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"Welcome to Woodbury. "
—Philip 'The Governor' Blake to Andrea and Michonne. [src]

Woodbury, Georgia, is a town that appears in Season 3 of AMC's The Walking Dead. It is where Michonne and Andrea are taken by The Governor and other Woodbury survivors in the episode "Walk With Me".

History

Attack on Woodbury

Michonne informs Rick Grimes that Glenn Rhee and Maggie Greene were taken to Woodbury as captives. Rick forms a search team consisting of Daryl Dixon, Oscar, Michonne, and himself to go out to rescue their friends. They sneak into Woodbury, knock out a guard and find Maggie and Glenn about to be escorted away. The two are rescued and a gunfight ensues in the streets, leaving several guards dead.

Meanwhile, Michonne sneaks into The Governor's apartment and waits for him, but hears noises from his secret room. She finds the zombified Penny, who is the daughter of The Governor. Believing her to be captive, Michonne removes the hood from Penny and discovers that she is a walker. The Governor bursts in and asks Michonne to spare his daughter, but Michonne stabs the girl through the head, and gets into a fight with him. During the fight, some of tanks filled with walker heads in water are overturned, scattering the water, glass, and disembodied heads around the room. The Governor gains the upper hand in the fight and tries to strangle Michonne. Before he can choke her to death, she stabs him in the eye with a glass shard from the broken fish tanks.

Back in the streets, Oscar helps Maggie and Glenn climb over the back gate, but is shot by a guard who appears to be Shane to the hallucinating Rick. The attack ends with the group successfully escaping, though Daryl has been captured and brought to the arena where the entire town screams for his death, along with Merle's, who has been labeled as a terrorist.

Rick and Maggie return to Woodbury to rescue Daryl and get into a shoot-out at the walker arena, leading to the death of Haley and the rescue of Daryl and Merle. During the escape, several walkers infiltrate Woodbury, causing the death of Richard Foster.

Counter-Attack

As of "The Suicide King", at least five guards were killed, along with Warren, Haley, and Richard Foster (indirectly by walkers who entered Woodbury), and Merle Dixon escaped town. With the arrival of Tyreese Williams and his group in "I Ain't a Judas", and with the soldier's death in "Home" and the deaths at the feed store in "This Sorrowful Life", the town's population was at 53 with a 54th on the way.

In the aftermath of the attack, many of the remaining citizens of Woodbury wanted to leave. After Andrea talked to them, they changed their minds. After the attack, Woodbury becomes a police state and is preparing for another attack with windows boarded up, inhabitants taught to shoot, and an army built up. At this point, The Governor's army consisted of at least 34 people (not including Ms. McLeod and Tyreese's group).

Rick had a meeting with The Governor to settle their war peacefully. The latter offered Rick and the prison group a deal: if Michonne was given as a prisoner, Woodbury would back down. After much contemplation, Rick accepted the deal on behalf of his group. Merle took Michonne to fulfill the deal; however, after a long conversation with her, he let Michonne go. He went to the meeting place and killed at least 8 Woodbury soldiers before falling prey to The Governor. The Governor deliberately shot Merle below the neck to allow him to reanimate, which Merle feared more than anything else. His body was later put down by his brother, Daryl. After the attack on the feed store by Merle, the army was down to at least 28 people (31, counting Tyreese, Sasha, and Allen).

Woodbury Massacre

The Governor rallied up all of his remaining army once he returned from the feed store; Tyreese informed The Governor that he and Sasha would not join the fight, but offered to stay behind to guard the women and children. After a tense moment, The Governor consented. The Governor and his soldiers arrived at the prison, where they shot up the guard towers, mowed down the walkers in the prison yard, and stormed the cell block. But they found no sign of Rick's group. The Governor split up his troops to investigate the dark prison corridors known as the Tombs. Smoke grenades went off and the prison alarm sounded. Walkers attacked The Governor's men, killing several and forcing the remaining people to retreat outside where Glenn and Maggie ambushed them with gunfire. The Governor's army quickly fled the prison. One teen was killed by Carl Grimes in the woods after he fled from the prison.

