"I Ain't a Judas" is the eleventh episode of season three of the survival horror series The Walking Dead and the thirtieth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Greg Nicotero and written by Angela Kang. It first aired on the AMC network on Sunday, February 24th, 2013. In this episode, Rick Grimes is at his wits' end and the people that follow him are beginning to lose faith. The Governor returns to Woodbury to regroup. Andrea wants to go to the prison to try and affect some kind of peaceful accord between the two camps. Andrea reunites with Rick and the others, but returns to Woodbury to have sex with the Governor. The group reluctantly provides Merle Dixon with sanctuary at the prison. And Beth sings a jaunty tune.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode had a viewership of 11.01 million people.
  • Actress Sarah Wayne Callies is credited in the main title credits, but does not make an appearance in this episode. Her character, Lori Grimes, was killed off in episode 3x04, "Killer Within". She has however, made subsequent appearances since that episode as a hallucination in Rick Grimes' mind.
  • The Noah that appears in this episode is a teenage resident of Woodbury. He is not to be confused with the Noah that is introduced in the season five episode, "Consumed".
  • Who would've thought that Merle Dixon would be well-versed in the Holy Bible?

Allusions Edit

  • Judas is taken from the name Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve original disciples of Jesus Christ in the New Testament of the Holy Bible. He is known for the kiss and betrayal of Jesus to the Sanhedrin for thirty silver coins. His name is often invoked to describe someone as a traitor.
  • The song that Beth Greene sings at the end of the episode is "Hold On" by Tom Waits. Actress Emily Kinney actually performs the song in this episode. The original music is played at the end of the episode following Beth's rendition.

Quotes Edit




  • Andrea: You poisoned them.
  • Michonne: I just told them the truth.
  • Andrea: I didn't choose him over you. I wanted a life. Once we entered Woodbury, you became hostile.
  • Michonne: That's 'cause I could see it.
  • Andrea: See what?
  • Michonne: That you were under his spell the second you laid eyes on him.
  • Andrea: That is not true.
  • Michonne: And you still are.
  • Andrea: No, I am there because those people need me.
  • Michonne: And what about these people?
  • Andrea: I am trying to save them, too.
  • Michonne I did not realize the messiah complex was contagious.
  • Andrea: Go to hell, Michonne.
  • Michonne: He sent Merle to kill me. Would have sent him to kill you, too, if you had come with me. But you didn't, did you? Hm-mmm. You chose a warm bed over a friend. That's why I went back to Woodbury. Exposed him for what he is. I knew that it would hurt you.


  • Milton Mamet: She's going back to the prison and has requested my assistance in escaping. Her words, not mine.
  • The Governor: Help her.
  • Milton Mamet: Okay, do you really want me to do that, or is this some sort of test?
  • The Governor: If she asks for help, help her. Milton, good work.

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  1. Credited, but does not appear in this episode.

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