Tonight was a pretty damn good episode. Merle didn't really have much of a plan, which became pretty clear once he got to the meet-up. Seems like just barreling into them (and their cars) would have been more effective if you had already resigned yourself to it being a suicide run.
I thought it was a good episode as well. However, I am finding my overall excitement for the series starting to diminish a bit.
It starting to become rinse repeat on fight the zombies and have a little emotional drama in between.
The series is going to have to find a better mission for the group than to simply look for shelter every season if it's going to last IMO.