I enjoyed it. I felt like the threat of rape was almost more disturbing in the way they did it.
And I agree that Michone will be helped immensely by being part of the group. I didn't like they way they went after her. They bring her in, offer to help her medically, then when they start asking her about Glen and Maggie, she immediately gets defensive and Rick immediately goes for torture. It just doesn't make sense. I know he's "snapped", but there just isn't a lot of consistent thought process from the handfull of characters who are fleshed out enough to have some in the show at the moment.
Milton's reaction to the old guy zombie lunging was absurd too. He's going to be hard to play up as this scientist man of reason guy.
But at the end of the night, a lot of zombies, a fair amount of killing, and both groups know where the other is now and are heading out. That's progress.
Last nite was pretty intense, though im a little dissapointed the way ricks group just sorta goes in guns ablazing' the interrogating scenes were a little weak, after crossing lines like animal cruelty and abortion, but the point was gotten.
Definately looking forward to next week, hoping the prison storyline doesnt end this season because im looking forward to a few more events to happen.