This episode opens with a helicopter flying and suddenly it starts to
experience turbulence and it looks like an engine blows out. The
helicopter lands in the bushes and from a distance, Michonne and Andrea
see the smoke. Michonne checks out the crash and sees that two are dead
but she is forced to leave the crash site when two vans pull up.
Michonne and Andrea hide in the bushes and watch as the men kill the
zombies who have been attracted to the noise from the crash. One of the
men grabs a zombie out of the helicopter and Andrea wonders if they
should show themselves, but Michonne warns that they should be cautious.
Unfortunately, Michonne’s zombies and reveal their location, so she
sneaks up to them and beheads them. There is an order to move out, so
Michonne and Andrea think that they’re clear but Merle sneaks up on them
from behind. He uses a weapon on his new false hand to kill the zombie
that sneaks up on him and Andrea faints.
Andrea is in a car and she is blindfolded. There is a small gap and she
can barely see through it. Michonne is sitting in the vehicle right
next to her. When we next see Andrea, she is getting medical treatment.
Andrea asks to go but the person treating her suggests that they stay
the night and points out that it’s dark out now. Merle sends the doctor
on her way and tells Andrea that he knows that they were probably
hoping that he was dead. He says that when he was found, he was
starving and thinking about committing suicide and meeting Darryl on the
other side. Merle asks about his brother and Andrea tells him that
Darryl did go back for him but he was already gone. Merle still blames
Rick for locking him up in the first place and Andrea tries to explain
by saying that they wanted to keep looking but a lot of people died. She
tells him how Darryl stepped up and became a valued member of the
group. Finally, Andrea asks what they want from them and Merle says
that he plucked them out of the dirt and suggests a thank you. Michonne
reminds Meryl that they had a gun pointed at them. When he starts to
ramble, Andrea says thank you.
The Governor enters the room and asks them how they are doing? Michonne
asks for their weapons back and he tells them they can get them back at
the gate. Andrea is upset because she saw them put a gun into the skulls
to two dead men and the Governor then informs her that whenever someone
dies, they become a walker. He tells them that they are free to leave
whenever they want to but Andrea needs a solid nights sleep. The
Governor offers them medical care, food, and keys to a vehicle if they
stay the night. The Governor then opens the door and says, “welcome to
Woodbury.” Michonne and Andrea walk out and see that the residents have
erected a bridge to keep the walkers out. Andrea asks if they are
military because they are carrying heavy artillery and the Governor says
that these are weapons they have collected over time.
The Governor escorts Michonne and Andrea to a room and tells them that
they even have food and running water for showers. He promises them that
they are safe there. Andrea asks about the pilot and the Governor says
that Dr. Stevens is doing all she can. He leaves and tells them that if
they need anything, there men will be waiting outside the door.
The next morning, Michonne and Andrea are getting the tour and learn
that there are 73 people living in Woodbury and that the walls have not
been breached in over a month. Apparently, the Governor has a tight
leash on the town and this includes a sunset curfew. The governor is
interviewing the pilot from the helicopter and learns that ten in his
group escaped. The governor promises to find the land group that he was
with and bring them to Woodbury.
After leaving the survivor, the Governor enters a building and catches
Merle bickering with a scientist. He asks about Andrea and if she is
from the group in Atlanta who left him on the roof. The Governor asks
Merle to talk to Andrea again to see what else he can find out. The
scientist pulls the cover over Michonne’s zombies and explains that what
she has done to them brilliant. The Governor asks why she kept them
and the scientist says they’re camouflage. The scientist says that the
zombies are starving, they’re just doing it more slowly that we do. The
scientist wants to question Michonne and Andrea but the Governor says
that Merle is handling it. the Scientist tries again and says that
letting Merle talking to the women is a mistake.
The Governor sets up a meal for Andrea, Michonne, the scientist and
himself. The scientist asks if they believe the walkers remember the
person that they were trapped inside like an echo. Andrea says that she
thought about that one time before a walker tried to bite her. The
scientist ask about Michonne’s zombies and suggests that she knew them
once but Michonne does not answer. Andrea asks if they expect what they
have at Woodbury to hold but Michonne says that it will hold. The
governor says that the real subject is what happens in the walls – “it’s
about getting back to who we were.” Throughout the conversation,
Michonne keeps looking at the governor with hate in her eyes. The
governor says that they are going to take back what’s theirs, only this
time they won’t be eating each other. For her part, Andrea looks
intrigued and even raises her teacup to the Governor. The Governor gets
up to go and Michonne stands and says that they want their weapons.
The governor again reminds them that their weapons are waiting for them
at the gate, but again suggests that they should wait awhile and check
out the town.