Merle is always a big boy trying to be the big brother. But haste makes waste and he was not strong enough inside to make a better choice. Felt sorry for him.
The only reason this episode got 7 from me was that we finally got rid of that bloody Merle.
I completely forgot how Merle died, I really thought Daryl was the one who killed him before he turns. Governor really killed a lot of Ricks allies in this arc, completely forgot that too. But this is my first time to rewatch this series since the first time I've seen it.
And I also hated the fact that they didn't make this single episode dedicated to Merle. I was annoyed with the Glenn and Maggie subplot for this episode. That could be include in another episode.
Merle was truly the black ship of Ricks group and a late bloomer like what Carol said to him. If only he turned back with Michone he will be really an official member of Rick's group.