On The Walking Dead Season 3, Episode 13, "Arrow on the Doorpost," we return to our usual programming of the Team Prison vs. Team Woodbury war.
Here’s the Episode 13 synopsis: “Rick and the Governor contemplate a peace treaty.”
Brava to Andrea for even getting the two men face to face to talk. That said, the promo (watch below) makes it sound like things don't go well — and the show's actors have definitely picked a side when it comes to war vs. peace with The Governor. And they did not pick peace:
Norman Reedus [Daryl]: "There will be no fucking peace treaty!"
Andrew Lincoln [Rick]: "We hate that guy! Not gonna happen."
Norman Reedus: "I don't think anybody wants to have a peace treaty with anybody. It's us versus them. There's a lot going on; look at all the things that happened to Rick this season, and with Steven's character [Glenn], there's a lot going on with all of us. I don't think there's any ‘let's wave a white flag’ at this point."
Andrew Lincoln: "We're in the middle of a conflict. It's all about getting ready, gearing up for war."
David Morrissey (The Gov) talked to SFX Magazine about the second half of the season, and gave a tease about the Ricktator/Governator meeting. "What I’ve liked about the season so far is that it’s full of surprises,” he told the mag. “Obviously the stars might be aligned for Rick and the Governor to have some sort of meeting, but maybe the show will shoot that in a very surprising way. I think it’s not going to give you what you want in the way that you want it, and I think that’s what I’ve enjoyed in the second half of the season."
Andy Lincoln also told Access Hollywood, “There is a face-off coming. The writers have done a terrific job in just making a few twists and turns that you wouldn’t anticipate.”
Won’t give us what we want had us thinking Rick won’t just borrow Michonne’s katana and slice up The Gov on the spot. Maybe they just talk. Or maybe it’s worse. Maybe The Gov gets the jump on Rick. Whatever peace talks they have, we’re betting The Gov pulls his Nice Guy Act in some way and just lies through those teeth. But we’ll see. (Interesting side note: It looks like Episode 13 was originally called "Pale Horse" before being changed to "Arrow on the Doorpost.")
Question: Do you want peace between Rick's group and The Governor, or do you think they should fight it out?