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SPOILERS AHEAD! Stop reading if you don’t want details on The Walking Dead episode that aired on November 18.

Andrea, you’re too easy. A guy gives you some whisky and talks to you about death and you hop into bed with him. Tsk tsk. Now, Daryl saving Carol — complete with that Officer and a Gentleman carry at the end of The Walking Dead Season 3, Episode 6, “Hounded”? That’s worthy of some sexy time. It's great to see Carol alive. That said, it would be nice if just once Carol saved someone else. Anyone else, although preferably Daryl. His own mom went up in smoke (No cigarettes in bed, kids!) and his brother Merle has now added kidnapper to his resume of bad traits. Daryl could use someone to watch his back for once.

It was a beautiful day in the zombie apocalypse neighborhood this week, except for Merle abducting Glenn and Maggie and killing that Neil kid and lying to the Governor. And we’re really disappointed in Andrea’s low standards. But at least she didn’t sleep with Merle. And at least Michonne made it to the prison. And Rick had some much-needed phone therapy with dead people, including his late wife, Lori. He even finally held his newborn daughter, who has yet to receive a name beyond Little Ass-Kicker. Plus, Daryl and Carl did some bonding over their departed mothers. It’s always good to get some character backstories amid the head slicing, and we got a few this week. There was a lot of action, but also some raw emotion and crazy good acting from our beloved Ricktator, Andrew Lincoln. Emmy voters, are you paying attention?

It sounds like we are very close to a prison group vs. Woodbury group face-off. Do you think Daryl will stand with Rick when they meet Merle or will he be loyal to his brother? And why are people always pushing and punching Glenn and telling him what to do? Maybe Glenn is the next one who should just head for the coast. He deserves better.

Read on for a full recap of Episode 6:

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MERLE VS. MICHONNE IN THE WOODS
Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) and three other Woodbury Stooges come upon some zombie parts splayed out on the ground, spelling out “Go Back.” Merle knows it’s from Michonne (Danai Gurira) and loves it. One of the guys is scared and wants to leave, so Merle threatens him. That’ll calm him down! Michonne shows up and kills a couple of Merle’s Woodbury buddies. “Are we havin’ fun yet?” Merle is good for one-liners, at any rate. Those Dixon boys have personality. Are you starting to like Merle? It’s hard to move past the ugly racism he showed on Season 1. He was a beast to T-Dog. Yeah, he lost an arm over it (thanks, Rick!) but it’s still hard to budge from that Merle Is A Racist Poop standpoint.

THANKS FOR CALLING!
Rick (Andrew Lincoln) talks to a girl on the phone. She said “We’ve been calling since it all started.” According to spoilers, this is Amy, Andrea’s sister, who died back on Season 1. This is all happening in Rick’s beautiful mind. Hallucinations, man. Rick tells this girl he has a newborn and a son. Could they take in others? They could pull their weight. “We’re good people here, we just need some help.” Do you think Rick would want to go to Woodbury? Rick breaks down on the phone. “We’re dying here.” Andy Lincoln is crushing this into a fine powder, Emmy people.

RICK TALKS TO THE GROUP
They haven’t seen Rick since he pushed Glenn (Steven Yeun) and went a little mad. He said he cleared the boiler block, with about a dozen or two dozen walkers. He’s going to go back and take out the bodies. He just wanted to check on Carl (Chandler Riggs). They are running low on bullets and formula, so Glenn and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) will go out later. Everyone seems to be on eggshells around Rick. Hershel (Scott Wilson) calls out to him, but he just keeps on going. Is Rick no longer a fit leader? Will he ever be fit again or are his best days behind him?

POOR NEIL
Merle wants Neil, or whatever his name is, to live, but getting tough love from Merle Dixon is pretty much a fate worse than death. Merle makes this Neil fellow stab the heads of their dead Woodbury friends so they don’t turn into zombies.

