‘The Walking Dead’ delivered on it’s promise that everyone would fight, and some would fall for the mid-season finale. After the past couple of episodes, I’ve felt some type of way about this show. There was too much of The Governor, but it set us up for his long awaited, and needed, demise. There were numerous deaths, one of them very shocking and violent. There was also no sign of Carol, but i’m sure she’s not gone for good.
So, The Governor, real name Brian by the way, was left by Martinez and Shumpert after he shot all of Woodbury’s former residents on the road. He wandered around for a month, almost dying of exhaustion and hunger until he was taken in by Lilly, her sister Tara, her daughter Meaghan and their dad. After their father dies, they hit the road and while trying to escape from a group of walkers, Meaghan falls into a hole and has to be saved by The Governor. There he meets up with Martinez and his new group. Not wasting any of his crazy time, he kills Martinez while he’s hitting golf balls and then offs two other of the guys to take over the camp and become it’s leader. In the woods outside the prison, he spies Rick and Carl tending to the garden, then sees Michonne and Hershel. He kidnaps them and tells the others that they’ll use them to gain access to the prison. Tara, the only person in the group with any sense wants no part of it but is pressured into joining them. They make their way to the prison fence and demand Rick comes out for a “talk.”
As everyone gets strapped up, Rick tries to talk to The Governor, reasoning that they could live in peace with each other. Brian knows that just won’t work and he thinks they deserve the prison. In one of his more barbaric acts, he uses Michonne’s kitana to slash Hershel’s neck. Rick and his group start to open fire, starting off the gun fight where both he and Bob get shot. During the chaos, Michonne gets free while the little kids take is upon themselves to defend the prison. The Governor finishes off Hershel just as Lilly arrives with a dead Meaghan. While they were back at the camp, Meaghan was attacked by a mud zombie who had been buried underneath the dirt she played in. It was nice to see Rick and The Governor have a full on fist fight, even though Rick was getting his ass kicked. All he had to do was stick his fingers in his good eye and he would have had the upper hand. Michonne, always one to keep her promise, uses her weapon to stab Phillip/Brian/TheGovernor in the chest. Just when I was wondering why she didn’t just cut his head off the way he did Hershel’s, Lilly gets her revenge by shooting him in the head.
If killing off one of the best characters wasn’t enough, there’s a possibility that baby Judith may be dead. Rick and Carl only see her bloody car seat, but it’s empty. Let’s hope either Beth or one of the kids saved her in time to get her on the bus. There was also Tyreese’s discovery of a hole where Karen and that other dude whose name I can never remember where burned alive. It was like the hole at the fence where someone had been feeding the walkers rats. My theory is that the little messed up one burned the bodies and Carol covered for her. Daryl was upset that Rick asked her to leave, but not as much as maybe he should have been. So ding-dong, The Governor’s dead, and we’ll find out what happens to the crew after all of this when the show returns in February.
Until then, Dead stans!