Shane makes a deadly sacrifice which leads to unusual behavior and self-distancing. The rest of the group tries to hang on somewhere between living to die and dying to live.
Rick and the group are faced with a serious problem. If they want a truce with the Governor, they will have to make a huge sacrifice.
As one group leaves the prison in search for supplies at a local college, those who stay must deal with recent losses while preserving what remains.
After withstanding a spectacular storm, Rick and the others meet what appears to be a friendly person, but find themselves mistrustful.
The group desperately awaits Shane's return. Shane finds himself trapped in a school, surrounded by the undead. Daryl and Andrea search for someone in the woods.
The Governor chases a fleeing dissenter; while the Governor is gone, a traitor tries to sabotage his plans.
Stakes are high when members of the group must go on a rescue mission in a familiar location.
The group feels beaten after living life on the road, but must continue to trudge along in spite of the changes they have incurred.
Rick and the group leave Atlanta and encounter a threat on the highway the likes of which they've never seen. Elsewhere, the group search for a missing person.
Rick discovers a possible safe haven. Shane must go on a dangerous mission to get needed medical supplies.