This episode of the Walking Dead starts with Hershel and Rick in the car and Daryl on his bike, they are armed and on the move. It seems that Hershel has some sort of device on his missing leg and is driving. Rick and Daryl are near Woodbury and Rick comes across the Governor in building alone. The Governor puts his hands up and tells Rick that they have a lot to talk about. Everything is a little confusing, was this a set up meeting of sorts? If so why would the Governor be alone, or is he not alone like Rick is not actually alone?
The men stand face to face and the Governor seems to be trying to make Rick believe that he is there to talk and removes his guns and sets them on the table and asks that Rick does the same. Wisely, Rick does not remove his guns as when the Governor sits down he has a gun under the table. Outside Daryl expresses to Hershel that something doesn’t feel right and that is when a car load of the Governors men, including Andrea pulls up. Andrea seems to have asked the men to come together to talk. The men outside do not seem to be getting along once Andrea has gone inside.
At the prison we find that Glenn is passing out ammunition and giving instructions but Merle doesn’t seem to agree with them. It seems that Merle doesn’t agree with Rick’s decision to go talk to the Governor and that they should just go kill the Governor. Merle doesn’t seem to be happy that his brother has gone with Rick and he is now on the side lines. Michonne tries to reinforce that they are there at the prison doing what Rick and Daryl asked them to do and that they should stick to the plan. Carl pipes up to tell Merle that his Dad can take care of things and Merles response is less than acceptable to Maggie who lets Merle know that he shouldn’t say things that elude to Rick dying to Carl.
In the talk going on between Rick and the Governor, Andrea seems to try to talk some sense into the two men and keep them from fighting. Rick presents his proposal to the Governor giving them each sides and land that they can be on. The Governor makes it clear that he is not there to negotiate and tells Andrea to leave. Both men are armed and sitting at the table when one of the Governors men closes the door to the building.
Rick chats with the Governor and the Governor tells Rick that it was Merle who kidnapped Glenn and Maggie. The Governor is sneaky and knows how to get at Rick by talking to him about the baby and how its possible that the baby might not be Rick’s. The men outside are having their own talk when a strange noise gets their attention. Walkers are wondering towards them and Andrea leads the way as the boys start to wonder farther away and take them out. Daryl and one of the Governors men get to talking a bit and they seem to have a bit of an understanding with each other. Milton and Hershel also seem to be hitting it off as they sit out side talking about Hershel’s missing leg.
Inside the building Rick and the Governor continue their talk and discuss what to do. The Governor seems to be making it very clear that he is not going to stand down and intends to kill everyone he knows. In a heartfelt moment the Governor tells Rick about how his wife dies before the zombies. It would seem that the Governor is making a wound on Rick by plucking at his heart and he is slowly pouring salt and lemon juice on it.
Glenn is working on a cage of some sort at the prison and when he goes back inside he finds Merle packing up some guns. Maggie tries to argue with him but Merle is determined to leave. This puts Merle and Glenn at odds with each other and they get into a scuffle that is broken up when Beth fires one shot into the air. Its very rare to see Beth with a gun and the shot really seems to shock them all.
Hershel excuses himself from his conversation with Milton and seems to be very concerned over Andrea and the amount of stress that she is under while she tries to keep the two sides from fighting. Andrea didn’t know that anything had happened between the Governor and Maggie. Through tears she tells Hershel that she cant go back to Woodbury and that she knows she doesn’t belong. She is reminded by Hershel that she is family but that if she goes back with them then she cant keep going back and forth.
The Governor tells Rick that he knows that they just brought back a big stash of guns and that he knows that this would be a big fight. In a strange moment the Governor tells Rick that he has something that he wants and that if he gives it to him that he will leave them alone. He takes his eye patch off and tells Rick that he wants Michonne. That complicates things a bit as she has really become one of them and part of their group. The question from the Governor weighs on Rick’s mind heavily. If he gives the Governor Michonne then he may leave them alone but who can really trust the Governor?
Back at the prison Merle tells Michonne that he is going to go to where Rick and the Governor are and asks her to come with him, but she wont go. Glenn and Maggie get a few minutes alone outside, things are still awkward between them. They get a chance to talk a little about what happened to them at Woodbury. For the first time in a long time we see the passion between them spark again but the walkers break up the moment. The close themselves and in and get down to business, but they are supposed to be on watch.
Rick and the Governor continue their talk and Rick explains that he doesn’t understand why the Governor is so bent on revenge to Michonne. However, the Governor seems to be stuck on getting Michonne or killing everyone Rick knows. Wisely, Rick questions if the Governor would stand by his word. The Governor gives Rick two days to decide on what to do and leaves. As everyone packs up we see Andrea leave with the Governor.
The two groups return to their homes. At the prison Daryl leas the way and the group reenters the prison yard. In Woodbury you can see that Andrea is perplexed and the Governor starts handing out orders on how he plans to take out the prison group. It seems a fight is coming no matter what. Rick tells the prison group that he talked to the Governor and that he wants the prison and wants them all dead. He then makes the announcement that they are going to war. It’s a frightening reality but it is what they now face.
Hershel talks to Rick about how the group is handling things. Rick tells Hershel that the Governor wants Michonne as a way out of the war but is sure that the Governor would come after them anyway. Michonne seems to have earned her way into the tight nit group. In a moment of fear for what he is doing Rick looks to Hershel to try an talk him out of fighting.
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