The Walking Dead

Season 4 Episode 6

Live Bait

63
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 17, 2013 on AMC
8.0
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A familiar face returns as each member of the group struggles to find his or her humanity in a world of constant threats.

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  • one of the worst of the series

    1.0
    This a long drawn out episode, with lots of personal drama, and bad acting. Ofcourse as you come to relize with this show, no progress to the story in whole ofcourse,
  • The Gov stand alone ep

    6.0
    This episode was too long drawn out and boring, it would have been better if it was shown as part of the main show and not as a stand alone.
  • Favorite episode of season 4

    10
    Live bait is my favorite episode of the entire season and it's in my top 5 favorites of the entire series. It was a nice change seeing how other survivors have been living and a nice change away from the prison. Great acting from DM.
  • Deal With It

    8.0
    It was nice seeing the more paternal side of the Governor, even if it feels like they're backtracking a major amount in order to humanize him again. I was really worried when they got in the truck that he was going to head straight for the prison, using them as "live bait" as the title would imply to do... what? I don't know what his plans or goals are now. He's not terribly compelling, but not someone I don't want to see more of, either. He's transitioning and hopefully by next episode we'll know into what. Also, old folks zombies. There's definitely a band name there.moreless
  • Live Bait

    7.0
    Good to have The Governor back. Seeing him in a depressed state made for fun, compelling and unique television, but by the time he got back to his vicious ways I was on board. Interesting and different was this episode.
Audrey Marie Anderson

Audrey Marie Anderson

Lilly Chambler

Guest Star

Meyrick Murphy

Meyrick Murphy

Megan Chambler

Guest Star

Danny Vinson

Danny Vinson

David

Guest Star

Jose Pablo Cantillo

Jose Pablo Cantillo

Caesar Martinez

Recurring Role

Alanna Masterson

Alanna Masterson

Tara Chambler

Recurring Role

Travis Love

Travis Love

Shumpert

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The Govenor gets his new name from spray painted messages on a wall he encounters whilst he has been wandering around on his own for a few months. The messages seem to be painted by family or friends who have returned to update them numerous times, obviously hoping Brian will see them.

      It says "Brian Heriot" and then "we're at home Meet Us which has been crossed out" then "we love you".

      It goes on to say "Do not go home Brian Heriot", "went to Jims for winter" & then "Brian Heriot we're at the YMCA".

      The other side of the building/wall lists people who have died.

    • When asked what his name is by the survivors he meets, the Governor says that it's Brian. In the novel, The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, Brian is in fact the Governor's real name and the name he used back in season three, Phillip, was the name of his brother. The Governor started calling himself Phillip in memory of his brother after he dies.

    • Although credited, Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene), Emily Kinney (Beth Greene), Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese), Sonequa Martin Green (Sasha) & Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. (Bob Stookey) do not appear in this episode. This episode marks the return of David Morrissey as a series regular as The Governor.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Lilly: (treating the Governor's head injury) Feels good to have something to do. Nobody ever mentioned just how boring the end of the world was gonna be.

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