Rick is now struggling vainly to hold two walkers at bay with his bare hands, when suddenly a sharp point comes out of the forehead of the one closest to him, nearly blinding him. Yes, it's Daryl and his crossbow to the rescue again. He and Merle rush in to save Rick while Michonne and Glenn bundle Hershel into Glenn's pickup, which Glenn drives clear and back into the inner yard, where the still-intact gate is quickly pulled closed separating most of the group from the walkers outside. Rick and the Dixons finish with the walkers outside the fence, and contemplate the walkers wandering around inside it, separating them from their group.
Well, this is a fine how do you do. But, you know, it could have been worse. Yes, it's too bad about Axel, but the Governor lost a guy too. And if that guy hadn't been the most incompetent man in Woodbury, Axel would have been far from the only casualty. As for the walkers in the yard, they've cleared that area before and they can do it again. If they find a way to repair the gates, all the Governor has really accomplished is an extremely nasty prank. Which, I guess, makes me worry a bit about what he's got planned for when he really attacks.
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