Naturally, the Governor has big plans for Woodbury and the prison, but right now all his energy seems focused on the torture chamber he's got built and equipped for Michonne. Milton finds out about it and shows it to Andrea, but he stops her from killing the Governor. Instead, she takes his advice, going over the wall in a desperate bid to warn her friends at the prison that he has no intention whatsoever of keeping his word.
On her way out, Andrea drew her knife on Tyreese and Sasha, who were on wall duty together. They report her exit to the Governor, and the other members of their group, Alan and his son Ben, don't seem too happy about the possibility that this could screw things up in Woodbury for all of them. Martinez takes the whole group to the walker-traps outside of town for a zombie-harvesting mission, but Tyreese rebels at the idea of using them against other people. Not to mention the fact that some long-buried tension between him and Alan comes to a near-deadly head. That night, someone goes out and torches the whole facility, reducing Woodbury's zombie corps to a pile of crispy -- but still-moving -- critters.
Meanwhile the Governor goes out after Andrea alone. Traveling overland, she manages to elude capture long enough to make it to an abandoned warehouse, where she soon finds herself stalked and cornered by the ultimate crazy ex-boyfriend, without so much as a gun to her name. Lucky for her, she's able to loose a handy herd of walkers on him and make her escape while he's got his hands full presumably getting killed by them.
But, of course, Andrea always finds a way to screw up everything, and no sooner is she in sight of the prison than the Governor, miraculously alive, catches up with her and captures her after all. Back in Woodbury, he lies to everyone that he never found her, and convinces Tyreese and his group that the captive zombies were only to scare off the people at the prison, to avoid a fight. They seem to accept this, and things are smoothed over. The Governor even seems satisfied that Tyreese had nothing to do with the zombie-arson. I'd say he's pretty sure the real culprit was Milton, which is one of the few things he and I agree on.
So where's Andrea? Tied to the chair in the torture chamber the Governor set up for Michonne, of course. I mean, seriously, of course she is.
We must be starting the episode with a flashback. Andrea and Michonne are out in the wilderness together, with Michonne's pet walkers chained to trees just inside the circle of light cast by their campfire. The two refugees eat out of tin cans and comment wryly about "girls' night." Andrea asks Michonne where her pets came from, but all she gets in response is a pained glare. "You want to talk about it?" Andrea says. I would have thought the answer to that would be obvious, but this is Andrea we're talking about. We already know from earlier in the season that Andrea never did learn the full provenance of Michonne's pets, but we all get a clue here. "They deserved what they got," Michonne says. "They weren't human to begin with." Like before they turned? Thanks for making me curious again about an issue I'd forgotten about months ago, Show.
From the chain of one of Michonne's pets, we dissolve to another pair of chains -- this one in some dungeon of the Governor's, as he kneels between two post about six feet apart to test their security in holding what he clearly hopes will be a very special guest. Yep, they look solid. Unlike the Governor's current state of mind.
It looks like fall is coming on in Woodbury, as Martinez and the Governor's men are wearing jackets as they load an Army Humvee up with weapons. Milton wonders what's going on, and seems surprised at all the artillery being sent out, not to mention every swinging dick the Governor's got. Andrea rolls up, saying, "I thought there was a deal on the table?" Yes, Andrea, that's because you're an idiot. Milton assures her that it's probably just a precaution, but he's clearly not convinced himself as he stomps off in search of the Governor.
The man himself is currently in his dungeon, inventorying a tray of nasty-looking torture devices, sweating and breathing through his mouth like he's fighting off a cold or was recently punched in the nose. Either one sounds good to me. He becomes aware of Milton standing in the doorway behind him, and asks what he needs. "How does that help Woodbury?" Milton demands, reminding the Governor of his big dreams for the town. Milton gets how the Governor feels about Michonne, but not the people at the prison. The Governor asks Milton if he still believes there's anything left of humanity in the walkers, and when Milton says he does, the Governor reminds him that in that case, Michonne killed his little girl. Milton tries to claim it doesn't matter any more, but the Governor tells him that it's all that matters. Michonne has clearly become the governor's white whale, if you'll pardon the expression.