It finally happened – The Governor went to Rick’s turf and let a zombie bomb loose on the prison grounds. On Feb. 17, in episode 10 of season three of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, “Home”, all hell broke loose on the prison survivors.
Just when Glenn was putting together a mega plan of attack to retaliate on The Governor, the tables were turned.
Hershel had gone out to reason with Rick, trying to convince him to come back inside the prison. Rick was closed off to the suggestion, simply waiting around for “Lori’s ghost” to return.
He admits to Hershel that he has been seeing visions, including Lori, Shane, and others from his hometown.
At the same time, Carroll and Axel are having a heart to heart in the prison year. Things seem pretty calm for a few seconds.
Just then, The Governor and his men launched a surprise attack on Rick and his people. With a shooter set up in the prison tower and The Governor and two other men shooting towards the prison, Herschel, Rick, Axel and Carroll were sitting ducks.
The first one to go down was Axel with a bullet right between the eyes from none other than yours truly, The Governor.
With a look of sheer pleasure in his eyes, The Governor kept on shooting, sometimes aiming at someone, sometimes just shooting into the air.
Once the mayhem settled for a few seconds, a van crashes through the gates keeping the prison yard safe from walkers and releases what could only be called a “zombie bomb”.
Out from the back of the van came several walkers hungry for a human meal. One human in riot gear ushered them out of the van and quickly took off when the zombies went after Rick and the others.
Earlier at Woodbury, Andrea had been looking for The Governor. Milton lies to her, claiming he has no idea where The Governor is. The Governor had questioned Milton’s loyalty moments before, asking him if he too was thinking of leaving Woodbury.
Milton answers: “Leaving has never crossed my mind.”
The Governor tells Milton: “I’m not sure where her (Andrea) loyalties lie. You keep tabs on her for me.”
Do you think Milton was the mystery person wearing the riot gear? Was Milton behind the “zombie bomb” unleashed at the prison?
“Home” comes to a close as Merle and Daryl show up at the camp, rescuing Rick as two walkers are attacking him.
Glenn returns from his inspection ride around the prison to find everyone trying to regroup after the attack. The Governor rides off just as Glenn pulls up to the front gates of the prison.
Tune in to “The Walking Dead” next week when Carl questions Rick’s position as leader of the group.