We start at the prison, where Rick is looking out with binoculars. He sees Michonne and some walkers, and then he again sees what appears to be the ghost of Lori, this time standing at the graves. He goes out to see her, but when he gets there she vanishes and reappears beyond the fence. He runs outside the fence and sees Lori in a white dress, and she touches his face. Meanwhile, Michonne watches Rick apparently making out with thin air, and silently doubts his sanity.
Honestly, as well she should. Rick seemed to get over Lori’s death with one single murder spree through the prison. It makes sense that he’d still be a bit crazy over how things have gone. Rick’s fine as long as there’s a crisis, but the quiet moments seem to be driving him nuts.
At Woodbury, the heavily-armed guards stand at the wall looking for walkers. Inside, the Governor goes to Andrea and compliments her for the inspirational speech she gave to the people. He says he’s not going to retaliate against the prison, and says he’s not fit to lead the people of Woodbury, but Andrea is. He wants her to take over for him for a while.
Daryl and Merle are in the woods hunting for food. Daryl thinks they should go to the prison, but Merle tells him by now, the Governor has probably killed them all.
At the prison, Glenn is organizing them and looking at how to attack Woodbury before the Governor attacks them. He tells Michonne the two of them could end it tonight, but Hershel points out last time even with the element of surprise, they almost died. Hershel says if the Governor’s coming for the prison, they need to be leaving immediately. Glenn says they have a baby now and a hobbled Hershel, so they can’t just run.
Hershel: We can’t stay here.
Glenn: We can’t run.
As Maggie runs off, Glenn finally agrees to stay and reinforce the prison. He realizes though that while they’re all down there talking strategy, no one is on watch.
In Woodbury, the Governor goes to see Milton and makes sure he’s not leaving. He says Martinez is a good soldier who’d take a bullet for him, and Milton says he would also. The Governor doesn’t trust Andrea, though, and tells Milton to keep tabs on her.
In the commercial break, we find out tonight’s “Talking Dead” hashtag will be #visionaryleader, and also that AMC will be rerunning “The Walking Dead” in black-and-white starting on Thursday. It’ll be interesting to see if that draws any ratings.
In Woodbury, Andrea goes to the wall and asks where Martinez is. Karen says he’s left, but won’t tell her anything. Andrea goes to Milton and asks where the Governor is, and Milton is obviously evasive in his answer.
Glenn and Carl come back in, they’ve found the prison boiler room has walkers in it. There are too many walkers around to try and leave, so Glenn says he’ll take Maggie and scout the other end of the prison. She’s in her bedroom cell, and Maggie tells him about the Governor’s assault on her, although she says he didn’t rape her. She says she let it happen because the Governor threatened Glenn, and she throws Glenn out of her cell.
Carol and Axel are fortifying the prison, and he tells her he was arrested for armed robbery, even though he was only robbing a place with a water pistol. She shows him how to load a gun, and they share a flirty moment.
Daryl and Merle are walking through the forest sniping at each other when they hear the cries of a baby. Daryl goes to investigate, even though Merle tells him not to waste his time on strangers.
Merle: Hey, man! I ain’t wasting my employs on a couple of strangers who ain’t never cooked me a meal, or fellaciated my piece. That’s my policy. You’d be wise to adopt it, brother.
Daryl still runs off to help.
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