AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, episode 3, “Walk With Me” thickened the plot for the season 3 on Sunday, October 28, 2012. In this episode, fans finally learned the name of Andrea’s female friend, met the Governor (David Morrissey), and saw the return of a long lost character from season one.
“Walk With Me” begins with a helicopter crash. Andrea’s (Laurie Holden) friend investigates the crash and finds a group of men. When the men kill the survivors, the woman kills her pet zombies slicing off their heads just as Merle sneaks up behind them.
Yes, Merle finds them. With a new mechanical hand, he greets Andrea:
“How’s about a big hug for your old pal Merle?”
Taken by the men, Andrea is semi-conscious. She mutters, “Michonne?” This turns out to be the mystery woman’s name. Michonne (Danai Gurira) , maintains a skeptical stare, most likely wondering where they will be taken.
Andrea and Michonne are blindfolded and transported to an undisclosed location. When they are arrived they are taken care of and greeted by The Governor as he is referred to by the other survivors. They learn the encampment they are now in is called “Woodbury”.
Occupied by men and women, the camp appears to be in good shape. Run by The Governor and his men, one woman reports their survival is increased over the last several months due to the men’s diligence in keeping an eye on the surrounding walkers, or as they called them ‘biters’.
Once inside and conscious, Andrea brings Merle up to speed, informing him they have not seen any other survivors, including his younger brother Daryl, in months. Frustrated, she asks:
“What do you want from us?”
“Damn. There she sits, four walls around her, roof over her head, medicine in her veins, and she wants to know what I want from her.”
“I plucked you and your mute out from the dirt. How about a thank you?”
Once again skeptical, Michonne insists they want to leave, with their weapons back. Angry he killed the helicopter victims, The Governor informs them of the truth – everyone is infected. He says:
“Doesn’t matter, however we die, we all turn.”
Fans soon meet “Milton”, a scientist The Governor seems to have researching the zombie virus, or cause of the zombie apocalypse. But there appears to be more behind his mission. When you see him, he’s studying Michonne’s pet zombies.
He has kept their heads, studying their reactions, poking and prodding them to see why she kept them around. Coming to some interesting conclusions, he comments that maybe they held a few different uses, such as repellent from other zombies. Intrigued by these theories, The Governor comments:
“Walk with a biter and they think you’re a biter.”
Just when you think the episode couldn’t get any more intense, The Governor and his men find the remaining military friends of the helicopter survivor, shooting them on site. After taking their equipment, they head back to Woodbury. He and his men feed the other survivors in the camp a bunch of lies, claiming the men had all turned and were left with no choice but to kill them. He lies:
“The biters got there before we did.”
“The Walking Dead “season 3 episode “Walk With Me” ends on a rather bizarre note. You see The Governor open a panel to a room where there are no windows, only a couch there he sits down. The camera pans so you can see what he sees.
There are about three rows of aquariums with zombie heads in them, the same zombie heads belonging to Michonne’s zombie pets, the helicopter survivor, and an entire collection of others. What do you make of this?
The Governor mentioned he really enjoyed Milton’s special tea. Is this ‘special tea’ brewing in the ‘zombie water’ he has bubbling in those aquariums?
Scenes from the next episode of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” show trouble between the inmates and Rick’s crew of survivors. Now that you’ve met The Governor and gotten a feel for Woodbury, how does Rick’s drama compared to what may happen when the two eventually meet? Leave a comment below or connect on Facebook today for more updates.