The BEST episodes of The Walking Dead season 3

Every episode of The Walking Dead season 3, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Walking Dead season 3!

The world we knew is gone. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally start living.

Last Updated: 1/31/2024Network: AMCStatus: Ended
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Killer Within
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8.27
10786 votes

#1 - Killer Within

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/4/2012

The group is severed, placing lives in jeopardy. Merle has a request for the Governor. Meanwhile the prison doesn't seem to be a place as secure as they thought.

Directors: Guy Ferland
Writer: Sang Kyu Kim
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Made to Suffer
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8.16
10062 votes

#2 - Made to Suffer

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/2/2012

Andrea steps up when the people of Woodbury are thrown into uncharted territory. A new threat arises at the prison.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
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Seed
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8.15
11123 votes

#3 - Seed

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/14/2012

As the world grows more dangerous and Lori's pregnancy advances, Rick locates a potentially safe haven.

Writer: Glen Mazzara
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This Sorrowful Life
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8.10
9983 votes

#4 - This Sorrowful Life

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/24/2013

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.

Directors: Gregory Nicotero
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Clear
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8.09
10304 votes

#5 - Clear

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/3/2013

Since they are outgunned against the Governor's forces, Rick undertakes a mission to get more weapons.

Directors: Tricia Brock
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Home
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8.04
9322 votes

#6 - Home

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/17/2013

As the group debates their next course of action, Rick wanders after a lost friend. After helping another group of survivors flee a group of walkers, Daryl and Merle begin to have second thoughts about leaving the prison. The Governor cedes leadership of Woodbury to Andrea and makes plans to punish those responsible for the chaos.

Directors: Seith Mann
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Hounded
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8.02
9922 votes

#7 - Hounded

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/18/2012

Michonne makes a decision about Woodbury; Glenn and Maggie go on a run; Rick struggles.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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When the Dead Come Knocking
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8.02
10174 votes

#8 - When the Dead Come Knocking

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/25/2012

The Governor presses for information. A new guest arrives at the prison, forcing Rick's hand.

Directors: Dan Sackheim
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Welcome to the Tombs
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7.99
9825 votes

#9 - Welcome to the Tombs

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/31/2013

Rick and the others consider the defense of the prison as the Governor's impending attack looms.

Writer: Glen Mazzara
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Sick
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7.95
10471 votes

#10 - Sick

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/21/2012

A life hangs in the balance; the group deals with a threat to their new surroundings.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
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Walk with Me
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7.85
10336 votes

#11 - Walk with Me

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/28/2012

After witnessing an accident, Andrea and Michonne are introduced to a new community of survivors. As conflicts arise with their new acquaintances, a decision must be made.

Directors: Guy Ferland
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Say the Word
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7.85
10064 votes

#12 - Say the Word

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/11/2012

Rick struggles after another loss. Michonne is suspicious of the Governor.

Directors: Gregory Nicotero
Writer: Angela Kang
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The Suicide King
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7.75
9372 votes

#13 - The Suicide King

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/10/2013

After the invasion of Woodbury by Rick’s group, Daryl and Merle are captured by The Governor. Rick decides the fate of Tyreese’s group.

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Arrow on the Doorpost
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7.63
9395 votes

#14 - Arrow on the Doorpost

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/10/2013

Rick and the Governor contemplate a peace treaty.

Directors: David Boyd
Writer: Ryan Coleman
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I Ain't a Judas
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7.59
9732 votes

#15 - I Ain't a Judas

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/24/2013

Rick and the group are forced to make a decision now that their safety is no longer guaranteed. Andrea feels uncomfortable now that Woodbury has become a police state.

Directors: Gregory Nicotero
Writer: Angela Kang
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Prey
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7.52
9614 votes

#16 - Prey

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/17/2013

The Governor chases a fleeing dissenter; while the Governor is gone, a traitor tries to sabotage his plans.

Directors: Stefan Schwartz
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