The Walking Dead: Season 3, Episode 9

The Suicide King (10 Feb. 2013)

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


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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

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


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Andrew Lincoln And Melissa McBride Are Both Awesome
31 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After the mid season break the new episode picks up right where the last one left us.

Plot In A Paragraph: With Daryl and Merle forced to fight to the death at Woodbury. Rick tells Michonne she is not welcome to stay at the prison. While Hershel bonds with the new survivors Tyrese and Sasha, the other two consider taking over the prison.

With chaos in Woodbury and the main group once again broken, Glenn is upset Rick wanted to go back for Daryl, and two of the four new prisoners wanting to stage a mutiny before Rick and co get back it's a tension filled episode.

Andrew Lincoln is again superb and Melissa McBride is excellent as Carol, the heartbreak on her face when she finds out what happened to Daryl is superb, she also shared a lovely scene with Emily Kinney (Beth) where they talk about Daryl. Scott Wilson as Hershel takes on the Dale mantle of voice of reason when Rick wants to prevent the new survivors from joining the group.

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