The mid-season finale of The Walking Dead saw Rick and his gang go all Zero Dark Thirty on the Governor's town of Woodbury, while Michonne introduced her Katana to to the head of his undead daughter Penny. The Governor didn't take it well. Will the (re)death of his zombie daughter be the catalyst that sends the maniacal leader of Woodbury loco?
In a word, yes.
In an interview with TV Line, the show's executive producer Robert Kirkman revealed:
We haven't seen him activated to the extent that he's going to be activated in the back half of the season. He's going to be much more engaged and a little bit more aware of the threat that the prison represents. He's going to be on the warpath.
Sounds tasty. What about our intrepid hero Rick "I see dead people all the time" Grimes? Is he slipping ever closer to the edge? Kirkman said:
He's a person who's bearing the weight of everyone's survival on his shoulders, and I think that's become a little bit unbearable. He's certainly spiraling out of control. And now he's starting to see [dead people]. It's definitely a real problem.
Seeing dead people is a real problem? No s**t, Sherlock! It's going to be fascinating to see what happens when these two heavyweights collide. Rick and the Governor aren't really so different (apart from the zombie heads in the aquarium, obviously) and both will do whatever it takes to keep their people safe. It's won't be a battle for the fainthearted.
What do you guys want to see happen when the show returns? Will the Governor storm the prison? Will Rick lose his mind? Will Axel get laid? Drop a comment below.
The Walking Dead returns February 10th at 9/8c on AMC. You can get all the latest updates by going here [[follow]], and because I know how much you love zombies, here's a fantastic four-minute video tribute for the first two-and-a-half seasons of the show. Enjoy.