The Walking Dead: Season 3, Episode 15

This Sorrowful Life (24 Mar. 2013)

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While Rick decides the fate of Michonne, Merle takes matters into his own hands.



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Rick's resolve weakens and he decides to let the Governor have Michonne in exchange for peace. He tells Daryl, Merle and Herschel about what he's decided. Merle doubts that Rick has the gumption to go through with it - he's right as Rick changes his mind again - and so kidnaps Michonne to take her to the Governor and see if he can make things right. On their trip there, she has a few choice words for him that cause him to reflect on what he is doing. At the prison, Rick decides on a different approach to leading the group. Written by garykmcd

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This is the first time we see Daryl cry. See more »


The rims on Merle's car switch from chrome to regular spoked wheels, and then back again. See more »


[Glenn pulls out the pocket watch Hershel gave him]
Glenn Rhee: When you gave me this... I didn't fully understand what it meant. Such a simple thing. I know what it means now. I know what it takes. I want to marry Maggie. And we don't have to have a wedding. I don't even know if we'll last the week. But I want her to know before... who knows?
Hershel Greene: You have my blessing.
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References Dawn of the Dead (1978) See more »


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Written by Bear McCreary
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"This Sorrowful Life" Best Episode!!
31 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

As a fan of the TV show, this is, in my opinion, the best episode of the series so far. It had the right amount of action and drama mixed in to make one heck of an episode. Merle is the focus. His true character comes out and you start to understand him a little more. Everything he does, is for Daryl, and this episode clearly showed how much he loves Daryl. After watching the first half of the season, I was fascinated, but then the second half kind of fell short. It seemed like the writers weren't giving the second half their all. But they certainly did with this one. I hope they make more like "This Sorrowful Life." Looking forward to Season 4!!

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