The Walking Dead: Season 3, Episode 13

Arrow on the Doorpost (10 Mar. 2013)

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Rick and The Governor meet face-to-face, ostensibly to make a peaceful resolution to prevent further bloodshed. Back at the prison, tensions arise between Merle and the rest of the group.



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Andrea arranges for Rick and the Governor to meet at a neutral site. They no sooner arrive than the Governor makes it clear he's not there to negotiate but to tell Rick he and his people have to clear out. When Andrea interjects, the Governor tells her to leave. He decides to offer Rick a deal: give him Michonne and he will leave Rick and his group alone. While the two are talking, those that accompanied them wait patiently outside and find that they have more in common than they might have thought. Back at the prison, Merle tries to convince those still there that they should seize the opportunity and attack the Governor. With their negotiations complete, Rick and the Governor agree to meet again in two days time. The Governor has no intention of making a deal however and Rick sees through him and knows they will soon be going to war. Written by garykmcd

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The title "Arrow on the Doorpost" comes from the practice of many native American tribes of sticking a tomahawk or arrow into a tree or gatepost marking the the outer boundary of their land during times of war with other tribes. The tomahawk or arrow would be planted at the beginning of the conflict and not removed until the conflict was resolved. In some modern native American families this tradition has been updated, and the family will similarly mark a post on a verandah or tree in the front yard while a family member in service to the military is deployed in combat. See more »


When Milton asks to see Hershels leg, he says it's too see how far from the bite it was amputated, but the bite is on the part that was amputated. See more »


Milton Mamet: What about the deal?
The Governor: Well, they'll bring Rick, Merle's brother, maybe Glenn, Merle himself. We can take care of the whole crew. Best way to avoid a slaughter.
Milton Mamet: That is a slaughter.
The Governor: Not at our end. We're gonna have to eliminate Rick soon or later. No way we can live side by side.
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Warm Shadow (Dactyl Remix)
Written by Fink, Tim Thornton
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Show needs a Game a Thrones type housecleaning
18 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the more terribly boring episode yet. A long winded meeting between the governor and rick while everybody bonds outside. The zombies are no longer scary. They can be killed by a ten year old with a ball point pen.

Rick, the Governor and Andrea need to die. I agree with the previous poster about Glenn - he needs to go to. They should have let the zombies eat him a few episodes back.

The governor with an eye patch -- Arghh. Was there a costume store in that little town. Whiskey during the negotiation - that was a crappy cliché. Look how tough we are - we're drinking whiskey - Arghhh.

I don't know how you save this show from what looks like should be a mercy killing. Zombies overrun the town and prison. All the main characters get eaten, and they start over next year. Seaons 1&2 were great. This whole season has been a disappointment. Our family flipped it off last night to watch Leprechaun from 1993. And while that was a pretty weak movie, it was still scarier are more interesting that this.

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