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The following is a timeline for the TV show, explaining what happened each day:

Before the Global Outbreak

Pre-Global Outbreak

  • Hershel's farm has been in his family for 160 years (Bloodletting ). Hershel left home at age 15 and didn’t return for his father’s funeral (18 Miles Out). He is an alcoholic. He drank heavily at the local bar every night until Maggie was born, and then he quit cold turkey. His first wife, Josephine, bought back his grandfather's pocket watch when he became sober, which he'd pawned long ago to pay for his drinking habits (Nebraska).
  • Dale and his wife, Irma, suffered a miscarriage. Before she lost the baby, Irma spent that Thanksgiving in misery from the meat aversions she was suffering. (Secrets) Dale lost his wife Irma to cancer (Wildfire).
  • Daryl and Merle's mother dies in a house fire; at the time, Daryl was old enough to ride a bicycle and Merle was under 18 (Hounded). When he was under 12 years old, Daryl got lost in the woods and eventually found his own way home (Triggerfinger).
  • When he was in high school, Shane once stole the principal's car at lunch hour, then filled it with chicken feed before getting back in time to finish his sandwich before the bell rang (Save the Last One).
  • Andrea’s father gave her a gun to protect her and her sister Amy, as they left for their road trip not long before the Outbreak. (What Lies Ahead)
  • The Governor lost his wife in a car accident 18 months before the outbreak started (Killer Within).
Shootout day
  • Rick and Shane discuss Rick’s family. No mention of zombies. (Days Gone Bye) Rick and Shane engage in shootout. Rick gets shot and passes out. (Days Gone Bye) Outside Carl’s school, Lori and Paula talk about Lori’s relationship with Rick. Shane tells Lori that Rick has been shot and is in the hospital. Lori relays this information to Carl as Shane looks on. (Bloodletting)
After the shootout day
  • Shane visits Rick in the hospital with flowers. (What Lies AheadLori and Carl then visit Rick in the hospital. Carl offers to give Rick blood. (Nebraska)

After the Global Outbreak

Day 0-60

Day 0
Torn Apart
Day 0 Morning
  • Hannah and her daughter Jamie and son Billy sit on the sofa and look at their dead goldfish in the fish bowl. They have a fish funeral around the toilet bowl. They go for a drive in their SUV. (A New Day)
  • Mike Palmer's front yard is decorated for his 50th birthday. (A New Day)
  • Judy walks up the street with some groceries. She sees a woman lying next to a car in front of Palmer's undecorated house. While doing CPR she gets bitten and infected. Presumably, Judy escapes and wanders off. (Domestic Violence)
  • Walkers storm the neighborhood (off-screen) Andrew's dog, Max, is "torn in two" by something/someone. (Neighborly Advice)
  • Shane investigates a disturbance at a house. (Dead Reckoning web game)
Day 0 Afternoon
  • While looking for a gun to put his dog down, Andrew encounters Mike Palmer in his basement. Palmer informs him that the CDC is looking for a cure and that he shot his wife but not his kids. He gives Andrew a gun after he (non-verbally) agrees to shoot him. (Neighborly Advice)
  • Andrew shoots Max in the backyard, comes inside to wash up and notices the power going out. (Domestic Violence) He encounters an infected Judy, and shoots her in the stomach. He covers her up in the rug. (Domestic Violence)
  • Hannah gets into a car accident trying to avoid a mob and is knocked unconscious. Her kids leave the car and go to Andrew's house. (A New Day) Hannah awakens in her car to find her kids missing. She runs through the neighborhood and notices a dead body on Palmer's front lawn amidst party decorations. (A New Day) Hannah encounters a walker eating a dead body and is chased by the walker to the front of Andrew's house. Andrew shoots the walker and lets Hannah into the house. (A New Day) Once Hannah is inside the house the kids hug their mother. Andrew asks Hannah about her injury. (Family Matters)
  • As Hannah and Andrew chat, Billy asks to go outside and wake Max. Andrew tells him no and tells him to put the dog bowl away. Billy walks near a rug and noises can be heard coming from it. (Family Matters) As Jamie and Billy talk, while Judy (now a walker) rises. They hide under the table and then in the closet as Judy stalks them. Just as they are discovered, Hannah kills Judy with an axe. (Step Mother)
Day 0 Evening
  • Andrew decides they need to go to Atlanta for safety. He goes over to Mike Palmer's house to get truck keys but is devoured by Palmer's Children before he can grab his gun, and they're too close to him. (Everything Dies) Hannah hearing a helicopter announcement decides to leave the house with the kids. Once on the street they are pursued by several walkers. Hannah seeks a car, but is bitten on the arm from a walker in the back seat and says goodbye to her kids. The kids escape as Hannah screams and is torn apart by the walkers. (Everything Dies)
Onset of the Global Outbreak (Day +1 / Day +5)
  • Theodore (T-Dog) drives his church van to the home of every senior citizen he knew, just in case they needed a ride. (Say the Word)
  • Andrea and Amy meet Dale in Atlanta. (Frank Darabont)
  • At West Georgia Correctional Facility, guards began to evacuate prisoners. Two guards were evacuating a group of five prisoners, Tomas, Andrew, Big Tiny, Oscar, and Axel when they got surrounded, the guards took the prisoners inside the cafeteria and locked them in there to stay safe until backup arrives. However, the two guards probably died, and the prison inmates were locked inside the cafeteria with no way of getting out. (Sick)
  • Jerry, Sasha, and Tyreese hold up in Jerry's bunker, under Jerry's shed. (The Suicide King)
  • Guillermo holes up in the retirement home he's the custodian of, caring for the elderly there. (Vatos)
Day +14
  • Shane visits Rick in the hospital. The military is shooting staff. The power is on at the hospital but goes out due to an explosion. Shane listens for Rick’s heartbeat. The walkers roam the halls of the hospital. Shane leaves Rick and blocks the door with a bed. (TS-19)
Day +15 / Day +17
  • Lori/Carl leave their house with Shane to find a refugee camp in Atlanta. They are on a gridlocked highway with Carol, Ed, and Sophia. Shane and Lori watch as helicopters napalm bomb Atlanta. Shane hugs Lori. (Chupacabra)
Day +17 / Day +53
  • Quarry Camp established (?)
  • In his first day in the camp Daryl Dixon talks about a Chupacabra. (Judge, Jury, Executioner)
  • Hannah has decayed and turned into "bicycle zombie". (Everything Dies)
  • Tony and Dave met on the I-95 out of Philadelphia. (Nebraska)
  • Randall comes from a group of 30 people. His group rapes two girls in front of their father. (Judge, Jury, Executioner)
  • Paul and Karina's camp is over run with walkers and they make their way to the same hospital that Rick is in, still in his coma. Paul survives and keeps Karina as a walker by pulling her teeth out, placing her in a jacket and putting her on a chain. He locks up the doors to the cafeteria in the hospital and sprays, 'DONT OPEN, DEAD INSIDE, on the door. (The Walking Dead Webisodes: The Oath)
  • People trickle into the retirement home to check on their relatives and stay, adding to the manpower of the Vatos group at the retirement home. Guillermo becomes the de facto leader of the group. (Vatos)
Day +30 / Day +33
  • The French come close to finding a cure according to Jenner. (TS-19)
  • Jenner loses outside communication. Electrical Grid is lost. (TS-19)
  • Jenner starts trying to shut down scrubbers to conserve electricity. (Wildfire)
  • Gas lines stop working according to Morgan. (Days Gone Bye)
Day +53

