Episode 11 opens up with Merle laying out the tactical situation. In short, it sounds like the the governor has them by the balls. Rick starts to wander off, but Hershel calls him to the carpet, and he seems to snap back to his regular self…at least for a little while.
While the survivors at the prison try to figure out what their next steps are, the people of Woodbury are getting ready for all out war.
The episode really revolves around Andrea as she tries to come to terms with the two worlds she knows -Rick’s group and the Governor’s group. Carol tries to aim Andrea at the Governor, but apparently he’s really good in the sack because she just can’t finish the job (after she finished the job).
Things I loved about this episode…
- Hershel calling Rick to the carpet when he starts to wonder off, telling him he needs to own up to being the leader of the group.
- Carl being a douche. What can I say, the kid can’t help it. It used to make me mad, but now it doesn’t. If his Dad let’s the others take a turn being the “leader” doesn’t Carl realize they will all die? Rick is the only one strong enough to hold them all together.
- The Governor lying to Andrea about going to the prison and shoot it up. He lies so well, but I think she likes being lied to.
- Merle and Hershel talking. They are two very good actors. It was a simple scene, but it still added something to the episode. The same with the little exchange between Carol and Daryl.
- Awesome special effects when the Governor takes his eye patch off.
- But not as good as the sweet zombie destruction action as Andrea takes the arms and then the teeth of a walker in the hopes of making something like what Michonne had done with her twin walkers.
- Michonne telling Andrea “You chose a warm bed over a friend.”
- Carol telling Andrea “You need to sleep with him, give him the greatest night of his life. Get him to drop his guard, hen, when he is sleeping, you can end this.” You go Carol. Brutal advice for a brutal world. I doubt Andrea has the balls to do the job though.
- Beth ( Emily Kinney) has a beautiful voice. She sings at the end of episode 11 and it is very touching
- The realization that Andrea has now slept with two of the bad guys. Shane first, and now the Governor.
Things that I didn’t like about this episode…
- Where did the people in Woodbury get the neat little devices to hold zombies by their necks? Do those really exist?
- Andrea – doesn’t mention T-Dogg when she looks around and people are missing from the original group.
- Oh damn, Rick’s karma is coming back to bite him in the ass. The group he forced out of the prison made their way into Woodbury and are a little pissed at Rick.
- Who sends the one arm dude out to open the fence?
- Andrea driving right up to the gate at Woodbury. I think they would have just opened up on her.