The Walking Dead

Season 3 Episode 7

When the Dead Come Knocking

100
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 25, 2012 on AMC
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  • SMALL TOWN VS. BIG CITY

    The Walking Dead "When the Dead Come Knocking" Review: The Cabin in the Woods

    Glenn and Maggie got reacquainted with Merle and Michonne met the survivors in this very solid episode.

  • Episode Summary

    The Governor tries to get information out of Glenn and Maggie. Michonne arrives at the prison.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Nine Lives

      7.0
      Now that was just about as hum-drum an episode as you can get. Really showed the divide between Rick's group and the Governor's group (though they're really quite similar when you get down to it). The baby has an insignificant name, Maggie's a push-over and Michonne gets to kill people. Yay. Felt like I wasted my time on this one.
    • Stay Safe

      10
      The episode hits the emotional tone of Daryl & Carol's reunion to follow with an action packed zombie adventure and the psychological torture in between.



      Carol becomes a beacon of hope the group can't help but to be moved by, in a silent scene that takes the characters from relieve, to joy, to grieve, to hope, Michonne finds the inner core of humanity people struggle to survive for. It's only fitting that another silent scene would take it away as Michonne slays a hermit whose house they invaded to feed walkers during an impromptu escape.



      For no matter how fast they would run, the very humanity they struggle to keep eludes them with every action they make in order to survive: brother against brother, patient against doctor, Sheriff against Governor, they all must make a stand when the dead come knocking.moreless
    • Last scene !

      9.5
      this episode's last scene was mind-blowing,

      u kno, the boy - he would be 13?or 12 maybe?

      Karl's act was amazingly improving, and he is the proof of this show's situation,

      Karl is only a boy but he had to kill his mom and he had to protect his people, when his father is going away to save the other people.

      anyway i was shocked the las scene, that Karl grab the gun and go through the Walkers.

      it was amazing, can't forget about this brave kido.moreless
    • When the Dead Come Knocking

      10
      The Walking Dead just keeps on getting better and better this season i seriously wanted to kill the governor when he almost raped Maggie i love her and i love the actress i can't get enough of her and if she dies i will be devastated Maggie, Glen, Rick and Daryl are the reason i watch the show without them the show will become boring i hope it keeps on improving and become the best series ever.moreless
    • Making Enemies and Influencing People

      9.0
      Another great episode that is well covered in comments below... cept to note Merles exceptional ability... and that is making enemies and influencing people.

      Regretfully his influencing skills seem to constantly center around harrassment, tortore and assault!

      His persecution and persuit of Michonne already made him one enemy I would not like to have on the loose and then... well, Glen doesn't seem like the sort of guy that has a "sh*tlist" and he's pretty much a live and let live sort of guy.

      Merle can't seem to help himself and "pokes the bear" - even after Glen told him that the past months on the road had toughened them up... so once again Merle seems compelled to put it too the test - and what did we see?

      One of the most kick*ss one on one zombie vs. survivor fight scenes of the whole series! Go Glen!

      Geln has gone from "street smart know when to fight and flight" to upgrade back against the wall do or die dude!

      So, Merle, seeming to not recognise that Glen is not the sort of guy to overlook what has been done to him and his gf, shows a large degree of arrogance and still thinks he has the upper hand - dang Merle! Get rid of this guy because now you have two implacable enemies still alive and kicking - take the shot!



      Further on down the track poor old Daryl, who obviously won't want to see his bro ganked, is goning to have convince two (three) super angry foes that Merle shouldn't be summarily executed...

      Looks like some interesting dRAMA IN THE WINGS!moreless
    Peter Kulas

    Peter Kulas

    Mr. Coleman

    Guest Star

    Alex Van

    Alex Van

    Hermit

    Guest Star

    Emily Kinney

    Emily Kinney

    Beth Greene

    Recurring Role

    Lew Temple

    Lew Temple

    Axel

    Recurring Role

    Scott Wilson

    Scott Wilson

    Hershel Greene

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Rick: We're not going to hurt you unless you try something stupid first.

      • Merle: So tell me, where y'all been at?
        Glenn: It's just a matter of time before they come looking.
        Merle: I'll bake a cake with pink frosting. Would they like that? Ain't nobody coming.
        Glenn: Rick is. And when he gets here--
        Merle: He's gonna do nothing, not if he wants you and Bo Peep back. Think I'm in this by my self?
        Glenn: You can't take us all. There's too many of us.
        Merle: There ain't a pair of nuts between the whole pussy lot of you.
        Glenn: We've been on the road, not hiding in some dungeon. Rick, Shane, Daryl, Jim, Andrea.
        Merle: Really? Is that right?

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