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The Walking Dead: Arrow on the Doorpost

Hoping to avoid further bloodshed, Andrea arranges for Rick and the Governor to talk to hammer out a peace agreement.

Episode Info  

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

Director: David Boyd
Writer: Ryan C. Coleman

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Mar 15, 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
Jose Pablo CantilloJose Pablo Cantillo
As Caesar Martinez

Ellie DeckerEllie Decker
As Walker
John JaretJohn Jaret
As Walker
Jay CavanaughJay Cavanaugh
As Throwing Knife 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 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.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
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
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

DeveloperFrank Darabont
Executive ProducerGail Anne Hurd  |  Glen Mazzara  |  David Alpert  |  Robert Kirkman
Co-Executive ProducerDenise Huth  |  Evan Reilly  |  Greg Nicotero
Supervising ProducerScott M. Gimple
ProducerAngela Kang  |  Nichole Beattie  |  Sang Kyu Kim  |  Paul Gadd
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
HairstylistT.A. Henderson
Set DecoratorKristen Walker
Location ManagerMike Riley
Transportation CoordinatorKeith Collis
Property MasterJohn Sanders
Production Sound MixerMichael P. Clark
Script SupervisorAmy Blanc Lacy
Assistant EditorEvan Fisher
Supervising Sound EditorJerry Ross
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
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
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  |  Garrett Immel  |  Jake Garber  |  Andy Schoneberg
Special Effects Make-upHoward Berger  |  Greg Nicotero
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorSpencer Jarvis
Location CastingCraig Fincannon  |  Lisa Mae Fincannon
Key Assistant Location ManagerRyan Taylor (1)
"B" Camera First AssistantBruce Robinson (2)
Writers' Production AssistantAlex Brown (2)
1st Assistant AccountantMerci Navarro
"A" Camera 1st AssistantDavid Galbraith
Produced ByTom Luse
VFX SupervisorVictor Scalise
ClearancesLaura Sevier
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