The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 7 | Watch The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 7
With only one episode left until "The Walking Dead" takes a midseason hiatus, tonight's penultimate installment did quite a lot to raise the stakes and the tension for the inevitable showdown between Rick's crew and The Governor's small army.
The hour opens with Merle (Michael Rooker) interrogating Glenn (Steven Yeun) in the Woodbury holding cells, and Merle makes it very clear he still holds a grudge over what happened back in Atlanta. "People wouldn't do that to an animal," he tells Glenn about being left on the roof, but Merle's only too happy to hear T-Dog is no longer living. (Fortunately, Glenn doesn't give Merle the satisfaction of hearing all the details.) What Merle really wants to know is the group's location, but Glenn isn't talking no matter how much Merle tortures him.
Meanwhile, Maggie (Lauren Cohan) is being held separately in an adjacent room and can hear everything that's happening through the paper thin walls. The Governor takes on Maggie's interrogation himself in an increasingly unnerving scene that builds to and then pulls back from the threat of rape. He rattles her enough that by the time he reunites her with Glenn and threatens Glenn's life, Maggie immediately gives up the survivors' location: the prison. The Governor can't believe a group as small as ten people cleared and secured the prison (especially when Merle apparently told him the prison could never be secured), but it gives him some idea of the threat headed his way if someone's coming to rescue Glenn and Maggie.
The unhappy ordeal of Glenn and Maggie in Woodbury overlaps with two other related storylines: Andrea (Laurie Holden) helping Milton (Dallas Roberts) with one of his secret projects and Michonne (Danai Gurira) forging an alliance with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the prison crew.