Day +60-83

Season 1
Day +60
  • Rick wakes up in the hospital and has a drink of water. He tries to use the phone and gets no dial-tone. He leaves the hospital and sees multitudes of dead bodies. Rick sees the bicycle-zombie (Hannah), and bikes to his house to find Lori and Carl missing, but encounters Morgan and Duane. Duane knocks him unconscious. Rick is brought back to Morgan and Duane's house. Morgan explains everything that happened to Rick. Walkers (including Morgan's wife) surround the house at night but don't get in. A car alarm is set off outside of the house. (Days Gone Bye)
Day +61
  • After Rick kills his first zombie with a baseball bat, Morgan & Duane go with Rick to his house in the morning and find food, water, blankets & family photo albums gone. Duane suggests Rick's family is in Atlanta. Morgan suggests the CDC is the safest place. (Days Gone Bye)
  • Rick/Morgan/Duane go to the police department. They take showers and later get guns and ammo. Rick gives Morgan a radio so they can talk to each other and leaves them. Rick shoots Leon in the head. Morgan says he will follow in a few days once Duane has learned how to shoot a gun. Rick makes a stop to kill the bicycle zombie and leaves for Atlanta. Morgan returns home and tries unsuccessfully to shoot his zombified wife, Jenny. Rick stops at a gas station north of Interstate 85 and shoots a zombie girl (Days Gone Bye), Rick makes a radio transmission on Hwy 85 which the quarry camp hears. The Atlanta group tries to contact him, but fails. Rick runs out of gas, finds dead people at a farm house and gets a horse. Rick arrives in Atlanta on horseback and sees a helicopter reflection. He follows and encounters a giant herd of walkers. He takes refuge inside a tank. He makes radio contact with Glenn. Rick escapes from the tank and meets Glenn and 5 others (Guts).
  • They are upset about the noise he made on the street which has attracted the walkers to the building. Lori/Shane have sex at camp. After a disagreement, Merle is handcuffed to the roof. Rick and Glenn cover themselves with zombie guts and gain access to a van. The group leaves the department store without Merle while Glenn causes a distraction with a red sports car. The van arrives at a quarry camp, and Glenn brings the red car to camp. The group comes back and reunites with the others. Rick arrives and finally reunites with Lori and Carl. Later there is a campfire discussion about Merle. Lori and Rick have sex at night. Jim has a strange dream.
Day +62
  • Jim & Dale scavenge the red car for parts/gas, while Carol cleans Rick's clothes. A walker nears the camp and starts eating a deer. Daryl arrives back at the quarry camp looking for Merle. Merle meanwhile is trying to retrieve a hacksaw to escape. Rick makes a decision to return to Atlanta. Rick/Glenn/Theodore/Daryl travel to Atlanta to retrieve guns. They go to the department store to see Merle has left. Back at camp, Shane argues with Lori and proceeds to beat Ed. (Tell It to the Frogs)
  • Amy and Andrea catch fish in the quarry pond. Jim starts digging holes which alarms Dale. Shane confronts Jim and after knocking him down ties him to a tree. Back in Atlanta, Rick and company follow Merle's trail but decide to retrieve the guns before searching the streets. Member from a group of thugs spot the guns and intend to retrieve them. Rick and his group encounter Miguel and Glenn is captured by the thugs. After a showdown with the Vatos they be-friend them and talk with the Vatos leader Guillermo. They return to the van to find it gone. They set out on foot back to camp. Back at camp, Shane frees Jim and invites him to the fish-fry. Ed declines to join them. There is a campfire discussion about Dale's watch. The camp is attacked by many walkers and Amy is bitten/killed. Around 14 other survivors are killed. Rick and company arrive in time to fight off the walkers. (Vatos)
Day +63
  • At the CDC, Dr. Jenner makes a morning transmission and states Wildfire started 194 days ago, and global outbreak was 63 days ago. He loses TS-19 samples. Back at camp, the quarry victims are buried, and all dead walkers are burned. Andrea sits next to Amy's corpse and waits for her to turn, so she put the mermaid necklace around Amy's neck. Rick makes a morning transmission to Morgan. Amy reanimates and Andrea shoots her in the head. Jim's bite is discovered by Jacqui so she tells everyone. Shane makes a campfire announcement that they will leave for the CDC in the morning. (Wildfire)
Day +64
  • The survivors leave the quarry and part ways with Morales and family. On the way, they leave Jim by a tree on the highway while the RV is repaired. The survivors arrive at CDC. Rick pleads with CDC camera to let them in. CDC door opens.(Wildfire)
  • Group goes inside CDC and meets Dr. Jenner. The group goes underground in a secret lab. They proceed to get blood tests. (TS-19) The Group eats and drinks and thanks Edwin. Group takes hot showers. Rick and Jenner talk. Shane confronts Lori about what happened in the hospital. Everyone goes to sleeps.
Day +65
  • Group awakens with hangovers and ate eggs. Group sees Enhanced Internal View of TS-19. Lori comments that Andrea lost someone (Amy) two days ago (day 62). Jenner states that building is in lock down mode. After finding no gasoline in basement the group confronts Jenner who locks them in viewing room. Rick persuades Jenner to unlock doors, so he does. Before Rick left with the group, Jenner whispers in his ear. The group proceeds upstairs without Andrea and Jacqui for they want to stay. Dale stays to convince Andrea to come. Using a grenade to destroy the glass, they escape the CDC and board the 5 vehicle caravan. Dale and Andrea emerge from the CDC. Jacqui and Jenner remain in the CDC as it explodes. The caravan departs the CDC area lead by Rick and his family in the RV and Shane in a Jeep at the rear. The caravan stops in the Vatos' place for the night. (TS-19)
Season 2
Day +66
  • The group reduce their caravan from 5 cars to the RV, the Station Wagon and a motorbike. Not much else is known about this day. (What Lies Ahead)
Day +67
  • In the morning Rick makes a transmission to Morgan stating they lost Jacqui "the day before last" (day 65). The group boards the caravan and head out on the highway. The RV breaks down, and the group stops to fix it and gather supplies. A herd of zombies approach the group. A walker attacks Andrea in the RV, which she kills with a screwdriver. T-dog is injured and Sophia is chased by two walkers into the woods. Rick pursues Sophia and finds her. Rick kills the two walkers.
  • Sophia is seen emerging from the stream with her doll. Sophia starts to make her way back to the highway but goes off track. A walker attacks her biting her neck. She drops her doll in the water. She escapes the walker but dies from a mass loss of blood. She turns into a walker near Hershel’s farm.
  • Back at the highway the group looks for supplies. Shane fixes up a car and the group hears a radio transmission. Rick and Daryl search for Sophia but only find the woodchuck walker. They return to the RV and the group sleeps. (What Lies Ahead)
Day +68
  • The group awakens and gets changed into new clothes. Andrea confronts Dale about their decisions at the CDC. Dale and T-Dog wait at the RV while the rest of the group goes into the woods to search for Sophia. They find a tent and Daryl pockets a gun.
  • Otis discovers zombified Sophia and brings her back to the barn. He then sets out to hunt deer.
  • The group finds a church and kill the walkers inside. Carol prays for Sophia. Lori and Shane discuss Shane leaving. Andrea talks to Shane about leaving the group. Shane, Rick and Carl remain behind to search for Sophia. The rest of the group makes their way back to the RV. Lori confronts Carol about Rick. While searching for Sophia, Carl sees a deer in a clearing and approaches it. Suddenly the deer and Carl are shot. Rick runs to his son while Shane sweeps the area. A short while later, Rick carries Carl to Hershel's farmhouse while Otis and Shane follow. (Bloodletting)
  • Rick approaches a farmhouse, where an older man, Hershel, meets him on the front porch with his daughters Maggie and Beth, Beth's boyfriend Jimmy, and Patricia, Otis's girlfriend. Hershel proceeds to tend to Carl while Rick donates blood. Meanwhile Lori hears the gunshot and worries about Carl. Andrea and Carol talk but are interrupted by Daryl who wants to keep searching. Back at the RV T-Dog is getting delirious from his injury which concerns Dale. Hershel tells Shane that he needs a respirator to operate on Carl. Shane and Otis leave for a FEMA base to gather the supplies. Maggie leaves on horse to retrieve Lori. In the forest Andrea is attacked by a walker but is saved by Maggie who tells Glenn the directions to the farmhouse. The group returns to the RV and discuss their next moves with Dale. Daryl finds some pills for T-Dog. Maggie and Lori arrive at the farmhouse and Lori and Rick watch over Carl. (Bloodletting)
  • As it gets dark, Shane arrives at the FEMA camp and a large herd of walkers blocks the way to the supply trailer. Shane distracts the walkers with some flares and they enter the trailer and get supplies. When they exit the trailer the walkers chase them into the school where Shane and Otis pause to catch their breath. Shane and Otis venture further into the school and split up in order to escape. They meet up outside the school and as they are limping away from a herd of walkers Shane shoots Otis in the leg. Shane retrieves the medical supplies and makes his way back to the truck as Otis is eaten by the walkers. Glenn and T-Dog arrive at the farm and meet Maggie on the porch. Daryl and Andrea venture out into the woods to look for Sophia. They encounter the hanging lurker and Daryl shoots him in the head. They return to the RV where Dale gives Andrea back her gun. Back at the farmhouse Shane returns with the Medical supplies and Carl is saved. Shane shaves his head to cover up where Otis tore out his hair. (Save the Last One)
Day +69
  • In the morning Rick tells Carl that Sophia is fine. The survivors arrive at the farm and once settled in they have a funeral for Otis. Shane lies about his last moments. After the funeral Maggie brings out a map and they formulate a plan to search for Sophia. Maggie volunteers to go into town to get medical supplies and asks Glenn to accompany her. T-Dog and Dale fetch water from a well and discover a lurker inside the well. The group attempt to get the lurker out by using Glenn as bait. Eventually the lurker is lifted out but rips in two. T-Dog kills the lurker to the chagrin of Maggie.
  • Glenn and Maggie venture into a town where Glenn gets a pregnancy test for Lori. Glenn and Maggie have sex in a pharmacy. They return to the farm and Glenn gives the True Blue test to Lori. Meanwhile Daryl searches a farmhouse for Sophia but only finds some flowers (Cherokee Roses). Elsewhere Rick and Hershel discuss the farm, Hershel’s father and God. Rick asks to stay at the farm which Hershel considers. Shane and Andrea scout out an area for target practice. Rick returns to Carl’s bedside and they talk. Rick gives Carl his hat. Daryl gives a flower to Carol and tells her a story to comfort her. At night Lori takes the pregnancy test and bursts into tears when it shows a positive. (Cherokee Rose)
Day +70
  • The next day Lori wakes up and talks to Carol about using the farmhouse kitchen. Meanwhile the group is still searching for Sophia and Jimmy joins them. Shane questions Rick’s decision to keep searching for the girl. When they return Rick and Lori talk about continuing the search. Beth calls for Rick to talk to Hershel. Hershel is not happy about Jimmy joining the group and Daryl taking a horse. He and Rick agree to control their own people. Daryl finds Sophia’s doll in a riverbed. He continues to search but his horse throws him and he falls on one of his arrows. He has a vision of Merle and awakens to find a walker biting at his work boots. He dispatches that walker and another and then climbs out of the ravine.
  • Glenn and Dale talk about the women and Glenn admits he had sex with Maggie. Andrea thinks she sees a walker emerge from the woods. Rick and co. approach the person to discover it is Daryl. Andrea blinded by the sun shoots Daryl in the temple. Later Hershel tends to Daryl’s wounds as Dale comforts Andrea. At the supper table there is awkward silence as Maggie slips Glenn a note. Glenn returns the note.
  • That evening Maggie checks the note and realizes Glenn is in the barn. She runs to the barn to find Glenn has discovered a number of walkers. She tells him that “he’s not supposed to see this” as the walkers push at the barn door. (Chupacabra)
Day +71
  • In the morning the group is doing chores around the farm. Lori and Carl feed the chickens while Patricia snaps the legs of some of the chickens and puts them in a sack. Patricia then feeds the walkers in the barn the crippled chickens from the safety of the hayloft. Glenn watches the barn with binoculars until Maggie warns him not to tell anyone. Rick and Shane plan out that day’s search for Sophia and Shane volunteers to check out a housing development near where Daryl discovered the doll. Carl is discovered with a gun and Rick and Lori decide that he should learn how to use it. The group travels to the firing range for gun practice. After the group leaves Glenn confesses to Dale that Lori is pregnant and there are walkers in the barn. At the firing range Andrea shows remarkable marksmanship and Rick recommends she attends Shane’s ‘advanced class’ after the rest head back to the farm. Dale speaks with Hershel at the stables and tells him he knows walkers are in the barn. Hershel tells Dale that his wife and step-son are in the barn.
  • While mending a fence Hershel tells Lori that the group should be moving on soon. Lori confronts Rick about leaving and Rick says they will get by. At the advanced training Andrea cannot focus and after Shane brings up Amy, Andrea walks away angrily. Shane catches up with her and apologizes. Andrea accepts and she and Shane journey to the housing development to search for Sophia. Dale talks with Lori about her pregnancy and afterwards Lori asks Glenn for his help in obtaining an item at the pharmacy. Glenn and Maggie travel to the pharmacy and Maggie is angry with Glenn about him telling Dale about the walkers. At the pharmacy Maggie finds the morning after pills but is grabbed by a walker. Glenn decapitates the walker saving Maggie. Maggie returns to the farm and gives the pills to Lori. Maggie and Glenn have a fight about Glenn's role in the group.
  • At the Wiltshire Estates housing development, Shane and Andrea search for Sophia but all they find is burned bodies. Walkers appear and Shane and Andrea flee to their car. Andrea finds her shooting touch and starts killing walkers with ease. After her and Shane leave they engage in sex in the car. Lori and Glenn talk about the pills. Afterwards Lori swallows the pills and then suddenly throws them up. Dale confronts Shane after he returns with Andrea and tells Shane he “knows what kind of man you are.”
  • Rick finds the morning after pills and confronts Lori. Lori confesses she is pregnant and admits she slept with Shane after Shane reported that Rick was dead. (Secrets)
Day +72
  • In the morning the group is eating breakfast. Glenn announces to the group that there are walkers in the barn. The group investigates with Shane taking the lead. Rick decides to talk to Hershel about the walkers after Dale reveals Hershel thinks they are sick people. Various conversations are held between Maggie and Glenn, Daryl and Carol and Dale and Andrea. Dale sneaks off with the guns to hide them in the woods.
  • As Hershel reads the bible over lunch Rick talks to him about the walkers in the barn. He reveals Lori is pregnant and leaves to tell Shane the same. Shane talks with Lori and Carl. Shane goes to the RV to get the guns but discovers them missing. Jimmy tells Hershel there are walkers in the swamp and Hershel persuades Rick to join them in retrieving them. They find two walkers and struggle to lead them back to the barn. Meanwhile Daryl brings Carol to a Cherokee Rose plant. Maggie and Glenn confess they have feeling for each other and make up with a kiss. Shane finds Dale in the woods and they talk about Otis. Dale points a gun at Shane’s chest but cannot pull the trigger. Shane takes the guns and leaves Dale.
  • Returning to the farm Shane rallies the group to do something about the walkers as he distributes the guns. He sees Rick, Hershel and Jimmy leading the walkers out of the woods with ketch poles and runs to investigate. Shane snaps at the latest development and shoots walker Louise several times to prove that the walkers aren’t living. He opens the barn doors and as walkers pour out the group mow them down with their guns. The last walker to emerge is Sophia and the only person able to shoot her is Rick as Carol cries in anguish (Pretty Much Dead Already).
  • After Rick shoots Walker-Sophia, Beth runs to her dead mother Annette, who re-animates and grabs her. Andrea kills Walker-Annette. Rick, Shane and Glenn follow Hershel and his kin to the house and ask questions about the barn. Carol sits in the RV while Daryl watches over her silently. Glenn and Maggie briefly discuss their future in the farm house. Lori and Carl talk about Sophia. Lori asks Dale to bring Carl up to the house for some rest. Lori suggests they dig 3 graves, and Andrea announces they will burn the rest. Lori and Rick talk about the barn incident. As Shane gets the truck, he notices Dale and has words with him. The graves are dug, and Lori invites Carol to the service. Carol refuses and laments Sophia to Daryl. Hershel packs up his wife’s belongings and finds his father's flask. The group has a brief service over the three graves, where everyone is present except Carol. The group separates after the service, and Hershel leaves the farm in a car to drive to the nearby bar. Nearby, Carol tears apart a Cherokee Rose plant.
  • T-Dog and Andrea throw the walker bodies in the truck. Dale, T-Dog, Rick and Andrea discuss the merits of Shane's decision to open the barn. T-Dog and Andrea drive the walker bodies to the pyre site. Glenn and Maggie discuss their plans until Beth collapses. Beth is brought to a room while Rick, Shane, Maggie, Lori and Glenn search for Hershel. Rick deduces he is at the local bar in town, and he and Glenn decide to go there and retrieve Hershel. Lori and Shane question Rick's decision to leave the group, but Rick decides to go anyway. Glenn and Maggie say goodbye while Rick waits at the station wagon. Shane washes up at the well as Carol emerges from the woods. Shane talks to Carol while he washes her wounds. Dale and Lori talk about the barn incident, and Dale relays his suspicions about Shane sacrificing Otis.
  • Rick and Glenn drive towards the town and discuss Glenn's love life. Rick and Glenn arrive at the local bar and discover Hershel drinking. At the farm, Andrea tells Lori that Beth is 'burning up' and Hershel is needed. Lori approaches Daryl and asks him to go look for Rick, but Daryl angrily refuses and Lori leaves him. At the bar, Rick and a drunken Hershel discuss Beth, Annette, and hope for the group. Meanwhile, Lori takes her gun and a map and drives toward town to get Rick. She hits a walker and crashes the car on the side of the road. After exchanging heated words, Hershel decides to leave the bar with Rick just as Tony and Dave arrive. Dave and Tony tell their story and ask Rick where they are staying. Ricks states Hershel lost a lot of people that day (barn incident). Dave deduces they are staying at a farm, and when Rick refuses to take them there, the tensions escalate until Dave points a gun at Rick while Tony flanks him. Rick does a quick-draw and shoots Dave and Tony dead. Meanwhile, back at the farm T-Dog and Shane burn the walker bodies in a pyre. (Nebraska)
  • As it gets dark (approximately between 8pm and 9pm), Rick checks the bodies of Dave and Tony. They prepare to leave when they hear a van arrive. They hear voices outside of three strangers who are looking for Dave and Tony. Rick tells them that “they drew first” and “they are dead”. The strangers outside respond with gunfire through the windows of the bar. They formulate a plan to escape with Glenn running to the car while Hershel covers him. Glenn leaves the bar, is shot at and falls to the ground. Hershel shoots the stranger (Sean) who falls to the ground screaming. Rick checks in on Glenn to find him ok but shaken. Walkers are descending on the town and as one of the strangers (Nate) prompts another stranger (Randall) to jump from the roof. Randall doesn’t make it and Nate drives away. Rick runs to Randall and finds him impaled on a fence. As Glenn shoots at walkers, Rick pulls Randall’s leg free of the fence post. They get into Hershel’s Chevy and leave the town. They stop before they get to the farm to rest and to blindfold and tend to Randall. (Triggerfinger)
Day +73
  • In the morning Rick, Hershel and Glenn return to the farm with Randall. The group decides to drop him off somewhere once his leg heals. Lori confides in Rick that she thinks Shane is dangerous. (Triggerfinger)
Day +74 / Day +79
  • As Randall's leg heals the group continues to stay at the farm. (Triggerfinger)
Day +80
  • Rick and Shane go to drop Randall off at a nearby public works station. Rick and Shane ending up fighting because it is revealed that Randall knows the farm's location and because Shane challenges Rick's competency as group leader, but a walker horde interrupts them. All three men escape and agree to take a day to decide whether to execute Randall. Beth tries to kill herself but decides to live. (18 Miles Out)
Global Outbreak Day +81
  • Daryl brutally interrogates Randall, who states that his group is made up of thirty men. He also tells Daryl that his people raped two girls. He denies involvement. Rick prepares to kill Randall. Because Dale has reservations about this, the group votes to decide Randall's fate. Nearly everyone agrees that executing the prisoner would be the best idea. Rick is about to shoot Randall before Carl walks in and encourages him to do it. Disturbed that his son is becoming desensitized by his environment, Rick puts his gun down and takes Randall to the other barn. Carl encounters a walker. The same walker attacks Dale, critically wounding him. Daryl shoots Dale in the head. (Judge, Jury, Executioner)

