Edit: This was a submission but somehow between accepting the submission and hitting “Publish,” the person got lost! Show yourself, creator!
“Picking up from the fall finale’s cliffhanger, the Governor forces Merle and Daryl to fight to the death in front of the whole population of Woodbury. Merle seems about to oblige, though he hints to Daryl that he has a plan. But before he can put it into action, Maggie and Rick come in shooting to rescue Daryl. In the chaos, Merle comes along, which makes for a pretty tense moment when the four of them meet back up with Glenn and Michonne. Both of whom understandably want to kill Merle on the spot, but Rick talks everyone down. Unfortunately, he’s less successful at talking Daryl out of staying out in the wild with Merle when he understandably refuses to bring the elder Dixon back to the prison. And thus we witness the genesis of Angry Glenn.
Back in Woodbury, things are falling apart in the wake of the attack, not to mention a minor zombie incursion that is the result of Merle tearing a hole in the wall on his way out with the others. The townspeople are panicking and on the verge of rebellion, the guards are getting hostile, and the Governor is totally checked out. Andrea tries to make him get his act together and feel bad about lying to her about her friends, and is unsuccessful on both counts. But she ends up being the one to pull Woodbury back from the brink with the kind of cheesy inspirational speech I didn’t think anybody could listen to with a straight face any more, let alone deliver.
At the prison, the newcomers are hoping to stay long-term. Ben and Alan want to do that by trying to take the place by force while they can, but Tyreese and Sasha insist on catching more flies with honey. When Rick and the away team return sans Daryl and Oscar, but with a re-wounded Michonne and a young couple who are no longer talking to each other, discussions ensue. Rick doesn’t want to let the new people in, but Hershel manages to make him see sense. Unfortunately, that’s when Rick sees something else: the ghost of Lori. Rick promptly flips out and angrily expels the new people. What’s more, he does it in a way that seems to make the people in his current group wish they could follow. Nice one, Lori.”
— M. Giant on The Walking Dead “The Suicide King” episode
10. Andrea and the Governor (The Walking Dead)
We were so grossed out by this odd couple that we’d like to pretend that it didn’t happen, but with Walking Dead returning in February, they are back in our minds… for better or (mostly) worse. Maybe it could turn out that Andrea actually died from the fever, and the Governor decided to keep her as a zombie pet?
In honor of Manti Te’o: TWoP 10: TV Relationships We Wish Were Fake