Yeah, this seemed like one of the obligatory "let's develop our characters" episode rather than focusing on moving the plot forward. Which I get, you have to keep things interesting.
So we got some actual emotion out of Michonne, and we all thank you for psychologically b*tch slapping Andrea because her act is just getting tiresome.
Like LOST, so much of this show hingers on people not volunteering information at the right time, and this is frustrating to me. Maggie couldn't have pulled Andrea aside for 30 seconds and said "BTW, let me clue you in on how I was treated by your man Phillip when I was in Woodbury"?
I did love Scripture-quoting Merle. Noticed they added him as a full time cast member in the credits, so I assume he will stick around for awhile. Between this and the abuse-implication last week, they seem to be making an effort to soften him up around the rough edges a little. Fine with me, dude has major screen presence and his acting is always strong.
I kinda liked the Carl-Rick talk too. I feel like the kid was just trying to get dad to give himself a break rather than busting his balls over losing it.
Zombie-curbing was terrific, right up there with the car-trunk decapitation a few weeks back.