Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 31, 2010
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
AMC TV Network

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The Walking Dead » Season 3
The Walking Dead - 03x13 Arrow on the Doorpost

3x13 Arrow on the Doorpost

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4.23/5 (31 votes)
First Aired: Mar. 10, 2013 on AMC
Summary: In this filler episode Rick and The Governor meet face-to-face, to make a peaceful resolution to prevent further bloodshed. Back at the prison, tensions arise between Merle and the rest of the group as Merle knows exactly what kind of man Phillip is and he's worried about his brother.

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Episode Quotes

Milton Mamet: The Governor thought it best that he and Rick spoke privately.
Daryl Dixon: Who the hell are you?
Milton Mamet: Milton Mamet.
Daryl Dixon: Great. He brought his butler.
Milton Mamet: I'm his adviser.
Daryl Dixon: What kind of advice?
Milton Mamet: Planning. Biters Uh, you know, I'm sorry. i don't feel like I don't need to explain myself to the henchmen.
Daryl Dixon: You better watch your mouth, sunshine.
Caesar Martinez: Look, if you and I are going to be out here pointing guns at each other all day, do me a favor, shut your mouth.
Milton Mamet: May I see it. Your stump, I'd like to, um... ahem, see where the amputation was. How high above the bite.
Hershel Greene: I'm not showing you my leg.
Milton Mamet: It's important data.
Hershel Greene: I just met you. At least buy me a drink first.
The Governor: I thought you were a cop, not a lawyer.
Rick Grimes: Either way, I don't pretend to be a governor.
The Governor: I told you, I'm their leader.
Rick Grimes: You're the town drunk who knocked over my fence and ripped up my yard, nothing more.
The Governor: Didn't you ever misjudge someone? Hmm? Andrea told me about your baby. That it might be your partner's. But you're caring for her and I admire that. Restitution for your own lack of insight. For failing to see the devil beside you.
Rick Grimes: Oh, I see him, all right.

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (factual errors): Glenn is shown cutting a metal grid with a household propane torch. This type of torch does not get hot enough to cut metal in the manner shown - an acetylene and oxygen torch would be required to do that.
  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): When Andrea appears to open the sliding door of the feed store you can see the shadow of the stagehand who actually opened it through the holes in the door.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Hershel and Milton are seated and talking outside the barn (while Rick and The Governor are inside trying to strike a deal), you can see a hearing aid in one close up shot of Hershel. You don't see the hearing aid again.

Trivia

  • The episode was originally titled "Pale Horse". Writes TV critic Keven Skinner said, speaking of the episode name, that he didn't get it and wishes showrunner Glen Mazzara had stuck with 'Pale Horse' and kept the original scene with Daryl finding a headless rider on a living horse which tied into the episode title.
  • The title "Arrow on the Doorpost" comes from the practice of many native American tribes of sticking a tomahawk or arrow into a tree or gatepost marking the the outer boundary of their land during times of war with other tribes. The tomahawk or arrow would be planted at the beginning of the conflict and not removed until the conflict was resolved. In some modern native American families this tradition has been updated, and the family will similarly mark a post on a verandah or tree in the front yard while a family member in service to the military is deployed in combat.
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