison, while Glen is hellbent on torturing the Governor for hurting Maggie. They’ll work things out, I’m sure of it.
- Carol and Axel prepare the prison for the Governor’s attack. During their preparations, Axel reveals that he has never fired a gun, and that the reason he was in prison was because the cops charged him for armed robbery (while in reality, he was only caring a toy gun during the burglary). Carol seems to have warmed up to Axel since his lesbian comment earlier in the season.
- Glen takes off in the truck by himself to pursue the Governor.
- The Governor commends Andrea for her uplifting speech to the community. The Governor asks Andrea to take over leadership of Woodbury since he has failed in his protection of the citizens. He also reveals to Andrea that he does not have any plans to attack the prison. Ha.
- Not even thirty minutes after his conversation with Andrea, The Governor pursues Milton. Milton is obviously a bit twitchy around the Governor, and becomes even more unstable when the Governor asks Milton to keep an eye on Andrea, because he and Milton are “friends” and he does not trust Andrea’s loyalty to Woodbury.
- The Governor disappears for a while, and none of the citizens of Woodbury want to tell her where he has gone.
The Dixon Brothers
- Merle and Daryl are hiking through the woods, foraging for food and failing terribly at it. Daryl hears some cries, and runs to find the source. A family is being attacked by walkers, and are almost overwhelmed and killed when Daryl arrives. Merle reluctantly helps kill the zombies, and takes up his normal asshole personality by attempting to rob them of their food in exchange for efforts. Daryl stops Merle from taking the family’s food and sends the family away.
- Merle and Daryl argue over Daryl’s choice to save the family and how Daryl has become soft–revealing that the brother’s planned on robbing the group of their goods once. Merle pushes Daryl, tearing his shirt, revealing scars all over his back. Merle realizes that their father tortured Daryl as well. Daryl realizes that leaving Rick’s group was a mistake, and heads back to the prison.
And It All Comes Together
- The Governor arrives at the prison with a surprise attack–and kills Axel with a head shot. It all seems hopeless as the Woodbury crew fire assault rifle rounds at the group–ultimately busting through the prison gates with a van full of zombies.
- Glen pulls up in his truck and saves Hershel from being eaten by walkers (again)
- The group holds their ground. Rick is attacked by walkers, and right when it seems that it is lights out for Rick, the Dixon brothers save the day.
- The Governor just looked orgasmic as he fired those shots at Rick’s group. His appearance at the prison was unexpected (at least for this episode) and we as viewers were really able to see just how conniving and vicious this man really is. I wonder if it was the outbreak and loss that brought about the cruelty in the Governor, or if he has always been a cruel man?
- The emotional scenes between Merle and Daryl in this episode were enlightening. There is a nice juxtaposition between the two brothers. Daryl really has a soft spot for children.
- Rick admits to Hershel that he has been seeing visions of Lori and Shane. He seems worried about the visions of Shane, however.
“Andrea..I’m not sure where her loyalties lie..”-The Governor
“You went down to help them even thought you might have died trying? Is that something your sheriff friend taught you?-Merle
“There was a baby!”-Daryl
“I may be the one who is walking away, but you’re the one leaving..again.”-Daryl
“We need you [Rick] now more than ever”-Hershel
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