THE SKINNY: Rick and the Governor sit together to work out a deal. Rick wants to divide the land between the prison and Woodbury. The Governor threatens all-out slaughter unless Rick hands over Michonne. Herschel chats with Milton and Andrea. Daryl and a Woodbury guard shares cigarettes after killing some walkers. Merle is prevented from leaving the prison to attack the Woodbury crew, and Glen and Maggie make up and make out. Rick returns to the prison to tell the gang the Governor is gonna come after them, but he confides in Herschel about the Michonne deal, and neither man is proud to say they're considering it. Milton learns that the Governor plans to kill everyone when the two camps reconvene, and that doesn't sit well, and Andrea learns her latest alpha male wasn't a gentleman with Maggie.
THE GOOD: Seems some time has passed, and everyone looks just a tad different. Rick and the Governor can act and get to show that during their summit. Everyone does a really good job in the episode. Michonne reacts to Merle's plan by immediately asking about Andrea. We get a steamy basic cable sex scene, and the moral dilemma facing Rick and Herschel makes sense even while I yell at my TV to support Michonne. Herschel moves between Milton and Andrea nicely.
THE BAD: Merle is literally wrestled by the prison crew and Carol is nowhere to be found. A huge missed opportunity.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
I'm glad Rick sorta realized the Michhone deal is garbage. Andrea, fucking Andrea now wants to switch sides? What about the time you could have killed the Governor? She is TNA booking personified. Eliza on Talking Dead pointing out the Governor was doing the Bill Clinton, I didn't have relations with Maggie was dead on.
(edited by lotjx on 11.3.13 1400) The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
It's probably just me, but I thought the Rick/Governor Summit was kinda underwhelming. I probably had the confrontation too hyped up in my own head. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but it lacked a certain tension. Also, I think it was too one-sided. Rick was too quiet.
I really loved Daryl sharing the cigarettes, the Hershel/Milton bonding moment, and especially Andrea getting her ass kicked out of the Summit.
I'm going to have to say that I thought that the episode was just ... dull. I get what they were getting at, but the characters aren't strong enough to carry this type of episode. I didn't hate it, I know it is taking us somewhere but I wasn't dialed in either.
Here's a link to the deleted scene explaining Gabe being back in Scranton. http://www.nbc.com/The_Office/video/the-secret-of-planking/1358062 The end is awesome, and totally redeems featuring planking on network TV in Sept 2011.