Last week’s episode ended with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) getting a phone call inside the prison. It says a lot about the myriad of weird things going on in this episode that the phone call is just a sidebar in this escalation towards an all-out war between two groups of survivors.
She Sent Us a Biter-Gram
Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) and three other Woodbury men are walking through the woods and it turns out they’re following Michonne (Danai Gurira). They stumble across a warning from her: two cut-off walker arms in the shape of a “G,” two legs in the shape of an “O” and a back. Suddenly she jumps out of the trees and quickly kills two of the men before Merle shoots her in the leg and she retreats.
Back at the prison, last week’s episode ended with Rick picking up a ringing phone. There’s a woman on the line, who tells him she’s somewhere safe but doesn’t want to say where. Rick asks if there’s a way they can take in his group. “You don’t know…we’re dying her,” he sobs. She tells him she’ll call back in two hours and when the phone rings a guy is on the line. The man asks Rick how he lost his wife and when Rick tells him he doesn’t want to talk about, the mysterious man hangs up. Is this the zombie world’s version of “Do you have Prince Albert in a can?”
Never Argue with a Man Who Likes to Kill
Andrea (Laurie Holden) begins settling in at Woodbury and she asks the Governor (David Morrissey) if she can learn to be a watchman on the wall. At one point she jumps off the wall to gleefully kill a walker and is told “this isn’t a game.” With her creepy shifts of emotion maybe Andrea is a good fit for Woodbury.
Back at the prison, Herschel (Scott Wilson) tracks down Rick as he sits in the basement hoping to receive another phone call. Herschel tells him that Lori was sorry for what she had done and had planned to tell Rick. He says he knows Rick wants to get away but there’s nowhere else to go. Then Rick tells him about the phone call. Michonne attacks Merle and the towns-person Neal, slashing Neal before walkers overrun them all. By the time Merle kills the last of them, Michonne is gone again. Merle tells Neal they’re going to head back and tell the Governor that Michonne is dead. Neal argues against it, telling Merle he isn’t going to lie to the Governor. Merle silences him forever with one shot.
It Takes a Special Kind of Man to be Scary In a World Full of Zombies
Michonne stumbles out of the woods into a clearing and confronts a number of walkers. She starts to pull her sword then realizes they are ignoring her because she is covered in walker blood.
At the prison the phone rings again and when Rick answers it, the woman is back on the line. She tells Rick he should talk about his wife’s death and when he asks her how she knows his name, she hangs up on him.
The injured Michonne limps into a small town and spots a car pulling up down the street. It’s Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Glenn (Steven Yeun), searching for bullets and baby formula.
Andrea and the Governor get closer in Woodbury as she admits that she enjoys a good fight and in fact misses it. They continue talking and eventually start kissing.
Glenn and Maggie are carrying food out of a building when Merle shows up. Merle wants to know if Daryl is still alive. Glenn says he is but he won’t take Merle to their camp. As Michonne watches, Merle overpowers Maggie and forces Glenn to drive them somewhere, presumably back to Woodbury.
In This New World There’s Crazy…And Rick Crazy
Daryl, Carl and one of the new prisoners are clearing out another section of the prison. They kill a walker and Daryl sees a knife protruding from the walker’s neck. It recognizes it as belonging to Carol. As the phone rings again Rick stares at it before answering. He begins talking and realizes he’s talking to his dead wife Lori. “What happened baby, what happened?” she asks and it’s suddenly clear Rick has turned some sort of corner on the road to crazy town.
Back in Woodbury the Governor and Andrea are in bed together when there’s a knock at the door. It’s Merle and he tells the Governor that the other three men are dead but Michonne is also dead. The Governor asks for her sword and her head and Merle obviously can’t provide them. “I’ve got something else for you,” he says to distract the Governor. He tells him he’ll find out where they’re from and if anyone else is alive. Speaking of alive, as Daryl continues his cleansing of the prison he opens a random door and finds a weak but still living Carol (Melissa McBride).
Rick returns to the group and sees his newborn son. Walking outside with his sons he looks across the field and sees Michonne, standing with a box of formula on a fence line filled with walkers. A new level of battle is approaching and in a world filled with zombies that is saying quite a lot.