The Walking Dead: Recap of Episode 3.12 - Clear

Carl wanted to go back in but Michonne talked some sense into him. She would get the photo frame only if he waited outside. He agreed reluctantly, and she retrieved it successfully off-screen, saving us, the audience, some unnecessary tension. It was the only picture left of Lori, Rick and Carl in happier times. Carl wanted the picture to show baby Judith what their mom looked it. In a light moment, Michonne showed off the colorful ornament that she grabbed along the way and smiled. Wait, Michonne can smile?

Rick tried to get Morgan to return to the prison with them, but Morgan refused. He asked validly why Rick wanted that many guns. "Coz if you got something good, that just means there's someone who wants to take it." Morgan didn't want to see any more loved ones die. Rick tried to get Morgan past his issues, but Morgan insisted he didn't need to because he had the "clear". Giving up, Rick walked out with his weapons stash.

The Walking Dead: Recap of Episode 3.12 - Clear - Rick stashing weapons

As Rick brought out his weapon bags, Michonne and Carl returned with a baby crib. Carl stopped to apologize to Morgan for shooting him and the trio left. Loading the Hyundai, Carl endorsed Michonne, giving Rick a rare chance to smile. Michonne told Rick she understood what he was going through because she used to talk to her dead boyfriend, too. Rick asked Michonne to drive. Seems like all is going to be fine now. Driving out, Rick realized he was not alone in his mental issues after all.

On the way back, they passed by the body of the earlier hitchhiker... or what was left of him. Pragmatically, they stopped to pick up the backpack he left behind and drove home.

What do you think of this episode? We learned a little bit more about Michonne and even saw a couple of smiles. And what a great performance by Lennie James, right? Did you miss any of the other characters?

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Carl rolled the rats in... And the photo was knocked out of his hand... :)

Submitted by Cerebrlasassn on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 1:49am.
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"Clear" is the best episode we've had in a while. The show has been in a lull since it came back. Thank goodness it's bounced back.

Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 4:40pm.
moderator I missed seeing the Governor
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I missed seeing the Governor a bit, but otherwise, it was nice to see Rick, Carl and Michonne bond. Some much needed character development for sure before the big showdown that's coming. And Morgan broke my heart - but I don't think we've seen the last of him since rumors are he'll pop back up in the season finale.

Submitted by Debi Moore on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:37am.

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