The Walking Dead S03E13 (3x13) took a nice breather from the intense war between the prison and Woodbury this week, as well as from the "Andrea Makes Really Bad Decisions" aspect of the show. Instead, "Arrow on the Doorspot" was essentially a one-off episode that took a step back to really look at just how much has changed since the zombie apocalypse began and Rick first discovered his world was turned upside down in the pilot involving only Rick, Carl, and Michonne, the trio traveled to Rick's town in King's County for supplies and guns. While I enjoyed venturing back, it did make me think about the distance between all the locations on the series and not only how far away the prison was, but also how Rick hasn't really gone that far in his journey. If anything, the small distance is nothing compared to the large changes that have occurred to the characters themselves. Would the Rick, Carl or Michonne from before the walkers have saved the man on the road? Or even stopped to help him out?
There's a certain coldness to these characters in particular that's overcome them, and at the same time the way they handle taking care of the walkers outside their stuck vehicle was more like getting rid of an annoyance that happens from time to time. And I loved the way Carl gave that dirty look of "Are you kidding me?" when Michonne got the car stuck. Yet, it was the fantastic return of Morgan, who had first saved Rick in the pilot, that really opened up a wonderful mirror for Rick to look at about the potential his character could turn into if he let the crazy and negatives of the new world take over.
I loved how Morgan had set up a wonderful trap system and managed to survive alone in the town.