READ WITH CAUTION, SPOILERS FOR THE WALKING DEAD BELOW!
Last night’s episode of The Walking Dead — “Dead Weight” — saw the Governor rise to power at Woodbury 2.0. If “Dead Weight” teaches us anything about the Governor, it’s that he will do anything to survive in this new world. While last night’s episode was much, much better than its predecessor — “Live Bait” — it still feels all too familiar. Season four will be entering its mid-season hiatus the next episode, “Too Far Gone.” For now, AMC has released new promos and sneak peek videos for the mid-season finale, as well as new behind-the-scenes videos for “Dead Weight.”
The promo is the first look at next week’s episode that directly follows “Dead Weight.” The Governor stumbles upon Michonne and Hershel as they dispose of the dead bodies after the episode “Internment.” The Governor pulls his gun and makes his move to capture the prison pair. We see that the Governor is planning yet another assault on the prison, and he is also trying to convince his new group that the prison is a new place worth taking. Carl and Daryl have the high ground, as Carl tries to take the Governor down with one shot. It’s going to be very interesting to see how this plays out, but it seems as if the Governor has the advantage — he has a goddamn tank, after all!!
AMC has also released a sneak peek for next week’s episode, which features Lilly and her daughter Megan. You’d think after Megan’s tussle with a zombie in “Dead Weight” she wouldn’t be as curious to poke around unknown territory. Lilly sees a zombie in the background, trying to cross a low stream. It seems like Lilly is too busy keeping an eye on the roaming zombie to make sure Megan is safe first. It’s not like a zombie could be just underneath the cover Megan is trying to unearth. Here’s the official synopsis for next week’s episode:
Episode 4.08 – ‘Too Far Gone’ – After things begin to calm at the prison, Rick and the group face imminent danger.
The cable network also released two behind-the-scenes videos focusing on how The Walking Dead‘s production and special effects team put together last night’s episode. The first video highlights the Governor’s journey from family man to the old Governor we knew from season three. He decides that he’s willing to be the villain again to keep the ones he loves safe from harm. The Governor brutally kills Martinez and Pete to become the leader of the new Woodbury. If anything, you’ve got to hand it to the Governor for being a cold and calculating man.
The last behind-the-scenes video showcases how the production team created the cabin-in-the-woods scene in “Dead Weight.” The scene itself has a good tone and feels exactly like a horror movie, but then you realize that this is The Walking Dead. There’s no way that any of the men are going to die now, even if they’re being attacked by two or three zombies. The scene was well made, but I couldn’t help but feel that it was merely a plot point to get the Governor back at doing what he does best, manipulating and killing the people around him.
The cable network has also released “Dead Weight’s” most-talked-about scene, which was Martinez getting brutally murdered at the hands of the Governor.
The Walking Dead‘s mid-season finale “Too Far Gone” will air next Sunday, December 1, at 9/8c on AMC.