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The Walking Dead: Say the Word

Rick struggles to find meaning after a horrific loss. The Governor throws a party for Woodbury, but it is not exactly what Andrea and Michonne were expecting. Daryl and Maggie go on a supply run.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x5
Airdate: Sunday November 11th, 2012

Director: Gregory Nicotero
Writer: Angela Kang

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Nov 16, 2012

Starring Roles
Melissa Suzanne McBrideMelissa Suzanne McBride
As Carol Peletier (Survivor At The Prison)
Scott WilsonScott Wilson
As Hershel Greene (Father of Maggie and Beth Greene)

Guest Stars
Dallas RobertsDallas Roberts
As Milton Mamet (Woodbury Resident, Researcher for The Governor)
Emily KinneyEmily Kinney
As Beth Greene (Hershel Greene's Daughter)
Jose Pablo CantilloJose Pablo Cantillo
As Caesar Martinez (Woodbury Army Member)
Lawrence KaoLawrence Kao
As Tim (Woodbury Army Member)
Lew TempleLew Temple
As Axel (Prison Inmate)
Vincent WardVincent Ward
As Oscar (Prison Inmate)

Andrew GostelAndrew Gostel
As Woodbury Resident
Arthur BridgersArthur Bridgers
As Crowley (Woodbury Army Member)
Greg TresanGreg Tresan
As Richard Foster (Woodbury Resident)
Gregory FrenchGregory French
As Walker
Kylie SzymanskiKylie Szymanski
As Penny (The Governor's Daughter)
Lindsay AbernathyLindsay Abernathy
As Rowan (Woodbury Resident)
Meaghan CaddyMeaghan Caddy
As Eileen (Pregnant Woodbury Resident)
Michael KoskeMichael Koske
As Arena Walker
Ryan NessetRyan Nesset
As Walker
Travis LoveTravis Love
As Bowman (Woodbury Army Member)
Fred CruzFred Cruz
As Walker
Eliza CornwellEliza Cornwell
As Judith Grimes
Adelaide CornwellAdelaide Cornwell
As Judith Grimes
Main Cast
Andrew LincolnAndrew Lincoln
As Rick Grimes
Norman ReedusNorman Reedus
As Daryl Dixon
Steven YeunSteven Yeun
As Glenn Rhee
Lauren CohanLauren Cohan
As Maggie Greene
Chandler RiggsChandler Riggs
As Carl Grimes
Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
As Michonne
David MorrisseyDavid Morrissey
As Governor Phillip Blake
Michael RookerMichael Rooker
As Merle Dixon


The episode begins with an afternoon in Woodbury, where it seems business as usual. Milton brings Andrea a cool drink during what appears to be a neighborhood block party. Andrea seems at home from the look of things. Michonne, on the other hand coolly surveys the scene, and seems oblivious to all that is happening. Inside, the Governor lovingly combs a little girl's hair until the pint-sized walker tries to bite his hand. The Governor as a result puts a sack over her head and then tries to calm his daughter. "Daddy still loves you" he tells her, trying to soothe her, while she struggles. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 10.37 Million Viewers

Casting: Although still listed in the credits, both Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori) and Melissa McBride (Carol) do not appear in this episode.

Locations: The trap that The Governor has set up for walkers was filmed near Turin, GA. The daycare that Maggie and Daryl search for supplies for the baby was filmed in Newnan, GA and is owned by Sonrise Baptist Church.

Trivia: Rick only says one word the entire episode, "Hello?", right at the end when he picks up the phone.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Baby BeeLove BugDuring the fight at the arena.
Lynyrd SkynyrdSaturday Night SpecialAndrea and The Governor arrive at the arena.

Episode Quotes
Andrea: Thank you, cold drinks?
Milton: We've been running the freezers all day, not the most practical use of the generators in my mind.
Andrea: It's kind of amazing.

Hershel: Let me see the baby.
Daryl: What are we going to feed it, do we got anything a baby can eat?
Hershel: The good news is she looks healthy, but she needs formula, and soon or she won't survive.
Daryl: Nope. No way, not her. We ain't losing no one else, I'm going for a run.

