The Walking Dead: Season 3, Episode 6

Hounded (18 Nov. 2012)

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Rick receives a mysterious phone call. Andrea grows closer to The Governor. Merle tries to hunt down Michonne.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lori Grimes (voice)
Amy (voice)


At the prison, Rick is surprised by the ringing telephone after his rampage against the walkers. The callers won't identify themselves or say where they are other than they are in a very safe place. While Rick comes to terms with his own demons, Daryl, Carl and Oscar go to clear out other areas of the prison. Just when he thinks he's done, Daryl makes an amazing discovery. In Woodbury, the Governor sends Merle and three others to track down and kill Michone. They don't have much luck but Merle comes across Glen and Maggie who were out looking for baby formula. Meanwhile, the Governor and Andrea become more acquainted. Written by Anonymous

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Lauren Cohan (Maggie) joked that her only wound came from her shopping basket. See more »


During her conversation with the Governor about contributing to the group, Andrea's shirt is alternately on and off her shoulder between shots. See more »


Daryl Dixon: You know, she was just gone. Erased. People said it was better that way. I don't know. Just made it seem like it wasn't real, ya know?
Carl Grimes: I shot my mom. She was out. Hadn't turned yet. I ended it. It was real.
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Two worlds look like they will soon collide...
18 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Two worlds are starting to collide. We knew it was going to have to happen, being that the prison world and the Woodbury world are seemingly too safe. The conflict is starting to dissipate as safety seems like a possibility for both groups and life is starting to find a quo. Eventually, these two groups were going to have to find each other, especially with the links between the groups in Merle and Andrea.

But I couldn't have guessed we would see this conflict become imminent so quickly. With a second season that took 13 full episodes to get through the life of one group on the farm, it didn't seem like we would be moving at any quick pace ever again. But season three of The Walking Dead is starting to resemble season one much more than season two.

Take the sixth episode of the season, titled "Hounded." The episode begins with Merle and three of his Woodbury cronies chasing after Michonne in the woods. Planning to not let her get away, Michonne surprises the group by dropping out of the trees and slaying two of the men immediately. Michonne quickly escapes from Merle, but gets shot in the leg in the process. The hunt continues after the credits, but Michonne is the one doing the hunting. She wants to put an end to Merle and his last partner, a new recruit that the Governor wants Merle to teach the ropes to. But on Michonne's second attack, she is unable to kill either men and barely escapes a zombie attack in the process. She cuts the stomach open on one of the geeks and has herself covered in walker guts as she scrambles to escape again. When Merle decides that the pair of men will head back to Woodbury and claim that they killed Michonne, the other man says he wants to hunt her down and end it for real. But Merle won't have that. He pulls out his gun, and takes down his last Woodbury partner in cold blood.

Meanwhile, in the prison, Rick has taken a phone call from someone who claims she is in a safe place and has been calling random numbers to find out if anyone is alive. But Rick's conversations are consistently cut short. Apparently, the people on the other end are worried Rick can trace their call or something, because they seem hasty to get off the phone with Rick as soon as possible. Strange considering this is probably one of the few calls they made that someone has actually picked up on the other end. Rick comes back to the group and cleans himself up, but quickly returns to the phone's side, waiting for its next ring. When Herschel comes in to confront Rick about how he is doing, Rick continuously pushes him away, unwilling to share any of his thoughts or feelings.

In another corridor of the prison, Darryl and Carl bond over a lovely subject: the brutal death of each of their mothers. Darryl tells Carl a story of when he came across his mother's death in a house fire and the pain he felt, and consoles Carl in the pain and sorrow the little boy holds back so bravely. But even when remembering the death of his mother, Darryl's attention is on finding the body of Carol, who he clearly had affection for. Eventually, Darryl comes across a zombie that has Carol's knife in his throat, and he starts to find hope again. Perhaps Carol is still alive somewhere.

Back in Woodbury, The Governor and Andrea play the 'we are mad at each other, but care about each other' flirt game and we gag along as Andrea slowly gets drunker both literally and in the seduction of The Governor. Eventually, the secretly cruel leader has her undressed and in bed with him. There really isn't any other updates necessary for this story. There is a lot of talk between the pair, but it ends exactly where we would have expected it: the dumb Andrea being taken to bed by the overpowering male figure. Andrea is so frustrating as she consistently tries to show that she is a strong woman that can survive on her own, but somehow she finds herself swept away by a man of power.

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