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The Walking Dead: Welcome to the Tombs

While the Governor mounts his attack on the prison, he leaves a restrained Andrea locked in a room with Milton who is slowly dying.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x16
Airdate: Sunday March 31st, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Apr 05, 2013

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

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

Co-Guest Stars
Travis LoveTravis Love
As Bowman
Daniel Thomas MayDaniel Thomas May
As Allen
E. Roger MitchellE. Roger Mitchell
As Paul

Adelaide CornwellAdelaide Cornwell
As Judith Grimes
Dallas RobertsDallas Roberts
As Milton Mamet (Woodbury Resident)
Denny AinsworthDenny Ainsworth
As Woodbury Survivor
Don TeemsDon Teems
As Walker
Eliza CornwellEliza Cornwell
As Judith Grimes
Gregory FrenchGregory French
As Walker
Jeremiah ScottJeremiah Scott
As Walker
John JaretJohn Jaret
As Walker
Lucie Rivera OLucie Rivera O'Ferrall
As Ms. McLeod (Woodbury Resident)
Randy WoodsRandy Woods
As Mr. Jacobson (Woodbury Resident)
Mario AvaniMario Avani
As Walker
Mitchell GunterMitchell Gunter
As Woodbury Survivor
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
Sarah Wayne CalliesSarah Wayne Callies
As Lori Grimes


The episode begins in Woodbury where the Governor is beating up Milton for setting the zombies on fire a few weeks ago. Milton tries to appeal to the Governor, asking what Penny would think about his behavior. The Governor admits that his zombie daughter would be scared, but insists that if he'd always been a shrewd, merciless torturer, then she'd be alive today. The Governor shoves Milton into the torture chamber and orders him to pick up his tray of tools. Milton fumbles and manages to leave a pair of pliers on the floor right behind Andrea's feet. The Governor hands Milton a knife and tells him to kill Andrea. Instead, Milton turns around and tries to attack the Governor, but he ends up getting stabbed in the stomach by the Governor. The Governor's plan is to leave Milton to die, so he turns into a zombie and devours Andrea. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 12.42 Million Viewers

Michael Rooker remains in the title credits even though he does not appear and his character has been killed off.

This marks the last episode to have Sarah Wayne Callies's name in the credits and Lori's final appearance in the series so far.

This episodes marks the death of Andrea.

This episode went under some significant changes. Andrea was originally meant to live and take over as leader of Woodbury. This was changed three weeks before shooting began. The decision to kill her was Glen Mazzara's and is said to have been done for shock value. The idea was very unpopular and is reportedly what led to Mazzara being removed as showrunner. Even after this, changes were further made, as the scenes with Milton were reshot as it was originally Tyreese and Sasha who find Andrea.

Despite Milton's significant role in the episode and even appearing in the episode as originally filmed and subsequently reshot, Dallas Roberts remains uncredited.

Episode Quotes
The Governor: I told you to kill her but you didn't. And now you gonna turn and you gonna tear away the flesh of her bones. In this life now you kill or you die. Or you die and you kill.

Daryl: Merle never did anything like that his whole life.
Carol: He gave us a chance.

Michonne: I never thanked you.
Rick: For what?
Michonne: For getting me out there, that day. Taking me in.
Rick: Well, if you didn't have that baby formula, I wouldn't have.
Michonne: You could have just taken the formula.
Rick: Well, must have been something else then. You know, it was Carl who made the call. He said you belonged here. You're one of us.

Milton: One of the tools dropped. I left some pliers on the floor behind you. If you can drag your right foot back you can get them.
Andrea: I'm getting us both out of here, and you're going to be okay.
Milton: When you get free you are going to find something very sharp, and you are going to stab me in the head. That is what you are going to do. Keep trying.

Rick: We did it, we drove them out.
Michonne: We should go after them.
Daryl: We should finish it.
Maggie: It is finished, didn't you see them high-tail it out of here?
Michonne: They could regroup.
Glenn: We can't take the chance, he's not going to stop.
Carol: You're right, we can't keep living like this.
Maggie: So we take the fight back to Woodbury? We barely made it back last time.