ANDREA WANTS TO WORK THE WALL
Andrea (Laurie Holden) said she did not like Zombie Fight Club, introduced on Episode 5, but she gets it. “If it’s an escape I don’t think it’s the right one. It’s brutality for fun and I think the world’s brutal enough already.” Good call. She wants to stay and be useful and work “The Wall,” since she’s a good shot (thanks to Shane, her last sex buddy). If this were Game of Thrones she’d be out out of luck. No women on The Wall. But The Governor (David Morrissey) is fine with the idea. He’s going to have someone teach her how to use a bow. Andrea gets turned out by weapons and the psychos who use them. Good sign for you, Gov.

RICK’S SECOND PHONE CALL
Suddenly Rick is a popular guy. He should set up a party line. This second caller is reportedly Jim, who also died on Season 1. Has he killed anyone, this caller asks? Yes, Rick answers, people who’ve threatened him and his group. He says he’s killed four people, including Shane. “He lost it. … Who he was.” The guy on the phone wants to know how he lost his wife. Rick didn’t want to talk about that. So the guy hangs up. Hardly Dr. Phil. Rick freaks out about it. Bad therapist!

BOW TRAINING
A young woman trains Andrea how to use a bow. Her dad taught her how to use it. So she killed him for it? Not really. She had to put him down. Andrea said she had to kill her sister. Another Amy reference tonight. That really is a cool bow. They use it to try and take down a walker but it takes a while and the girl misses, so Andrea goes over The Wall and stabs the walker/biter with a knife. She went rogue! The girl thinks she’s crazy. This isn’t a game! “That is how it’s done,” Andrea says. Team Andrea on this one — that other girl is too sheltered. This is not the place for you, Andrea. How many signs do you need?

HERSHEL TALKS TO RICK
Hershel still wiggles his toes, even though he doesn’t have any. He's a ghost from the knee down. Hershel said Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) was sorry for the things that happened. She planned on telling Rick. “Take your time, whatever you need. You carried us. You didn’t let us give up. You got us here.” Rick said it’s not enough. Hershel said there isn’t anywhere else to go. Not quite true, although Woodbury probably wouldn’t be a great place for them, unless they kicked out The Gov and Merle. Rick remembers his call, from a young woman saying she had a safe place. Hershel volunteers to sit there with Rick to wait for another call, even if Hershel may not be convinced there was a call. Rick wants to be alone. 

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MERLE VS. MICHONNE AGAIN
Poor Neil got sliced but he’s alive. Michonne kneed Merle in the balls. A herd of walkers shows up, oh do they have bad timing. Michonne slices one through the guts, which get all over her. Neil kills a zombie with a knife, saving Merle. Did Merle just make a new friend?

DARYL AND MERLE’S MOM SET HERSELF ON FIRE
Daryl, Carl and one of the new prison guys, Oscar (Vincent Ward), patrol the prison. Daryl talks about his mom smoking Virginia Slims in bed. He was out playing with kids and heard sirens. He ran after them; he didn’t have a bike to keep up. He went around the corner and saw his friends looking at him. There were fire trucks everywhere. It was his house they were there for. His mom was in bed, burnt down to nothing. Sheesh. The poor Dixon boys. She was gone, erased. It made it seem like it wasn’t real. “I shot my mom,” Carl added. Lori was out, but hadn’t turned yet. “I ended it. It was real.” Yes, you win, Carl. They were sorry about each other’s mothers.

ANDREA GETS CALLED INTO THE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE
She was told they don’t go over The Wall. Yes, but she wanted practice. He said they don’t need her on The Wall. She said OK. OK? That’s it? Way to not make an argument. Andrea said she did like the fights. “I didn’t like that I liked them.” Oh, Andrea. Really? We were with you on your whole brutality speech. Don’t be a hypocrite. The Gov knew she liked them because she stayed, just like she’s staying with him now. Andrea: “Are you saying I like you too?” Gov: “I think I’m growing on ya.” Blech.

