I would've been happier about it if the previous episode hadn't made me like her again. TWD has this really annoying (and predictable) tic where once certain characters get even a little fleshed out, they die.
On the other hand, characters who begin well suddenly turn into walking cartoons (The Governor, Merle) and stick around for no goddamn reason. Merle is an interesting case because he began well, then turned into a cartoon, then started to re-characterize himself right before BOOM dead.
I'm not excited for season 4. Bringing in the Woodbury folks just seems like an extremely convenient way for the writers to up the body count. Meanwhile, the Governor has turned into a Power Rangers-style villain, always cackling in the background and making pointless threats that go nowhere, murdering his own people when his targets start to Dr. Garbanzoht back (surprise? what were you expecting, you fucking idiot?).
TL;DR "Pilot" and "Clear" are the only episodes of TWD I have ever truly enjoyed.
I also really enjoyed 'Better Angels.' And maybe like 2 or 3 others. But yeah, apart from those few and the two you mentioned TWD is pretty mediocre.
As for next season, I'm cautiously optimistic. It's clear that Glen Mazzara and Robert Kirkman had a strong disagreement with how the show was progressing. I think Scott Gimple, who wrote 'Clear' might fix Mazzara's fuck-ups.
"Clear" pretty much guaranteed I'm in this for the long haul, but I have a feeling it's going to be akin to American Horror Story (so ridiculously bad it's hilarious and riveting). Unless Gimple can really knock heads in the writers' room and get shit on track.