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The Walking Dead: Arrow on the Doorpost

Rick and the Governor sit down to talk things through in an effort to put an end to their deadly feud.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x13
Airdate: Sunday March 10th, 2013


Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Mar 15, 2013

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (15 Votes cast)
Starring Roles
Melissa Suzanne McBride
As Carol Peletier (Survivor at the Prison)
Recurring
Scott Wilson
As Hershel Greene (Father of Maggie and Beth Greene)
Recurring

Guest Stars
Dallas Roberts
As Milton Mamet (Woodbury Resident, Researcher for The Governor)
Recurring
Emily Kinney
As Beth Greene (Taking Care of Judith, Hershel Greene's Daughter)
Recurring
Jose Pablo Cantillo
As Caesar Martinez (Woodbury Army Member)
Recurring

Uncredited
Ellie Decker
As Walker
Recurring
John Jaret
As Walker
Recurring
Jay Cavanaugh
As Throwing Knife Walker
Main Cast
Andrew Lincoln
As Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus
As Daryl Dixon
Steven Yeun
As Glenn Rhee
Lauren Cohan
As Maggie Greene
Chandler Riggs
As Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira
As Michonne
Michael Rooker
As Merle Dixon
David Morrissey
As Governor Phillip Blake

Recap

The episode begins and Rick along with Hershel and Daryl, arrives for the talks at what looks to be an abandoned barn. They are tense and on their guard for a possible ambush. Rick enters the barn looking for the Governor, and just then he walks out of the shadows. The Governor says they have a lot to discuss. During the meeting, Rick mentions how his men attacked him and his group, but he counters that he could have killed them all and he didn’t. He then removes his gun and Rick is immediately on the alert, but the Governor says he is only removing his weapon as a sign of good faith. It’s then revealed that he has another gun taped right under the table. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 11.46 Million Viewers

Location: The scenes at the barn the Rick and The Governor talk in were filmed at the ESCO feed mill in Haralson, GA.

Trivia: The original title of this episode was 'Pale Horse.'

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



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bear McCrearyThe Walking Dead Main TitleOpening Credits, Closing Credits
FinkWarm Shadow (Dactyl Remix)The two groups return to their separate camps.


Episode Quotes
Milton: The Governor thought it best that he and Rick spoke privately.
Daryl: Who the hell are you?
Milton: Milton Mamet.
Daryl: Great. He brought his butler.
Milton: I'm his adviser.
Daryl: What kind of advice?
Milton: Planning. Biters Uh, you know, I'm sorry. I don't feel like I don't need to explain myself to the henchmen.
Daryl: You better watch your mouth, sunshine.
Martinez: Look, if you and I are going to be out here pointing guns at each other all day, do me a favour, shut your mouth.

Milton: May I see it. Your stump, I'd like to, um... ahem, see where the amputation was. How high above the bite.
Hershel: I'm not showing you my leg.
Milton: It's important data.
Hershel: I just met you. At least buy me a drink first.

The Governor: I thought you were a cop, not a lawyer.
Rick: Either way, I don't pretend to be a governor.
The Governor: I told you, I'm their leader.
Rick: You're the town drunk who knocked over my fence and ripped up my yard, nothing more.
The Governor: Didn't you ever misjudge someone? Hmm? Andrea told me about your baby. That it might be your partner's. But you're caring for her and I admire that. Restitution for your own lack of insight. For failing to see the devil beside you.
Rick: Oh, I see him, all right.

Daryl: Look what he's got.
(offers Martinez a cigarette)
Martinez: Nah. I prefer menthols.
Daryl: Douchebag.

Milton: What about the deal?
The Governor: Well, they'll bring Rick, Merle's brother, maybe Glenn, Merle himself. We can take care of the whole crew. Best way to avoid a slaughter.
Milton: That is a slaughter.
The Governor: Not at our end. We're gonna have to eliminate Rick soon or later. No way we can live side by side.

Daryl: Are you army or something?
Martinez: Nah, I just hate these things. You know, after what they did to my wife...kids.
Daryl: That sucks.
Martinez: Thanks.



Episode Goofs
Crew or Equipment Visible:

When Andrea is entering the barn and the door slides open you can see the shadow of a crew members feet as they open the door for her.


Crew or Equipment Visible:

When Hershel and Milton are outside talking you can see that Hershel is wearing a hearing aid in one shot. In the next shot it is gone.

Factual Error:

Glenn uses a household propane torch to cut a metal grid. This type of torch is not capable of getting hot enough to cut through metal, he would have had to be using an acetylene and oxygen torch for it to work the way it is shown in this episode.



Episode References
Season 3, Episode 10: Rick and The Governor are meeting to talk after The Governor attacked the prison in 3x10 "Home" by releasing walkers into the grounds.

Season 3, Episode 12: Daryl is using the new crossbow that Rick took in 3x12 "Clear" from Morgan's weapons stash.

Season 3, Episode 7: Rick tells The Governor that he knows what he did to Maggie. In 3x07 "When the Dead Come Knocking" The Governor and Merle tortured Glenn and Maggie.

Season 3, Episode 11: Andrea told Rick in 3x11 "I Ain't A Judas" that The Governor wanted to set up a meeting and talk things over.



Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerJolly Dale
Associate ProducerKenneth Requa
Production DesignerGrace Walker
Unit Production ManagerTom Luse
First Assistant DirectorVeronica A. Hampton
Second Assistant DirectorVincent G. Gonzales
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorThomas Golubic
Costume DesignerEulyn Womble
Location ManagerMike Riley
Transportation CoordinatorKeith Collis
Property MasterJohn Sanders
Script SupervisorAmy Lacy
Assistant EditorEvan Fisher
Supervising Sound EditorJerry Ross
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
Stunt CoordinatorRussell Towery
Production SupervisorCaleb Womble
Post Production CoordinatorMichelle Trujillo McKibben
Costume SupervisorDona Adrian Gibson
Key Makeup ArtistDonna M. Premick
Production AccountantHerb Johnson
Casting AssociateGohar Gazazyan
Key HairstylistTaylor Knight
Post Production AssistantDesa Larkin Boutte
Makeup ArtistKevin Wasner  |  Jake Garber  |  Andy Schoneberg  |  Garrett Immel
Special Effects Make-upGregory Nicotero  |  Howard Berger
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorSpencer Jarvis
Location CastingLisa Mae Fincannon  |  Craig Fincannon
B Camera 1st AssistantBruce Robinson
Key Assistant Location ManagerRyan Taylor (1)
Writers' Production AssistantAlex Brown (2)
1st Assistant AccountantMerci Navarro
"A" Camera 1st AssistantDavid Galbraith
VFX SupervisorVictor Scalise
Knb SupervisorCarey Jones
ClearancesLaura Sevier
 
Warning: The Walking Dead season 3 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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