Carl: I did my job out there, just like all of you. I took out one of The Governor's soldiers.
Hershel: One of his soldiers? That kid running away? He stumbled across us.
Carl: No, he drew on us.
Rick: I'm sorry you had to do that.
Carl: It's what I was there for.

Hershel: That kid was scared, he was handing his gun over.
Rick: He said he drew.
Hershel: (Shakes his head no)
Rick: Carl said it was in defense.
Hershel: I was there, he didn't have to shoot. He had every reason not to.
Rick: Well, maybe it looked like that to you --
Herhsel: Rick, I'm telling you, he gunned that kid down.

Episode Goofs

When Andrea tries to pick up the pliers with her feet a second time, she picks them up with the handles pointing down. In the next shot the handles are pointing up.

Factual Error:

When Andrea shoots herself with Rick's gun, a Colt Python, a shell casing can be heard hitting the floor. This type of revolver does not expel casings when fired.

Cultural References
John 5:29: The bible passage that is highlighted and left for The Governor to find was John 5:29.

"And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation."

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 15: Merle was killed by The Governor at the end of 3x15 "This Sorrowful Life" after he released Michonne and tried to kill The Governor himself.

Season 3, Episode 14: Andrea tried to escape to the prison in 3x14 "Prey" but The Governor caught her and has her captive in Woodbury.

Season 3, Episode 14: After learning of The Governor's real plans in 3x14 "Prey" Milton burned the walker pit.

Season 3, Episode 7: Rick tells Michonne that he wouldn't have taken her in to the prison in 3x07 "When the Dead Come Knocking" if she hadn't been holding baby formula.

Season 2, Episode 11: Carl tells Rick that he didn't kill the walker that killed Dale, and that is why he shot the boy. In 2x11 "Judge, Jury, Executioner" a walker that Carl had seen earlier in the day killed Dale.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperFrank Darabont
Executive ProducerGail Anne Hurd  |  Robert Kirkman  |  David Alpert  |  Glen Mazzara
Co-Executive ProducerEvan Reilly  |  Greg Nicotero  |  Denise Huth
Supervising ProducerScott M. Gimple
ProducerPaul Gadd  |  Nichole Beattie  |  Angela Kang  |  Sang Kyu Kim
Co-ProducerJolly Dale
Associate ProducerKenneth Requa
Production DesignerGrace Walker
EditorHunter M. Via
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 CoordinatorSteve Sharlet
Assistant EditorEvan Fisher
Supervising Sound EditorJerry Ross
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
Director of PhotographyRohn Schmidt
Production SupervisorCaleb Womble
Art DirectorDoug Fick
Post Production CoordinatorMichelle Trujillo McKibben
Based On The Works OfTony Moore (2)  |  Charlie Adlard  |  Robert Kirkman
Key Makeup ArtistDonna M. Premick
Production AccountantHerb Johnson
Casting AssociateGohar Gazazyan
Key HairstylistTaylor Knight
Special Effects SupervisorDarrell Pritchett
Props AssistantNathan Alexander
Second Unit DirectorGreg Nicotero
Key CostumerIliana Sanchez Taylor
Makeup ArtistKevin Wasner  |  Garrett Immel  |  Andre Freitas  |  Jake Garber  |  Andy Schoneberg  |  Gino Crognale
Special Effects Make-upGreg Nicotero  |  Howard Berger
Assistant Location ManagerDaniel Green (2)
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorSpencer Jarvis
Location CastingLisa Mae Fincannon  |  Craig Fincannon
Assistant Props MasterDamian Dunn
Writers' AssistantAlex White
1st Assistant AccountantMerci Navarro
Produced ByTom Luse
VFX SupervisorVictor Scalise
ClearancesLaura Sevier
Charge ScenicRobbie Martin
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