I know, I've been slacking but here is a quick run down on the episodes leading up to the the season finale.
Episode 7 - When the Dead Come Knocking
Everybody at the prison is surprised by the arrival of Michone who is carrying baby formula. They take her in and after Rick interrogates her they all find out that The Governor has Maggie and Glenn and Michone offers to take them there. At Woodbury Merle tortures Glenn trying to get him to give up the location of the others and as Merle does that The Governor is having some fun with Maggie, not literally. He humiliates her and threatens to hurt Glenn so she gives up the location of the prison. The Governor makes plans to head to the prison but as he does that Rick and some of their group are just outside Woodbury getting ready to storm the gates.
Episode 8 - Made to Suffer
Rick, Daryl, Oscar and Michone enter Woodbury for Maggie and Glenn. When the shooting starts they find one another but (SPOILER)Oscar does not make it out. Michone with ulterior motives heads off on her own looking to settle her score with The Governor but she finds a whole other mess. He is keeping his daughter who is a walking chained up and he also has aquariams filled with walker heads. Meanwhile back at the prison a new group finds a way into the prison.
Episode 9 - The Suicide King
Daryl and Merle who have been reunited are captured by The Governor who is bearing a eye patch from his fight with Michone, which also ended the undead life of his daughter at the hands of Michone. The Governor decides on pitting Daryl against Merle with Walkers trying to get at them. Rick, who is having a problem with delusions and halucinations, sees Lori and freaks out on the new arrivals kicking them out of the prison.
Episode 10 - Home
Rick who is hallucinating Lori everywhere starts to pull away from the group. Daryl and Merle who are know out on their own because Rick and the rest of the group have decided that Merle, because of what he did to Glenn, is not allowed to stay at the prison so Daryl sticks with his brother. While they are out they come across a group of people in a car that are trapped because of Walkers, Daryl jumps in to protect and save them but Merle, after killing the Walkers begins to steal from the people. Daryl, who is now disgusted in the way his brother is acting decides on cutting ties with him and heads back to the prison. The Governor, being a total dick, brings in a armored vehicle full of Walkers and slams through the gates of the prison releasing these walkers. The group scrambles to stay alive, fighting off gun fire from the Woodbury residents and fighting off the Walkers. At the end of the episode Rick is pinned against the fence with a couple Walkers going in for the bite when suddenly a arrow goes through one of their heads showing that Daryl is back. Woot!!!!
Episode 11- I Ain't a Judas
Andrea sneaks out of Woodbury and heads for the prison. She isn't greeted like she expected and she tries to convince Rick to make an agreement but isn't successful. Carol convinces Andrea to go back to Woodbury and eliminate The Governor.
Episode 12 - Clear
Knowing that The Governor is planning on attacking the prison again Rick decides to head back to their home town to hit up his old police station for guns and ammunition. When they get there they were disappointed. Rick, Carl and Michone come across an alive human, the human is the guy that helped Rick when he escaped from the hospital in the first episode. After they fight Rick collects guns and ammunition and offers a place at the prison for this guy and he declines. As this is happening Carl takes off and Michone follows him. They head into a diner filled with Walkers to get a picture that is hanging on the wall of Carl, Lori and Rick so the baby will know what Lori looks like.
Episode 13 - Arrow on the Doorpost
Rick and the Governor agree to meet. Andrea sets this up telling Rick that the Governor is there to negotiate but Rick quickly finds out that the Governor isn't there to negotiate and that he wants everybody out of the prison. After kicking Andrea out of the meeting the Governor tells Rick that if he gives up Michone then the Governor will leave them alone, which is so not true. After the meeting they go their separate ways and Rick prepares to go to war with the Governor.
Episode 14 - Prey
Andrea finds out from Milton that the Governor is preparing on slaughtering everybody at the prison so Andrea flees from Woodbury to warn Rick and the others. When the Governor finds out that Andrea fled he starts after her. He finds her right at the edge of the prison and tackles her to the ground. Rick almost notices while he's on guard duty but not so.
Episode 15 - This Sorrowful Life
Rick decides the fate of Michone. Merle, who feels like a outcast, takes Michone into his own hands and takes her to the meeting area. He finally lets Michone go before reaching there and I think to protect his brother Merle opens fire on the Woodbury residents and ends up dying in the process. Daryl finds out that Merle is gone and tries to catch up to him but he's too late, when he gets to the meeting area he finds Merle as a Walker eating one of the dead. Daryl puts his brother out of his misery through tears and it brought tears to my own eyes. The Governor brings Andrea back to Woodbury where he chains her up in the room that was meant for Michone.
Episode 16 - Welcome to the Tombs
Rick and the others pack up the prison making it look like they left. At Woodbury Andrea who is chained up in a room has another inmate. The Governor kills Milton and he leaves him there expecting him to turn and then he will take Andrea out. Michone and the others come to Woodbury and when they get to where Andrea is it's too late. She is bitten and at the end of the episode you hear a gun shot, implying that she shot herself. Okay this might sound bad, but thank god, that took long enough. I couldn't stand Andrea.
So this season has been amazing, with one turn after another. I can't wait until the next season.