We start part two of season 3, with this update, Glen Mazzara, Executive Producer for AMC’s mega hit “The Walking Dead” will be leaving the show after this season. What does this mean for the show and who will replace him? His replacement will be Scott M. Gimple who is on board as Executive Producer for Season 4. Mazzara did an outstanding job with seasons 2 and 3 and hopefully, Scott M. Gimple will continue to keep us all on the edge of our seats.
Okay now back to the show. Merle (Michael Rooker) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) are at the mercy of a crowd that is screaming for their blood, and if that wasn’t bad enough, walkers are brought in to eat the loser. Merle starts beating up Daryl. Holy Cain and Abel! Suddenly there is an explosion and gunshots. Is it the Marines coming to the rescue? Find out after the jump.
Choosing a team
Merle’s beating on his brother is a ruse to throw off the crowd, and no it wasn’t the marines, it was Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the gang to the rescue. They save Merle and Daryl but as they escape from Woodbury, they leave a gate open. On the road, Rick, Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Daryl argue about bringing Merle back to the prison. Daryl will not desert his brother and Rick and the others especially Glenn won’t accept Merle. Daryl has to make a choice and he picks his brother and leaves the group. No! say it isn’t true. They allow Michonne (Danai Gurira) to return to the prison, but only because of her injuries. They’re upset that she knew Andrea (Laurie Holden) was in Woodbury and getting comfy with the Governor (David Morrissey). Glenn goes off on Rick, not happy with some decisions being made
The Governor is not a happy camper and goes into hiding, leaving the townsfolk in a panic. Andrea and Milton (Dallas Roberts) try to calm the townsfolk, when suddenly there are screams from the other side of town. Remember that unlocked gate? Walkers are attacking citizens. After the zombies are killed, the Governor makes a brief appearance, but only to shoot an infected citizen before vanishing back to his house. When Andrea confronts him, the Governor reveals that while they were together, Glenn and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) were held in his prison. She’s upset, he doesn’t care, and she stays. Really, what does the Governor have to do, before she sees what he is? She returns to the frightened people of Woodbury and gives her “Yeah Team” speech, calming them until the next disaster.
Lost love and new neighbors
Carol (Melissa McBride) is crushed when she learns that Daryl has left the group…left her. She and Beth (Emily Kinney) care for the baby and talk about losing Daryl and about men like Merle and her abusive dead husband. Hershel (Scott Wilson) treats Glenn for his injuries and realizes that something is wrong between Maggie and Glenn? Is there trouble in paradise between the young lovers? Rick visits with Carl (Chandler Riggs) and baby Judith aka Little Ass Kicker, but the child begins to cry when he picks her up. Tyreese (Chad Coleman), Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green, Ben (Tyler Chase) and Allen (Daniel Thomas) are hoping that they will be allowed to stay at the prison, especially after the death of Donna (Cherie Dvorak). But keep an eye on Allen; he’s a loose cannon. Axil (Lew Temple) talks about his friendship with Oscar (Vincent Ward). Where is Oscar? Hershel pleads a good case for Tyreese and his group to stay and help if the Governor decides to retaliate, but Rick is too distracted by his dead wife Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies), who decides to visit while he is speaking to the group. Rick is acting a little bit crazy, leaving Team Prison and us wondering what is going on.
Is Glenn stepping in and taking on more of a leadership role now that Rick sees dead people? What will happen to Daryl and Merle and what about Carol? Will Tyreese and his group be allowed to stay? Is the Governor on a quest to collect more heads? Will Glenn and Maggie break up? Will Andrea run for Mayor? Find out next week on Episode 10: Home .