- The Walking Dead S01E01: Days Gone Bye
- The Walking Dead s01e02: Guts
- The Walking Dead s01e03: Tell It to the Frogs
- The Walking Dead S01E04: Vatos
- The Walking Dead s01e05: Wildfire
- The Walking Dead s01e06: TS-19
- The Walking Dead s02e01: What Lies Ahead
- The Walking Dead s02e02: Bloodletting
- The Walking Dead s02e03: Save the Last One
- The Walking Dead s02e04: Cherokee Rose
- The Walking Dead s02e05: Chupacabra
- The Walking Dead s02e06: Secrets
- The Walking Dead s02e07: Pretty Much Dead Already
- The Walking Dead s02e08: Nebraska
- The Walking Dead s02e09: Triggerfinger
- The Walking Dead s02e10: 18 Miles Out
- The Walking Dead s02e11: Judge, Jury, Executioner
- The Walking Dead s02e12: Better Angels
- The Walking Dead s02e13: Beside the Dying Fire
- The Walking Dead s03e01: Seed
- The Walking Dead s03e02: Sick
- The Walking Dead s03e03: Walk With Me
- The Walking Dead s03e04: Killer Within
- The Walking Dead s03e05: Say the Word
- The Walking Dead s03e06: Hounded
- The Walking Dead s03e07: When the Dead Come Knocking
- The Walking Dead s03e08: Made to Suffer
- The Walking Dead s03e09: The Suicide King
- The Walking Dead s03e10: Home
- The Walking Dead s03e11: I Ain’t a Judas
- The Walking Dead s03e12: Clear
- The Walking Dead s03e13: Arrow on the Doorpost
- The Walking Dead s03e14: Prey
- The Walking Dead s03e15: This Sorrowful Life
- The Walking Dead s03e16: Welcome to the Tombs
- The Walking Dead S04E01: 30 Days without an Accident
- The Walking Dead: Season Four
- The Walking Dead: Season Five
A review by C J Dee
Director: Billy Gierhart
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Steven Yeun, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Laurie Holden, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, David Morrissey, Lew Temple, Vincent Ward, Dallas Roberts, Sonequa Martin-Green, Chad L Coleman
Running time: 43 minutes
Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5
[Spoilers, Sweetie — review contains a synopsis of episode]
‘Made to Suffer’ begins with a new group of survivors in the woods. One of the women in the group is bitten. They find the back entrance to the prison and the other woman in the group, Sasha (Martin-Green), wants to leave the bitten woman outside to turn. The rest of her group protests and they head into the prison with the bitten woman.
Carl (Riggs) hears the group hollering from the prison catacombs and brings them to the area in which Michonne had been locked earlier. Hershel (Wilson) treats their wounds and tells them that they may not be welcome there for long once Rick (Lincoln) returns.
The Governor (Morrissey) plans to take over the prison, but promises Merle (Rooker) that no harm will come to Daryl (Reedus). Merle is ordered to take Glenn (Yeun) and Maggie (Cohan) to the ‘screamer pits’, presumably to be murdered now that they are no longer useful.
Rick et al move around the town, trying to find where Maggie and Glenn are being kept. Maggie and Glenn try to orchestrate their own escape, but appear to be failing until Rick and his group rescue them. Daryl is told that his brother held them captive under the orders of the Governor.
Michonne (Gurira) separates from the group and sits in the Governor’s house, waiting for him to return so that she may kill him. Instead she finds the secret room in which the Governor keeps his (zombie) daughter. Michonne goes to kill Penny, but the Governor stops her and pleads for his daughter’s ‘life’. Michonne kills Penny anyway. A fight ensues during which Michonne impales the Governor’s eye with a shard of glass. Andrea (Holden) intervenes and draws a gun on Michonne, protecting the Governor.
Once Michonne has left, Andrea questions the Governor on his hidden room of zombies and decapitated heads. He has an excuse for all and Andrea is satisfied with his answers.
During the street fight that erupts between Rick’s group and the Governor’s militia, Oscar (Ward) is killed and Daryl is separated.
The episode ends with the Governor corralling Daryl and Merle into the fighting arena. He announces to the crowd that Merle has betrayed them due to his earlier lie about having killed Michonne, and that Daryl is one of the intruders. The crowd demands they die.
Season three is doing a fantastic job of hauling The Walking Dead out of the pit into which season two ground the show. There are emotions flying; new characters introduced; characters being killed just as you think they’re safe; and, of course, the zombies. Always lurking.
‘You wanted your brother. Now you got him.’