Rick, Darryl and Hershel are outside of the prison making plans for Michonne. Darryl says that it is not them but Rick responds that if they do this, they avoid a fight so no one else dies. Rick heads into the prison and stops in front of Merle, who is ripping apart a bed in a cell. He tells Merl that they needs his help and he asks if Merle knows why he does the things that he does or the choices he makes when. Rick says that they give the governor Michonne then Woodbury stands down. He adds that the doesn’t like it but it’s what needs to be done. Merle asks who knows and Rick tells him Hershel, Darryl and him. Merle tells him to give Philip Michonne because he won’t kill her but take out one of her eyes. Merle then says, you’re cold as ice officer friendly. Merle advices they use wire not rope so that Michonne cannot chew through it He then add that Rick is right and that he doesn’t know why he does the things he does but says that he knows rick and that he doesn’t have the spine for it. Rick says that they needs to Michonne to the Governor by noon.
Rich rushes outside when he hears noise, but it’s just Maggie banging pots to keep the attention of walkers as Michonne walks in the field slaughtering them and Darryl, Hershel and Glenn drive a truck in. Michonne tells Rick that they don’t have to win, they just have to make them getting to them more trouble than it’s worth. The gang then heads back into the prison as Merle watches from a window. Carol is putting Judith down and Merle asks her for some whiskey. Carol asks him if he is with them and Merle tells her that he is there for his brother. Carol replies that Darryl is with them and that it is not time to take shots but to pick side. Merle answers that she is not like she was in the camps and doesn’t seem scared of anything anymore, Carol says that she is not and Merle calls her a late bloomer.
Darryl and Glenn are working outside and he asks Glenn if Merle said sorry yet and that he is going to make Merle make it right. Darryl suggests that they need a little forgiveness. Glenn says that Merle says that he tied him to a chair, beat him and then tossed a walker in the room. Glenn adds maybe he could call it even, but Merle took Maggie to a man who terrorized her, humiliated her. I care more about her than I do about me. Darryl then walks into the prison to find Merle.
He walks through the generator room until he finds Merle. Darryl asks what he is doing down there and if he has talked to Rick yet. Merle says yes but that Rick doesn’t have the stomach for it. Darryl replies if he does he does. Merle asks if he wants him to and Darryl replies whatever he says goes. Merle asks if Darryl even possess a pair of balls and asks him what happened to him Darryl asks what happened with Merle, Glenn and Maggie. Merle says that he has done worse and that Darryl needs to grow u. Merle points out that they want t do the same thing he did and that people have to do or they die. He suggests that people need someone like him around to do the dirty work. Darryl’s says that he wants his brother back and Merle responds that he is right there. Merle then picks up the phone and puts it in his bag.
Hershel is reading from the bible to Beth and Maggie. Rick is outside the prison collecting what looks to be internet cable wire and when he looks up, he again sees Lori. He says, “you’re not there, she’s not there.” He then drops the wire on the ground and walks away. Inside the prison, Beth asks Hershel if he is okay and he responds, “what I wouldn’t do to keep you two safe.” Rick approaches Hershel and says that he can’t do it and that he won’t.
Merle has brought Michonne downstairs under the guise of dealing with some walkers. He uses his am to knock her unconscious and then drags her off by her feet. Merle puts a bag over her head and then ties up her hands. Merle is walking Michonne down the street and tells her about the Governor’s offer and tells her that he got it down but Rick wouldn’t be able to. Merle adds that Rick was the guy who came back to him but this is all on him and that it’s his job to do the dirty work.
Back at the prison, Rick tells Darryl that it’s off and that they will take their chances and then ads that he cannot find Merle and Michonne. Darryl takes Rick to the generator room and Darryl says that this is where he took Michonne. Rick says that he is going after him but Darryl says that just he will go and reminds Rick that he can’t track for shit. As Darryl walks out he tells Rick you guys are family too.
Merle tells Michonne that he want his brother back though Darryl wants to be in the prison. Merle believes that if he pulls this off maybe all will be forgiven and they can stay in the prison. Michonne points out that this is a whole lot of maybes but Merle says that you hve to play the hand your given. Merle says that he killed 16 men since all this went down, after Michonne points out that he is not a bad man beause he feels things.
Glenn approaches Hershel and says look at what that bastard has done. Hershel points out that he is one man and says that there will be others like him. Glenn is holding hershel’ watch and admits that he didn’t understand when Hershel gave it to him, but that he knows what it means now and what it takes. Glenn says that he wants to marry Maggie because he wants her to know before who knows. Hershel gives Glenn his blessing and Glenn thanks him.