As we pick up this week on The Walking Dead, there’s a debate raging within the prison gang about whether or not they should pack up and leave their new home. The Governor has already shown that he’s out to get them and Michonne knows that the crazy bastard isn’t about to give up until one side or the other is dead.
As if to prove that point, every person in Woodbury capable of holding a gun is being trained up to fight. It looks like the Governor is going in full force to deal with the situation. To make matters worse, Tyrese and his crew have wandered into the Governor’s care and they happen to know how to get into the prison through the back door. Needless to say, the Governor is pleased with his new find (and to have four more bodies on his side).
In the meantime, Andrea sneaks out of Woodbury to go have a chat with Rick and the prison group. She still thinks that some sort of peace can be achieved, despite the body count on both sides. Her reunion with the group is less than happy, since they’re all aware of her involvement with the Governor by this point thanks to Merle. Still, she says hello, tries to convince them to talk peace and then returns to Woodbury. Before she takes off, Carol advises her that the entire conflict can come to an end if Andrea just takes care of the Governor on her own, once and for all. Andrea has to make that fateful decision, and I think we all know how that will end up. What’s the third season going to come to without the main bad guy, after all?
This episode was pretty damn slow, that’s for sure, but it did a good job of settling the characters in on their respective sides of the conflict. Of course, it’s a far cry from the way the comic books panned out, since Tyrese and his little group is sitting in Woodbury along with Andrea - all of whom were in the prison in the comic storyline. It makes me wonder what they plan on doing with it and even more curious about whether the fate of Woodbury will play a bigger role in the series.
With just five more episodes to go, people are going to need to start dying soon. They’ve a huge conflict and a giant body count to live up to if they’re to match the comics. They certainly can’t change it too much, else the stories from the comics will be out the window. Personally, I could be happy with them going either way, though hardcore Walking Dead fans might riot.
I guess we’ll just have to see what happens this Sunday.