the walking dead recapping: welcome to the tombs

Previously on The Walking Dead: This Sorrowful Life

It’s finally here! The season finale! Although I am distraught about having to wait til October for season four, this episode set up a wait that is worthwhile.

  • The Governor is torturing Milton, after he has figured out it was him who set the pit of zombies ablaze and ultimately betraying his plan against Andrea. The Governor then takes Milton to Andrea, and gives him the ultimatum: either kill Andrea and leave the room alive, or die in the room and ultimately kill Andrea as a zombie. Milton turns on the Governor, who obviously knew that it was coming, and leaves a dying Milton. Andrea is now in a race against time to free herself with some pliers before Milton dies and reanimates.
  • The Governor rallies up his troops to fight against the “enemies” at the prison, claiming that they are responsible for the deaths of eight of his men. Tyreese speaks up and says he refuses to fight against people.
  • The people at the prison are seen packing up their belongings into (a very nice and clean) vehicle. Carl is seemingly pissed off about this. Michonne approaches Rick, saying that she understood that Rick had to contemplate the Governor’s deal about her, and she does not hold any hard feelings against him and thanks him for taking her into the group.
  • The Governor and his troops storm the prison. The find it seemingly deserted and decide to investigate further. Once inside the “tombs” (aka the lower levels of the prison) they are attacked by smoke bombs and walkers. The prison group did not abandon the prison after all! Glen and Maggie assault the invaders while the others fight as well until they retreat. In the woods, Hershel, Beth, and Carl stand watch. A young boy from Woodbury is running away in fear, which promotes Carl to shoot him in cold blood.
  • The Governor chases after his troops on the road. They openly question his reasons, claiming that they will only attack walkers, not people. The Governor responds by nonchalantly shooting them all, leaving them all dead except for Karen, who hides under a corpse for protection.
  • The prison group return. Hershel informs Rick of Carl’s gunning down of the boy. Rick refuses to acknowledge it at first, until he has a talk with Carl. Carl claims that he did what had to be down, because Dale, Lori, and Merle all died because his father refuses to take out potential threats.
  • Rick and a few other members decide to leave the prison and find the Governor, with Glen, Maggie, and Carol behind to defend the prison if the Governor returns. During their trip, they stumble upon the Governor’s massacre, and meet Karen, who explains what happens. They ultimately decide to go to Woodbury, where they meet up with Tyreese. After realizing what the Governor did to Andrea, and how she didn’t make it to the prison, they go off looking for her. They eventually do find her, with a reanimated (yet dead) Milton. Andrea has been bitten and is running out of time. She apologizes to Rick, claiming she did because she did not want to see anyone die. She asks for Rick’s gun, and the others leave while Andrea commits suicide with Michonne by her side for comfort.
  • Rick returns to the prison with the remaining members for Woodbury. Rick realizes that his hallucinations of Lori have finally gone away.

Thoughts

  • It has already been confirmed that the Governor is going to return to season four as a regular. This means that he is going to come back even more insane and homicidal than he ever has before.
  • Although we did not get the epic showdown between the two groups, we did get a nice set up for more battles and revenge to come in season four.
  • Rick’s realization that the hallucinations for Lori are gone could signify that his conscience is clear, as he has finally decided to let the group have a say in their survival and has allowed himself to trust other individuals.
  • I’m sure many of us were waiting for Andrea’s death, since besides Lori, she was one of the most annoying characters. However, I have to point out that if Andrea had not made her decisions the way she did, we would not have had the evil Governor that we have right now, which I think will be good for season 4.


Quotes:

“In this world, you kill or die. Or, you die and kill.”-The Governor.

“What would Penny think of you?”-Milton

“She would be scared, but she would still be alive if I had been like this all along.”-The Governor

When not obsessively catching up with current and ’90′s television shows, aliciawrites19 enjoys nerding out to her favorite books and learning survival skills from horror films.

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