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Arrow on the Doorpost 

Rick and The Governor meet face-to-face, ostensibly to make a peaceful resolution to prevent further bloodshed. Back at the prison, tensions arise between Merle and the rest of the group.


David Boyd


Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 3 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Andrew Lincoln ... Rick Grimes
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Lori Grimes (credit only)
Laurie Holden ... Andrea Harrison
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Steven Yeun ... Glenn Rhee
Lauren Cohan ... Maggie Greene
Chandler Riggs ... Carl Grimes
Danai Gurira ... Michonne
Michael Rooker ... Merle Dixon
David Morrissey ... Philip 'The Governor' Blake
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Emily Kinney ... Beth Greene
Dallas Roberts ... Milton Mamet
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... Caesar Martinez
Scott Wilson ... Hershel Greene


Andrea arranges for Rick and the Governor to meet at a neutral site. They no sooner arrive than the Governor makes it clear he's not there to negotiate but to tell Rick he and his people have to clear out. When Andrea interjects, the Governor tells her to leave. He decides to offer Rick a deal: give him Michonne and he will leave Rick and his group alone. While the two are talking, those that accompanied them wait patiently outside and find that they have more in common than they might have thought. Back at the prison, Merle tries to convince those still there that they should seize the opportunity and attack the Governor. With their negotiations complete, Rick and the Governor agree to meet again in two days time. The Governor has no intention of making a deal however and Rick sees through him and knows they will soon be going to war. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

10 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglasville, Georgia, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Daryl has a new crossbow in this episode See more »


Glenn is shown cutting a metal grid with a household propane torch. This type of torch does not get hot enough to cut metal in the manner shown - an acetylene and oxygen torch would be required to do that. See more »


Milton Mamet: May I see it. Your stump, I'd like to, um... ahem, see where the amputation was. How high above the bite.
Hershel Greene: I'm not showing you my leg.
Milton Mamet: It's important data.
Hershel Greene: I just met you. At least buy me a drink first.
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Referenced in The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far (2016) See more »


Warm Shadow (Dactyl Remix)
Written by Fink, and Tim Thornton
Performed by Fink
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Show needs a Game a Thrones type housecleaning
18 March 2013 | by daniel-naughtonSee all my reviews

This was the more terribly boring episode yet. A long winded meeting between the governor and rick while everybody bonds outside. The zombies are no longer scary. They can be killed by a ten year old with a ball point pen.

Rick, the Governor and Andrea need to die. I agree with the previous poster about Glenn - he needs to go to. They should have let the zombies eat him a few episodes back.

The governor with an eye patch -- Arghh. Was there a costume store in that little town. Whiskey during the negotiation - that was a crappy cliché. Look how tough we are - we're drinking whiskey - Arghhh.

I don't know how you save this show from what looks like should be a mercy killing. Zombies overrun the town and prison. All the main characters get eaten, and they start over next year. Seaons 1&2 were great. This whole season has been a disappointment. Our family flipped it off last night to watch Leprechaun from 1993. And while that was a pretty weak movie, it was still scarier are more interesting that this.

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