The Walking Dead mid-season finale is probably one of the most explosive and most revealing episode on TV this year. The killing of zombie Penny and the reunion of Daryl and Merle are just one of the several layers of the show that will definitely pull in more viewers for the rest of season 3.
I know you're still hung up and probably still in deep awe about last Sunday's episode, we get that part too don't worry. But before you ponder more as to how will the Dixon brothers will survive their impending execution, pause for a minute and grab your calendar! AMC just announced the official date for the return of the half of season 3 and it will be on Feb. 10, 2013.
The second half which will comprise another eight episodes will wrap-up the 16-episode order for season 3. Additionally, the title of episode 9 will be called "The Suicide King".