"The Walking Dead: When the Dead Come Knocking (#3.7)"
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"The Walking Dead" When the Dead Come Knocking (2012)

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful:

The Magnificent Next to Last Episode of This Year

Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
27 November 2012

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Glenn is tortured by Merle that wants to know where the survivors are. But Glenn is tough and resists to his brutality and does not tell where the location of their camping.

Meanwhile Michonne is attacked by the walkers but Rick and Carl rescue her. Rick sees that she is wounded by a gunshot and Hershel treats her. Michonne discloses that Glenn and Maggie have been abducted and taken to Woodbury, and Rick organizes a team with Daryl, Oscar and Michonne to rescue their friends.

In Woodbury, Milton is carrying out experiments with walkers and the skeptic Andrea question whether he has already seen a transformation process. When the Governor humiliates Maggie and threatens Glenn with a gun, she tells that the survivors are lodged in the prison. The Governor organizes his men to go to the prison. But Rick and his group are outside Woodbury waiting to break in the fortress.

"When the Dead Come Knocking" is another magnificent episode of "The Walking Dead". It is good to see Carol back and I really hope that the despicable Merle and the Governor be face to face to Glenn and Hershel. I am also curious to see how Andrea will react when she discovers who the Governor is indeed.

It is irritating and shameful the number of breaks that Fox do Brasil makes along the show. Unfortunately this is the next to last episode of this year and we fans will have to wait until February 2013. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "When the Dead Come Knocking"

Note: On 11 April 2016, I saw this show again.

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

a thrilling episode setting up an explosive midseason finale

Author: tbmforclasstsar from United States
25 November 2012

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Everything is setup. The battle lines are drawn. Loyalties will be tested. Worlds will collide. After watching 'When the Dead Come Knocking,' there is no doubt that next week's midseason finale will be an explosive conclusion to what has been a very solid half season of the hit AMC series, The Walking Dead.

Before the credits rolled this week, Merle gets some revenge and lets a little anger out on Glenn, a member of the original group that left Merle on a rooftop in Atlanta in season one. Demanding information from Glenn, Merle gets a headbutt to the nose when he gets a little too close to Glenn, and of course, doesn't take kindly to it. He beats Glenn to a pulp, as we see later int he episode.

Meanwhile, outside the prison, Michonne is growing weak from her gunshot wound and some dehydration. When the walkers around her start to realize she is not really a zombie, they turn on her. She fights off a few, but it takes the heroics of Rick and Carl to save her and get her and the supplies she carries safely back into the prison. Once inside, Rick tries to question her, but Michonne stays the quiet type.

Eventually, Rick heads back to the cell block when Darryl tells him he has something to show him. He is happy and very emotional to find that Carol is safe inside one of the cells and has survived her ordeal in the prison chase. A tearful reunion is observed by Michonne, who may see that these people are a little bit more honest and trustworthy than the occupants of Woodbury.

When Rick talks to Michonne again, she comes clean on why she came to the prison and that she witnessed Glenn and Maggie being taken captive. Michonne explains that she knows a way they can sneak into Woodbury and believes she can get Rick and his gang to where Glenn and Maggie are held captive.

Back in Woodbury, the interrogation continues with Glenn. Seeing that Glenn won't talk, Merle brings in a walker and tells Glenn that it is his last chance to talk. He doesn't talk and the walker is released. Just when it seems like Glenn may be meeting his end, he kicks down the zombie and starts using items in the room to hold him off while he tries to break the chair he is tied to. Eventually, Glenn is able to break out, and he puts a piece of broken chair right into the geeks head, killing the monster and saving his own life. This was easily one of the coolest scenes Glenn has ever been involved in and shows he is more than just squirrelly and quick: he is tough and can survive.

In another part of Woodbury, Andrea has put her clothes back on and is taking part in an experiment in the lab. One of the citizens of Woodbury had prostate cancer and the town did not have the means to treat him. The man volunteered to be a part of a test in the lab to help understand the walkers. Knowing he will die, he is put through an experiment where a series of questions are asked to him and he must respond if the answers are true. Pictures are displayed throughout the room and music is played reminding him of his life. The experiment is to find out if he will have any recollection of his life after he turns into a member of the living dead community. Andrea's job is to simply put him down when the experiment is complete.

In the other interrogation room, The Governor has Maggie take off her shirt and bra and threatens to rape her if she won't reveal where the group is. But Maggie proves to be just as strong as Glenn. She doesn't peep a word of the location of the group and The Governor leaves when he realizes he can't get any information from her.

To read the rest of the review (IMDb form too short) visit: http://custodianfilmcritic.com/the- walking-dead-3-7-when-the-dead-come-knocking/

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Another Fantastic Episode!

Author: g-bodyl from United States
26 September 2014

This is the seventh episode of the third season of Walking Dead and it's utterly brilliant and it ranks up there as one of my favorite episodes this season, along with the fourth episode. This episode doesn't pack as much as an emotional wallop, but it still does the job. Also, this is the episode we truly see the kind of man Glenn really is. He was tortured somewhat in this episode, but he definitely held his ground against the intimidating Merle.

In this episode, "When the Dead Come Knocking," Michonne arrives at the prison, but the group has no intention in letting her stay. But when she tells them that Glenn and Maggie were kidnapped, she offers to lead an expedition to Woodbury. Meanwhile, Glenn is tortured by Merle but has no success. The Governor than questions Maggie, but is able to have some success.

Overall, this is an excellent episode and if there is any indication, we may see a full-on war between the prison and Woodbury, which would be interesting to see. This is another action-packed episode and one of my favorite ones to date. I rate this episode 10/10.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Intense Setting Up Of The Conflict

Author: slightlymad22 from United Kingdom
31 October 2014

Just after I said Michael Rooker was a lot of fun as Merle, he puts in a performance like this

Plot In A Paragraph: Merle beats up Glenn and the Governor abuses Maggie to get information about the gangs whereabouts. Whilst at the prison Michonne tells Rick about Woodbury and who took Glenn and Maggie, so they set off on a rescue mission.

Steven Yeun (Glenn) and Michael Rooker (Merle) are both superb in the interrogation scenes. As is Lauren Cohen in hers, I have a problem with David Morrisey as The Governor, I find him neither attractive and charming (as Andrea does) or scary and intimidating (that I should fear for my favourite characters) Andrew Lincoln is as reliable as always as Rick and Norman Reedus continues to impress as Daryl.

I'm glad to see Melissa McBride back as Carol too.

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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

The final conflict has begun!

Author: mm-39 from Winnipeg
29 November 2012

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The final conflict has begun! The town Woodbury is where the final conflict will start. Michone the character which reminds me of the movie Machete has spilled the beans on Merle and the Governor. I believe a very angry Rick and his tribe have plans to alleviate the situation. A good warm up episode for the season finale. The character development and storyline has created an exciting season 3. I cannot wait to view what will happen in the next show. I believe the underline story is the unraveling of people who are evolving into a tribal/brutal society in a post zombie society. One wonders if the people will become worse than the zombies? I give When the Dead Come Knocking a eight out of ten.

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