Day +82

  • The group holds a funeral for Dale. Rick tells everyone that, in order to both prove Dale wrong and to honor his memory, they will do things Dale's way. Under a guise of leaving the group with him, Shane leads Randall into the woods, eventually confronting him and breaking his neck. Shane runs face-first into a tree to create the appearance of a confrontation and returns to the group, claiming Randall attacked him and stole his gun. Rick, Shane, Glen and Daryl split up to look for Randall in the woods. Glen and Daryl encounter, and kill, a walker who turns out to be Randall. Daryl finds it strange that Randall changed, due to the lack of bite marks or scratches on his body. Later, Shane pulls a gun on Rick after being confronted about the real motive for their searching for Randall together. During the stand off, Rick stabs Shane and kills him. He reanimates moments later, confirming to Rick that they are all already infected (as whispered to him by Dr Jenner in the CDC). Carl shoots Shane in the head, thus saving Rick. (Better Angels) Soon after, a herd of walkers migrating through the woods hear Carl's gunshot and move towards the sound. As Rick and the others fight for the farm, Jimmy is devoured by walkers in the RV while trying to save Rick and Carl from the burning barn, and Patricia is attacked by walkers while escaping with Lori, Beth, and T-Dog to their automobile. Soon, the group is scattered; Carol and Daryl leave on Daryl's motorcycle and the rest leaving in cars. Andrea is separate from the group and alone in the scramble to escape. (Beside the Dying Fire)

Day +83

  • The group reconvenes at the freeway where they originally waited for Sophia. They head east until Rick's SUV runs out of gas. They decide to set up a camp and look for more gas in the morning. Rick tells the group what Jenner at the CDC whispered to him - that everyone is already infected (TS-19). He also admits to Lori that he killed Shane. Elsewhere, Andrea is fighting off walkers when Michonne saves her from a walker that had her pinned on the ground. That night, Rick's group is at the fire when they hear a branch snap. The group begin to want either to leave or search out any walkers. Rick uses this event as an opportunity to lay down the rules under his leadership. In the background looms a large prison-like structure. (Beside the Dying Fire)

Day +83-291

Day +83 / Day +293

  • Rick's group finds shelter in storage lockers at some point during the winter, as revealed by Carl. (Seed)
  • Carol Peletier becomes a pretty good shot, according to Rick. (Seed) Hershel begins to train her as his assistant. (Sick)
  • The group learns of Lori's unfaithfulness to Rick. (Seed)
  • Carl and Beth become closer. (Seed)
  • Andrea and Michonne spend the winter surviving together. (Seed)'
  • Tyreese's group is attacked and Tyreese, Sasha, Allen, Donna and Ben flee. (The Suicide King)

Day +300-present

Season 3
Day +300 (approximately)

Season three begins in spring, with the group scavenging a house in an unknown Georgia town. They are low on food, tired, and have constantly been on the run since Day 83 of the Global Outbreak. It was autumn at the end of season two, and the group survived the winter moving house-to-house, living off whatever food they could hunt or scavenge, and "going in circles," as pointed out by T-Dog. (Seed) The group leaves the house after stopping to eat lunch (an owl, a jar of peanut butter, and packets of mustard - Rick won't allow Carl to eat the cans of dog food he's found in the house's cupboards) when more walkers show up. They decide they'll circle back to a town they've picked through already, before heading west via Newnan, Georgia, to avoid the Herd - which is at least 150 strong by now. T-Dog and the women wash their clothes and collect water while Daryl and Rick go to hunt. Instead, they find a prison complex and Rick formulates a plan to "take the field by nightfall." The group is extremely successful and they celebrate with a campfire sing-along, but Rick tells them tomorrow they'll have to get inside the prison where there should be food and medicine, and maybe even a loaded armory. (Seed) Lori is overdue to give birth; at least 270 days have passed since the pregnancy was conceived (Sick). When speaking to Carol while taking watch in the field that night, Daryl refers to the baby as "Little Shane," (Seed) indicating that the baby was conceived at some point before Rick was reunited with his family on Day 61, and the group is aware of this. The baby is potentially one of the reasons that Rick and Lori are barely speaking, coupled with their combined guilt over Shane's death.