After the failed prison attack, the Woodbury survivors retreated. On the road, the Governor stopped the fleeing convoy and demanded they return and finish the job. When the survivors refused, the Governor open fires on the crowd, killing almost everyone, including Paul and Allen. Karen survived by hiding under another Woodbury man's body. The Governor, Shumpert, and Martinez drove off. After Rick and his group caught up with the convoy, they discovered Karen and took her back to Woodbury, where they then found Andrea.

The remaining Woodbury citizens, mostly elderly and children, including Ms. McLeod and Karen were brought to live at the prison as were Tyreese and Sasha who rejoin the prison group.

The bus full of survivors that Tyreese drove to the prison was part of the wall at Woodbury, implying that the town was abandoned and left to the walkers. The day after the Governor massacred his own people, he returned to Woodbury in a National Guard M1070 HETS (found at the site where he killed the National Guardsmen) and burnt it to the ground. The town is left a burnt-out husk, overrun with walkers and uninhabitable.

Inhabitants

Residents

Former Residents

Deaths

  • Brian - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Bobby - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Nick - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Alice - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Susan - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • David - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Brandon - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Jennifer - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Zachary - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Alyssa - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Drew - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Taylor - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Melissa - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Holly - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Jonathan - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Richard - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Kieth - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Leah - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Elliot - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Nicole - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Patrick - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Elizabeth - Died before the first appearance of Woodbury.
  • Lieutenant Welles - A National Guard officer captured after the helicopter crash and killed under the orders of The Governor
  • Crowley - Decapitated by Michonne. Stabbed in the head by Gargulio before reanimation.
  • Tim - Impaled in the stomach by Michonne. Stabbed in the head by Merle before reanimation.
  • Gargulio - Shot in the head by Merle.
  • Michael Coleman - An elderly resident of Woodbury suffering from prostate cancer, donated his body to Milton's experiments and was killed by Andrea after reanimation
  • Warren - A defender living in Woodbury, stabbed in the neck by Maggie
  • Woodbury Guard 3 - Shot and killed by Daryl.
  • Eisenberg - A defender of Woodbury killed by Rick's group (one of the unnamed killed 5 below)
  • Oscar - Part of the attack on Woodbury by Rick's group, killed by a Woodbury guard when trying to escape Woodbury, shot by Maggie before reanimation.
  • Bob Adams - A defender killed by Rick's group (one of the unnamed killed 5 below)
  • Penny Blake - The Governor's zombified daughter, killed by Michonne
  • Haley - One of the few female defenders, killed by Maggie
  • Richard Foster - A resident bitten by Walkers, and shot in the head by The Governor before reanimation
  • Mean Guard - Shot and killed by Merle.
  • Ben - Shot in the shoulder by Merle and devoured.
  • Merle Dixon - Shot by The Governor. Stabbed in the head by Daryl after reanimation.
  • Jody - Shot and killed by Carl.
  • Paul - Shot in the head by The Governor
  • Noah - Killed by The Governor off-screen
  • Woodbury Resident 3 - Killed by The Governor in the assault. Killed by Daryl after reanimation.
  • Woodbury Resident 5 - Killed by The Governor in the assault.
  • Woodbury Resident 7 - Killed by The Governor in the assault.
  • Woodbury Resident 8 - Killed by The Governor in the assault. Killed by Michonne after reanimation.
  • Woodbury Resident 9 - Killed by The Governor in the assault.
  • Woodbury Guard 2 - Killed by The Governor in the assault.
  • Woodbury Guard 1 - Killed by The Governor in the assault. (Presumably)
  • Dr. Stevens - Killed by The Governor in the assault (Presumably)
  • Pete - Killed by The Governor in the assault (Presumably)
  • Rowan - Killed by The Governor in the assault (Presumably)"
  • Eileen - Killed by The Governor in the assault (Presumably)
  • Robbie - Killed by The Governor in the assault (Presumably)
  • Betty Coleman - Killed by The Governor in the assault (Presumably)
  • Michael Coleman Jr. - Killed by The Governor in the assault (Presumably)
  • Allen - Shot in the head by The Governor.
  • Milton Mamet - Killed by The Governor (Alive), killed by Andrea (Zombified)
  • Andrea - Bit by a reanimated Milton Mamet "(Alive)", shot herself to prevent reanimation "(Suicide)"
  • Several more unnamed residents and guards killed by Rick's group, Merle & The Governor.

