The next time one of your knucklehead friends jokingly says, "sucks to be you" when you inform them of some misfortune that has come your way, make sure to retort, "nope, sucks to be Rick." As bad luck goes, only The Bible's Job or any given member of The Stark family has it worse than The Walking Dead's protagonist. The end of the first half of the fourth season brought with it the death of friends, the siege of his prison by zombies, and the abduction, and for all he knows death, of his baby girl.
So how's ol' Rick feeling going into the back eight? Entertainment Weekly caught up with recently and posed him that very question. His response...was less than surprising.
"Man, he never gets a break. It’s not an easy guy to play. He’s very, very weak and that makes him belligerent and aggressively challenging towards his son because he’s scared. So he’s physically weak, spiritually he’s lost, mentally he doesn’t quite know where to begin because he’s just seeing his home demolished. He’s in the worst place he’s been."
I'd like to believe you, Mr. Lincoln, but every time I let myself think that Rick is in the worst place he's ever been, something worse happens.
What do you guys think? And feel free to read the whole interview over at EW.