The Walking Dead Recap: Season 4, Episode 6 -- 'Live Bait'
David Morrissey in 'The Walking Dead,' Season 4, Episode 6 -- AMC
The Governor took part in some fist bumping, a night of body bumping, a pinky swear and found himself with a name change, all while rediscovering his humanity on Sunday night's episode of "The Walking Dead."
Here's our blow-by-blow recap of "The Walking Dead" Season 4, Episode 406, "Live Bait," which followed the journey of The Governor starting at the end of Season 3 (and before he was standing outside the prison in last week's episode):
The Road Outside The Prison: It's a scene that could have been used in Season 3 -- bodies lie bleeding and lifeless as The Governor (David Morrissey) and Martinez (Jose Pablo Cantillo) survey the carnage. It's the result of the former Woodbury leader gunning down his own after they abandoned the prison attack.
The Backwoods: Three one-man tents sit side by side. The Governor, sitting in front of them, stares into the fire as a walker stumbles toward him through the flames. He pays little attention as she falls, clawing her way closer. A gunshot rings out. It's courtesy of Martinez. Business taken care of, Martinez walks away.
Peering out of his yellow tent in the morning, The Governor looks around. The other tents are gone and he is alone.
Jumping in a military truck, he speeds to Woodbury. Standing in the center of town, he looks at it in disgust -- it is ablaze and overrun with walkers.
Unknown Desolate Town: With a full beard, his hair now grown out long, The Governor stumbles through countryside and unknown streets, wandering aimlessly. He stops at a barn, looking at spray painted messages left by folks for their loved ones. The audio of a conversation he is about to have with two women soundtracks the scene.
"I've been on the road for a couple of months," he tells them. But before, he lived in a town. "It was safe, full of good people," he explains. They have to know what happened. The man in charge "he just lost it," The Governor says. "Barely got out alive."
Stumbling and nearly unable to go on, The Governor looks up, above a Gorbelli Foods truck, and into an apartment window, spotting what looks like a little girl. Within seconds, she disappears.
Apartment Building: Flashlight on, The Governor begins to move slowly through the halls in search of the child. He's greeted by a scared woman with a baseball bat - Lilly ("Arrow's" Audrey Marie Anderson). Her daughter, Megan, the one from the window, is hiding behind her. An apartment door opens. Tara, Lilly's sister, aims her barrel at The Governor's chest. He puts down his weapons and bag.
Family Apartment: "You look like you barely got out alive," Tara says, looking The Governor up and down. Saying nothing at first, he takes stock of their situation -- two women, one young girl, and an older man breathing from an oxygen tank. The women ask the stranger how long he'll be staying. "Just for the night," he tells them. "You mess with me or my family, I will put you down," Tara tells him, before asking him to "pound it" (fist bump instead of shaking hands). The deal made, Tara asks his name. "Brian," he replies. "Brian Heriot."