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The Walking Dead: When the Dead Come Knocking

Rick mounts a rescue mission when Michonne arrives at the prison and informs them about Glenn and Maggie.

In Woodbury, the Governor and Merle interrogate Maggie and Glenn to get the whereabouts of the prison.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x7
Airdate: Sunday November 25th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Nov 30, 2012
IE (RTÉ TWO) Aug 13, 2013

Starring Roles
Melissa McBrideMelissa McBride
As Carol Peletier
Scott WilsonScott Wilson
As Hershel Greene

Guest Stars
Emily KinneyEmily Kinney
As Beth Greene
Lew TempleLew Temple
As Axel
Dallas RobertsDallas Roberts
As Milton Mamet
Jose Pablo CantilloJose Pablo Cantillo
As Caesar Martinez

Co-Guest Stars
Vincent WardVincent Ward
As Oscar
Peter KulasPeter Kulas
As Mr. Coleman
Alex VanAlex Van
As Hermit

Don TeemsDon Teems
As Walker
Scott CarnwathScott Carnwath
As Walker
Travis LoveTravis Love
As Bowman (Woodbury Military Member)
Jacqueline Marie ZwickJacqueline Marie Zwick
As Prison Fence Walker
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 and Glenn is being interrogated by Merle. Merle it turns out is still bitter at being abandoned for dead in Atlanta. "We went back for you" Glenn says, trying to explain to Merle that they had no plans of abandoning him. Merle isn't listening though, as he doesn’t believe a word of what Glenn is saying. Instead, he wants to know the whereabouts of Daryl as well as the rest of the group, so he can get to them. Glenn is fully aware of Merle’s intentions and therefore won't talk and gets beaten for it, as a result. Back at the prison, Rick is staring at Michonne, who has "cloaked" herself in zombie guts. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 10.43 Million Viewers

Trivia: The show uses silicone casing stuffed with "barbecue" for intestines. If a walker extra does not eat meat they are given vegetarian stuffing.

Casting: Although credited as main cast in the opening title, Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori), does not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Jo StaffordIt Could Happen to YouAndrea and The Governor go see Mr. Coleman.
Jo StaffordLong Ago and Far AwayMr. Coleman dies and turns into a walker.

Episode Quotes
Merle: You don't even know why you're hear, do ya? I didn't mean you no harm, I lowered my gun, but you raised yours. You were an asshole out there, just like you were on that rooftop back in Atlanta. What y'all did, leaving me up there, people wouldn't do that to an animal.
Glenn: We went back for you.
Merle: Ain't you thoughtful.

Rick: We can tend to that wound for you, give you a little food and water, and then send you on the way. But you're gonna have to tell us how you found us and why you were carrying formula.
Michonne: The supplies were dropped by a young Asian guy with a pretty girl.
Rick: What happened?
Hershel: Were they attacked?
Michonne: They were taken?
Rick: Taken? By who?
Michonne: By the same son of a bitch who shot me.
Rick: Hey, these are our people. You tell us what happened now!
Michonne: Don't you ever touch me again!
Daryl: (points crossbow at her head) You better start talking. You're gonna have a much bigger problem than a gunshot wound.
Michonne: Find 'em yourself.

Carl: Daryl's been calling her Ass-Kicker.
Rick: Ass-Kicker? Has he, now?
Carl: I've been thinking, what we should really call her?
Rick: What do you think?
Carl: Remember my third grade teacher, Mrs. Mueller?
Rick: Of course.
Carl: Her first name was Judith. Do you think that's a good name?
Rick: I think that's - that's a fine name. Judith it is.

Rick: I know what you did for me, for my baby. While I was working things out. Thank you.
Daryl: It's what we do.

Merle: So tell me, where y'all been at?
Glenn: It's just a matter of time before they come looking.
Merle: I'll bake a cake with pink frosting. Would they like that? Ain't nobody coming.
Glenn: Rick is. And when he gets here...
Merle: He's gonna do nothing, not if he wants you and Bo Peep back. Think I'm in this by my self?
Glenn: You can't take us all. There's too many of us.
Merle: There ain't a pair of nuts between the whole pussy lot of you.
Glenn: We've been on the road, not hiding in some dungeon. Rick, Shane, Daryl, Jim, Andrea.
Merle: Really? Is that right?

