“Killer Within” is the fourth episode of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” for this season. We’ve seen two episodes dealing with Rick and the prison, and one taking place entirely with Andrea and Michonne in Woodbury. Let’s hope those plotlines intersect soon, so we don’t keep splitting the focus on the shows.
The show starts with someone dragging a dead deer to the prison and using it to distract the walkers while they chop open the chain on one of the gates and leave behind a heart.
And by “heart,” I’m not talking about a valentine. It certainly appears to be a human heart, left as a message. It’s not exactly “Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes,” but it’ll do.
Rick and some of his people are going to clean up one of the yard sections, and call down Maggie and Glenn, who are having sex in the guard tower. The two surviving inmates come out, and Rick goes to meet them. They tell him they’ll do whatever it takes to be part of the group, rather than live in the other wing. Rick still says no, though, even after a debate with the rest of the group.
Meanwhile in Woodbury, Michonne examines one of the military vehicles and notices all the bullet holes and blood on it. The Governor comes out to see her, and try and get her to stay. Michonne knows he killed the National Guardsmen.
In the prison, they bring Hershel some crutches and he gets up for the first time. Seeing him getting around is really an emotional lift for the group, but as they all stand around smiling, walkers emerge to attack through the open gate. Hershel limps to safety, using a crutch to knock away a walker. Lori, Maggie, and Carl make it into the prison, but there are walkers loose there as well. T-Dog gets bitten on the shoulder.
We should have seen that one coming. T-Dog had more lines in this episode than he’s had all season.
In Woodbury, Andrea gives Merle a map to the old farmhouse, since he’s trying to find Daryl.
Merle: How come we never hooked up?
Andrea: You called me a whore. And a rug-muncher.
Merle: I got a way with words, don’t I?
He asks her why she’s doing this, and she says she’d want the same thing if it were her family out there. Merle tells her the Governor saved him, and he’s a good man.
He’s not, and neither is Merle, but Andrea isn’t seeing it for some reason.
Rick, Daryl, and Glenn get inside the gate and start trying to clear walkers. Glenn tells Rick the gate was cut open, and he suspects the convicts. Suddenly the warning horns start going off at the prison, attracting more walkers, so the group and the convicts run inside the prison to find the generators.
T-Dog is leading Carol to safety, and struggling with his wound. He says it’s God’s plan that he saves her. Carl leads Maggie and Lori into the Boiler Room for safety, and they think she’s about to go into labor.
(For part two of this article, please click here.)