The Walking Dead

Season 3 Episode 8

Made to Suffer

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 02, 2012 on AMC
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    "Made to Suffer" was way more about people than zombies, and it was still great.

  • Episode Summary

    New threats to the Prison survivors arise while the Woodbury population readies for a new danger.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Black and White

      8.0
      Points to this episode for actually getting me to care about the Governor for a few minutes. Maggie summed up the episode best when she lamented on how they've forgotten just what humans are capable of, that the walkers aren't the worst things they come across in life. It was a decent cliffhanger, pitting Murl and Darryl against each other while simultaneously revealing to Andrea who the "terrorists" are. It was a little over-written and overly satiric for the Governor to use the word like Bush did - in bad taste, even, but it set the right tone for the town.moreless
    • The Governor, a "political leader"

      8.0
      Excellent depiction of "The Governor," an archetypal "political leader," lying, manipulative demagogue.



      The Governor represents every mainstream pol since recorded history, but especially since 9/11.



      Initiates flagrant aggression against others. When karma manifests in the form of political blowback, he acts the innocent victim. He is worse than the walkers.



      Andrea, wake up. Open your eyes.



      Michonne may be surly and inarticulate, unable to explain what's wrong with the SOB. But you should be able to see it with your own eyes and feel it in your gut.moreless
    • An episode with more painful injuries than before

      10
      The bastards! The title of Made To Suffer suits us fans as well since they're making us wait two months after a brilliant cliffhanger! I thought Made To Suffer was a brilliant episode, just as all the rest are. Yet again, they managed to pull off superb acting and plots that had me yelling at Michonne, "DO IT! Slice and dice the Governor's daughter for me!" The part with Axel mistaking Carol for a lesbian had me laughing though.



      Please, just don't kill off Daryl!moreless
    • Decoded

      10
      The second the only - formal - couple of this show is about to get killed, Rick's gang come to the rescue and they want blood as badly as Michonne wants revenge. And revenge she gets, as she slain Penny's remains right in front of her father. Deprived of his last source of humanity, the Governor is decoded in front of our very eyes and he wants blood as badly as Merle wanted to reunite with his brother. Before the night is over, they both may get just what they wanted.



      Oblivious to Daryl's fate, Carol remains in the prison waiting for a man that might never return.moreless
    • Made to Suffer

      6.5
      It was probably better than most this season, but I still get the feeling that year three of The Walking Dead has been about nonsensical violence and less about recapturing the vision of the original concept.



      And then the acting is still subpar all the way around on the show. Better than most, but just still not that great.
    Alexa Nikolas

    Alexa Nikolas

    Haley

    Guest Star

    Donzaleigh Abernathy

    Donzaleigh Abernathy

    Dr. Stevens

    Guest Star

    Cherie Dvorak

    Cherie Dvorak

    Donna

    Guest Star

    Melissa McBride

    Melissa McBride

    Carol Peletier

    Recurring Role

    Emily Kinney

    Emily Kinney

    Beth Greene

    Recurring Role

    Lew Temple

    Lew Temple

    Axel

    Recurring Role

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