The Walking Dead

Season 3 Episode 4

Killer Within

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 04, 2012 on AMC

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  • lives might

    Lives might be put in jeopardy, but do we get a major death, ofcourse not, even 3 seasons later no major deaths has occured.
  • I CRIED!

    I don't always do episodes reviews, but OH MY GOD! I thought the first few episodes of this season were a little slow, but the episode. I don't quite know how to write my feelings about this, but it just got me. I was crying at the end. I really loved the pace, and it moved the plot of the season along really nicely. I knew Lori died, and it still got me, and I didn't see it coming.
  • C-Section

    Awww, T-dog! Should have known after the appearance of other African-American characters. Can't have more than one token black person. And what the heck - making me care about Andrea for a few minutes. Unfortunately, the baby wasn't stillborn, though it did take Lori out. Or at least we assume, as they didn't show us. Based on the scarf, I assume Carol went as well, making this a nice loss episode early on in the season. I wouldn't be surprised if they move from the prison soon. Decent episode, awesome grief.
  • Amazing Job!

    My favorite episode so far. Unexpected deaths are what made it great, i know some of us were attached to the characters but its a zombie apocalypse and whether we like it or not, not everyone can survive. Carl is one of the of those characters that were truly hated during season two and what he did during this episode made him bad-ass, he did what had to be done. In the other hand Lori was not able to get to the likable list but her birth scene was fantastic. Then comes Tdog who was barely seen for two seasons and when given more scenes his time was cut short, but we can not complain he saved someone and for that we will remember him. The writers have really stepped up this season, done an amazing job and finally got the hint that season two was a snore-fest.

    So I did call for T's head to roll and have a gracious exit just after the previous episode. Am afraid my wish was granted. BEST DEATHS EVER! Two characters bagged with two painfully awesome death scenes (probably one of the most gruesome an touching zombiepocalypse deaths ever) in one heart stopping episode. I know I felt my heart racing at the beginning and end of Season 2's zombie fest, but this is by far the best ZOMBIE ATTACK on EARTH!. I was an inch close to gouging my eyes and ripping my heart out of my own body. I can't even review this episode right. Am just babbling how much I love this episode. JUST AWESOME!!!!
  • Oh God!

    This was incredible....simply the end of this episode, I was crying as if I have lost these characters myself..........Best episode of ANY TV SHOW by a LONG MILE!
  • Wowzer


    We lost so many characters in this episode and some of my favorites, T-dog among them. Laurie's' loss was an emotional one and Carl having to deal with the "clean up" was very strong and disturbing.
  • Killer Within

    Killer Within was a heart wrenching and very exhilarating episode of The Walking Dead. I really enjoyed watching because the story was awesome and had lots of great character and plot development. It was awesome to see some zombie action but very sad to see what happened to one of the main characters. There were a few touching and very emotional scenes. It was awesome to see Carl have flash backs and grow up the hard way. The ending was beautiful yet sad. I liked how every thing played out and look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!!!
  • Very emotional

    I admit that by the end of Killer Within I had tears in my eyes. This has to be one of the best episodes of Walking Dead since so much emotion was involved as well as IronE Singleton (T-Dog) and Sarah Wayne Callies' (Lori Grimes) acting was fantastic. It's a shame two great characters were killed off as they had big parts, though I think T-Dog deserved to have a storyline for himself. You'd have to admire Carl shooting his own mum, I'd never be able to do that. Chandler Riggs (Carl) is excellent the way he is able to put so much emotion into his acting. I cannot wait to see the next episode!

  • In response to the death of major characters..

    First to the guy wondering if they are 'cutting short to end the WD tv show'.. the answer is, most definitly not. I highly suggest reading the graphic novels which is much different than the TV series but if you did, you would know that characters in the WD die left and right. **kind of a spoiler** Many of the characters you think will live forever will die. This is what makes the GN and TV show so good, is that they do not hold back anything. It is one of the most pseudo-realistic zombie apocalypse stories ever written, in my opinion. Not to mention the ratings for the show are off the charts. So no, I don't think the show is going to be cancelled any time soon. I actually think we will see many more seasons to come.

    Just for the record, reading the graphic novels will not ruin the show and watching the show will not ruin the graphic novels. But like most movies/shows, the books are always better. You think the show goes overboard? oh man, you have no idea ;) So if you like the show, you are totally missing out if you haven't check out the GNs.
  • the beggining of the end?

    As major characters are put off the show, with unexpected dead... I wonder if they are cutting short to end the walking dead TV show...

