- Last week: The Ricktatorship ended and the next phase of Glenn and Maggie’s relationship began (although it could end pretty fast if Maggie asks Glenn where he got the ring). Merle died, Daryl cried, then we all cried.
-It is The Walking Dead season finale, and I am going to miss it (Won’t miss Talking Dead as much). We open with the Governor beating the ever loving shit out of Milton and dragging him off to see Andrea in the torture chamber. The Governor stabs Milton so he’ll turn into a zombie and eat Andrea. With a pair of pliers she gets out of the dentist chair she was handcuffed to, right as the undead Milton charges her. The Governor stages his assault on the prison, and after he has launched grenades all over the place, he notices that it is seemingly abandoned. As soon the Woodbury army enters the sealed area of the prison, flash bangs go off and Glenn & Maggie drive them out of the prison. Rick, Daryl, and Michonne go to take the fight to the Governor, and discover he killed most of his people when they refused to go back and fight at the prison. When they arrive at Woodbury, they find Andrea; who was bitten by zombified Milton. Andrea kills herself in front of a grief-stricken Michonne. With the Governor revealed for the monster he is, the surviving Woodbury residents come with Rick to live in the prison as the Governor plots his vengeance.
- Despite the fact we didn’t see the Governor get his comeuppance; this was a strong finale filled with heartbreaking losses, great character moments that will define them for next season and more, and we got some pretty cool action scenes.
- Andrea, you may have made some pretty bad decisions this season, but you will be missed. Her valiant attempt to stop a war and save as many lives as she could ultimately failed and cost her everything. Not to tarnish the dead; but when the guy who is going to turn into zombie and eat you tells you to hurry up, you should hurry up. Despite that, Andrea was a good character who grew over her three seasons, and endured so much that she deserved a nobler end than what she got.
- Carl has officially become one black-hearted S.O.B. At first I thought he was going to be a little brat when it looked like the group was leaving, but I felt a little sorry for him because he is a good shot. Then a teenage soldier comes out of nowhere and surrenders; which is when Carl shoots him. His answer to Rick about why he did it is equally dark, but there is a twisted logic to it. He was forced to kill his mom killed because of a prisoner Rick didn’t kill, and is at war with a psychopath because Rick didn’t kill him when they met face to face. This is what happens to kids who are raised in the zombie apocalypse; their sense of right and wrong gets twisted. Rick dealing with both a psychologically scarred kid who needs help or another Governor in the making are huge parts of why I’m excited about Season 4.
- Rick can’t keep shutting potential allies out and killing anybody that isn’t part of his group, which explains his logic in letting the Woodbury residents live in the prison. We have all seen what effect that isolation method has on people like Carl and the Governor. He has to set an example for Carl so he doesn’t end up like the Governor. Why they abandoned a functioning town for a decimated prison I haven’t the foggiest idea, though.
- Did anybody else pick up on that moment between Rick and Michonne? Are the writers hinting at a future relationship or just messing with the fans? Either way, expect of wave videos on YouTube who really want these two together. And if they haven’t come up with a mashed-up name for them, I’d like to throw out Mick.
- Didn’t see as much from Tyreese as I would have liked this season. But with the Woodbury residents moving into the prison and the potential conflict from these two groups in a confined space, Tyreese is going to step up for them and be an integral part of their co-existence. Which is going to be really important since the Governor is still alive…wait a minute…
- THE GOVERNOR IS STILL ALIVE?! I get that David Morrissey is a good actor, and he is great in his role as the Governor, but how much more can we get out of the character? He is full on chaotic evil! This season has been building toward this conflict, and now that he is alive any time he comes back on the show will have diminished results. Maybe the writers will surprise me, but I’m not optimistic…
-Zombie Kill of the Week: Michonne slicing the heads of two zombies at once!
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