The Walking Dead: Season 3, Episode 8

Made to Suffer (2 Dec. 2012)

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Rick, Daryl, Michonne and Oscar enter Woodbury in search of Glenn and Maggie. Meanwhile, a new group of survivors encounter the prison.


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


Rick, Daryl, Oscar and Michonne enter Woodbury in search of Glenn and Maggie. When shooting erupts, they are soon reunited but they will have to fight their way out. One will not make it. The Governor needs a scapegoat and he is quick to point the finger at one of his own. Michonne goes off on her own, intent on killing the Governor. She waits for him in his quarters but isn't quite prepared for what she finds there. Back at the prison meanwhile, a new group arrives in need of help. Written by garykmcd

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This is the first episode where the Dixon brothers - Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Merle (Michael Rooker) - actually appear together in a scene. The first time the brothers were seen together was in the season two episode, The Walking Dead: Chupacabra (2011) (albeit a daydream). See more »


When the Governor addresses the townspeople, the Steadicam's shadow is briefly visible on the Governor's shirt, as the camera passes between him and the rigged floodlights. See more »


Axel: I didn't mean no offense. I've been locked up a long while and, well, there weren't many woman. You following me? I mean, Maggie, she's with Glenn and you're a lesbian. I was just talking with her.
Carol Peletier: I'm not a lesbian.
Axel: You got the... short hair. You're not a lesbian? My, my, this is interesting.
Carol Peletier: No, it's not.
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Powerful closing to the best half season yet
3 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, so maybe there was a little less blood than I was expecting, but one thing is for sure: the first half of season three is the best run The Walking Dead has had in its two and a half season history. Full of new characters, suspense, and plenty of loss and agony, the show runner Glen Mazzara (who took over for Frank Darabont in-between seasons one and two) seems to have finally found his pace and form to make The Walking Dead successfully both in ratings and critical appeal.

Instead of taking a ton of time to recap this episode, let's just highlight some of the major moments and assume you actually watched the episode: Rick, Oscar, Michonne, and Daryl make their way in to save Maggie and Glen, Maggie and Glen try to escape the clutches of The Governor and Merle, a new set of characters enter the prison and Carl saves them from a zombie attack, Rick and the gang rescue Glen and Maggie and get in a gun fight, Michonne slays The Governor's daughter and puts a piece of glass in his eye, Oscar dies (add one black male and subtract one too…seen this before?), Rick think she sees Shane, and The Governor blames Merle for the 'terrorists' getting in and puts him and Daryl in the middle of a ring with a screaming crowd demanding their heads as the episode ends.

Yeah…there was a lot packed into this opener.

So let's break this down by groups. First off, Rick. Just when you thought Rick was getting back on track, he sees Shane in the middle of a gun fight. His delay in the hallucination actually costs Oscar his life. When Rick finally realized he was hallucinating on the phone a few episodes ago, he got to say his final goodbye to his wife (in his mind, of course). It felt like that was it; that Rick was back to being Rick and the group could move on from the tragic loss of Lori. But now it seems like that is not so. Shane showing up out of the fog shows that Rick has some serious problems in his sub-conscience. It has been a rough few months for Rick and it is really starting to take a physical and mental toll on him. How much longer can he last as a somewhat sane and wise leader of this group?

Michonne seems to have the best intentions in wanting to kill The Governor, but it is somewhat rash in a way as well. She doesn't really know anything for sure about him, she really just has her suspicions. Even when she finds the fish tank of heads, how can she know that he is keeping them for some sick or sadistic reason? Wanting to kill The Governor may in fact be the right instincts, but it seems strange that she quickly resorts to doing so without finding out more about the man. Is Michonne safe? Can the group trust a woman who, intentionally or unintentionally, is going to cause a full war between Woodbury and the prison residents? I'm not so sure. What I can say is by killing The Governor's zombie daughter, Michonne has awoken a not quite sleeping giant fully. The Governor is upset.

Speaking of The Governor, is this the moment where the full wrath opens up? What extents will he go to to take revenge for his dead daughter and his screwed up eye? Will this angry turn be doom for the prison group, or will it end up being a rash move that causes Woodbury to fall? And what will happen to his relationship with Andrea? Andrea, who finally knows that her group is close. Andrea sees Daryl at the end of the episode in the middle of the ring, and she must know that Rick and the group were the 'terrorists' that attacked Woodbury. And now that the curtain of the great and powerful Governor has been pulled back, can she continue to defend and trust him? Does she hold resentment towards the group for leaving her on the farm and will that factor into her loyalty in the second half of season three? To read the rest of the review (IMDb form too short) visit:

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