While I was sad to see hershel get killed - and in such a gruesome manner, it was realistic that people in peril actually died. I thought the fight was great, what they teased at the end of S3 they finally delivered with the S4 mid-season ending.
Daryl is the MAN no doubt about it, dropping a grenade down the tank turret barrel then shooting the from Fringe in the heart with an arrow - guess he'll turn in to a walker now
The fist fight between Rick and the Gov was brutal and the culmination of the verbal foreplay from last year. Just as Gov had Rick almost choked out, Michonne stabs him through the chest; leave it to new gf lily to put the bullet through his brainbox!
While watching the TD show, it was obvious how close the cast are as lauren fought back tears and Scott truely seemed dejected about being killed off.
But overall I was very satisfied with this mid-season finale.