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The Walking Dead: Welcome to the Tombs

Milton and Andrea are trapped together in Woodbury after trying to bring the Governor down. Rick and the group at the prison do everything they can to prepare for the looming attack.

Episode Info

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

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Apr 05, 2013

Starring Roles
Melissa Suzanne McBrideMelissa Suzanne McBride
As Carol Peletier (Survivor At The Prison)
Scott WilsonScott Wilson
As Hershel Greene (Father of Maggie and Beth Greene)

Guest Stars
Chad ColemanChad Coleman
As Chase Tyreese (Leader Of Surviving Group, Brother of Sasha)
Dallas RobertsDallas Roberts
As Milton Mamet (Woodbury Resident)
Daniel Thomas MayDaniel Thomas May
As Alan (Member Of Tyreese's Group)
E. Roger MitchellE. Roger Mitchell
As Paul (Woodbury Resident)
Emily KinneyEmily Kinney
As Beth Greene (Taking Care of Judith, Hershel Greene's Daughter)
Jose Pablo CantilloJose Pablo Cantillo
As Caesar Martinez (Woodbury Army Member)
Melissa PonzioMelissa Ponzio
As Karen (Woodbury Resident)
Sonequa MartinSonequa Martin
As Sasha Tyreese (Member Of Tyreese's Group, Tyreese's Sister)
Travis LoveTravis Love
As Bowman (Woodbury Army Member)
Tanner HollandTanner Holland
As Jody (Woodbury Resident, Shot By Carl)

Adelaide CornwellAdelaide Cornwell
As Judith Grimes
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


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

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bear McCrearyThe Walking Dead Main TitleOpening Credits, Closing Credits
Bear McCrearyExodusThe group at the prison prepares for the fight.
Bear McCrearyThe Pulse (Remix)When the governor attack the prison.
Bear McCrearyThe BadgeThe group goes off in search of The Governor.
Bear McCrearyAndreaThe group finds Andrea in Woodbury.
Bear McCrearyReconciliationFinal scenes, Woodbury residents get to prison.

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

Co-ProducerJolly Dale
Associate ProducerKenneth Requa
Production DesignerGrace Walker
Unit Production ManagerTom Luse
First Assistant DirectorJeffrey F. January
Second Assistant DirectorVincent G. Gonzales
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorThomas Golubic
Costume DesignerEulyn Womble
Location ManagerMike Riley
Script CoordinatorSteve Sharlet
Assistant EditorEvan Fisher
Supervising Sound EditorJerry Ross
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
Production SupervisorCaleb Womble
Art DirectorDoug Fick
Post Production CoordinatorMichelle Trujillo McKibben
Costume SupervisorIliana Sanchez Taylor
Key Makeup ArtistDonna M. Premick
Production AccountantHerb Johnson
Casting AssociateGohar Gazazyan
Key HairstylistTaylor Knight
Props AssistantNathan Alexander
Second Unit DirectorGregory Nicotero
Special Effects CoordinatorDarrell Pritchett
Makeup ArtistGino Crognale  |  Andre Freitas  |  Kevin Wasner  |  Jake Garber  |  Andy Schoneberg  |  Garrett Immel
Special Effects Make-upHoward Berger  |  Gregory Nicotero
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorSpencer Jarvis
Location CastingCraig Fincannon  |  Lisa Mae Fincannon
Assistant Props MasterDamian Dunn
Charge Scenic ArtistRobert Martin (2)
Writers' AssistantAlexander White
1st Assistant AccountantMerci Navarro
VFX SupervisorVictor Scalise
Knb SupervisorCarey Jones
ClearancesLaura Sevier
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