Day +301

Rick, Daryl, T-Dog, Glenn, and Maggie battle walkers beyond the fence gates in an attempt to clear the prison and get inside. They encounter walkers in riot gear. It makes them much harder to kill because the survivors have to get close enough to pull the riot masks off. The group successfully gets inside the prison, where they find a dead security guard and take his keys. They find a secure cell block and the group moves in. Rick and Lori can hardly look at each other, and Lori tearfully tells Hershel that she knows Rick and Carl hate her. (Seed) Lori also tells Hershel that she hasn't felt the baby kick and she's worried that it's stillborn and will reanimate inside her and tear her apart. She also worries that she may die in childbirth, as many women did before the advent of modern medicine, and asks Hershel to shoot her immediately if she dies and then reanimates. (Seed)

Elsewhere, Andrea is deathly ill and being cared for by Michonne in a deer locker, located in a small town overrun with walkers. Michonne knows they need to leave the area, but she wants to wait until Andrea is better. Andrea wants her to go without her, knowing she's close to death for lack of medicine, but Michonne won't abandon her. Andrea concedes they should just leave anyway, knowing otherwise she'll die there. The women set out with Michonne's jawless, armless walker "pets" in tow. (Seed)

Day +302

Rick, Daryl, T-Dog, Glenn, Maggie, and Hershel start searching the prison for the cafeteria, but dozens of walkers come after them in the dark, thin corridors of the abandoned prison. The group tries to run back to safety, away from the walkers, but Glenn and Maggie get separated from the group and take cover inside an empty room. The others get to safety, but at Hershel's insistence they don't think twice about heading back through the halls to look for them. Hershel's leg is bitten by a zombie that appeared to be a corpse, but awoke when Hershel walked passed it. (Seed) The group carries Hershel into the cafeteria, which strangely had its door locked with handcuffs from the outside, they enter the cafeteria with Daryl and T-Dog barricading the walkers outside the door. Rick chops off Hershel's leg to prevent the infection from spreading, and Hershel passes out. Figures rise from behind a barred window, and Daryl trains his arrow on them, assuming they're more walkers. But one of the five figures, a blond man with a mustache, mutters, "Holy shit." (Seed) Daryl and T-Dog lead the prisoners - Tomas, Andrew, Big Tiny, Oscar, and Axel - out of a locked room, and Tomas emerges brandishing a pistol. But the group hardly pays any attention to them as they tend to Hershel's leg, carrying him out of the cafeteria as the dumbfounded prisoners look on. They take Hershel to Cell Block C, where Carol and Lori tend to his injuries and Maggie and Beth look on in tears. Rick asks Glenn to stay behind and comfort Maggie in case Hershel dies, while Beth sets to work tearing the legs off his pants.

The prisoners arrive at the cell block and a standoff with Daryl ensues until Rick arrives to break it up. The prisoners have been locked in a room for 294 days and appear to have no idea what's been going on. Tomas tries to threaten Rick into giving him back Cell Block C, but Rick won't let it happen. Rick, Daryl, and T-Dog agrees to help the prisoners clear the walkers from another cell block in exchange for half the food supply.

Carl goes alone and finds the prison infirmary to get gauze bandages for Hershel, killing two walkers. When Lori gets upset because something might have happened to him, he lashes out at her. But Hershel soon stops breathing, and Carl witnesses his mother risk her life to give him mouth-to-mouth to save his life. Glenn helps Carol kill walkers in the prison yard so she can practice a caesarian surgery, because it's expected that Lori will need one when she gives birth, and though Hershel has been teaching her things as his nurse, he hasn't yet taught her this. Someone is watching her from the bushes outside the prison gates. While clearing walkers from another cell block for the prisoners, Big Tiny is scratched by one, and murdered in cold blood by Tomas while the group discusses whether or not they could save him. Tomas then unleashes another horde of walkers on the group, intentionally pushing walkers in Rick's direction in a fruitless attempt to kill him. Rick kills him instantly with a machete. Andrew attacks Rick before running away and into a walker-infested courtyard. Rick follows him and locks the door, leaving Andrew at the mercy of the walkers despite his pleas for help. Rick, T-Dog, and Daryl leave Oscar and Axel in their newly cleared cell block and return to Block C, where they learn that Lori saved Hershel's life. Rick is relieved, and it softens him towards his wife. They have a civil conversation on the bridge inside the prison, where Lori opines, "We got food. Hershel's alive. Today was a good day." He touches her shoulder as he thanks her for saving Hershel's life, in the closest sign of affection he's given her in eight months, but he's still unable to look at her; unable to talk about their marriage. (Sick)

Day +305

Michonne and Andrea discover the town of Woodbury, and meet The Governor. Michonne kills her pet walkers, which are then experimented on by a man named Milton. Merle and Andrea are reunited. Two soldiers are killed in a helicopter crash. The third, Lt. Welles, is brought in and questioned. Later, The Governor tracks down the remaining soldiers, pretending to be friendly by waving a white flag. He then has his men kill them, so that he can take their supplies. When the day is over, The Governor walks into an empty room. He stares at aquariums full of floating walker heads, while drinking a glass of Scotch. Among the heads is Lt. Welles. (Walk With Me)

Day +305 to Day +310

Oscar and Axel clear out their cell block "all week". The group eats food and sleeps. They pile some walker bodies in the prison field. Andrew creeps around the prison spying on the survivors.

Glenn and Maggie have some alone time in the guard tower. (Killer Within)

Day +311

Glenn and Maggie continue to have sex in the guard tower. They leave and Glenn apologizes to them and everyone starts moving cars around to begin their future plans. Rick, T-Dog, Daryl and Carol discuss how they are going to clear the courtyard. Axel and Oscar show up and Rick tells them to either take the deal that was made, or leave. Meanwhile Lori, Carl, and Beth get Hershel and take him for a walk so he can practice walking with crutches. Rick, Daryl, and Glenn begin to kill zombies and set wood in a new section of the fence. Glenn cheers for Herschel and Daryl tells him to keep it down. Rick watches in fear at what happens next, Carl warns the group - which is all in one section of the fence - about the walkers that have gotten in. Everyone starts killing zombies and T-Dog realizes the gate is open. Lori, Maggie, and Carl go into their part of the prison and rush inside, but they can't get to safety. They rush down a hall and into a boiler room, in the process Lori goes into labor.

Hershel and Beth hide in a fenced off small opening by a closed door, they are safe from the chaos. Rick and Daryl rush to the main gates where T-Dog and Carol are as Glenn shuts the section of the gates they were just in. Glenn catches up to Rick and Daryl. As the three enter and begin killing walkers, the alarms go off so they shoot them.

T-Dog locks the gate that is open and is bitten in the neck. He kills the walker, then him and Carol rush inside where he tells her he wants to turn and be in a cell block in peace. Rick kills the walkers and tells Glenn and Daryl he suspects the prisoners did it. The prisoners try to resist and say they didn't. As the five of them (including the two prisoners) head into their cell block (C) they talk and Rick tells them someone is playing games with them. Oscar tells the other four that he'll lead them to the room where they can shut the alarms off. Lori tries to give birth without a C-section, but can't. She says her sad farewells to Carl and tells Maggie that she has to be shot afterwards. Carl and Lori say goodbye and Maggie cuts Lori open. She gets the baby out and pats the babies back slightly harsh so the baby can breathe. Meanwhile, Carol and T-Dog see a group of walkers when heading to their cell. Carol tries to shoot one, but is out of ammo. T-Dog rushes into the crowd and tells Carol to leave, which she does. In the meantime, Rick and company go into the generator room. Andrew comes at Rick with an axe before he can shut the alarms off. In the process, Rick drops his gun and Oscar gets it. Daryl keeps the door shut, but lets two walkers in, killing both and shutting the door once more. Oscar points the gun at Rick, Andrew telling him to shoot him so they could take back the prison. Daryl sets something in front of the door so he can kill Oscar if needed to. He sneaks up on Oscar, but Oscar shoots Andrew and hands Rick his gun, Rick nods. Meanwhile, Maggie tries to leave with the baby, but there are walkers outside the door. She turns to see if Carl is okay, and a gunshot goes off. He walks by her and she sees his heartbroken face. At Woodbury, Michonne and Andrea talk out about leaving. Merle gets a lead on Daryl, and talks to The Governor. The Governor tells Merle he'll help him find Daryl if he gets more "concrete information." Andrea has a drink with The Governor and he tells her his wife died in a car crash 18 months before the epidemic spread and mentions his daughter, Penny. Maggie and Carl head out to the main gate. Rick finds T-Dog's corpse and Daryl sees Carol's headband and suspects she is dead. The five head to the main gate, Hershel and Beth come out now that it is safe. Rick hears a baby crying and turns to see Maggie come into the view. Glenn comforts her and Rick starts crying, realizing that his wife is dead. (Killer Withinth) Daryl decides that he'll go get baby food, saying the baby won't die. Maggie decides she'll go with him. Daryl and Maggie go to a daycare. Maggie gets formula and several bottles for the baby, while Daryl kills a possum. Rick goes on a rampage. He reaches the room where Lori had labor and discovers his wife's blood on the floor, along with a bullet but no body. A few feet away is a zombie with a bloated stomach. Realizing that it ate Lori, Rick kills it, stabbing it in the gut numerous times. The Governor throws a party in Woodbury to celebrate how far they've come. Later, he is seen combing his daughter's hair, and she tries to bite him. Michonne goes off on her own after getting her weapon back and sees some marks in a notebook owned by The Governor. She lets loose several captive walkers, she kills them with her katana. Someone sees her and she is brought to The Governor to have a talk. When talking, she puts her katana at his throat and after a moment, brings it down. The Governor tells Andrea that Michonne is scaring other people in Woodbury. Andrea and Michonne decide they'll leave, but after the gate opens Andrea decides not to leave. Michonne leaves. Meanwhile, Merle and other men capture some walkers whereas Milton gets some information. (Say the Word)

Day +311 Night

A mock gladiator battle is held in Woodbury. (Say the Word)

Day +312 Dawn

Daryl leaves flowers for Carol's "grave". (Say the Word)

Day +312

The Governor "plays" with Penny. She gets annoyed after her hair gets tangled, tearing a part of skin & hair from the skull, and tries to bite her father. (Hounded) Neil, Crowley, and Tim die during their hunt to capture Michonne. Michonne escapes, but is severely wounded. She encounters Glenn and Maggie at a nearby town but does not interact with them. Merle, who was part of the Woodbury hunting party, captures Glenn and Maggie and brings them to Woodbury. Michonne takes the infant formula previously discovered by Glenn and Maggie and takes it to the prison. Merle lies to The Governor about Michonne's escape. (Hounded) Daryl, Oscar, and Carl decide to "clean" the prison of walkers previously let loose the day before. They discover a moving door blocked a body of a dead walker and ignore it. A walker with Carol's knife attacks them. Daryl returns to the moving door and opens it. Carol stares at him.

