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The Walking Dead Recap

AMC has done it again! When I say “it”, I mean leaving me speechless at the end of an episode. Last night’s The Walking Dead definitely did not disappoint. We began in Woodbury, where the Governor spoke with Andrea about taking over his responsibilities for a period of time. He claims that he needs to get his mind back and after her stirring speech to the citizens about staying strong the Governor feels that she is the woman for the job. Andrea looks perplexed while the Governor leaves her to think about his offer. The Governor then meets with Milton to explain that he needs his utmost loyalty—and that after what happened with Merle betraying Woodbury, he is not sure who he can trust.

Meanwhile at the prison, Rick has lost it. He is seen searching for Lori, and amidst the search, he leaves the friendly confines of the fenced-in area. Hershel hobbles down to where he is, and tries to talk him back into the safe zone. Unfortunately, Rick is not willing to return at this time. Glen has also left the prison grounds to search the outside area of the prison to see if any walkers are getting in thru a different entrance.

Rick's vision of bridal Lori (photo courtesy of tv.com)

Rick’s vision of bridal Lori (photo courtesy of tv.com)

It then cuts back to Daryl and Merle who are searching for food in the woods. There is a constant argument going on between the brothers about why Merle left Daryl as a child. It is then revealed thru scars on Daryl’s back that both brothers were abused by their parents. Out of the blue, Daryl hears what he thinks is a baby crying. They make their way to the sound and see a Hispanic family fighting off some walkers, but not doing well. Daryl saves the Mom and baby, and Merle even helps fight them off too. Merle begins to rob the people in broad daylight until Daryl aims his crossbow at him and tells him to leave them alone. Daryl then decides it is time to go back to the prison, with or without his brother.

The brothers are ready to save a child (photo courtesy of www.sfx.co.uk)

The brothers are ready to save a child (photo courtesy of http://www.sfx.co.uk)

Back at the prison, we see Axel finally begin to open up and talk about his story. He is outside with the others in the group talking to Carol when he takes a bullet in the head! The camera zooms to the edge of the woods, showing the Governor thru a rifle scope. He has led a group from Woodbury to attack those at the prison. Rick and Hershel are quickly pinned down with fire, unable to get clear shots off at the attackers. Carl, Maggie, and Carol fight back and are able to shoot down one attacker who got into one of the guard towers. All of the sudden, a truck starts busting thru the gates of the prison, and parks in the open area. The back door of the truck opens and walkers start pouring out. As my beautiful wife stated, “the Governor just dropped a zombie bomb on them!” The Governor then makes his exit, as Rick tries to get back into the gates—only to be completely surrounded by walkers…until Daryl and Merle come to the rescue! Glen comes to the rescue of Hershel who was stuck in the field by himself.

Rick Grimes is pinned down under heavy fire (photo courtesy of imbd.com)

Rick Grimes is pinned down under heavy fire (photo courtesy of imbd.com)

The episode ends leaving a lot of questions…who is really in charge at Woodbury? Will the group take back Merle? Will they have to leave the prison? Will Rick get his act together? Will they attack the Governor? Stay tuned to find out!


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Return of the Walking Dead (warning: contains spoilers!)

Last night, the 2nd half premiere of “The Walking Dead” took place, ending a hiatus from December, and helping end the misery of fans everywhere that have missed watching the living fight the dead. However, it wasn’t the EPIC premiere that most fans were looking for.

We began back in the middle of the night at Woodbury; the mysterious town ran by the Governor. Badly wounded in one eye, the Governor decides to pit Daryl and Merle against each other in a fight to the death. During the fight, Rick and Maggie sneak back into town and attack the guards around the fight. Many shots and smoke grenades later, Daryl and Merle escape town with Rick and Maggie. However, some walkers find a hole in the walls in Woodbury and decide to look for a snack.

Daryl and Merle before the "fight to the death"

Daryl and Merle before the “fight to the death”-photo courtesy of screencrush.com

After escaping Woodbury thru the woods, Rick, Maggie, Daryl, and Merle make it back to where Michonne and Glen are waiting. Upon seeing Merle, Glen and Michonne are up in arms, ready to take him out. Rick is able to hold them down and then debate with Daryl the pros and cons of having Merle come back to the prison. Ultimately it is decided that there is no way that Merle can re-join the group. Daryl makes the tough decision to get some supplies and leave with his brother.

Meanwhile, in Woodbury the town is in revolt. The people cannot believe that so many lives were lost. The guards will not let them out of the town, and then a walker shows up and chomps on a couple townsfolk. The Governor then makes a quick appearance and leaves Andrea to calm the fears of the town.

Andrea speaking to the citizens of Woodbury-photo courtesy of tvequals.com

Andrea speaking to the citizens of Woodbury-photo courtesy of tvequals.com

Upon arrival at the prison, Rick meets the new group of people. He clearly states that they cannot trust anyone else who shows up at this point—and that they must leave. Hershel pulls Rick to the side and disagrees with his analysis. Hershel’s point is that they need all the help they can get, especially with a possible war with the Governor approaching. Rick is pondering this tough decision, until he sees a figure on the catwalk above him. The figure is his wife, Lori. However, it is an apparition. No one else can see anything up there. Rick begins to scream at her when Glen rushes the other group out of the prison for their own safety.

So, will Daryl return? Will the other group be admitted in? Will Rick go insane? What does the ghost of Lori want? Will the Governor come to seek revenge? What side will Andrea or Daryl take? There are a lot of questions to be answered this half of the season…tune in to AMC at 9:00PM EST on Sunday nights to find out!


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