Continuing their journey, Rick tries to teach Carl as much as he can, including driving, to help him survive if Rick was ever killed. When Rick leaves Carl alone, in order to scavenge for some gas, a zombie attacks Carl, but he is saved by Michonne. Carl is happy about this, and Rick asks Michonne if she knows what happened to Tyreese. Michonne says she knows, and Rick apologizes.
Michonne explains to Rick that she has been following trails and Rick realizes that Andrea might have survived the crash. Michonne rejoins the group, revealing that an unknown survivor from the prison also escaped. A zombie nearly attacks Rick, but Michonne quickly decapitates the zombie. Michonne asks if she could join them, and Rick tells her she doesn't even need to ask.
On the road, Carl needs to go and urinate. Rick tells him not to go far, and Carl understands. Michonne asks if Axel, Hershel, or Lori had some kind of chance to survive, and Rick says no. Michonne apologizes. Carl returns to Rick and Michonne. When darkness falls, Rick and the group become lost. Rick swears loudly in anger and Michonne tells him to calm down. They were trying to find Hershel's farm. Michonne suggests they stay in the car for the night. Rick agrees.
In the morning, Michonne asks what happened to rest of their group. Rick says the Woodbury tank drove over the fence, and The Governor decapitated Tyreese. Rick blames himself for the deaths of Lori and the rest. Suddenly, they hear the sound of horse hooves, and Rick points a gun at the source of the sound. The horses are being ridden by Glenn and Maggie, and Glenn asks if Rick is really going to shoot him.
- Glenn and Maggie reappeared in this issue. They left the story back in Issue 45.
- Walking Dead #52 Review Robert Kirkman's series comes to a crossroads, IGN, Dan Phillips (September 17, 2008).