Appearances



Trivia

  • As of the end of Season 4, all Woodbury survivors have been killed off, with the last of the refugees killed in "Inmates".
    • However, Sasha Williams, who joined the group, survived until the end of Season 7. Michonne, who stayed there briefly, is the only surviving character who lived in Woodbury.
  • The TV Series counterpart of the town of Woodbury is powered by solar panels and has a large library, in addition to vegetable plots and hot showers, unlike its Comic Series counterpart.
  • Downtown Woodbury, the Woodbury Fight Arena, and the Woodbury Hospital are buyable properties in The Walking Dead Monopoly.
    • Woodbury is also a territory in The Walking Dead Risk.
  • In the TV Series, counting both credited actors and the background cast, Woodbury has had at least one hundred seventy-five (175) different people living in the town throughout Season 3, despite the "official" population count standing at 73 (according to Rowan).
    • This was a slight production oversight as the number seventy-three at the time accounted for all of the characters and extras present for the filming of "Walk With Me", not accounting for the newer extras that would appear throughout the season to replace those no longer working on the show.
  • This is the first community that has staged a gladiator fight in a walker arena, The second being the Junkyard community.
  • In the video game Unturned, there is a town named Burywood referencing The Walking Dead.
Locations (TV Series)
Season 1 King County, GeorgiaHarrison Memorial HospitalKing County Sheriff's DepartmentInterstate 85Siggard Family FarmAtlanta, GeorgiaAtlanta Department StoreAtlanta Nursing HomeAtlanta Survivor CampCenter for Disease Control
Season 2 Vehicle Jammed HighwaySouthern Baptist ChurchGreene Family FarmUnnamed High SchoolKing County Elementary SchoolWiltshire EstatesSteve's PharmacyThe Carriage BarMert County, GeorgiaFort BenningElders Mill Road
Season 3 West Georgia Correctional FacilitySportman's Deer CoolerWoodbury, GeorgiaGovernor's ApartmentWoodbury Community ClinicNational Guard CampHermit's ShackVerlin's Feed & Seed Co.Unnamed Daycare CenterWoodbury ArenaWoodbury Research FacilityYellow Jacket CreekRoadside StoresKing County, GeorgiaKing County CaféGrantville MillUnnamed Motel
Season 4 West Georgia Correctional FacilityBig SpotClara's CampFort Valley State UniversityUnnamed NeighborhoodNational Guard CampWoodbury, GeorgiaUnnamed apartment buildingCaesar Martinez's CampPine Vista Country ClubTerminus
Season 5 TerminusSt. Sarah's ChurchWest Georgia Correctional FacilityInterstate 85Atlanta, GeorgiaGrady Memorial HospitalShirewilt EstatesAlexandria Safe-ZoneDel Arno Foods
Season 6 Alexandria Safe-ZoneEastman's CabinHilltop ColonySatellite OutpostBullet Factory OutpostViskocil Public Library
Season 7 Alexandria Safe-ZoneThe KingdomHilltop ColonyThe SanctuaryOceansideBullet Factory OutpostJunkyard
Season 8 Alexandria Safe-ZoneThe KingdomHilltop ColonyThe SanctuarySatellite OutpostShephard Office PlazaChemical Plant OutpostJunkyardBullet Factory OutpostOceanside

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