The Walking Dead (2010– )
7.8/10
7,901
8 user 21 critic

I Ain't a Judas 

As Rick and the group debate their next course of action, Andrea tries to negotiate with them. Meanwhile, The Governor prepares Woodbury for battle.

Director:

Greg Nicotero

Writers:

Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Lori Grimes (credit only)
Laurie Holden ... Andrea Harrison
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Greene
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira ... Michonne
Michael Rooker ... Merle Dixon
David Morrissey ... Philip 'The Governor' Blake
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Emily Kinney ... Beth Greene
Dallas Roberts ... Milton Mamet
Chad L. Coleman ... Tyreese Williams
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Sasha Williams
Edit

Storyline

Andrea sees the Governor preparing the dwellers of Woodbury to attack the prison and she decides to sneak out to visit Rick and the survivors to convince them to make an agreement with the Governor. She asks Milton to help her and the minion discloses her plan to the Governor that orders him to help her. Milton helps Andrea to capture a walker and they stumble with Tyreese group that Rick had expelled from the prison. Milton brings them to Woodbury and they offer to help the Governor in the war against Rick. Meanwhile, in the prison, Rick and his group are protecting the prison that is under siege of walkers with short supply and ammunition. When Andrea arrives, she has a cold reception by her former friends that do not trust on her. Carol is the only one that really welcomes her and asks her to kill The Governor. Andrea blames Michonne telling that she poisoned the survivors against her and she returns to Woodbury. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official iTunes Season 3

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first time the Governor (David Morrissey) dons his eye patch. See more »

Goofs

As Andrea (Laurie Holden) is leaving the prison in a Crown Victoria, the aerial shot of her leaving is a different make & model. See more »

Quotes

Andrea: You poisoned them.
Michonne: I just told them the truth.
Andrea: I didn't choose him over you. I wanted a life. Once we entered Woodbury, you became hostile.
Michonne: That's 'cause I could see it.
Andrea: See what?
Michonne: That you were under his spell the second you laid eyes on him.
Andrea: That is not true.
Michonne: And you still are.
Andrea: No, I am there because those people need me.
Michonne: And what about these people?
[...]
See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

The Walking Dead Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Bear McCreary
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Preparing for battle
28 July 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Had heard nothing but great things about 'The Walking Dead' from friends and IMDb reviewers. It took a while to get round to watching, both from being busy and also not being sure whether it would be my cup of tea. Finally getting round to it a few years ago and slowly working my way through it, having had a very long to watch and review list, 'The Walking Dead' turned out to be very much my cup of tea and as good as the hype made it out to be, have found it extremely addictive.

Season 3, as far as previous episodes go, has been very solid. "I Ain't a Judas" is another very episode to Season 3, after a hugely promising start to the season. Not as good as some other episodes and perhaps one of the lesser ones but there is a lot to love. It is yet again a strong reminder of how Seasons 1-5 of 'The Walking Dead' to me were absolutely brilliant and seeing the show in its full glory days (Season 6 was uneven, Season 7 was a huge disappointment and am still debating whether to watch Season 8). It is as emotional, complex and as tense as one would expect, at the same time it has adrenaline and guts.

It still shocks me at how an intelligent, well-made (so much so that it is easy to mistake it for a film) show about zombies could be made when so many films have tried and failed abysmally to do so.

"I Ain't a Judas" is a little too heavy on the talk and other episodes do better at advancement and providing new information.

Like all the episodes of the show, "I Ain't a Judas" is incredibly well made in the production values, with gritty and audacious production design, photography of almost cinematic quality, effects that look good, have soul and are not overused or abused and pretty frightening make-up. The music is haunting and affecting, having presence but never being too intrusive.

The writing generally is intelligent and thought-provoking, with lots of tension and emotional resonance and shows signs of character complexity and multiple layer storytelling. The more eventful parts are thrilling and terrifying as well as uncompromising.

Appreciated the ever strong and still progressing story, where a lot happens and full of different strands without being confused or over-stuffed, and character building, which the episode has a bigger emphasis on, and that the pace is rarely dull or rushed, if not as taut or edge of your seat as most of the previous episodes. The character writing and the character interactions are what is particularly great here. Am really appreciating the season continuing to give stronger development to Andrea regardless of whether people like her or not. Tyreese's return and Carol's plan are also interest points.

Everything is nicely paced without rushing through the more important parts. The world building is already stunningly immersive and effective. Direction is smart and atmospheric while the show throughout has been strongly acted. Andrew Lincoln is excellent as ever, while Laurie Holden, Michael Rooker and Melissa McBride are equally impressive.

All in all, very good. 8/10 Bethany Cox


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed