The Walking Dead

Season 3 Episode 12


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 03, 2013 on AMC
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  • Episode Summary

    Rick leads an expedition to get more weapons after realizing the group is outgunned against the Governor.

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    • Anticlimactic

      Took long enough to bring Morgan back - I've been waiting to see him reappear since Rick left him. And because of how long it was without a thought or word about him, this was an exceedingly anticlimactic throwback. It almost wasn't worth having. Michonne and Carl stole the episode with their little bonding bit - it's the most we've seen from her emotionally, though oddly out of place to have her favor the rainbow cat. I'm going to be disappointed if it doesn't show up again. As for the hitchhiker... the prison group is going to war. They could use all the muscle they can find. Why are they turning away people who could help them? Why is Rick seeking out those who aren't able to help? It'll be interesting to see how it plays out.moreless
    • The hitchhiker.

      Leaving behind the hitchhiker was about making a point (in the story) that such situations lead people to do things they would never have imagined doing.
    • Changing

      I liked the episode except for the fact that they left the hitchhiker behind. I can understand that there is trust issues, why wouldn't there be. But to leave a man behind, any man , weather you know him or not is just cruel. At that point they became no better than the Governor. He has no trouble killing, zombie or human.
    • Clear

      A better episode than most this season, but the problem continues to be with the acting here. For all parties involved, it was just not good enough to pull off one of these moral quandry stories, the show appears hell-bent on giving us.
    • The Hitchhiker

      The tragedy of Rick's group ignoring the hitchhiker was too heavy-handed. I can understand that the prison family (reflecting Rick's paranoia) may be reluctant to trust outsiders. However, if they cannot maintain sufficient human empathy to emerge as an alternative to the Governor's manipulative behavior, the coming battle at the end of the world will just be a brainless street brawl between two gangs of sociopaths. Something I have no interest in watching. So how about bringing Rick and comrades back into the light please?moreless
    Russ Comegys

    Russ Comegys


    Guest Star

    Lennie James

    Lennie James

    Morgan Jones

    Special Guest Star

    Scott Wilson

    Scott Wilson

    Hershel Greene

    Recurring Role

    Melissa McBride

    Melissa McBride

    Carol Peletier

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • After Rick subdues Morgan who has attacked him, he tries to help Morgan remember who he is by saying that Morgan found him "last year" in Rick's front yard. Although the story's chronology is not synchronized with the series' calendar timeline, surely it has been more a year since Rick last saw Morgan.

        *Actually, it is more likely to be slightly less than a year since Rick last saw Morgan. As Judith's parentage is questioned, we can assume that Lori became pregnant around the time Rick found her and Carl. (Again assuming she stopped sleeping with Shane once Rick returned.) Lori gave birth prematurely to Judith, so she would have been pregnant for less than 38 weeks. It also does not appear to have been more than 3 months since Lori's death (considering Judith's growth/development.) So unless Rick wandered for some months before meeting up with Glenn in Atlanta, it would have been nearly a year since Rick last saw Morgan.

      • Goof: At 40:49 Michonne is wearing a crossbow on her back. When the camera angle changes, the crossbow is already in the car as she is shutting the hatch.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Carl: I had to shoot you. You know I had to, right? I'm sorry.
        Morgan: Hey, son. Don't ever be sorry.

      • Morgan: Your boy. Is he dead?
        Rick: No.
        Morgan: No? He will be. See, 'cause people like you, the good people, they always die. And the bad people do, too. But the weak people, the people like me…we have inherited the earth.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Although credited, Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon), David Morrissey (The Governor), Melissa McBride (Carole Peletier) & Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene) do not appear in this episode.

      • Original International Airdates:
        Finland: March 10, 2013 on FOX
        Slovakia: March 23, 2013 on JOJ Plus
        Sweden: April 28, 2013 on Kanal 11

      • Viewership: 11.2 million viewers

    • ALLUSIONS (0)