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Too Far Gone 

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

Director:

Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Rhee
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira ... Michonne
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier (credit only)
Scott Wilson ... Hershel Greene
David Morrissey ... Philip 'The Governor' Blake / Brian Heriot
Emily Kinney ... Beth Greene
Chad L. Coleman ... Tyreese Williams
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Sasha Williams
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Bob Stookey
Audrey Marie Anderson ... Lilly Chambler
Kirk Acevedo ... Mitch Dolgen
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

Official iTunes Season 4

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA

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Trivia

The Governor (David Morrissey) becomes the third person to use Michonne's (Danai Gurira) katana sword on screen in this episode. Merle (Michael Rooker) previously used it in The Walking Dead: This Sorrowful Life (2013) to dispatch a walker. See more »

Goofs

When the Governor and Rick are talking before the final shootout,. Herschel and Michonne are on their knees in front of the fence, the close up shots show them about two feet from one another but the wide shots show them about six feet apart. See more »

Quotes

The Governor: Rick! Come down here. We need to talk.
Rick Grimes: It's not up to me. There's a council now. They run this place.
The Governor: Is Hershel on the council? What about Michonne? She on the council, too?
Rick Grimes: I don't make decisions anymore.
The Governor: You're making the decisions today, Rick. Come down here. Let's have that talk.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in The Walking Dead: Behind the Dead (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

The Walking Dead Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Dominik Hauser
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Brilliant Mid Season Finale
1 February 2015 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

What a mid season finale.

Plot In A Paragraph: As Daryl finds out about what went down with Carol. The Governor convinces his new friends that it is in their best interests to take over the prison and if needed, use force to do so. Not everyone is comfortable with that approach, but go along with the majority. The Governor and his crew appear at the prison and he has two massive bargaining chips with him. (Herschel and Michonne are his prisoners) He tells Rick to be out by sundown. Rick tries to reason with him, but The Governor is unwilling to listen. In the ensuing battle, their are casualties on both sides.

I'm gutted about a major characters death, they will be missed,The entire end credits, plus various production company logo animations, are played in utter silence is very fitting.

I'm also still upset about the Carol situation, hopefully she will come back, and be reunited with her pal Daryl. If it were not for the two episodes about The Governor, Thai would have been a flawless first half to the season.


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