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The Walking Dead: I Ain’t A Judas

Everyone at the prison argues over keeping Merle. Having learned about the Governor's attack on the prison and that he is recruiting the townspeople for an army, Andrea sneaks out to make peace with her former group.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x11
Airdate: Sunday February 24th, 2013

Director: Greg Nicotero
Writer: Angela Kang

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Mar 01, 2013

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

Guest Stars
Emily KinneyEmily Kinney
As Beth Greene
Dallas RobertsDallas Roberts
As Milton Mamet
Chad ColemanChad Coleman
As Tyreese (credited as Chad L. Coleman)
Sonequa Martin-GreenSonequa Martin-Green
As Sasha
Jose Pablo CantilloJose Pablo Cantillo
As Caesar Martinez
Melissa PonzioMelissa Ponzio
As Karen

Co-Guest Stars
Tylor ChaseTylor Chase
As Ben (credited as Tyler Chase)
Travis LoveTravis Love
As Bowman
Daniel Thomas MayDaniel Thomas May
As Allen

Dango NguyenDango Nguyen
As Guard
Kacie Jo Marta NicklesKacie Jo Marta Nickles
As Walker
Lauren HennebergLauren Henneberg
As Walker
Lucie Rivera OLucie Rivera O'Ferrall
As Ms. McLeod (Woodbury Resident)
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 Rick and team contemplating what their next move should be. Merle feels that they should all have made a run for it during the night, because he is sure the Governor shall return with reinforcements to get them. Rick on his part doesn’t think it’s a good idea and he instead feels they should stay put. Merle is baffled by this decision of Rick’s. He makes his displeasure known, because he feels staying put would be nothing short of suicide. He also says that all their lives depend on Rick and the decision that he makes, he therefore tells Rick to get his act together. Rick though, isn’t really interested in what Merle has to say, because his mind still isn’t in its right place. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 11.01 Million Viewers

Trivia: This episode is listed as 'I Ain't No Judas' on the DVD release.

Casting: Although she is credited in the opening credits, Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori), does not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Emily KinneyHold OnSings this cover in the cellblock at the end.
Frederic ChopinPrelude in D flat Major, Op. 28,15 'Raindrop'The Governor drinks whiskey.
Tom WaitsHold OnPlays directly after Emily Kinney's cover.

Episode Quotes
Merle: You're the farmer Hershel.
Hershel: And you're the black sheep Merle.
Merle: How'd you lose it?
Hershel: I was bit.
Merle: Bit? You hack it off yourself?
Hershel: No. Rick did.
Merle: Awful kindly of him.
Hershel: Saved my life. Gave me more time with my girls. Game me more time with your brother. Can't put a price on that.
Merle: Can't put a price on anything any more.

Milton: She's going back to the prison and has requested my assistance in escaping. Her words, not mine.
The Governor: Help her.
Milton: Okay, do you really want me to do that, or is this some sort of test?
The Governor: If she asks for help, help her. Milton, good work.

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?
Andrea: I am trying to save them, too.
Michonne: I did not realize the messiah complex was contagious.
Andrea: Go to hell, Michonne.
Michonne: He sent Merle to kill me. Would have sent him to kill you, too, if you had come with me. But you didn't, did you? Hm-mmm. You chose a warm bed over a friend. That's why I went back to Woodbury. Exposed him for what he is. I knew that it would hurt you.

Carl: Hey dad.
Rick: Yeah?
Carl: If I say something, will you promise not to be mad?
Rick: I won't get mad.
Carl: You should stop.
Rick: Stop what?
Carl: Being the leader. Let Hershel and Daryl handle things. You deserve a rest.

Carol: I haven't had a chance to say...I'm glad you came back.
Daryl: What, to all this?
Carol: This is our home.
Daryl: This is a tomb.

Episode Goofs

The walker that is behind Andrea as she walks into the prison is the same one that was seen, and killed, twice in the previous episode.

Cultural References
Episode Title: I Ain't A Judas

'I Ain't A Judas' is a reference to the story of Judas Iscariot and his betrayal of Jesus Christ to the Jewish officials in 30 AD.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 10: The Governor retaliated against the prison at the end of 3x10 "Home" by releasing walkers inside the gates.

Season 3, Episode 10: Merle followed Daryl back to the prison in 3x19 "Home" and saved Rick's life.

Season 2, Episode 12: Glenn tells Rick that he would never make him live with Shane after Shane tried to kill him. In 2x12 "Better Angels" Shane tried to kill Rick.

Season 3, Episode 1: Merle asks Hershel what happened to his leg. In 3x01 "Seed" Rick was forced to cut off Hershel's leg when he was bit by a walker.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperFrank Darabont
Executive ProducerGail Anne Hurd  |  Robert Kirkman  |  Glen Mazzara  |  David Alpert
Co-Executive ProducerEvan Reilly  |  Greg Nicotero  |  Denise Huth
Supervising ProducerScott M. Gimple
ProducerPaul Gadd  |  Sang Kyu Kim  |  Angela Kang  |  Nichole Beattie
Co-ProducerJolly Dale
Associate ProducerKenneth Requa
Production DesignerGrace Walker
EditorJulius Ramsay
CastingSherry Thomas  |  Sharon Bialy
Unit Production ManagerTom Luse
First Assistant DirectorJeffrey F. January
Second Assistant DirectorVincent G. Gonzales
MusicBear McCreary
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorThomas Golubic
Costume DesignerEulyn Womble
Set DecoratorKristen Walker
Location ManagerMike Riley
Property MasterJohn Sanders
Production Sound MixerMichael P. Clark
Script SupervisorAmy Blanc Lacy
Assistant EditorDan Liu
Supervising Sound EditorJerry Ross
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
Director of PhotographyRohn Schmidt
Stunt CoordinatorRussell Towery
Production SupervisorCaleb Womble
Post Production CoordinatorMichelle Trujillo McKibben
Based On The Works OfCharlie Adlard  |  Tony Moore (2)  |  Robert Kirkman
Key Makeup ArtistDonna M. Premick
Transportation CaptainJody Winslette
"A" Camera OperatorMichael Satrazemis
Casting AssociateGohar Gazazyan
Key HairstylistTaylor Knight
Post Production AssistantDesa Larkin Boutte
Steadicam OperatorGlenn Brown
Rigging GafferGary Holmes
Makeup ArtistChauntelle Langston  |  Jake Garber  |  Andre Freitas  |  Garrett Immel  |  Andy Schoneberg  |  Kevin Wasner
Assistant To ProducerScott Einbinder
"B" Camera OperatorGlenn Brown
Special Effects Make-upHoward Berger  |  Greg Nicotero
Location CastingLisa Mae Fincannon  |  Craig Fincannon
Writers' Production AssistantAlex Brown (2)
Key Rigging GripMike Pilcher
Produced ByTom Luse
VFX SupervisorVictor Scalise
Assistant To The Line ProducerAmy Beth Barnes
Extra Casting CoordinatorPatrick Ingram
ClearancesLaura Sevier
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