Written by John Edward Betancourt
As of today there are only two episodes left for season three of The Walking Dead and last night was filled with incredible suspense as Andrea finally made her choice when it comes to who to stand with. In fact this episode revolved primarily around Andrea, the Governor and the consequence of her decision that turned her into the title of the episode; "Prey".
The Good: Wow. Just wow. This show continues to surprise and after all seemed lost for Andrea, in fact she seemed to be turning into the village idiot this year, she goes and stuns us all by finally picking a side for all the right reasons for the first time in the series and she has chosen to defend the Rick Grimes gang. Of course in order to be apart of the fight against Woodbury, she had to escape that tiny little town, but it was a costly decision indeed when Philip Blake hit the road to find her.
We spent most of the night on the road with Andrea as she did her best to escape Woodbury, and at last, the Governor is becoming as evil as we expected. The warehouse scenes were nothing short of terrifying. In fact every single time I heard the Governor do his little whistle, chills ran down my spine. The last two weeks this show has left me on the edge of my seat, but the most gratifying scenes of the night came from the insurrection directed toward Philip.
Andrea's moment where she smiled ever so sly before hiding behind a metal door and unleashing her own Walker Bomb on the Governor was absolutely brilliant. Plus to see Milton get fired up and firebomb the living dead along with Tyreese standing his ground means there is hope for Rick and his crew.
We do need to spend a moment though and discuss the two moments in the episode that were creepier than that whistle. First, the "BBQ" pit left my stomach turned. Can't remember the last time I've ever seen something like that on screen. But the most disturbing visual of the night was Philip's new "Man Cave." The little house of horrors he is building lets your imagination run wild, and I'm really not good with where my mind took me when he busted out the stitching needle.
The Bad: The show ended after an hour.
The Verdict: We are two episodes into what I believe is a four part finale and so far so good. This episode left me worried and hopeful for Andrea all at once. It's fantastic that she finally has purpose, but oh man, I tremble at what will happen to her in the torture chamber. But it makes me wonder if her stay in that awful little room is also a clue that maybe, just maybe, Andrea is the one who gets to put a bullet in Philip Blake's good eye.