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The Walking Dead: Recap of Episode 3.16 - Welcome to the Tombs





Rick and the group surveyed the prison after the army left. They had driven the army away. Daryl insisted that they go after the army and bring the fight to Woodbury. Before making any decision, Rick wanted to check on everyone first. Returning to their prison block, they started to reclaim their space. Carl told Rick that he would go to Woodbury with the group. Carl had even taken out a soldier earlier, a soldier that Hershel clarified was only a kid. Carl was adamant about going. After he walked off, Hershel told Rick what Carl did and how Carl did not have to shoot the kid, since he was about to surrender to Carl. Rick did not want to believe, but he knew Hershel was telling the truth.

The Governor stopped the convoy to yell at his army for retreating. When they protested, the Governor started shooting and killing his people instead. While some tried to run off, Allen aimed his gun at the Governor. When Allen paused, the Governor just him in the head while Martinez looked on helplessly. The Governor went to inspect his kills and shot them in the head again. A woman lying under another body was still alive but he didn't see her. The Governor went back into his car and quietly motioned his last two henchmen to climb on.

Andrea still struggled with her escape by pliers and tried to calm herself that Milton was still alive, but she could sense he was turning. She tried to work faster as Milton started moving.

Rick and the group were preparing to leave when Rick confronted Carl about his shooting earlier. He asked Carl directly if the kid was surrendering. Carl insisted that he couldn't take a chance at letting the kid live. Carl didn't kill the walker that killed Dale. Rick didn't kill Andrew and Andrew returned to kill Lori. Rick was in the same room as the Governor but didn't kill him and the Governor killed Merle. Carl said he did what he had to do and told Rick to go, so that Woodbury wouldn't kill any more of them. Rick picked up his sheriff badge that Carl dropped.

Glenn and Maggie tell Rick they are staying in case the Governor returned. Daryl led the charge as Rick and Michonne drove behind them. Closing the gate behind them, both Beth and Carol got to take out some walkers.

Rick, Daryl and Michonne came up to where the Woodbury vehicles had stopped and dispatched of the former Woodbury fighters now turned walkers. They found the woman who was still alive, now hiding inside a truck.

Andrea was still working on her bindings when she realized Milton had turned. She struggled faster and walker Milton got up and headed towards her, snarling. The camera panned away and we heard her screaming and yelling and some thudding noises.

Rick, Daryl, Michonne and Karen came close to Woodbury's wall when they got pinned down by Tyreese and Sasha's gunfire. Karen yelled out to Tyreese but was pulled back down by Rick. She yelled back that the Governor killed all of the other Woodbury fighters and that Rick, Daryl and Michonne saved her. Rick and his group came out of hiding to talk to Tyreese. He was coming to Woodbury to finish the fight but that was before he found out what the Governor did. He also said that Andrea never made it back to the prison.

Rick, Daryl, Michonne and Tyreese found the Governor's torture shack with a pool of blood flowing out. When they opened the door, they saw walker Milton dead near the torture chair and Andrea next to the door. Andrea was burning up, said Michonne, and Andrea showed them her bite wound. Andrea asked if everyone was still alive. Directed at Michonne, Andrea was happy that she found Rick's group. "No one can make it alone now," said Andrea as Michonne cried. Andrea just didn't want anyone to die.

The Walking Dead: Recap of Episode 3.16 - Welcome to the Tombs - Daryl, Carol & Michonne

Andrea insisted that she had to kill herself while she still could. They handed her a gun. Michonne told Andrea she would stay with her. Daryl and Rick left Andrea with Michonne. Andrea looked at Michone one last time as Rick, Daryl and Tyreese waited outside the door when a gunshot rang out.

Daryl and Rick returned to the prison with a school bus. As they greeted their friends at the prison, former Woodbury residents descended from the bus. When Carl asked, Rick said that they would be joining them now. Carl did not like it and ran off. Rick took another look at the overpass, but this time he didn't see Lori anymore. Outside, the walkers continue their wandering.

What did you think of the ending? Did you need that box of tissues and a visit to the therapist's office? Meanwhile the Governor's still out there so go to the comments section below and tell us what you'll be doing to wait for Season 4.

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It was a daring move, I'll give them that. I've never seen a show use a filler episode as a season finale. Can't say that I approve, but hey, at least they finally got rid of Andrea!


Submitted by conundrum on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 4:45pm.
Terminal's picture

Wonderful finale. Sadly they fucked over another favorite from the comics, but I'll forgive that since Tyreese is now a part of the show. Bring on season four.


Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 12:49pm.
aliensharkboy's picture

Andrea has been wasted... this makes me f***ing furious! (and why is it my fave characters always leave a show on the third season?!) Now the governor is gonna remain overly invincible for some extra time and they're gonna start dragging things out again, just like in season 2. I won't stop watching, but I'm personally disappointed and aggravated by some of the choices the writers have made with this show (please don't give me the "they want to make it unpredictable for the fans", because if anything, it's very predictable).

I usually don't hate on this show... this is just a brief, angry Andrea fan outburst.


Submitted by aliensharkboy on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 2:50am.
Screamz's picture

It was an excellent episode. I was shocked at the finale. Did not think that would happen. Good thing I've got the novels and the comics to tide me over until it returns...


Submitted by Screamz on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 11:14pm.

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