Andrea argues with The Governor about the lifestyle in Woodbury. She then volunteers to guard the fence where she would meet Haley. Haley and Andrea bond by telling each other their stories: Haley killed her father and Andrea killed her sister. They giggle cheerily. At the end of the day, Andrea reports with The Governor about her experience. They have sex. (Hounded)

Rick "talks" to Amy, Jim, Jacqui, and Lori via phone. They tell him that they are now in a "safe place" and that he should take care of "his" baby. Rick obliges and returns to the group. He discovers Michonne outside the prison. (Hounded)) Rick rescues Michonne after the walkers begin attacking her. She is brought inside the prison and is given medical attention after she is interrogated. Rick discovers that Carol is alive and is overjoyed. The group finds out through Michonne that Glenn and Maggie were captured. The group decides to rescue them with a team comprising of Rick, Daryl, Oscar, and Michonne. (When the Dead Come Knocking) Merle tortures Glenn so that he could find information regarding his brother. Glenn refuses to cooperate and is given a walker to "play" with. Glenn kills the walker. Maggie is on the other room hearing all of the commotion. The Governor decides to entertain himself and ask Maggie to be naked. She confesses the information about the prison after The Governor threatened to shoot Glenn. (When the Dead Come Knocking) Rick's platoon enters the woods and decides to go on foot. The group is cornered by walkers and is forced to take shelter inside a shack. A hermit living there gets confused by the their sudden appearance and decides to run towards the walkers outside. Michonne kills him. The group continue their trek towards Woodbury. (When the Dead Come Knocking)) Andrea and Milton conduct an experiment on Michael Coleman, a terminally-ill prostrate cancer patient living in Woodbury. Once his dead, he turns into a walker and attacks Milton. Unable to defend himself, Andrea saves him. The two report to The Governor about their findings. (When the Dead Come Knocking)) Tyreese and his band are cornered in the woods. Donna is bitten. They reach the prison and decide to enter it. (Made to Suffer)

Day +312 Night

Tyreese and his crew are rescued by Carl. Donna is killed by Tyreese before she turns. (Made to Suffer)) Glenn and Maggie try to escape but fail and are recaptured. (Made to Suffer)) Rick and his platoon sneak into Woodbury. Michonne suddenly dissapears. The team finds Glenn and Maggie and successfully rescues them. They become trapped into a building and are forced to fight their way out. A firefight occurs between Rick's platoon and the Woodbury Army. "Shane" appears and kills Oscar. Daryl disappears. Rick escapes with Glenn and Maggie. (Made to Suffer) Michonne reappears inside The Governor's house. She meets Penny and kills her. She also attacks The Governor's eye. Andrea sees her and is shocked. Michonne leaves. (Made to Suffer)

The Governor is treated by Dr. Alice Stevens. His inner circle: Andrea, Milton, Merle, Caesar Martinez, and Haley are present and they comfort him. The Governor realizes that Merle is not to be trusted. (Made to Suffer))

Rick's platoon rendezvous outside Woodbury. Rick interrogates Michonne but decides to defer punishment. The four plan on how to find Daryl. (Made to Suffer) A meeting is held in the arena. The Governor, Caesar Martinez, the remaining members of the Woodbury Army, Milton, Andrea, Haley, and the rest of Woodbury's citizens are present. Merle is taken into custody for treason. Daryl reappears. Andrea is shocked. (Made to Suffer) Rick and Maggie rescue Daryl and Merle. Haley is killed. The fence in Woodbury is breached. (The Suicide King)

Day +313

Chaos erupts in Woodbury. Richard Foster is killed by walkers who breached into the town. Daryl and Merle separate from Rick's group. Donna is buried. Rick's party arrives at the prison. A meeting is held to determine Michonne and Tyreese's group's fate. Lori appears as an apparition to Rick. Rick brandishes his gun and yells to leave, but it's unclear to the audience if he's yelling at the apparition or Tyreese and his group. (The Suicide King)

Day +314

While scanning the prison, Rick sees and apparation of Lori. Rick runs to meet her on the outskirts of the prison. Michonne watches, confused. Glenn takes charge now that Rick and Daryl are gone. Glenn makes the decision to fortify the prison. He also takes Carl to the area to see where Tyreese said that the walkers had breached. The return to the group with the knowledge that the tombs are overrun again. (Home) Merle and Daryl are in a forest searching for food. Merle predicts that The Governor has slaughtered the inhabitants of the prison. Merle also suspects that Daryl is trying to go back to the prison. Daryl hears screams from a baby. Upon further investigation, they find a group fighting walkers on a highway. Daryl and Merle helps the foreign group survive. Daryl points his crossbow at Merle when he tries to loot their car. The group drives away.(Home) The Governor askes Andrea to take over Woodbury for a while, however Andrea is unsure whether she can uphold the position. The Governor checks in on Milton to assure his loyalty. The Governor and then asks Milton to keep tabs on Andrea. Later, Andrea asks Milton for The Governor's whereabouts and Milton makes a poor attempt to avoid her question. (Home)

Daryl makes the decision to go back to the prison. Merle argues that Rick won't allow Merle to stay there. During the argument, Merle rips off Daryl's jacket and discovers scars from when Daryl was beaten by their father. (Home)

Back at the prision, Hershel tries to stop Glenn leaving but he is unsuccessful. He approaches Rick and asks him to come back to the prison. Rick declines but he tells Hershel that he is seeing Lori. Meanwhile, Carol and Axel talk about Axel's brother. Shortly after the conversation starts, Axel is shot and killed by The Governor who is in the outskirts of the prison. Rick takes cover against fire from a Woodbury soldier. Beth and Carl take cover behind a wall against a Woodbuy soldier in a guard tower. Carol uses Axel's body as cover. Maggie brings guns out from the prison and she kills the guard in the tower. There is a silence of gunfire and a van breaks through into the prison yard. The van is a "Walker Bomb" and it deploys walkers that were kept in the van into the yard. The driver runs away unharmed. Rick, who is out of ammo, is saved by Merle and Daryl. The Govenor and his remaining soldiers leave the prision. Rick, Merle and Daryl make it through the yard to the cell block. (Home)

Day +315

Merle, Daryl and Rick make it into the prison. Rick decides that the group should make a stand against The Governor. Hershel makes an attempt to bring Rick back to reality. Carl voices his opinion about his father and asks him to stop being the leader so that Rick can rest. (I Ain't a Judas) The Governor prepares an army for an assault on the prison. Andrea asks him for permission to visit the prison. Andrea enlists in Milton's help in taking her to the prison without anyone knowing. (I Ain't a Judas) The group argues about Merle staying in the prison. Hershel and Rick argue that he is Daryl's brother and that he has military experience. Hershel discovers that Merle read the bible in Woodbury. Merle also predicts how The Governor will kill the group. (I Ain't a Judas)

Milton informs The Governor about Andrea's plans and The Governor tells him to help her. Milton assists Andrea in amputating a walker's arms and removing it's teeth so Andrea could use it as camouflage similar to the way Michonne did. Andrea and Milton encounter Tyreese's group. Milton takes them back to Woodbury. (I Ain't a Judas)

Carl and Maggie see Andrea through the binoculars. Carl informs the rest of the group. Andrea is greeted with caution due to the recent attack on the prison. She is searched by Rick. Andrea discovers the death of Shane, Lori, T-Dog, Jimmy and Patricia. She also discovers that Hershel was bit and that his leg was amputated. Carol tells Andrea that Rick killed Shane. The majority of the group aren't friendly towards Andrea. Michonne informs Andrea that The Governor ordered Michonne's death. Andrea also meets Judith. Carol asks Andrea to kill The Governor while he sleeps. Andrea is given a car and she leaves to go back to Woodbury. (I Ain't a Judas) The Governor greets Tyreese's group. Tyreese tells The Governor that they were at the prison and that Rick seemed unhinged. Tyreese offers to help with the fight against Rick's group so that Tyreese's group can earn their keep. (I Ain't a Judas) Andrea returns to Woodbury and informs The Governor that she went to the prison. Later that night, after Andrea has slept with The Governor, she gets out of bed and picks up her knife. She moves over to Phillip but she finds that she is unable to murder him. (I Ain't a Judas) Rick makes plans to go out for a run the following day with Carl and Michonne to find weapons to match Woodbury's firepower. (I Ain't a Judas)

Day +316

Rick, Carl and Michonne drive down to Rick's old police station in search of guns. On the way the see a hitchhiker which they ignore. About a minute later they get stuck in the mud and their car is surrounded by walkers. They clear them out and move the car out of the mud. They drive away as the hitchhiker comes into view. When they arrive at the police station, they find the place completely looted. Rick suggest checking bars that Rick signed permits for. (Clear) While searching for guns, the group finds a street filled with walker traps and warnings. Upon further investigation, they are apprehended by the owner of the street. A fight occurs between the owner and Rick's group. Carl shoots the man and he is knocked unconscious due to his body armor. Upon further investigation, Rick discovers that the man is Morgan Jones. (Clear) In Morgan's apartment, they find a large amount of guns and ammunition. Rick finds a message on a wall saying that Duane turned. Carl asks to go get a crib for Judith and Michonne accompanies him. (Clear)

Carl tries to distract Michonne so he can run away. When Michonne catches up to him it is revealed that he wants to get a picture of Lori for Judith from a cafe. Michonne helps him by putting caged rats on a skateboard and pushing them into the cafe to distract the walkers. Carl grabs the photo but he drops it when he and Michonne are attacked by walkers due to a loose rat. Once the make it outside, Michonne asks Carl to keep the door closed. Michonne sneaks around the back and picks up the picture and a piece of artwork. (Clear)

When Morgan wakes up, he doesn't know who Rick is and he stabs Rick. Rick restrains him and he shows Morgan his walkie-talkie. Morgan remembers Rick and informs him that Jenny killed Duane. Morgan gives Rick guns and ammunition but he declines Rick's offer to go to the prison. (Clear) Rick, Carl and Michonne leave. On the way back to the prison they find the Hitchhiker's remains. Having driven past the bag, they stop, backup and Carl picks up the bag and they continue back to the prison. (Clear)

Day +317

Rick and the prison crew unload the guns and supplies from the car in the prison yard. A scout watches them and returns to Woodbury. Andrea decides to set up a meeting between Rick and The Governor. (Arrow on the Doorpost)

Day +318

The scout reports to The Governor what he saw at the prison. The Governor formulates a plan for his meeting with Rick. (Arrow on the Doorpost)

Day +319

Early in the morning The Governor arrives at the meeting place to hide a gun and conceal some whiskey. Rick, Daryl and Hershel arrive at the meeting, followed by Andrea, Martinez and Milton.

The Governor and Rick meet for the first time to discuss their situation.

The Governor admits that he knew Rick returned with guns "the other day" implying it was three days ago. After a long conversation, The Governor tells Rick to give up Michonne so he will leave the prison group alone. He will have two days to think about the offer, and they will meet again in that same farm store by noon. Hershel meets Milton and Daryl meets Martinez. After the meeting, the two groups go back to their respective homes. Rick informs the prison group that they are going to war against Woodbury. The Governor informs Martinez to ambush the prison group at the next meeting, he wants everyone dead, except Michonne. Milton is against this plan. Rick and Hershel talk in the prison catwalk, Rick reveals The Governor's true offer of giving up Michonne. (Arrow on the Doorpost))

Day +320

The Governor prepares a torture room for Michonne inside the shacks in Woodbury, Milton once again tries to convince him against this idea, but fails. Milton secretly tells Andrea about the true deal that The Governor is making, she decides to kill The Governor, but Milton tells her to go back to the prison and tell her group to get out of there as fast as they can. Andrea leaves Woodbury after convincing Tyreese and Sasha to let her go, they decide to report to The Governor that she escaped and he decides to go after her. Tyreese and his group are requested to help in capturing walkers from the pit, Tyreese and Allen have a discussion about Donna.

