The Walking Dead: Episode 313 ‘Arrow on the Doorpost’ Recap

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes in THE WALKING DEAD
Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes in THE WALKING DEAD (Image Credit: Gene Page/AMC)

The Governor and the Rickinator meet eye to eyes in the latest episode of the nation’s favorite zombie show.  Basically they sit at a table and talk politics…boring but necessary.  Outside the meeting place things develop in a much more interesting fashion.  Darryl, Andrea, Hershel, Milton and Caesar all become familiar with each other which will inevitably make it more poignant when the war begins.  Daryl and Caesar have a pissing contest, “who can kill zombies more ruthlessly?”  This ends with a bonding session over found cigarettes.  Hershel and Milton find common ground regarding the written history of this apocalyptic time period.  Funniest moment was Milton asking Hershel about his amputated leg, he asks if he can see it and Hershel declines telling Milton he should buy him a drink first.  Oh Hershel, you’re so silly.

Back at the prison, Merle is an ignorant bully as usual trying to convince the others that they need to storm the meeting between Rick and the Governor and take the enemy out.  Glenn, the one left in charge, denies Merle his request and it comes to blows to stop him.  Merle does everything in the name of his brother but when it comes down to it, he really does it for himself.

I knew it!  Last episode they developed Michonne’s character so much that I figured her mortality was going to come into play soon.  Sure enough, the Governor wants her in exchange for peace between the settlements.  Even when Merle tries to seduce her into a revenge killing she doesn’t budge, she sticks with the group and proves her newfound devotion thus the moral quandary.  Of course, the Governor doesn’t intend to keep his end of the deal; he’s a sick mutha.  Thank God, Rick doesn’t buy his BS instead he prepares his people for war.  Oh wait, I wrote too soon…

Lucky episode 13 was only lucky for two characters: Glenn and Maggie.  Boom chicka wow wow!  Watch next week for the beginning of war and check back here for a recap and more commentary.

 

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BreAna Hansen studied Film & Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine graduating Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. She won two UCI screenwriting awards while earning her Bachelors and continues to develop screenplays in her free time. BreAna is a member of Women in Film Seattle and the Society for Cinema & Media Studies. She is also the creator and principle writer of A Girl with Glasses, an entertainment blog.

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