Attention, everyone: The Ricktatorship is in full effect! Rick is totally in charge, and if you don’t like it, there’s the door. Mind the walkers, tho.
The episode picked up directly from last week’s amazing ending: With our friends trying to keep Hershel (Scott Wilson) from bleeding out after Rick (Andrew Lincoln) chopped off his leg. Meanwhile, the surviving band of prisoner looked on in confusion at these interlopers, who didn’t even seem to care about them; they were all focused on Hershel. Once he was stabilized, Rick met with the prisoners, who had trouble accepting that civilization had fallen. Tomas (Nick Gomez) and Axel (Lew Temple) wanted Rick’s band to leave their cellblock, but Rick wouldn’t hear of it, pointing out that they spilled blood to capture the place. But a bargain was reached: In exchange for food and medicine, Rick would help the prisoners clear another cellblock.