  • Intense

    I have to admit this is an intense episode and I have like 5 day delay due to a surfing trip in a resort with poor wifi speed but yeah! killing lorie is relieving but as a medical practitioner, how will that baby survive? I mean they barely have food to eat but I guess we will see in the coming episodes. I remember crying while watching this, laughing and when I realized it's not just Lori that is dying I found myself speechless. I also love Magie now, I remember her from an annoying episode from Supernatural but surely she redeemed herself in TWD. I love the tension and the suspense. Keep it coming yet , I realized that we are halfway through the season :( now, this made me realized some crappy tv shows get 24 episodes but good ones have 10-12 like Game of thrones and dexter, anyone?
  • Made me cry.

    When Carl had to shoot his mom and the way Rick reacted to it just made me lose it. Kinda sad that Lori died so early in the season though. Would have hoped she would have at least made it for a couple more episodes even if she was like unconsious or something. But other all the episode was great and a real attention getter.
  • Revolving Cast Door

    One thing I like about this show is the number of characters that come and go. With that said, SPOILER...... Lori dies and I like that, But a baby.. That's like walking around with a snack size siren
  • What a great episode!

    This episode was great. This is one of my favorites episodes of the season. The performances were amazing and the end was just shocking. I loved it
  • Sacrifice

    Wow. This was a great episode and one of the most gut wrenching to watch. First off, T-Dog's death was the most tear jerking part of the episode for me. Laurie's scene was well acted by Sarah and seeing Maggie cut her open with the dirty knife was brutal and Carl nonchalantly killing her and the efficient flashback to Rick's no more kid stuff speech last season. This was pretty darn good for only the fourth episode and Michonne playing detective on the Governor showed that she is just as efficient in mind as she is in sword and Andrea trying to stay while Michonne is trying to get out the door. The flashing in between Woodbury and building up Merle to go looking for Daryl eventually and the Governor hitting golf balls into the street was reminiscent of Fight Club which made me smile. Anyway, fantastic episode and some great acting for Andrew Lincoln, Sarah, and the tragic "Go!" shouting of T-Dog after Carol runs out the door and made me lament how he had survived with so little characterization and when he finally had a seeming conscious with not putting the inmates out on the road. Also the black inmate shooting the thought to be dead one from last week and then handing the gun over to Rick really solidified just which side he's on. Hope other episodes will keep the pace going but at this rate we'll be down to Rick and Carl by midseason.
  • OMG !

    Incredible episode that had me sadly affected. Man, didn't see it or ahem, them coming. Beyond Brilliant ! Cannot wait for the next episode to see how on zombie earth they're gonna tie this season up nicely. I dun think I could ever recalled a major series where they nicked off so many main characters so early in the season. Guess downsizing can happen anywhere anytime apocalyptic too. Yikes!
  • Amazing!


    In this episode we return to the prison where someone is seriously being a douche; opening gates, ringing alarms and placing animal intestines all over the place. Maggie, Lori and Carl end up in the prison, T-Dog and Carol end up in another part of the prison, Beth and Hershel lock themselves in a small fenced area while Rick, Oscar and Daryl try to find and shut down the emergency generators.

    T-Dog got bitten and he realized that he wasn't going to make it and made it his final mission to get Carol to safety. And I really hope Carol is alive.. Just so T's sacrifice didn't go to waste. T-dog died like a hero and I think he deserved because of the second season. ( And yes I consider it a sacrifice... even though he was bitten )

    Rick, Oscar and Daryl manage to find the generator room and find out that the presumed dead Andrew was the one playing games and getting people killed. Oscar seems redeem himself a spot in the group while Daryl is being a badass as usual and keeping the generator room's door shut and killing zombies in the process.

    Meanwhile in Woodbury, the Governor manages to make Andrea feel so safe that she is starting to question Michonne's judgement (Though I can't blame her. If I didn't read the comics I would stay at Woodbury too) and Andrea gives Merle the location of Hershel's farm stating that she would want the same if it was her in Merle's situation. I have to say that Merle doesn't seem like such an asshole in the 3rd season... Maybe he has learned a thing or two.

    TWD made an attempt to make Lori a better character and they were slowly pulling it off and then they decided to kill her off. Which to me felt like it happened too soon. I expected them to use the first half of the season to make Lori a fine member of the group and then kill her when she'd reached some sort of a fanbase so it surprised me profoundly. Great acting on Sarah Wayne Callies' behalf... One of the most touching scenes in the series and followed by such a bloody end. And great job by Chandler Riggs and Lauren Cohan. I seriously think that Cohan's Maggie has been near perfect in the 3rd season and Chandler's Carl has gotten a bit darker, more serious and more awesome.

    The final scene was so paralyzing that forgot to breath during it... As Rick sees Maggie carrying a baby and Carl carrying a weapon, I think he realizes two things A) Lori is dead B) Carl was the one who finished her off. And it was just so heartwrenching to watch. I can only say: Bravo Andrew Lincoln... Bravo!

