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



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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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The title comes from Volume 6 of the Collected Editions of the comic book series. In said volume, Rick, Glenn, and Michonne, having been captured by the Governor upon their first meeting in Volume 5, escape from Woodbury and make it back to the prison. See more »


When Merle and Michonne are driving, Merle's window is down on shots from inside the car, but when he stops the car, the shot from the outside shows that the window is up. See more »


Rick Grimes: What I said last year, that first night after the farm... it can't be like that. It can't. What we do, what we're willing to do, who we are - it's not my call. It can't be. I couldn't sacrifice one of us for the greater good because... because we *are* the greater good. *We're* the reason we're still here, not me. This is life and death. How you live, how you die - it isn't up to me. I'm not your governor. We choose to go. We choose to stay. We stick together.
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References Dawn of the Dead (1978) See more »


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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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