Woodbury is left in disarray following the attack by Rick's group. Merle's presence in the group causes conflict.


(developed by), (series of graphic novels) | 3 more credits »

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video






Episode cast overview, first billed only:


The Governor forces Daryl and Merle to fight against each other; however Rick and Maggie help them to escape from Woodbury and Andrea realizes that The Governor had lied to her. When Rick, Maggie and Daryl meet Glenn and Michonne outside Woodbury, they do not accept that Merle joins their group, but Daryl decides to stay with his older brother. Meanwhile in the prison, Hershel gives medical assistance to Tyreese's group but he warns that the group is larger but it is not up to him to decide whether they can stay or not with them. Back to Woodbury, people are panicking and some of them want to leave the town. However The Governor does not take any attitude towards the situation. Andrea assumes her leadership to calm down the dwellers. When Rick returns to the prison, he decides the fate of Tyreese's group against the will of Hershel but shows signs of insanity. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Horror | Thriller


TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

10 February 2013 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


This episode (The Suicide King, 3.09) was the first episode of the walking dead to be rated TV-MA. See more »


Rick Grimes: [to Michonne] Hey, do you know Andrea?
Merle Dixon: Yep, she does. Her and blondie spent all winter cuddling up in the forest. Mm-mmm-mmm. Yeah. My Nubian queen here had two pet walkers. No arms, cut off the jaws, kept them in chains. Kind of ironic now that I think about it.
See more »


References Ten Little Indians (1965) See more »


The Walking Dead Main Title
Written by Bear McCreary
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great Episode!
29 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the ninth episode of the third season of the Walking Dead and like every episode this season, it doesn't disappoint. Another action-packed episode and it even has its emotional moments. This episode also shows us how Rick is slow to recover from the death of Lori, as you will see in this episode.

In this episode, "The Suicide King," The Governor forces Merle and Daryl to fight each other, but they are rescued by Rick and Maggie. Once they escape, Rick makes it known he refuses to take Merle in so Daryl leaves the group to be with his brother. Meanwhile over at Woodbury, Andrea is shocked she was lied to by the Governor and as unrest grows, Andrea decides to act as a leader while the Governor does nothing. Back at the prison, Carol gets upset over the departure of Daryl and Rick meets Tyreese's group for the first time.

Overall, this is another great episode. The main highlight is how Rick is still affected by his wife and this episode also shows how dangerous the Governor is and that Rick many want to get his act together if he wants to survive this menace. I rate this episode 9/10.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What was the meaning behind th painting? eaw1990osaka
Rick is overrated as a character debtfull
I miss Shane. strhe
Sgt. Abraham Ford - Season 6 question smspencer69
Inside the Actors Studio Feb 11th mmoore325
Favorite linvillebobby
Discuss The Suicide King (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page