The Governor finds out that Milton told Andrea about the offer of Rick giving up Michonne, he gets in his car and leaves to go after her. At the pits, Tyreese and Allen have another discussion and Tyreese nearly kills Allen, Shumpert takes them back to Woodbury and they decide to take the captured walkers later. The Governor spots Andrea running through a field and pursuits her in his car, but she runs inside a forest and escapes. (Prey)

Day +320 Night

Andrea comes across an abandoned warehouse and The Governor spots her again, she runs inside the warehouse and he follows her. After an intense pursuit, Andrea releases a small herd of walkers on The Governor, as he is cornered inside the warehouse, Andrea makes her escape and continue her journey to reach the prison.

Milton heads to the walkers pits with gasoline and a lighter, he sets all the walkers on fire and leaves. (Prey)

Day +321

Shumpert arrives at the walkers pits only to find all of them burned, he goes back to Woodbury and reports to Martinez.

Andrea finally reaches the prison, as she tries to wave to Rick in the guard tower, The Governor returns after surviving the herd in the warehouse and tackles her to the ground. Rick fails to spot them and The Governor drags Andrea away.

The Governor returns to Woodbury and secretly locks Andrea inside the torture room meant for Michonne. After leaving, Martinez reports that he thinks that Tyreese set the walkers in the pit on fire, The Governor talks to Tyreese and his group only to find out that they didn't do it. After leaving, Milton tells The Governor that he hopes he find out who burned the walkers in the pit, The Governor realizes that it was Milton. (Prey)

Day +322 Morning

Rick tells Hershel and Daryl that they are going to give up Michonne by noon, and that Merle is the one assigned to complete the job. Rick and Merle have a conversation, Rick heads outside and finds out that Michonne had ideas to build barricades in the prison yard to stop The Governor in case he attacks the prison. Merle watches them from inside the prison and has a conversation with Carol, he then goes to the generator room to prepare to capture Michonne. Daryl looks for Merle, Glenn refuses to talk about Merle, still angry at him.

Daryl finds Merle inside the generator room, they have a conversation, both believing that Rick will soon give up on the idea of giving Michonne to The Governor. Merle takes Michonne to a mission inside the tombs, but it was a plan to capture and take her captive, they head to the farm store to meet with The Governor. Rick changes his mind about giving up Michonne, Merle finds a car, he and Michonne use the car to get to the meeting faster. After searching through the prison, Rick and Daryl find out that Merle already took Michonne, Daryl decides to go after them, and tells Rick to prepare for what's coming next.

Michonne convinces Merle to let her go, Merle heads to the meeting alone. On the way, he stops by a bar to have a drink, he plays loud music in his car and creates a herd while making his way to the meeting. Michonne meets Daryl on her way back to the prison, Daryl decides to go after Merle and Michonne continues her path. Merle tries to ambush The Governor and his men, killing several of them, but The Governor ends up killing Merle and they head back to Woodbury. Rick talks to the group about voting in stay and fighting for the prison or leave and try their chances on the road, Michonne arrives back at the prison. Daryl arrives at the farm store and witnesses the carnage. Between the walkers eating the corpse of dead Woodbury soldiers is the zombified Merle. Daryl kills his walker brother and breaks down in tears. (This Sorrowful Life)

Day +322 Afternoon

The Governor keeps Milton captive in the shacks an beats him up, he then takes Milton to the torture room where Andrea is and stabs him in the stomach, leaving him to die, reanimate and kill her. The prison group prepare an ambush to the Woodbury army when they arrive. The Governor and the Woobury army head to the prison, except for Tyreese and Sasha, who decided to stay and defend Woodbury.

The Woodbury army arrive at the prison and they break in, exploring the tombs. Milton tells Andrea that he left a tool behind the chair where she is handcuffed, Andrea tries to get the tool to set herself free as Milton dies. The Woodbury Army is ambushed by the prison group and they escape the prison scared. The Governor and his thugs go after them. One lost Woodbury soldier runs through the forest and spots Carl, Hershel and Beth, Carl kills the soldier without hesitation. Rick and the group celebrate as they managed to scare the Woodbury Army away, they check-in on the rest of the group, Hershel reveals that Carl shot someone in cold blood.

The Governor reaches his army and orders them to go back to the prison and fight, they refuse to fight and The Governor kills everybody at cold blood (except Martinez and Shumpert). The three men drive off to camp out in a field (Live Bait). Rick, Michonne and Daryl decide to go to Woodbury and end the war, on the way, they discover the Woodbury Army dead by the road, only with one survivor, Karen. Andrea manages to grab the tool from the ground, but Milton reanimates and bites her before she can set herself free. (Welcome to the Tombs)

Day +322 Evening

Rick, Daryl, Michonne and Karen arrive at Woodbury. Tyreese and Sasha shoot at them, but Karen reveals that they are friendly and that The Governor killed everyone. They decide to search for Andrea inside Woodbury, only to find her dying from the bite inside the torture room. Andrea shoots herself after saying goodbye to Rick, Daryl and Michonne. Rick takes one of the buses used as barricade in the streets and they take all the remaining Woodbury citizens to the prison. (Welcome to the Tombs)

Day +323 Morning

Rick, Daryl, Michonne, Tyreese, Sasha, Karen and about 15 Woodbury survivors arrive at the prison. They are welcomed in by the group as Rick approaches Carl and tells him that the Woodbury survivors are now joining them, fulfilling Andrea's wishes of everyone living together in peace. (Welcome to the Tombs)


Season 4
Day +323 (approximate)
  • The Governor wakes up in the field where he, Martinez, and Shumpert were camping and find that he has been deserted. He takes the military vehicle they left, goes to Woodbury, and sets fire to the town (Live Bait).
Day +360 (approximate)
  • Hershel wakes Rick and considers the possibility of farming and settling down at the prison after two months. Later Rick gets Carl and he, Carl, Hershel, and Beth with Judith prepare the land for growing crops. (A)
Day +383 (approximate)
  • The Governor has been on the road for a couple of months and is going wherever his legs take him. He is about to give up when he sees a girl in the window of an apartment building. There he meets Lilly Chambler, her sister Tara, Lilly's daughter Meghan, and Lilly and Tara's father David (Live Bait).
Day +493 (approximate)
  • Bob Stookey is found by Daryl Dixon and Glenn Rhee and inducted into their group after answering three questions (Alone).
Day +500 (approximate)

Rick walks out of the fence and begins to dig up dirt so he can plant some herbs, but instead finds a gun buried. After staring at it, and seeing a zombie with bleeding eyes, he throws the gun into his wheelbarrow, and continues on. Carol and Daryl talk when Carol serves food, and she hands the shift over to Patrick. Patrick shakes Daryl's hand, and Daryl and Carol have a talk about how they won't be safe for long unless the get a move ahead with the walkers pressing up against the fences more and more lately. Next to the fences, a large herd comes in, and a group of people - including Karen - are using weapons to kill them and trying to keep the fence standing. Tyreese comes over and begins talking to Karen, through what they say, it is eventually evident they have started dating. Tyreese admits he is going on a run, just before Michonne enters. Michonne gives Carl a pile of comics, and Rick a razor blade, and she decides to go on the run to. Glenn wakes up and tells Maggie he doesn't think she should go on the run for supplies like everybody else, she eventually agrees and decides to stay. Daryl prepares for the trip, and overhears Beth and Zack talking, it is clear they are dating as well, and Zack asks Beth if she will say goodbye, but she simply refuses and walks on. Daryl leads the group to their location, and there Zack makes a fun guess at what Daryl's life was prior to the outbreak: an undercover cop. Michonne breaks out in laughter, and Daryl agrees to Zack in a joking manner, and Zack simply says he'll try again later. Daryl pounds on the glass, revealing several walkers inside. They kill the walkers, but what they don't see is that a helicopter has crashed on the roof, weakening the structure of the building a large amount. Hershel gets Rick to take his gun out when he is scavenging for food, although Rick is hesitant at first. Rick collects some food and sees what looks like a female walker, but as he walks away and accidentally steps on a twig, the 'walker' begins to talk. Rick turns in astonishment and sees it is just a really dirty woman, she begs him for food or a place in his group, and he hands her some food, telling her if he and her husband that she mentioned can answer his three questions good enough, they can be part of the group. On the walk to Eddie - Clara's husband - Clara tells Rick a story about how Eddie has kept her alive all this time. In the store, Bob walks by a shelf of alcohol, and tries to stop himself, but grabs one and almost snatches it, but sets it down, knocking the shelf down and getting stuck under it. The ceiling becomes loose as Daryl hurries to help Bob, and walkers start falling through. Everyone hurries to be safe, but some are unlucky and run into situations. Glenn is tackled down by two walkers, and barely survives by grabbing his gun next to his head and shooting the first in the head, and bashing the others' head open. Walkers come at Bob from the front and back, he doesn't see the back one, and instead calls for help as the front walker gains way towards Bob. Bob rips the front one's head open and carefully tries to rip out it's brain in an urgent manner of killing it. At the prison, Carl and Patrick head over to see a group of more kids younger than them laughing at walkers after naming them. Carl tells them not to name the walkers, and claims they are not human when a girl says they are. The group leaves, and Patrick tells Carl he is going to get some rest for the day, he also admits he is going to story time because he is immature and wants to enjoy helping the younger children. Back in the woods, Clara asks Rick if he thinks that they can take back what they've done wrong, and Rick admits he hopes they can. Clara gets Rick to her camp, where she rushes over to a bag and talks to it, Rick looks at her like she is crazy. In the store, Daryl grabs the walker attacking Bob from the front and kicks it's head in, Zack rushes over and helps lift up the shelf so Bob can escape, only to have the walker from behind bite Zack in the ankle from behind. Daryl sees a plane start to fall, which he saw when he was killing walkers earlier, and they watch Zack fall to his death bed and the walker bite his neck area a second time. Daryl leads the group out, and he is the last behind, and just barely dodges the plane that crashes in the background. Rick sees a canvas tent in Clara's home, and turns to see her run at him with a knife, he tells her she shouldn't have done that and gets his gun out, but Clara stabs herself. Clara asks Rick what the three questions were, and he asks how many walkers she has killed, to which she replies Eddie killed all the walkers. Rick then asks how many humans she has killed, and she admits 'Just Me...', and Rick asks her why she did that. Clara admits she killed herself because you cannot be freed from the bad things you have done, and Rick slowly looks at her like she has just said a bad thing. The group returns to the prison, and Glenn and Maggie talk about the event that happened to Glenn. Maggie reveals she is not pregnant, but says she has hope she can be one day, and Glenn asks her how she could say that after Lori and after the events on the supply run. Maggie tells Glenn she doesn't want to fear being alive, and he hugs her. Daryl breaks the news to Beth about Zack, and she tells him she doesn't cry any more, and that she is happy she met him. She walks over to a board that reads '30 Days Without an Accident', and she takes off the 3 to make '0 Days Without an Accident'. Daryl admits he is tired of loosing people, and Beth hugs him. Tyreese talks to Karen and tells her he cannot find his comfort zone. Carl sees Carol finish a book in story time, and then she grabs a bin of knifes and tells them they will be learning how to use, and be safe, with knifes. Carol catches Carl and begs him not to tell Rick just before Carl rushes off. Patrick is excused because he feels really sick to the point he cannot stay. Late at night, Patrick walks out of his cell and heads to a shower room, where he coughs into the water supply, and turns the shower on. He soon starts to cough more and more, and falls to his death. On the floor, it is revealed he has reanimated into a walker. Late at night, a mysterious person is shown feeding a rat to the fence-walkers. The scene then swaps to Tyreese and Karen in their cell, overlooking their lives and then Tyreese begins playfully singing to her. Karen then roams out of the cell and into the showers, where she hears movement but finds nothing. After she exits, a zombified Patrick rises out of the shower, undetected. He exits the showers and follows her back to the cell block. He stops at her room, but is distracted by the coughing of another person and wanders into his cell and proceeds to bite the man's throat, preventing him from calling for help.

