I'm a bit split on this episode of The Walking Dead. As a look at Daryl Dixon and how badass he is, it was certainly a success. On the other hand, the material back at the farm needs to get moving – though hopefully, the end of the episode signals just that.
I've gone on record with how much I loathed Merle Dixon, who just felt so ridiculously over the top when we met him last season, so I wasn't exactly excited by his return. But this was "Mind Merle", who was much acceptable – he didn't have to be believable, since he didn't even exist! Appearing to Daryl, after Daryl injures himself, he was there as the devil on his shoulder (with nary an angel in sight), telling him the group didn't accept him or respect him.