The Governor: The first time we gathered there was nine of us holed up in an apartment with SPAM and saltine crackers. Well look at us now. We've built a place we can call home. It may be held together with duct tape and string, but it works. It's ours, and I'll take it. So today we celebrate how far we've come. We remember those we've lost, and we raise a glass to us.

The Governor: Do you get off on that? Poking around in other people's things? You've got nothing to hide here.
Michonne: People with nothing to hide don't usually feel the need to say so.
The Governor: That's fair, we all have our secrets, huh?

Daryl: (holding the baby) She got a name yet?
Carl: Not yet. I was thinking, maybe Sophia? Then there's Carol too. Andrea, Amy. Jacqui, Patricia. Or... Lori, I don't know.
Daryl: Yeah, you like that, huh? Little Ass Kicker. What, that's a good name right?

The Governor: Hey, hey. Where are you going?
Andrea: What the hell is this?
The Governor: Well, it's a way to blow off steam.
Andrea: Blow off steam? You go for a jog to blow off steam. This is...this is sick.
The Governor: Well, look around. Everyone's having a great time.
Andrea: It's barbaric.
The Governor: It's staged. Yeah, we uh, we pull out the biters' teeth. It's just all for show.
Andrea: That's crazy. This is your reason for keeping walkers around?
The Governor: People need entertainment.
Andrea: So your solution is gladiator fighting?
The Governor: We're reducing these things, we're controlling them. We're shining a light on the monster under the bed. It's fun. It makes people feel better about the whole thing.
Andrea: It's a slippery slope. You're teaching them that walkers aren't dangerous.
The Governor: We're teaching them not to be afraid.

Episode Goofs

When Merle is talking to Andrea after she tells him she wants to leave the compound his hand goes from being open, to pointing, and back to open between shots.


When Glenn is talking to Hershel through the fence the position of his fingers changes between shots.

Factual Error:

The angle of Rick's gun in the sitting walker's mouth would not hit the brain.

Editing Error:

When Maggie is in the car about to leave and Glenn is talking to her the audio of his voice does not sync up with his mouth moving.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 4: When the prison was swarmed with walkers in 3x04 "Killer Within" Lori died during child birth.

Season 3, Episode 4: T-Dog was killed by walkers in 3x04 "Killer Within" while helping Carol to escape.

Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerJolly Dale
Associate ProducerKenneth Requa
Unit Production ManagerTom Luse
First Assistant DirectorVeronica A. Hampton
Second Assistant DirectorVincent G. Gonzales
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorThomas Golubic
Costume DesignerEulyn Womble
Set DecoratorKristen Walker
Location ManagerMike Riley
Property MasterJohn Sanders
Production Sound MixerDavid M. Kelson
Script SupervisorAmy Lacy
Assistant EditorJohn Mullin
Supervising Sound EditorJerry Ross
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
LeadmanDan Post
Stunt CoordinatorRussell Towery
Production SupervisorCaleb Womble
Post Production CoordinatorMichelle Trujillo McKibben
Key Makeup ArtistDonna M. Premick
Production AccountantHerb Johnson
Casting AssociateGohar Gazazyan
Key HairstylistTaylor Knight
Post Production AssistantDesa Larkin Boutte
Production Office CoordinatorMandy McCowan
Rigging GafferGary Holmes
Makeup ArtistGino Crognale  |  Andy Schoneberg  |  Kevin Wasner  |  Garrett Immel
Special Effects Make-upHoward Berger  |  Gregory Nicotero
Location CastingLisa Mae Fincannon  |  Craig Fincannon
Key Assistant Location ManagerSeth Zimmerman
"A" Camera Second AssistantMatthew Mcginn
Writers' Production AssistantAlex Brown (2)
Animal WranglerGreg Tresan
Key Rigging GripMike Pilcher
VFX SupervisorVictor Scalise
Key GreenspersonDenette West
ClearancesLaura Sevier
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