The issue begins with Rick looking out the front gate of the Alexandria Safe-Zone. He is approached by Andrea, and they have a discussion about the shootout with the scavengers from Washington, D.C.. Rick thanks her for saving his life, and Andrea explains how she found the attacking group's sniper.
As they talk, Aaron arrives with Eric, on a horse, at the gate. Aaron reveals that Eric has been stabbed. Rick assists in carrying Eric to Denise Cloyd. She appears with Heath, wearing very little clothing, and Eric makes a comment on how they had been sleeping together.
While Eric is with Doctor Cloyd, Aaron reveals that Eric was stabbed by a woman that they befriended. Eric was stabbed after he caught her trying to steal one of the horses at night. Doctor Cloyd later announces that Eric made it and is recovering. Aaron is relieved and apologizes to Eric, expressing his worry.
Heath and Andrea sit outside, and Heath tells Andrea about his relationship with Denise, revealing they became close when he spent time with her during Scott's sickness. Rick informs them that Eric is okay, and Andrea leaves to find Tobin so he can drive her to the tower.
Rick asks Carl if he is okay after the attack yesterday, and Carl says that it was a good thing, and that everybody should stop pretending they are safe.
Aaron has a conversation with Maggie about the horse, and then speaks with Douglas. It begins to snow outside. Douglas and Aaron discuss the decision to give Rick the position of leader, Douglas' guilt, because of his wife's death, and his fear of his own death.
Abraham rallies up a group to take out the zombies outside of the walls that were attracted by the gunshots from the previous shootout. They split up into two groups to take out the zombies on both sides, but when they gather back to the gates, they discover that more zombies had arrived.
- Rick Grimes
- Carl Grimes
- Morgan Jones
- Maggie Greene
- Abraham Ford
- Douglas Monroe
- Denise Cloyd
- Jessie Anderson
- Spencer Monroe
- Alexandria Safe-Zone citizens
- The cover shows Glenn and Heath surrounded by a herd.
- This event does not happen in this issue, but in the next issue instead.
- Josh, The Walking Dead #79 Preview *SPOILERS*, The Walking Dead Podcast, (November 23, 2010).