Day +501

At dawn, Patrick is finished devouring the man, and the latter soon awakens as a walker. Rick and Carl head out to tend to the pigs and Carl asks if he can help with the fence-cleaners, but Rick shuts the idea down. Carl apologizes and assures his father that he is trying to live normally and asks if he can have his gun back. Before Rick can answer, they hear gunshots. Mika and Lizzie run out of Cell Block D, screaming for help. A horde of walkers have attacked from within and have killed several people. Michonne, who was heading out on a supply run, is alerted of the chaos but gets trapped in the prison gates with two walkers. Just as the walkers manage to overpower her, Carl kills one of them; the other one is kicked off by Michonne and then shot by Maggie. Michonne accidentally injures her leg on one of the snares, but is helped up by Maggie and Carl. In the cell block, the group clears out the walkers. Carol assists Ryan Samuels into a cell after he is bitten on the arm and prepares to amputate it, but not before realizing that he has been bitten on the back of his neck as well. After the threat temporarily clears out, Daryl and Rick comb the area, searching for any lifeless people to mercifully put-down, when Glenn gets attacked by a walker. Daryl is able to shoot it in the head, and realizes that it was Patrick. Rick is initially hesistant about putting the people down, coming out of the first cell shaken and in a daze. Another bloody-eyed walker, Charlie, emerges from a cell and is put down by Rick. They realize that since Charlie locked himself in his cell due to his sleepwalking, that there was no way that he could have been bitten.

Rick, Hershel, Dr. Subramanian, Daryl and Bob gather around Charlie's body, noting that he has no bites or scratches. Subramanian recognizes the blood pouring out of Charlie's orifices as an indicator of disease, and Rick mentions Patrick, the bloody-eyed walker, Violet, and the sick boar that he encountered. Glenn suggests that it's a new walker disease, but Subramanian says that he saw cases like this pre-apocalypse. Subramanian explains that diseases like the one that killed Patrick were spread by pigs and birds in the old days and thrive in close quarters, like the cell block. They conclude that everyone in the cell block could be infected by the flu.

Ryan realizes that himself is dying, and asks Carol to take care of Lizzie and Mika for him as if they were her own. Carol agrees, but tells him that he has to let them say goodbye to him, before she kills him. As Lizzie and Mika say goodbye, Carol tells them what she has to do but Lizzie volunteers to do it instead. At the last minute, she is unable to stab her father in the head and turns away crying, as Carol takes back the knife and does it herself.

Carol, Hershel, Daryl, Sasha and Glenn think of what to do with the people who might have been infected, including a suggestion to quarantine them in Cell Block A; Death row. They then hear coughing outside of the room. It's shown to be coming from Karen, who was walking by with Tyreese. She is told that she must be quarantined in the Tombs while they find out what the cause is. Sasha (as well as Karen herself) calms Tyreese, stating that it's necessary. As she leaves, Karen also mentions that David was coughing as well. Carl and Maggie are carrying Michonne back inside when Rick approaches them. He tells them what happened and assures Maggie that Hershel and Glenn are fine. He says that they must stay away from him for now, due to possibly being infected.

Beth is seen dressing Michonne's wound when the latter says that she made a mistake of letting the two walkers get the better of her. She bitterly says that Maggie and Carl should have left her. Beth says now THAT is foolish. People getting hurt is part of living with a group. She muses about those who died, wondering what you call a parent who's lost a child. Michonne begins to tear up but composes herself immediately and Beth doesn't notice. Later, she asks Michonne to hold Judith while she cleans up the mess Judith made on her. Michonne looks at Judith with indifference, but then loses control and weeps while holding Judith close (hinting that something horrible might've happened in her past).

Carol goes to talk to Mika and Lizzie, as they stand by the fence. She turns to Lizzie and tells her that Ryan asked her to take care of them and says bluntly that Lizzie is weak, and that in this world she can't be. Lizzie begins crying that they killed him, and Carol realizes that she is referring to Nick, the walker that she named in the previous episode. Lizzie runs away and Mika explains that Lizzie isn't weak, "she's just funny in the head.''

Daryl is digging graves for those who had died when Rick comes by to help. Daryl tells Rick that he's earned his time away from being in a leader position, when Maggie screams for them to follow her; It's shown that a massive group of walkers, drawn by the gunfire from earlier, are converging at a portion of the fence that is about to give way. Despite the efforts of Glenn, Sasha and a few others, there are just too many walkers. Sasha points out the carcasses of several dead rats near the walls, suggesting that someone's been luring the walkers to the fence, which explains why they are clustering together, instead of spreading out. Rick, getting an idea on what to do, tells Daryl to get one of the trucks. The two lead the walkers a few meters away and Rick pulls out one of the piglets; He then cuts it's femoral artery and leaves it for the walkers to devour. He repeats this several times before the walkers are a safe distance away. Rick appears to be crying as he kills each piglet, and is significantly affected when the last piglet's blood splatters all over his face.

Meanwhile, Carol finds Lizzie and Mika near the fence looking at walkers again. Carol assures her that she needs to be strong in letting her father go and not to run away from her fear of the walkers but to face them. She puts a flower in Lizzie's hair. Lizzie takes the knife from Carol's hand, and puts it in her belt.

Carl finds his father burning up the pig pen. Rick explains that they either got the virus from the pigs or that we infected them. He tells Carl that they need to stay away from Judith for a while to protect her from possibly being infected. Carl then tells Rick about Carol teaching the kids how to use knives, but asks that Rick not confront her, as he believes she is right in doing so. Rick promises not to. He then pulls out his gun and holster, as well as handing Carl his gun back. He lights a match and burns the pigpen; then, Rick takes off his bloody shirt and throws that into the fire as well.

Day +502

Tyreese is seen going to Karen's isolated cell in the tombs with some flowers, only to find her missing. He notices a trail of blood leading down the hallway; Following it, he arrives outside where he sees the burnt and charred corpses of both Karen and David; Karen recognizable by her bracelet.In the inner courtyard, Tyreese explains to Rick, Carol and Daryl how he found Karen and David's burnt corpses;  he came to see Karen, saw the blood trail on the floor and it led him outside. Tyreese demands Rick to find who did it and bring the killer to him; when the latter tries to calm him down, he turns violent and attacks Rick, punching him in the face. Daryl holds him up, and Carol tries to stop Rick from retaliating, but it's too late. Rick charges at Tyreese, knocking him down and brutally beating his face. Daryl eventually pulls Rick off Tyreese before it goes any further. Rick looks at his severely injured hand, horrified with what he just did.

Dr. S and Hershel are looking over a bite victim who got his arm amputated. Unluckily, the victim dies of blood-loss. Dr. S mournfully prepares to put him down. Later, Hershel is bandaging Rick's hand. He comments on the group's situation, and that "everything they worked so hard to keep out just found its way in" and briefs Rick of The Flu situation; it is spreading and that another council meeting is being held the next day to decide what they should do. Tyreese is seen digging graves for Karen and David. Bob approaches him, telling Tyreese to go see Hershel and make sure he's alright. Tyreese firmly says that he will only after they are buried. Bob tries to change his mind, but Tyreese glares at him and repeats "once they're in the ground." Bob starts to help him dig.

Glenn suggests to Hershel that with Karen and David dead, the infection may have been curbed. Sasha suddenly leaves C-Block, coughing violently. She assures Hershel that she'll go to A-Block, where all the sick people are being isolated, to see Dr. S, who is revealed to be sick as well. At the meeting the following morning, the council eventually reach the consensus that they need medical supplies for treatment. As Hershel mentions that there is an animal hospital facility nearby that could help, Glenn starts to show symptoms of The Flu.

The sick are led into Cell Block A while Carol watches them, wearing a mask for protection. Suddenly, Lizzie comes over and tells Carol that she isn't feeling well. She asks if Carol can tuck her in, but Carol realizes that she might get infected. Heartbroken, Carol gives her a hug and sends her inside the cellblock to Glenn before tearing off her mask and sobbing.

Outside, Carol is pumping the water, pointing out to Rick that they are running low. They agree that the next day they will go out to clean the cistern. She suggests to Rick that he should talk to Tyreese, before leaving back to the Prison. Rick cautiously approaches Tyreese who is finishing the graves. He says he's sorry for hitting Tyreese, and then proceeds to ask him if Karen and David had any enemies or anyone who had a problem with them. Tyreese fiercely denies this then walks off, mocking Rick for spending the day "looking at water pumps" instead of trying to find the murderer.

In the cell block, Rick briefly talks to Carl to look over the office block, where the most vulnerable survivors are being kept at; the kids and the elderly. Bob and Daryl fuel up a car, and Bob is disturbed when Daryl reveals that it was Zach's car. Back in A-Block Tyreese, who's there watching the sick (making sure no one will try to kill them), is asked to join the supply run for medical supplies with Daryl, Michonne and Bob. He refuses at first, but Daryl is able to convince him otherwise, saying he'll help them more in the run, looking for medicine than there, watching. He bids farewell to a sick Sasha, and leaves with the team.

In the office block, Hershel decides to go into the woods, hoping to find herbs to treat the patients. After a tense moment with Carl saying he can't leave, they reach an agreement where Carl goes out with him. Outside, Hershel comments that he'd be good without him, and remarks how peaceful it is out there. How safe is out there compared to the Prison. Carl denies, pointing out to a nearby, severely-decomposed walker, and soon one more shows up. Carl prepares to shoot it, but Hershel stops him and tells him that he doesn't need to. They leave the place with the herbs, with Carl remarking how peaceful it was.

