The Walking Dead

Season 3 Episode 9

The Suicide King

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 10, 2013 on AMC

Episode Recap

The episode opens right where it left off from the last show. Merle and Daryl are at the mercy of the crowd who wants their lives. The Governor decides to let them fight it out and let the winner go free. After a cheap shot from Merle, Daryl and him fight it out but neither believe what the Governor has said. Joining up, they defend themselves from the Walkers being led out to them.

Rick and Maggie suddenly attacks the gathering and saves Merle and Daryl. Due to his injuries, Glenn is back at the car with Michonne. Without any further problems, Rick and the others arrive at the car where Michonne and Glenn are furious because Merle is with them.

Merle will not be coming back with them. Rick and Glenn are set on that but not Daryl. Eventually, Daryl opts out to go with Merle. They go off into the woods while the others return to the prison.

At the prison, Hershel finishes looking after Tyrese's people and makes it clear that they might be allowed to stay. Afterwards, Tyrese has to talk Ben and Adam down from an idea to take the prison from the others.

Woodbury is in chaos after the multiple attacks they had sustained. People are wanting to leave but the Governor's men won't let them. Walkers enter the town from a wall that Merle exposed on his way out. This results in a terrible mauling. Andrea kills the Walker but cannot kill the man who is suffering. The Governor comes out and kills him as if it was the most natural thing to do. The crowd is shocked and wants the Governor to come and talk with them. Andrea steps up and calms them down.

Rick and the others arrive with the news that Daryl went off with Merle. Hershel is thrilled to have his daughter and Glenn back but he can tell that there is a rift between the two.

Rick formally meets Tyrese and his people. They request to join the group but Rick is hesitant. After a talk with Hershel, he seems to relent but upon seeing a robed figure on the upper catwalk, he loses control and begins yelling at the figure. Tyrese and his people think he is yelling at them and leaves the room.