READ WITH CAUTION. SPOILERS FOR THE WALKING DEAD BELOW
While I was lukewarm on this past week’s episode of The Walking Dead, “Internment,” its ending revealed an ominous presence that made me interested in watching the next episode, “Live Bait.” The return of the Governor will get fans of the AMC zombie series to tune in this Sunday night, and it’s most likely that The Walking Dead‘s ratings might see a slight bump thanks to his return. The Governor has been missing in action since the season three finale, “Welcome to the Tombs,” leaving many of The Walking Dead‘s viewers wondering, “Where has he been this whole time?” Check out the plot synopsis for “Live Bait” below:
A familiar face returns as each member of the group struggles to find his or her humanity in a world of constant threats.
AMC has released a few photos from “Live Bait” featuring elements from the episode’s storyline, namely the Governor and the usual zombie hordes. Below you can see Caesar Martinez (Jose Pablo Cantillo), the Governor’s right-hand man. While Martinez was part of the assault on the prison at the end of season three, he was also complicit in the massacre of his fellow Woodbury residents. I wonder if Shumpert (Travis Love), the other man who sided with the Governor, will be featured in the new episode as well.
The next still was posted by ScreenCrush and features a horde of zombies. It’s believed that “Live Bait” will focus on the Governor’s whereabouts and actions since we last saw him.
The final image from the episode features the Governor, fresh from burning down a unknown house. While the Governor looks badass and menacing, he also looks like a white Nick Fury from Marvel’s The Avengers. I’m not sure if that’s what the show creators were going for with this image, but it’s something that must be addressed.
A few days ago, AMC also released new promos and sneak-peek videos from this Sunday’s episode. The cable network has also released a handful of behind-the-scenes videos of “Internment’s” production. I’m actually glad AMC is now releasing new videos of how the episodes are made. While some of the series is hit or miss, watching behind-the-scenes footage of any movie or TV show is interesting.
It’s believed that the Governor will be featured in two standalone episodes in season four, “Live Bait” and an unreleased future episode. It’s going to be good to see what the Governor has in store for viewers, but it really stops the momentum of the group’s storyline at the prison. We won’t know how Daryl will react to Rick’s banishment of his long-time friend Carol until, most likely, episode seven, “Dead Weight.” The group almost hit a good point after the plague storyline wrapped up, so it’s going to be interesting to see how the series progresses with the Governor back on the show.
The Walking Dead will air the episode “Live Bait” on Sunday November 17 on AMC.