Rick goes to the Tombs and investigates the courtyard. He examines the bloodtrail and takes a closer look at the door. There is a bloody handprint on the door and Rick compares the print with his own hand. He recognises that it is noticeably smaller that his own suggesting the killer may have been female. Rick sighs and glances away.

Arriving back at the prison, Maggie sees Hershel entering A-Block and warns him of the sick. Rick overhears the arguing and sides with Maggie. Hershel then proceeds to remind them how they risk their life everyday and every hour, no matter what they do. He says that it isn't their choice; the only choice being what they are risking it for. Stating he can help the sick, Hershel pulls his bandana over his face and goes into the cell block. He gives Dr. S the herb tea. Suffering heavily from the symptoms, he coughs blood which sprays Hershel's face. Aware that he's most likely infected already, Hershel takes off the bandana and wipes his face. He also treats Glenn, giving him encouragement to keep pushing through.

While driving towards the hospital for the supply run, the group hears a voice over the car radio repeating the word "Sanctuary... Sanctuary...survive..." Daryl is distracted by it and hits a few walkers on the road. He stops the car, shocked at the massive herd of thousands of walkers between them and their destination. Daryl drives in reverse and runs over several more walkers but the car eventually gets stuck, forcing them to ditch it while the walkers are still few in numbers. Daryl, Michonne and Bob make it out, but Tyreese stays behind, seemingly in a stupor. Bob eventually snaps him out of it and Tyreese storms out of the car and in a rage, ferociously begins to kill the walkers that are quickly surrounding him, yelling at the others to go as he is swarmed. After running in the woods for a while, the group stops to rest, and notices movement in the bushes. Tyreese comes out, covered in walker guts and blood, but alive and unscathed. They keep moving as the walkers chase after them.

Outside, Carol rigged a distraction for the walkers and is beyond the fences cleaning the cistern. Rick notices this and runs towards her. At the same time, several walkers emerge from the forest behind Carol at the same time a few of the walkers at the fence turn their attention towards her. After a few seconds, Carol finishes cleaning the hose and Rick is able to save her. They both run back towards the fences and make it back inside. Rick tells her that what she did was stupid and careless. As she walks away, Rick tells Carol that he's noticed how far she'd go to protect the group of survivors. He then asks her if she killed Karen and David: after a moment, she responds to him "yes."

Day +503

While on a supplies mission to a local college, Tyreese, Michone, Bob and Daryl hotwire a van to get to the college from the road after their other car was surrounded by a hoard. They make it to the college and find medicine, and they escape several walkers. Meanwhile, Carol and Rick find a house where they meet Sam and Ana, a young couple. The four agree to work together and split up. Carol and Rick find Ana`s body being eaten by walkers, and cannot find Sam. When they attempt to leave, Rick tells Carol she is exiled from the group for the murder of Karen and David, and Carol leaves in another car.Rick  arrives back at the prison and meets Maggie who is busy clearing walkers from the fence. After Rick asks about Carl, Maggie questions him on Carol's where abouts.  After he avoids it with another question, she demands him to tell her. He tells her what happened to Carol, asking whether or not she'd do the same. After hesitance, Maggie agrees, but insists she wouldn't be able to actually commit to it. Rick tells her to follow her instincts before leaving. Rick heads to the administration building, where he gives a bag of food to Carl.

Inside A Block, things get worse when a few more members get sick. Henry cannot breathe and Hershel inserts a tube into his throat along with an air pump. Sasha and Glenn take shifts pumping air into his throat, beginning with Sasha. Glenn and Hershel find Mr. Jacobson dead with blood covering his face from his nose and mouth. Glenn attempts to kill him when Hershel warns him of not doing it in front of everyone. When they get him out of the Cell, Hershel is unable to put him down and Glenn does so. Later, Maggie comes to visit Glenn through the window, but Hershel tells her that Glenn is resting and tells her to stay out. When Hershel starts closing everyone's cell doors as Caleb had warned him to, a man storms out of his cell suffocating from the blood in his lungs.  An extremely weak Sasha helps Hershel put him on a bed with wheels before she gets too weak to help him. He warns her to return to her cell and he brings the body into the room with the window. He fails to put the man down and has to cover his face before he can do it. Rick witnesses Hershel stab the man in the face and tells him of Carol.

When Hershel returns to the Cell Block, he continues closing cell doors. However, upon seeing a collapsed Sasha, he runs to her, leaving a cell with a female walker open. Hershel notices that Sasha is passed out due to dehydration, and he revives her. She tells him of how she used to calculate everything to live as long as possible and that she is thankful for his "stupid" behavior. He then starts to close more cell doors when he spots a father and passed out son in the same cell. The father warns him that he wants to stay by his son's side and locks the cell door. Soon after, the man Glenn was pumping air for dies and when he attempts to call out for help, he starts choking on his own blood and passes out. Lizzie finds him as the man starts to reanimate. Lizzie calls for help, which gets the attention of the female walker behind Hershel. The female walker jumps on Hershel and pins him to the ground. The father leaves his cell with a gun and his reanimated son follows him. A blonde woman comes to his rescue and pulls the walker off of Hershel, potentially saving his life. However, the father's son attacks his father from behind, to which he accidently fires a gunshot that kills the woman. The gunshot echoes through the prison to Maggie and Rick who are fortifying the fence. Rick warns her to go help the people in Cell Block A. 

Meanwhile, Lizzie leads the walker away from Glenn as Maggie arrives and attempts to open the door without success. Hershel gets up and runs toward Lizzie, who gets pinned by a walker. He manages to throw the walker off of the catwalk. He sticks Lizzie in Luke's cell and he goes to get the shotgun from Caleb, however he has already turned. Caleb grabs Hershel as the female walker starts to move up the stairs. With sadness, Hershel breaks one of Caleb's arms and kills him. He proceeds to kill three walkers after leading them out of the children's sight. He realises he needs the air pump and climbs onto the metal fence that the walker from before landed. He ends up getting pinned. Maggie heads to the visitors room and smashes a window to get into A Block. She kills the reanimated father and the walker that pinned Hershel and the two head to help Glenn who has stopped breathing.

Outside, the fence gives way and a hoard of walkers get in. Rick and Carl run into the courtyard, where they get assault rifles and gun down the many walkers. Right after they finish, the van with DarylMichonneTyreese, and Bob arrives. Daryl and Michone run out of the van to go help, while Bob and Tyreese head to A Block. Tyreese goes and cradles his sister in his arms, while Bob goes to administer drugs to Glenn.

Day +504

The next morning, Rick returns to his usual routine, splashing water on his face. He is about to go talk to Daryl when Carl comes along. Rick instead decides to spend time with Carl harvesting the garden. Hershel helps Michonne and Daryl load up the dead bodies. Daryl asks where Carol is, and Hershel avoids the question by telling him that she is fine but to talk to Rick. Michonne extends an offer to Hershel to join her, and he accepts.

  • The Governor looms outside the prison. He takes Michonne and Hershel hostage and convinces his camp to join him in attacking and seizing the prison. Lilly doesn't want to fight.
  • Rick tells Daryl that he banished Carol. Daryl is very upset and forces Rick to tell Tyreese. When they meet up, Tyreese shows them a mutilated animal and declares that whoever did this killed Karen and David. Rick is about to tell Tyreese the truth when an explosion is heard.
  • The Governor's Militia is outside the fences of the prison with Mitch's tank. The Governor calls for Rick to talk and the two talk. Rick tries to make peace by offering them a place in the prison but the Governor doesn't have it so he decapitates Hershel. A firefight ensues.
  • Meghan is bitten by a buried zombie while playing in some mud.
  • The Governor goes over to Hershel as the others are fighting and completely decapitates him. Lilly brings Meghan's body to him and he shoots her. He goes back to his group and commands that they tear down the fences and kill them all.
  • The prison group gets split up due to the Chaos of the firefight. After saving Tyreese from and killing Alisha, Lizzie and Mika Samuels, in addition to Luke and Molly, head off with him.
  • Maggie and Beth load people, including Glenn and Jeanette, onto the bus. Beth leaves to find Judith, Maggies goes off after her, and she doesn't notice that Glenn gets off the bus. The bus leaves and Maggie, Bob, and Sasha are stranded and they run off.
  • Beth returns, without Judith, and runs into Daryl (who has just killed Mitch with his crossbow). She is adamant about finding Judith, but Daryl tells her they have to leave.
  • The Governor and Rick compete in a fistfight. The Governor overpowers Rick and nearly kills him by choking him before Michonne steps in and stabs the Governor. He is left alone and Lilly comes over and finishes the job with a single shot to the head.
  • Carol sees the end of the battle and follow Tyreese and his group.
  • Rick and Carl leave the prison without Judith. (Too Far Gone) They take refuge in a house in a nice neighborhood. (After)
  • Michonne returns to the prison shortly after, makes some new zombie bodyguards for herself, and puts down Hershel's head.
  • Glenn awakens in the prison hours after the battle. He gathers some mementos of his friends, equips his riot gear, and tries to escape. He teams up with Tara and they get out together. They are soon met by Abraham Ford, Rosita Espinosa, and Eugene Porter. (Inmates)
  • Lizzie, Mika, and Tyreese with Judith escape the prison together. (Inmates)
  • Maggie, Bob, and Sasha are together in the woods somewhere, Sasha tending to Bob's gunshot wound from the battle. Maggie heads out to find the bus that Glenn, as far as she is aware, was in. They find it broken down and full of walkers. Maggie clears it to find that Glenn was not one of the walkers. (Inmates)
  • Beth and Daryl escape the prison together and run away from walkers. (Inmates)
Day +505
  • Beth begins searching for others from the prison before the sun rises. She and Daryl follow the tracks of others. (Inmates)
  • Michonne has a flashback-turned-nightmare about her dead lover, child, and friend. (After)
  • Tyreese hears Christopher and his father getting attacked. He comes to their aid (but is too late) and is reunited with Carol, who saved Lizzie, Mika, and Judith. The dying father tells them about a place called Terminus down the tracks. They later come across the sign that proclaims, "Sanctuary for all, community for all. Those who arrive survive." (Inmates)
  • Carl puts down some walkers after breakfast. Later he come across a house, kills some walkers, and eats an entire 112-oz can of pudding. (After)
  • Michonne ambles through some woods with her walker bodyguards, surrounded by walkers. She becomes unnerved when she sees a walker with a striking resemblance to her. She loses herself and kills all the walkers around her, including her bodyguards. (After)
  • Beth and Daryl hind in the trunk of a car hinding from a heard of walkers. (Still)
Day +506
  • Michonne reunites with Rick and Carl. (After)
  • Beth and Daryl get out of the trunk and gather supplies then move on. (Still)

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