MERLE AND NEIL ARE BFFS … UNTIL THEY AREN’T
This has been a good day’s work, Merle said. Two of their men died! But they “messed up” Michonne bad; Merle thinks she’s as good as dead. They’ll tell The Gov that Michonne is dead. That’s going to come back to haunt him. Now Neil and Merle are fighting because Neil refuses to lie to The Gov. Uh-oh, Neil. You are about to die for opposing Merle. Sure enough, Merle shoots him, which is a waste of a bullet and needlessly could’ve attracted walkers. What was that kid’s name? We’ll have to keep calling him Neil.

MICHONNE IS HURT
Merle was right about that. However, he missed the part where she got zombie guts all over her. A herd walks right by her without even noticing. She figured out the trick Rick used in Atlanta on Season 1!

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RICK’S THIRD CALL
The caller lady knows his name. How? ‘Cause you loco, papi!

MAGGIE AND GLENN HIT THE TOWN
Michonne watches as Glenn and Maggie go on a supply run in a nearby town. Glenn and Maggie kiss in the middle of the street. “It’s a beautiful day,” Maggie says. Famous last words...

MORE FLIRTING BETWEEN ANDREA AND THE GOV
He has a little garden. He pours her drinks. He wasn’t proud of his car, house or job before this. He did have “something” he was proud of. Penny? His bro? How long has it been … since she had whisky that good? He wants to be there, right now. Apparently he also thinks it’s a beautiful day. He’s not ashamed of loving the fights. It makes him feel alive. She made it. She’s one of the survivors, too. Enjoy it. So they kiss.

GLENN AND MAGGIE GET ABDUCTED … BY MERLE
They got a lot of great supplies in that store. Then Merle showed up, dang him. Glenn recognizes him right away. They were together in Atlanta on Season 1. Merle puts his gun down, but still approaches. Glenn tells Merle that his brother Daryl is alive. If Glenn takes him to Daryl, Merle will call it even on everything in Atlanta. No hard feelings. (How generous. As if Rick & co were the only ones at fault.) Merle looks even creepier with his bloody face and knife arm. Glenn doesn’t trust Merle; he says he’ll tell Daryl to come out and meet him there. Merle goes apesh*t and rushes them, grabbing Maggie and putting a gun to her head. He makes Glenn drive the car somewhere, but not the prison. Probably Woodbury, right? Michonne saw it all play out.

THE SEARCH FOR CAROL
Daryl, Carl and Oscar search the prison and Oscar is excited to find slippers. For the end of the day, to relax. Someone has his priorities straight. They kill a walker, who had a knife in his cheek. Carol’s knife. A sign!

NOW THE PHONE IS JUST ANNOYING
Rick isn’t much of a receptionist. He lets it ring and ring several times before picking up. That was Amy, Jim and Jacqui (who died at the CDC on Season 1) on the phone. Now it’s Lori. Rick cries. What happened, Rick? “I loved you. I couldn’t put it back together.” He made a deal with himself that he would keep Lori alive. Poor guy. Phone Lori reminds him that he has a baby and a son. He needs to keep them alive.

THEY HAD SEX!
That was fast. Talk about Zombie Fight Club, have a couple of drinks and get sexy. Andrea, don’t be That Girl. Merle shows up and talks to The Gov about Michonne, Glenn and Maggie. 

RICK FINALLY HOLDS HIS DAUGHTER
He’s in a better place now, and maybe Baby Ass-Kicker can finally have a name. That would be nice.

DARYL GETS MAD … THEN FINDS CAROL!
Daryl kicks on doors in his frustration, presumably at his assumed death of Carol (Melissa McBride). But he opens a door and finds her. She’s alive, but barely. He carries her, because Carol Must Always Be Saved By Daryl. Sigh. It would be nice to see her save the day. Just once!

RICK MEETS MICHONNE
Michonne just walks up to the fence outside the prison and sees Rick, next to all the walkers. Those guts work really well as camouflage.

COMING UP
Merle interrogates Glenn and punches him. Poor Glenn! Rick, Daryl and company go on a search. Andrea and Gov have more sexy time. Michonne talks to Rick about the Governor.

What are your thoughts after this episode? What is eating away at you, as they say on The Talking Dead?

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