    Season 2 left me with low expectations for the show but NOPE it is actually fantastic. I love the way it can turn from peace to mayhem in seconds and that no character is truly safe. They draw out the character death so you still believe they will live then NOPE all hope is torn away. I was sad to see T-Dog go but it was worth it to get rid of Lori I mean holy shit thank god she is gone, now we can just hope that Rick will go on a murderous rampage and kill Carl. Also I hope the prisoner with the moustache joins the group, I like him. The other guy can come too.

    Also I totally called that guy coming back to haunt them I totally friggen called that.
  • Mayhem & Misery

    I think this is the best start to a season that this show has had. I love the new setting and also the new, separate plots. I'm sure they'll both run into each other somewhere down the line but never the less I'm looking forward to following them unfold. As for the episode though...Incredibly fast paced, exciting, yet harrowing capture my general feelings this week. I can't quite believe that we lost TWO main characters however, it looks like we've gained two more in the form of (ex) cons so that should be interesting. Can't wait til next week!! :)
  • best episode so far

    it was sad that lori died but after reading the comic book series i knew it was coming but in the comic book she gets shot holding the baby and the bullet goes through both of them killing them
  • Lori is alive!!

    Carol escaped and found Lori and stitched her up (she was practicing on the zombies remember). Carl did not shoot her as Lori told him not to do anything that felt wrong!!! Called it and its in writing so give praise where praise is due next week baby:)
  • Intense

    The plot is turning out to be fantastic this season. I'm enjoying the diversity between switching from the 'village' - especially the governor - and the original survivors. The zombie action is brilliant, but it's not mindless, it's coexisting with a fantastic storyline which is keeping me excited for every second of the show.

    Let's get the deaths out of the way - they were needed. I loved T-Dog but his actual development was going nowhere, that includes Lori's as well. The deaths were well timed, Rick was beggining to have some sort of emotion for Lori, which emphasises even more how much it will effect him. Carl has grown unbelievably fast, definitely hardened by the environment he's had to adapt in - but maybe too much, he displayed NO emotion after killing his mother (albeit, it was for the best), but it may come back in a cathartic manner later on in the show.

    David Morrisey's character is fantastic, constantly keeping me intrigued due to how cunning and ruthless he is. Be interesting when the survivors and him come head to head.

    My ONLY complaint of the show at the moment is Michonne, she's very boring to watch, hopefully we'll see an interesting side to her soon.

    Finally, bravo Andrew Lincoln!
  • Killer Within

    Best episode so far. May I remind you all that till now season 3 has provided us with so many zombie action in EVERY episode. Great twists and switching between the new characters of the village and the original characters of the series (which have been improving evidently this season) create a new dynamic in the series. Not to speak even about the tension with the inmates, this storyline is even scarier than the zombie action, which is done fantasticly. Great work keep it up.
  • Amazing episode

    The plot just keeps on getting more twisted and the acting was solid i held back the tears near the end because i was watching it with family but if i was alone i would have let them roll! ..... episode 5 is to far away now.
  • Where's Carol? **SPOILER**

    Great episode with many "cast changes". The Governor continues to reveal himself as the creepiest survivor around and Mich is that much closer to going medieval on him. A very hectic and nerve-wracking episode and I agree the acting was solid, too.


    Finding Carol's scarf isn't the same as finding Carol so I'm hoping they resolve this and maybe show her having gotten lost or trapped outside the prison where she can be rescued. It would be awful if they wrote her out without any sort of send-off at all. I expect to see her again in the next week or so and I also hope it's not the way we saw Sophia again. T-Dog went the way I expected him to but after all this time I was beginning to think he'd become a permanent character. Just goes to show that none of the cast it all that permanent so they must look at each week's new script with a hint of worry that they'll be leaving.

    I for one was tired of the Rick-Lori story line, he clearly couldn't get over the multi-layered betrayal so I'm glad that's over and they couldn't exactly have Rick die without the entire group disintegrating so bye bye Lori. As with Shane, having Carl step in to finish things will probably be too much for some but this isn't an after-school special, its the zombie apocalypse and he can't afford to be a whiny dependent child.
  • "The Killer Inside" was a great foreshadow

    Great episode. The series has just been reset and there are a lot of moving parts to keep you guessing.
  • I got no imagination for titles

    Maaan! That was the best episode so far for ME. It kept getting more and more intense every second! And to the guy below me who said that was the worst acting on televison, DUDE, it was the complete opposite of what you said. Andrew made me cry so bad in the end. I'm shocked on how perfect this episode was, keep it coming AMC!!!
  • The Worst Acting on Television

    This episode was not terrible, but it continues the streak of having the worst acting on television. Andrew Lincoln's, "Oh, no!!!" at the end made me embarrassed to be watching this show. I am glad they finally disposed of some characters, to keep the threat of the zombies alive, but the acting needs to improve.

    Figured people would overrate this episode though.
  • Epic Epicness

    One of the best eps of any series I've seen, and it wasn't even a season or series finale. I can't believe I cried watching a zombie show! Keep 'em coming!
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