After The Walking Dead‘s writers gave the Governor a sympathetic makeover after he massacred a handful of innocent people at the end of season three, the Woodbury leader is now back to his old ways leading into this Sunday’s mid-season finale “Too Far Gone.” In this past week’s episode, “Dead Weight,” the Governor proved that he is a true villain, but will his new people catch on to his evil ways? A new clip from this Sunday’s episode has emerged on the Internet that showcases the Governor doing what he does best: manipulating people to do his bidding.
The clip above is chilling! The Governor is hellbent on assaulting the prison again. It seems that he’s motivated by revenge, but this time around he has a new family to fight for. The Governor is the new leader of a group of people struggling to survive during the zombie apocalypse. After killing two of the group’s higher-ups, the Governor manipulates his way into the role of leader. While the Governor’s intentions in keeping his new family safe are somewhat noble, his actions are still malicious. If you consider Rick and Carol’s actions, the series seems to be circling around to the idea of doing whatever it takes to survive the end of the world.
The prison seems like a good sanctuary, but as we’ve seen over the past season and a half, it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The compound seems safe at first, but you soon realize that survival is still a big undertaking on The Walking Dead. The prison walls aren’t as solid as they appear and zombies still remain a threat. It also seems that the writers are teasing a role reversal between Rick and the Governor. Perhaps at the end of “Too Far Gone” Rick’s group will out on the road, while the Governor’s new group takes up residency at the prison.
In an interview with THR, The Walking Dead‘s showrunner Scott Gimple even points out that both Rick and the Governor are coming from the same place, in terms of reluctantly taking up the leadership position. It’s going to be interesting to see what unfolds this Sunday.
It’s believed sometime in the latter half of season four, Rick’s group will find themselves on the run again. Somewhere out there is a mysterious broadcast that Daryl and Michonne found while on their way to the veterinarian college, and somehow the new characters of Rosita Espinosa, Abraham Ford, and Eugene Porter have to make their way to Rick’s group.
While it’s unclear how the second half of season four will shape up, it’s going to be very boring if Rick and the Governor fight over the prison for the third time. The Walking Dead needs a new location because season four is slowly starting to get stale again.
The Walking Dead‘s mid-season finale, “Too Far Gone,” will air next Sunday, December 1, at 9/8c on AMC.