It's a little awkward outside between with Hershel, Daryl, Martinez and Milton. Daryl dismisses Milton as a butler, and Milton calls Daryl the "henchman," and it gets a little tense between Daryl and Martinez, so it's down to Hershel to calm them all down. "If it all goes south in there we'll be at each other's throats soon enough," he reminds them. I know who my money would be on in the event of the throwdown between Martinez and Daryl. And between Milton and Herschel, for that matter.
At the prison, the rest of the group is locking and loading with the goodies acquired from Morgan's place. Which seem to have multiplied like rabbits in the interim, taking up several tables. Glenn is in charge of setting up the defenses, but Merle pipes up that they should be loading up and heading to the meeting place. "You're suggesting that we just go in and kill him?" asks Glenn, who suggested just going in and killing him just a couple of weeks ago. That's exactly what Merle is suggesting, having thought better of their promise to Rick and Daryl that they'd stay put. Glenn says too much could go wrong, and Carl insists to Merle that Rick can take care of himself. "Sorry, son, but your dad's head could be on a pike real soon," Merle replies with his usual level of diplomacy. Glenn says insists that it's not the right move, and that his decision is final. Well, look who's got his big-boy pants on today.
The Governor cuts off Andrea's latest round of unsolicited speechifying, and Rick makes his offer: Woodbury stays west of the river, the prison east. No crossing, no trading. The Governor laughs it off, and says he's only here for one thing: Rick's surrender. Rick starts threatening, and they both tell Andrea to leave. She rejoins the only slightly less tense scene outside, and Rick finally sits down across from the Governor. And Martinez closes them inside, alone. One or both of them might die in there, but at least they won't have to spend their last moments with Andrea.
Back from the break, Rick is basically interviewing the Governor, getting him to agree to stuff Rick already knows: he's the Governor, he has a responsibility to his people, Merle was his lieutenant, even though the Governor knew he was erratic, and he blames Merle for starting this all by nabbing Glenn and Maggie in the first place. In fact, the Governor claims to have been trying to sort it out when Rick attacked. "So it was his fault?" Rick asks. Actually, that's something we can all agree on. Rick seems disappointed that the Governor didn't take responsibility. "I thought you were a cop, not a lawyer," the Governor points out. "Either way, I don't pretend to be a governor," Rick snarks. The Governor maintains that he's a leader, but to Rick, he's "the town drunk who knocked over my fence and ripped up my yard. Nothing more." "Didn't you ever misjudge someone?" the Governor asks, apparently already knowing the answer, and twists the knife, mentioning the baby that Rick's raising even though it might be his partner's. The Governor says Rick was "failing to see the devil beside you." "Oh, I see him all right," Rick says, although the Governor is not so much beside him as right in front of him. Into this tense moment, the Governor cheerfully drums the table and announces he brought whiskey. Oh, good, the only thing missing is alcohol.