Merle, you were the only one who understood me...

Then Merle concusses Michonne (it seemed kind of unrealistic how he somehow convinced her to just walk alone with him in the catacombs. What is this, The Cask of Amontillado?) So you think his plan is to dump Michonne off at Woodbury, ending the cold war, but he really sets her loose and tries to off the Governor himself. Go on Merle, with your bad self!!!

I loved Merle...

I will say this about Merle. He literally went out in a blaze of glory. That sucker the Governor bit his fingers off (you'll pay for this, Governor), but Merle took down a bunch of zombies and several humans with him before he died, and he still kept his dignity.

He even got one last reunion with Daryl before it was all over. There was so much man emotion between those two in this episode. How heart wrenching was that scene, you guys? No matter how many differences they had, Merle and Daryl still had a brotherly bond, and you could totally feel it when you saw Daryl with his Hawthorne Heights haircut and squinty eyes figuring out that his brother was undead...

(-_-;)

Thank you Merle. Thank you for being you...I'll never forget you and you'll live on in the hearts of those you touched and inspired.

At the end of the episode, Rick lays all the cards out on the table about the whole Michonne thing, and then Michonne returns to the prison unharmed. It's time to fight this fight...

Woulda been funny if...

Glenn had handed Maggie the whole zombie finger with the wedding ring on it as his way of proposing. He could have been like "Hey, will you take this hand so I can take your hand in marriage, no..." Or if he started poking her in the face playfully with the wife zombie finger and then he was like "No, just kidding, will you be mine for better and for worse?" Or if he started scratching his head with the zombie finger and was like "Oh I was trying to think of something I can't remember? What was it? *scratch-scratch* Oh yeah, will you marry me?" and then he hands her the finger...

Seriously though, I hope he at least rinsed off that ring in a Cripple Creek or something...

Messed up Merle

When Daryl goes to talk to Merle he already looks kind of faded...Was he huffing in that work room or something? The whole time there is this low hum going on in the background too. Was it supposed to be some generator running, or was it all in Merle's head cause he's so bejeweled blitzed?

Merle seems pretty smooth at grand theft auto...

Until he sets off the world's loudest and most obnoxious car alarm.

A joke I did on Twitter

Merle looks a little worse for the wear in this episode, and then he starts abusing substances and it takes a toll on him, and he's no spring chicken to start with, so he starts to look a little tore up from the floor up. My joke on Twitter (@ACHoCoSports) was that he looked a little haggard. Get it you guys, Merle Haggard? Come on, it's fun...

Charlie Church

Hershel is SOO religious. First he participates in all these sacraments, like the sacrament of agreeing to let one's daughter get married and having church with his daughters, then he shared this inspirational poem during the commercial break:

"One of Scott Wilson's Favorite Poems