There are nine confirmed Walker deaths and nine living human deaths in this episode. Merle has the most kills with four Walkers.
Dallas Roberts who plays Milton (the Governor's advisor) in this episode also starred in another AMC television series, Rubicon. Dallas played a genius-level analyst in a New York City federal intelligence agency.
Although credited in the main and guest credits, Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Steven Yuen (Glenn), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), Chandler Riggs (Carl), Melissa McBride (Carol) and Scott Wilson (Hershel) do not appear in this episode.
This episode also marks the first appearance of Michael Rooker (Merle) and David Morrissey (The Governor) in the main credits.
The Governor: We're going back out there and we're taking back what's ours: civilization. We will rise again, only this time we won't be eating each other.
Milton: Pretty impressive, really, major kudos for ingenuity. Take away their arms so they can't grab you, take away their jaws so they can't bite you, take away their ability to eat, they lose interest in doing so. They're no longer in attack mode, we can be in their presence without threat. They become docile, in a sense.
Andrea: Buzz is a nickname, Governor is a title. There's a difference.
Merle: (to Andrea) Bet you were wondering if I was real, probably hoping I wasn't. Well, here I am. I guess this old world gets a little smaller toward the end, huh? Ain't so many of us left to share the air, right? You know, when they found me, I was near bled out, starving, thinking to myself a bullet might make a last good meal.
Merle: How's about a big hug for your old pal Merle?
Merle: (to Michonne) Oh, who ain't had a gun on them in the past year, huh? Show of hands y'all? Anybody? Shupert? Rolley? Y'all had a gun on y'all. Hell, I think I would piss my pants if some stranger came walking up with his mitts in his pockets. That'd be the son of a bitch you would really want to be scared of.
Merle: (to Andrea) There she sits, four walls around her, roof over her head, medicine in her veins. She wants to know what I want from her. I plucked you and your mute here out of the dirt, Blondie, saved your asses. How about a thank you?
Merle: (to Michonne as she prepares to unsheath her sword) Easy does it girl, mine's a whole lot bigger than yours. Now put down your weapons.
Locations: The site of the ambush on the military by the Governor and his men is at Rising Star Road,northeastof Haralson, GA.
Viewership: 10.5 million
Original International Air Dates:
United Kingdom: November 2, 2012 on FX/FX HD
Finland: November 4, 2012 on FOX
Slovakia: March 15, 2013 on JOJ Plus
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