With just over a month to go till The Walking Dead shuffles back a-wailin’ and a-moanin’ onto our screens, we are being given a steady stream of what-ifs and maybe and could this character actually die predictions from all over the interweb.
While only showrunner Scott M. Gimple, series creator Robert Kirkman and the amazingly talented people at AMC know for sure what is going to going to happen to characters like Bob Stookey (Larry Gillard Jr), Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) or Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and The Governor played by David Morrissey (surely he’s dead isn’t he?’ don’t be so sure), one thing is for sure … life is getting any easier for Team Prison.
Fresh from the Governor’s latest psychotically-driven attack on the prison, which scattered Rick and the gang to the four virus-laden winds and rendered the jail useless as a sanctuary from the zombie apocalypse, everyone who survived this nightmarish battle for a now-destroyed prize is out on their own and facing a whole new set of problems and dangers.
And the newly released promo poster for the back half of season 4 reaffirms just how the game has changed with the sage advice “Don’t Look Back” writ large across the top and Rick and Carl wandering alone down a railroad track to … well, who knows where.
Word on the street is that the Rick and Carl (Chandler Riggs) won’t be reunited with Glenn (Steven Yuen), sisters Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Beth (Emily Kinney) who are still mourning their father Hershel (Scott Wilson) who died in the mid-season finale, and all the others straight away.
In fact, there will be a number of stand alone episodes, according to comicbook.com, including ones centred on Daryl, and Carl who according to Andrew Lincoln does a superb job of anchoring one particular episode:
“Just wait, all I will say is just wait for what this kid [Chandler Riggs] is going to do this season. He I think has done one of the best episodes certainly this season, and he kind of carries it. It’s beautiful what he’s done.”
And there is strong talk that one of the MAJOR characters of the cast will shuffle off this apocalyptic coil in the final half of season 4 with comicbook.com predicting that “one of the main cast members who has not been killed in the comic book series will die during Season 4.”
And oh yes, Carol (Melissa Peletier) returns and the first person she meets up with is Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman) who is still blissfully unaware that she murdered David and his beloved Karen. Fireworks no doubt ensue!
It’s all happening on The Walking Dead and there’s no chance you will be sitting cosily back in your seat come 9 February this year.