Episode Goofs

When The Governor is interrogating Maggie there is a shot of her from the back. At first, he bra straps are not visible, but in the next shot of her back they are.

Factual Error:

When Rick and his group are hiding outside of Woodbury, the first sentry on the wall has a rifle with a bent barrel. It would not work if it is bent and would be useless to him.

Cultural References
Lassie Come Home: When Daryl finds the dead dog in the shack in the woods he says, "I guess Lassie went home."

'Lassie Come Home' is a film from 1943 about a family and their pet collie.

Remember the Alamo: When they enter the shack in the woods, Daryl says, "Remember the Alamo?" as the walkers try to break in.

'Remember the Alamo' is a TV movie/documentary from 2003 about The Alamo.

Little Bo Peep: Merle tells Glenn that Rick better not do anything if he wants "you and Bo Peep back.

'Little Bo Peep' is a character from a popular English nursery rhyme.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 6: Michonne showed up at the gates of the prison at the end of 3x06 "Hounded" after seeing Merle take Glenn and Maggie hostage.

Season 1, Episode 2: Merle tells Glenn that he was "an asshole out there, just like you were on that rooftop in Atlanta." In 1x02 "Guts" Glenn was one of the group of people that were forced to leave Merle hand cuffed to a roof in Atlanta.

Season 3, Episode 4: Glenn tells Merle that T-Dog is dead. In 3x04 "Killer Within" T-Dog died defending Carol from walkers.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperFrank Darabont
Executive ProducerGail Anne Hurd  |  Glen Mazzara  |  David Alpert  |  Robert Kirkman
Co-Executive ProducerEvan Reilly  |  Denise Huth  |  Greg Nicotero
Supervising ProducerScott M. Gimple
ProducerPaul Gadd  |  Angela Kang  |  Sang Kyu Kim  |  Nichole Beattie
Co-ProducerJolly Dale
Associate ProducerKenneth Requa
Production DesignerGrace Walker
EditorHunter M. Via
CastingSherry Thomas  |  Sharon Bialy
Unit Production ManagerTom Luse
First Assistant DirectorVeronica A. Hampton
Second Assistant DirectorVincent G. Gonzales
MusicBear McCreary
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorThomas Golubic
Costume DesignerEulyn Womble
GripPatricia Fields
Key GripEddie Evans
Set DecoratorKristen Walker
Location ManagerMike Riley
Property MasterJohn Sanders
Construction CoordinatorJohn Fore
Production Sound MixerDavid M. Kelson
Script SupervisorAmy Blanc Lacy
Assistant EditorEvan Fisher
Supervising Sound EditorJerry Ross
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
GafferRick Crank
Director of PhotographyRohn Schmidt
Stunt CoordinatorRussell Towery
Production SupervisorCaleb Womble
Post Production CoordinatorMichelle Trujillo McKibben
Based On The Works OfRobert Kirkman  |  Tony Moore (2)  |  Charlie Adlard
Key Makeup ArtistDonna M. Premick
"A" Camera OperatorMichael Satrazemis
Casting AssociateGohar Gazazyan
Key HairstylistTaylor Knight
Post Production AssistantDesa Larkin Boutte
Steadicam OperatorGlenn Brown
ElectricianJerry Parker
Props AssistantAdam Miller
Makeup ArtistAndy Schoneberg  |  Kevin Wasner  |  Andre Freitas  |  Garrett Immel
"B" Camera OperatorGlenn Brown
Special Effects Make-upGreg Nicotero  |  Howard Berger
Location CastingCraig Fincannon  |  Lisa Mae Fincannon
Writers' Production AssistantAlex Brown (2)
Produced ByTom Luse
VFX SupervisorVictor Scalise
ClearancesLaura Sevier
Charge ScenicRobbie Martin
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