Merle has been watching this all from the window inside, and he muses, "Ain't no way." Carol asks him what's up, but he's suddenly come over all discreet, wondering if there's any booze around. Carol asks Merle if he's with them with them, and says it's time to pick a side. Merle notices the change in her since he knew her at the camp, and her lack of fear. "You're a late bloomer," he observes. "Maybe you are too," she says. Let's hope.
Outside, Glenn is securing gates when Daryl wanders up looking for Merle. Obviously that's not Glenn's favorite subject, and Daryl assures him that Merle is sorry and is going to make it right. "I'm gonna make him. There's gotta be a way. Just needs to be a little forgiveness is all." Daryl probably should have stopped talking one sentence earlier. Glenn tells Daryl, "He tied me to a chair, beat me, and threw a walker in the room. Maybe I could call it even. But he took Maggie to a man who terrorized her. Humiliated her. I care more about her than I care about me." Daryl leaves it at that, rather than pointing out that Merle's not exactly working for that guy any more.
Inside the prison, Daryl finds Merle down in the generator room, still looking for drugs, supposedly. Off Daryl's look, he says, "Yeah, I know, I shouldn't mess my life up when everything's going so sweet, right?" He says he's down for Rick's plan, but doesn't expect Rick to actually go through with it. Daryl doesn't seem too upset at the prospect, and tells Merle, "Whatever he says goes." Merle questions Daryl's balls, and Daryl brings up Glenn and Maggie. "I've done worse," Merle says. "You need to grow up. Things are different now." Daryl doesn't say anything, and Merle goes on, "Your people look at me like I'm the devil...now y'all want to do the same thing I did. Snatch someone up and deliver them to the Governor. Just like me. People do what they gotta do or they die." Daryl says they can't do things without people any more, and Merle says maybe they need him to be the bad guy and do the dirty work." Daryl says he just wants his brother back. Merle tells him to get out of here, clearly embarrassed. When Daryl leaves, Merle picks up an old phone and carries it around behind one of the generators, where he's been gathering a secret stash of kidnapping supplies. Well, nobody ever said he wasn't a self-starter.
Hershel is leading a little Bible study for Maggie and Beth, reading Psalm 91 in voice-over while Rick does some scavenging among the debris in the courtyard and finds a loose length of Ethernet cable. Wrapping it around his wrist to hide it, he suddenly comes over all emotional, and looks up at the catwalk overheard to see Lori, backlit by the sun and cradling a pregnant belly as she looks down at him. "You're not there. She's not there," Rick tells himself, but she still is, and even if she weren't the symbolism of her pregnancy, indicating innocence and hope for the future, is impossible to tune out. So Rick unwraps the cable from his wrist and leaves the cable on the ground. Back in the prison, Beth notices that Hershel is a little upset, and he says, "What I wouldn't do to keep you two safe." Rick comes in and Hershel starts to say something to him about the plan, but Rick just says, "I can't. I won't."