Merle Dixon killed Osama Bin Laden

Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker). (Gene Page/AMC / September 19, 2012)

This was one of those "bridge" episodes.

Nothing really happened, but it set up a bunch of stuff.

Listen people: it's not my favorite thing either, but it's a thing.

So I don't need to give a spoiler alert here, because there isn't really anything to spoil. But I'll say that these things happened:

  • Carl tells Rick that he shouldn't be the leader no more, and Rick is like ORLY?
  • Merle tells Hershel that the Governor is chaotic evil and so aggro.
  • Milton (I could have SWORN his name was Donovan...) tells the Gov' that he's all in, and the Gov' is like THX!!!
  • Andrea goes to the prison escorted by some Stone Cold Steve Austin/Scott Ian zombie. Then she goes back to Woodbury and gives the Governor naked hugs and french kisses. Then she brandishes a thief dagger while he lays there post coitus with his dumb eye patch (I would not wear the eye patch when I was asleeping). But nothing happens...
  • P.S. for that last one: wasn't that scene pretty much a summary for the whole episode? It seems like something is going to happen, but then nothing happens.
  • Tyreese's group goes to Woodbury and offers to join their army because Rick went bonkers. You can't really blame Tyreese. He tried to help Rick's group but Rick said "Not right now bro, get out. Get out, bro..."
  • Andrea and Michonne have a lovers quarrel.
  • Beth sang some stupid song at the end. It sounded like "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips, but it was "Hold On" by gravelly-voiced Tom Waits...

I'm not Nostradamus (more like NostraDUMBASS) but I think this whole episode was to set up a fight between Woodbury and the prison. So what else is new? It's also continuing to undermine Rick's leadership,

I think that was pretty much everything major that happened, and now I can make a bunch of dumb observations and link to Carcass songs on YouTube...

Michonne's steampunk boots

Did you notice Michonne's steampunk boots? They had flaps that folded down the side. It was like she was doing cosplay at Otakon.

Michonne's insane ab workout

How sick was Michonne's core workout? She was shredding up her abs and getting ripped. There was SO much muscle confusion!

I Ain't a Judas?

What's with all these weird titles? This one made me think of Q Lazzarus. But apparently it had something to do with a Bible passage. It was when Caesar said "Et Tu Judas?" to Punch Us Pirate.

What is this, American History X?

Who does Andrea think she is? Ed Norton?

I'm the baby, gotta love me!

No I don't! I'm so sick of the "Little Asskicker" angle. I was hoping that it was a one-time, bad throwaway joke when Daryl first said it. But now they keep repeating it and it won't go away.

Did you notice?