At the prison, Rick is nearly catatonic in his grief and heads off on his own inside the prison. Daryl and Maggie go off to find formula for the newborn. In Woodbury, the residents celebrate their survival with a town picnic. A suspicious Michonne takes the opportunity to look around and finds some walkers locked away. She kills them only to find she has interfered with a research project. Unable to convince Andrea that they are really prisoners, Michonne leaves on her own. Andrea is not too keen on the evening festivities. One of the Governor's secrets is revealed. Written by
The adult actors who play zombies gargle with a blood staining mouthwash while child actors who play zombies are given better tasting flavors than adults. See more »
Jump-cuts when Merle tells Andrea to step back, after she asks to leave the compound. Merle's hand appears open in one shot. In the next, he is pointing. Then his hand is shown open again. See more »
[Daryl cradles Rick's baby in his arm]
She got a name yet?
Not yet. But I was thinking maybe Sofia. Then there's Carol, too. And... Andrea. Amy. Jacqui. Patricia. Or... Lori. I don't know.
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This is the fifth episode of the third season of the Walking Dead and though while nothing much happens, it's still a rather good episode with some interesting story lines. This is a particularly good episode when it comes to everyone dealing with the aftermath of the previous episode. There is some action, but I feel like there are some intriguing story lines developing.
In this episode, "Say the Word," Rick gets bogged down in his grief so he heads inside the prison taking his anger out on the walkers. Maggie and Daryl head out to find supplies for the baby, or else she will perish. Finally, Andrea and Michonne part ways after Michonne had enough of the place and Andrea witnesses a new sport that may not be to her liking.
Overall, this is a good transitioning episode as we see one event which will ultimately lead up to another. There is less action here, but the stakes are still high. We can feel the emotions of the characters, especially with Rick. This episode also has a very effective cliffhanger. I rate this episode 9/10.
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