The episode begins and a helicopter flies over beautiful green fields. It is manned by military men toting weapons. Suddenly, a loud bang is heard. Something seems to be apparently wrong, from the look of things. The helicopter spews smoke and begins to head downward, which seems to be a result of the bang. It crashes into the tree tops. Hundreds of yards away, Andrea and Michonne plus Michonne's chained, armless, and jawless walkers see the smoke. They begin to walk toward it, as it apparently seems to have caught their attention. Sometime later, they come upon the wrecked helicopter. ..Read the full recap
Ratings: 10.51 Million Viewers
Series stars Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Norman Reedus, Steven Yuen, Lauren Cohan, and Chandler Riggs do not appear in this episode.
Guest cast Melissa McBride and Scott Wilson remain credited for this episode despite not appearing.
David Morrissey and Michael Rooker are added to the main cast as of this episode.
Andrea: So what's your real name? If it's not asking to much.
The Governor: I never tell.
Andrea: Never say never.
The Governor: Never.
Merle: Ah, ah. Easy does it girl, mine's a whole lot bigger than yours. Now, put down your weapons, nice and easy. Let me see your hands...now spin around. That's it, nice little twirl around. (Merle notices Andrea) Ohh, holy shit. Blondie, damn! You look good. Now, how's about a big hug for your old pal Merle?
Andrea: What do you want from us?
Merle: There she sits, four walls around her, roof over her head, medicine in her veins, and she wants to know what I want from her. I plucked you and your mute here out of the dirt, blondie. Saved your asses. How about a thank you?
Michonne: You had a gun on us.
Merle: Oh, she speaks? Well who ain't had a gun on 'em in the past year, huh? Show of hands, y'all. Anybody? Hmm? Bowman, Crowley, y'all had a gun on y'all? Hell, I think I'd piss my pants if some stranger came up with his mitts in his pockets. That'd be the son of a bitch you'd really want to be scared of.
Andrea: Thank you.
Andrea: Governor, they call you that?
The Governor: Some nick names stick, whether you want them to, or not.
Andrea: Buzz is a nick name, Governor is a title. There's a difference.
The Governor: Did you finish your homework?
Milton: Unfortunately the dog's eating it already.
Merle: What the hell did you call me?
The Governor: Hey, where are we, back in the school yard? What, you wanna take his lunch money while you're at it?
Merle: Sorry Governor.
The Governor: Maybe I've wasted my time and you haven't learned anything at all.
Milton: He was trying to smoke in here.
The Governor: (to Milton) And from you I expect better. Keep poking the bear and you're bound to get mauled, remember that.
The Governor: What do you make of it?
Milton: Pretty impressive, really. Major kudos for ingenuity. Take away their arms so they can't grab you, take away their jaws so they can't bite ya. Take away their ability to eat, they lose interest in doing so. They're no longer in attack mode. We can be in their presence without threat. They're...they become docile, in a sense.
The Governor: Lurkers.
Milton: Umm, docile...or lurkers. Whatever you like.
Milton: Do you think they remember anything of the person they once were?
Andrea: I don't think about it.
Season 2, Episode 5:
This is the first appearance of Merle Dixon since his brother Daryl hallucinated him in 2x05 "Chupacabra
Season 1, Episode 3:
Merle Dixon is missing his hand. In 1x03 "Tell It to the Frogs
" he cut it off to escape from walkers. He had been chained to the roof in handcuffs by Rick.
Season 3, Episode 1:
Michonne and Andrea are found by The Governor's crew. In 3x01 "Seed
" it was revealed that Michonne and Andrea have been travelling together all winter, and that Andrea is very sick.
Season 2, Episode 13:
Eight months have passed since the farm was destroyed in 2x13 "Beside the Dying Fire
" and Andrea was left behind.