Returning to the woods, Merle yells at Daryl for pointing his crossbow at him and then not bothering to take anything from the people they helped. Daryl points out there was a baby. Merle ask if he would have left them if there hadn't been, and Daryl cuts to the chase, snapping, "Man, I went back for you. You weren't there! I didn't cut off your hand, neither. You did that. Way before they locked you up on that roof. You asked for it." Whoa, look at Daryl, getting allegorical. Merle laughs at Daryl for being so close to Rick, and bets Daryl never told him they were planning to rob the camp outside Atlanta. First I've heard of it, that's for sure. Daryl says it didn't happen, which Merle agrees with, "because I wasn't there to help you." I don't think that was the only reason. Daryl accuses Merle of leaving when they were kids, and the reason Merle lost his hand is because he's a "simple-minded piece of shit." I don't know, Merle's mind is many things, most of them unpleasant, but simple isn't one of them.
Daryl tries to storm off, but Merle angrily grabs him by the shirt -- which rips wide open, revealing old, deep scars on Daryl's back, the sight of which take the fight right out of Merle. He stutters that he didn't know, but Daryl doesn't buy it. "He did the same to you. That's why you left first." Merle says he would have killed "him" otherwise, and asks Daryl where he's going. "Back where I belong," Daryl says. Merle, almost pleading now, says he can't come. "I tried to kill that black bitch! Damn near killed the Chinese kid." Daryl says he's Korean, and Merle says it doesn't matter; he can't come along. "I may be the one walking away, but you're the one that's leaving. Again," Daryl says. Merle is left standing alone in the woods without so much as his bayonet attachment, and after a moment, he helplessly moves to follow Daryl.
At the prison, Hershel catches up with Glenn, who was about to drive off solo. "You're not going back to Woodbury, are you?" he asks. Glenn assures Hershel that he's just going around back to check things out, and refuses to let Hershel come along. Hershel reminds Glenn how his formula run turned out, which Glenn takes rather personally. Hershel says he still trusts Glenn with Maggie's life, but "this rage is going to get you killed." Glenn insists, "With Daryl gone and Rick wandering Crazytown, I'm the next in charge," and gets into the pickup. "What are you proving?" Hershel asks. I guess Glenn is trying to prove who's fourth in the order of succession. Glen drives on through the gates, which are obligingly opened for him. His work here done, Hershel turns his gaze to the outer grounds, where Rick is still walking around outside the fence. I was starting to wonder where that dude had gotten to.