AMC debuted “I Ain’t a Judas,” episode 11 of “The Walking Dead” on Sunday, Feb. 24. After an unsuspected attack on the prison by the Governor, and the surprising return of Daryl Dixon, fans were really looking forward to the next episode. Note that spoilers are ahead if you missed “I Ain’t a Judas” or are not up-to-date with “The Walking Dead.”
“I Ain’t a Judas” begins with the prison group gathered together to plan their next move. Merle is shown locked in one of the cells, he tells the group that they should have left when they had the chance. Rick begins to walk out but is stopped by Hershel who reminds him that Rick once said this was a democracy, so he should own up to it and do something.
The next scene shows Rick surveying the area, he is soon joined by Carl. Carl tells his dad that he should no longer be the leader. That he deserves a rest and should let Daryl and Hershel handle things. [Cue theme]
Back in Woodbury, Milton and the Governor are going over the records of the people in their town. The Governor decides to include men and women 13-years old and older. Milton calmly disagrees, saying that he is talking about children. The Governor tells Milton that adolescence is a 20 century invention, and continues counting the people that will join his army.
Andrea walks in, angry that the Governor lied about leaving her friends alone. The Governor tells her that they attacked first. Andrea tells her that she wants to go to the prison, which the Governor replies that if she goes, she better stay there.
At the prison, Hershel, Michonne, Rick, Glenn, and Daryl are planning on how to clear the walkers from their yards. They decide that they can’t use any ammo, as they must save it for another possible attack. Glenn mentions to Daryl that he doesn’t like Merle being amongst them. Daryl clearly states that he is staying and that’s the end of it. Rick then tells Glenn that he can’t kick Merle out. Glenn tells Rick that he wouldn’t have Rick live with Shane.
Hershel goes to Merle’s cell. They introduce each other and Hershel discusses the story of his lost leg and how grateful he is to Rick. Hershel then pulls out a bible and reads a passage from it. Surprisingly, Merle finishes the passage, saying that Woodbury had a fine library and he misses it. Merle goes on to say, “When the governor returns he is going to kill me first, Michonne, then my brother. Then your girls, Glenn, Carl the baby and whoever else. He’s gonna save Rick for last so he can see his family and friends die. That is who you are dealing with.”
Carol goes to see Daryl in his cell and tells him she is glad that he is back. She also tells Daryl that Merle may be his brother but that he is not good for him.
Andrea asks Milton to help her get to the prison. Milton doesn’t want to at first but Andrea insists. In the meantime, the Governor is in his room and removes the eye patch, this is the first time his eye is seen and he puts on his famous black eye patch. Milton walks in to tell him that Andrea asked him to help her get to the prison. The Governor instructs him to help her and report back to him.
Andrea and Milton are on their way to the prison when they are ambushed by walkers. Out of the bushes, Tyrese appears just in time to save Andrea. Tyrese and his group come face to face with Milton and Andrea.
The scene cuts to Michonne. Merle approaches her wanting to clear the air. He tells her that it was all business and that he was only carrying out orders. Merle leaves hoping that they can move past this.
Back in the woods, Milton is telling Tyrese about Woodbury. Tyrese can’t believe it, and asks if they take in people. Milton says yes and offers to take him and his group back to Woodbury. Andrea decides to continue her way on to the prison alone, so that Milton and the others can go on their way back to the town.
Andrea approaches the prison and is recognized by Carl and Maggie. Before they let her in, Rick asks if she is alone. Andrea shouts that they open the gate, as she is quickly getting surrounded by walkers. Rick opens the gate but the group quickly gathers around her to make sure she is not armed. Rick coldly tells her, “Welcome back.”
Once inside the prison, Carol and Andrea hug. Carol explains that they all thought Andrea was dead. Andrea asks about Shane, Lori and T-Dog. Rick doesn’t allow her to see the rest of the prison, he explains that they were just fine until her boyfriend (the Governor) showed up. Michonne and Andrea catch up. She says she is just trying to bring everyone together. Glenn says they have been taking shit for too long, and that if the Governor wants a war, he is going to get one. Andrea turns to Rick and tries to reason with him. Rick says that the only thing she can do for them, if she really wants to help is get them inside Woodbury. Andrea refuses and leaves the room. Andrea continues to learn the true colors of the Governor and is shocked by the facts.
The Governor meets with Tyrese and the group. He tells the Tyrese and the others that they are welcome to stay as long as they want, offering them food, shelter, and clothes. The Governor also tells them that they are preparing for war. The group tells the Governor that that they would do whatever they can earn their keep, including helping them fight. The Governor learns that Tyrese knows about the prison and Rick. Tyrese tells him that Rick is a whack job and practically pointed a gun at them. Milton asks if they can describe the layout of the prison. Throughout this whole interaction, the Governor has his eye on Sasha.
Andrea hold Judith, and talks to Carol about details of what happened while she was gone. Carol suggests that Andrea kill the Governor in his sleep, Andrea doesn’t reply.
Glenn pulls into the court yard with a car for Andrea, she nods goodbye to everyone and heads off. Later, she approaches Woodbury and is let in. She goes to the Governor’s room to tell him she went to the prison. Andrea explains to him that her friends are living in terrible conditions. The Governor asks if Michonne, Merle, and Rick were in there and that if they sent her back. Andrea says no, that she went back because she wanted to. They kiss.
The prison group are at the cell block in silence. Beth begins to sing. They all enjoy her singing while Daryl, Hershel, and Rick whisper to each other. Rick tells them that he is going on a run tomorrow. Daryl volunteers to go with him but Rick decides to take Michonne and Carl. They go back to silencing to Beth.
Andrea wakes up from the Governor’s bed as he remains asleep. She walks over to him with a knife, but puts it down eventually. She stares out at the moonlight. [End of episode]
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