Rick and the group face imminent danger as The Governor tries to take the prison.


(as Ernest Dickerson)


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Carol Peletier (credit only)


The Governor convinces his new community that it is in their best interests to take over the prison and if necessary, use force to do so. Not everyone is comfortable with that approach - Lilly and Meghan stay behind, with tragic consequences. The Governor and his crew appear at the prison and has two bargaining chips with him - Herschel and Michonne are his prisoners. He tells Rick to be out by sundown. Rick for his part tries to reason with him but the die is cast. In the ensuing battle, many - from both sides - are killed. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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1 December 2013 (USA)  »

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During the fight scene between Rick and the Governor, respective actors Andrew Lincoln and David Morrissey insisted that they film the scene themselves instead of using stunt people. This created a genuineness because the actors have worked together for so long. See more »


The tank used by the Governor's men is a Patton tank, which was retired in the 1990s. See more »


Glenn Rhee: I could use a vacation. Get away. Just for a weekend.
Maggie Greene: Yeah.
Glenn Rhee: You know, our anniversary is coming up.
Maggie Greene: It is?
Glenn Rhee: One of these days.
Maggie Greene: You've ever been to Amicalola Falls? Tallest waterfalls in Georgia.
Glenn Rhee: Mm-mmm.
Maggie Greene: My Dad took me there when I was little. When we were up there, all the way at the top looking down, I felt like I was flying.
Glenn Rhee: I'll go load up the station wagon.
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Crazy Credits

The entire end credits, plus various production company logo animations, are played in utter silence, whereas usually there is music and sound effects. See more »


Referenced in The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far (2016) See more »


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Written by Bear McCreary
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One hell of an episode!!!
3 December 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This is my 1st ever review in IMDb...I would consider this episode to be one of the best so far in this series...lot of twists...it indirectly says that no character is permanent..thats the thing that keeps Walking Dead a class apart from other series...if you think its high time this series needs a twist or a change(from the last couple of episodes) then this is it...of course it has a few loop holes here and there(as we know nothing is perfect)..but its these kind of episodes that keep the story and our interests alive !!! of course its going to be a mix of emotions for sure...I have to say that the pillar of support for Season4 has been the background score...this episode is no exception...waiting for Feb 2014 !!!

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