What's worse than hoards of rotting, undead folk trying to bite your face off? A one-handed Merle substituting a bayonet for his missing appendage, that's what. Last week, Merle kidnapped Glenn and Maggie (two of our favorites -- we're peeved to say the least) and hauled them back to Woodbury to interrogate them into revealing where Merle's long-lost brother Daryl -- and the rest of the prison gang -- are hiding out. The first thing we see this week is Glenn duct-taped to a chair with the aforementioned bayonet bearing down upon him. Let the trauma begin!
As Merle interrogates Glenn, rubbing the blade across his face and beating on him, we see Maggie tied to a chair in the next room, becoming increasingly distressed as she listens to her love getting punched senseless on the other side of the corrugated iron wall. We can only hope that she hears the part where Glenn headbutts Merle and breaks his nose -- because it's really, really satisfying.
Back at the prison, Rick has just discovered Michonne staring through the fence and looking desperate. She is attacked by the marauding zombies that surround her, kills a few, then collapses thanks to the Merle-inflicted gunshot from last week. Carl shoots a few walkers in the head (that kid sure is a good shot these days), Rick kills a few more and they drag Michonne into the prison, taking her sword from her, but assuring her that they aren't going to hurt her.
Shortly after, the freshly rescued Carol is reunited with the rest of the gang. She weeps when she sees the new baby for the first time and discovers that Lori died giving birth. Rick and Carl have a little cry as well. So sad.
Michonne and Rick get to chatting and, because she brought the baby formula that Glenn and Maggie dropped when they were kidnapped last week, it becomes clear that she can lead the gang to the lovebirds. She tells Rick about Woodbury and the Governor and says she knows a way into the town despite the tight security there.