After a long cold ass Winter (which we’re still currently living through), the zombies are finally thawing out and springing back to undead life! The Governor certainly went out with a bang in the mid-season finale, taking with him the comfy, secure, confines of the prison. The fences are down, zombies have flooded in, and whoever wasn’t killed in the initial melee are scattered to the winds. Not since Brooks in The Shawshank Redemption have people been so dismayed to be leaving a penitentiary. Before getting killed, the Governor managed to hand Rick his own ass, nearly beating him to death. How are he and Carl going to fare all alone out on the open road!?!?!?!
We’re finally back to the prison, Evil Geeks! After taking a divergent path for the past two weeks, we follow the Governor back to the prison in order to settle the score with Rick and Michonne. Can these two sides reach an understanding before any blood is spilled? If you read the comic, then you know that the answer to that question is a resounding “Nope.” Shit got real tonight kids, so let’s get right down to the review. Consider this your spoiler warning!
Evil Geeks, storywise, last week… may not have been the high point for the front portion of Season 4 of The Walking Dead. On paper it sounds good; a solo episode featuring a fan favorite character who’d been missing in action for a while. The execution though may have been a little lacking. As I said last week, I really hate it when a show dumps these one-shot episodes in the middle of a pretty heavy story arc. It feels like a distraction, or maybe the head writer’s kid got sick that week so they had to stay home from work. The thing that left we really nervous for this week’s episode was the fact that it looked like we’d be doubling down on another Governor-centric (or should I say Brian-centric) episode. Damn it! There’s still stuff going on at the prison that we want to know about! GET ON WITH IT!!!
Happy Monday Evil Geeklings! Some people would say that after a season so far packed with grisly, flame broiled murder, a killer flu, a massive fence breach, and the constant threat of being overrun by zombies, the people at the prison have been through enough. Well some people who don’t feel that way apparently are the writers of The Walking Dead and the current lingering big bad: The Governor. Last week we found out that the Governor has been quietly hanging around the prison, most likely doing something way more sinister than just constantly walking past the front gate hoping somebody sees him and invites him in. I’m pretty sure he’s got killing on his mind right now and I don’t mean in the “Murder For the Greater Good” type of way that Carol meant it. No, he’s got some scores to settle and surely that can’t bode well for Rick and the others.
Greetings Evil Geekites and welcome back to Zombie Round-Up your weekly Monday morning breakdown of each new episode of The Walking Dead. Last week’s episode saw some friendships tested (Bob and Darryl) and others outright ended (Carol and Rick). The big story bomb of the hour though was Rick banishing Carol from the prison after she confesses to the murder of Karen and David, who’d been infected with the killer flu that is still currently cutting its way through the remaining survivors. Rick makes the decision completely on his own without first consulting anyone else, so I’m willing the be that some people might not be too cool with that. Is the Ricktatorship back in full effect? Or has everyone had enough of Rick? Another person to keep an eye on in the midst of this flu madness is Hershel. He’s been in close contact with the infected and with the prison’s only resident doctor currently on Expedia booking a one way ticket to the afterlife, that means Hershel will be the closest thing to a medical professional left alive. The elderly have a good track record of dealing with the flu, right? Hopefully Hershel’s one tough ass old dude.