The group lives a more peaceful life at the prison and strives to hold onto humanity; problems arise when Rick encounters a new survivor.
Facing a new enemy, Rick abandons his quiet lifestyle so that he and the others can fight to protect their hard-won livelihood.
A group leaves the prison to search for supplies; the remaining members of the group deal with recent losses.
Daryl and a small group set out on foot in search of medicine, but their mission faces obstacles; Rick and Carol find two uninfected stragglers in a nearby town.
Assorted enemies pressure Rick and the group; the survivors and the prison may reach a breaking point.
Following his defeat at Woodbury, the Governor wanders aimlessly until he encounters a family in need.
At the camp outside the prison, the addition of new members threatens the peace; something new unfolds as the Governor plans his next move.
Things finally begin to calm at the prison until Rick and the group face imminent danger when the Governor arrives with his forces.
Rick and Carl look for shelter while Rick deals with old wounds; those left at the prison consider whether survival alone will be enough.
Beth remains hopeful, and she and Daryl search for other survivors of the Governor's attack; the now-divided group faces obstacles in their quest for safety.
Rick faces a number of threats while Carl and Michonne look for supplies; Glenn and Tara meet strangers on an important missio; other group members deal with their pasts.
In the woods after fleeing the prison, Beth makes a request that sends her and Daryl on an enlightening mission.
Daryl and Beth find shelter while another group has a realization about their own protection; Sasha, Bob and Maggie clash over a search mission.
After finding and establishing a new shelter, members of the group consider things returning to how they were before; Carol must make a difficult choice.
Daryl struggles to fit in with his new group while Glenn finds Maggie's messages and races to catch up to her.