3x13 Pale Horse
First Aired: Mar. 10, 2013 on AMC
Summary: In an effort to prevent any more deaths, Rick and the Governor meet on neutral ground to broker peace. It works about as well as the Treaty of Versailles. The drunk Governor and the delusional Rick learned a little more about each other. Even then, the trust is no where close to having an…
Main Characters in this Episode
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.
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: Well, they'll bring Rick, Merle's brother, maybe Glenn, Merle himself. We can take care of the whole crew. Best way to avoid a slaughter.
Milton Mamet: That is a slaughter.
The Governor: Not at our end. We're gonna have to eliminate Rick soon or later. No way we can live side by side.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.