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Arrow on the Doorpost 

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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Trivia

Daryl has a new crossbow in this episode See more »

Goofs

When Andrea appears to open the sliding door of the feed store you can see the shadow of the stagehand who actually opened it through the holes in the door. See more »

Quotes

The Governor: I thought you were a cop, not a lawyer.
Rick Grimes: Either way, I don't pretend to be a governor.
The Governor: I told you, I'm their leader.
Rick Grimes: You're the town drunk who knocked over my fence and ripped up my yard, nothing more.
The Governor: Didn't you ever misjudge someone? Hmm? Andrea told me about your baby. That it might be your partner's. But you're caring for her and I admire that. Restitution for your own lack of insight. For failing to see the devil beside you.
Rick Grimes: Oh, I see him, all right.
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Referenced in The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far (2016) See more »

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The Walking Dead Main Title
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Written by Bear McCreary
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Boring episode.
19 March 2013 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

The whole episode plot could have been condensate in 10 minutes.

A single talk between Rick and the Governor interrupted by time to time with a couple zombies to kill, a little other discussions upon nothing that matter. The final song Warm Shadow by Fink, is a good choice within the context.

Really it all appeared like the writers didn't know how to reach at 45 minutes. And it's not the first time I had this feeling through the series.

This episode is just a 6/10 to me.

This series is surely fun, not that much scary but overall very decent and well done. Very watchable for zombie fans. It just miss more writers effort for some more intriguing and deeper plots inside the plots and more scary events. It's a zombie survival horror, after all.


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