Next thing ya know, Carl’s locked them in. They’ll be safe, and will have access to food and water. New Gal 2 (now the only new gal) begs him to open the door, but Tyrese says this is the best they’ve had it in weeks/they have to respect Carl/they don’t want any trouble. Tyrese seems to meet this group’s rational one quota. Looks like there’s a new sheriff in town….and he’s 10. And I wish he’d take off that ridiculous hat.
Woodbury’s doctor tells Gov. his gouged out eyeball “doesn’t look good.” Writers, sometimes it’s okay to let us ascertain things for ourselves. We’re pretty capable. Gov. sob stories that Michonne came back to kill him, and he cannot IMAGINE why, being that he’s just an inspirational person with a heart of gold.
Milton and Merle enter with some other STD representatives to inform Gov. the heathens made it over the wall, but they can go after them in the morning, setting up what a ½ season war with our crew. Yes, our guys have escaped but still seem to be within the Woodbury city limit. No sign of Daryl yet, but Michonne shows up. She’s lost Rick’s trust, and he scolds her like a disappointed parent. Listen, she never said she was going to stay with you the entire time, and it’s always been clear she has her own agenda. But I can see how her actions do seem rather sketchy. Perhaps not the wisest way to play your hand, Mich, but we can still be BFFLs. Rick tries to send her on her merry way, but she calls his bluff. Half the people he brought on this mission are dead, hurt, or missing.
The governor is inciting a crowd of bloodthirsty townspeople – the possibility of blood and violence certainly snap them out of their usual stupor – and wow, Gov. is really good at hate mongering. He is using allllll the right buzzwords/propaganda. To the nutjobs in Woodbury, I’m sure all they here is: ……promise…..safe……endure…..terrorists…….we were lied to/betrayed. The rest of what he’s saying, as well as any of their own thoughts resembling common sense, probably sound like the adults from Charlie Brown.
Suddenly, he brings out Merle, saying it was he who betrayed them. Oh snap! I was NOT expecting that! I am waiting for D-train to bust in and save the day when THEY BRING HIM OUT AS A PRISONER NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
The brothers Dixon face each other for the first time in many moons.
Reunited and it feels so good…
Andrea also seems to (finally) sense something is amiss.
Wow, you sure miss a lot of key facts when you’re out whoring around.
Also, was this guard or whatever wearing pants?!
The Gov, suddenly recovered from the weepy, “heartfelt” monologue he delivered just moments ago, wants to know what they should do with them. Everyone gets all Hunger Games (all we’re missing is the cornucopia) and calls for their immediate execution. The episode closes with the Gov. telling Merle, “You wanted your brother. Hey, you got him” and looking even more like a Grade-A psychopath than usual.