These character centric episodes where NONE of the main cast are featured really do annoy me. Not only do they not push any sort of story line along, they are also usually a bore. At exactly 27 minutes into the episode, my boyfriend turned to me and said “What an effing drag”. My point exactly.
It’s like that episode of Homeland recently where it was all about Brody. Not much really happened, the main story line was halted and your’e just left there thinking “What has happened to this show?” But unlike Homeland, this episode of The Walking Dead (Season 4, episode 6 titled ‘Live Bait’) has tried to make the bad guy of the show look like a hero, and I for one am not buying it.
Just to remind you, here’s a quick recap of the Governor’s antics last season:
*His zombified daughter kept chained up in a secret closet
*Testing done on walkers to find a cure
*His personal collection of Zombie memorabilia – namely heads
*The murder of innocent survivors in camps so as to claim supplies
*He arranged attacks on the prison
*He basically killed Andrea.
*He mindlessly murdered his own townfolk
*He almost got Daryl killed.
Shall I go on?
There is nothing redeemable about this man, yet, judging by this episode, we’re supposed to feel for him and hope he does well in his travels. Sad thing is, we know where he eventually ends up – outside the prison but, we don’t know who he has with him.
So long recap short, the Governor is alive, he’s practically broken. Walking around aimlessly working a beard Jaoquin Phoenix would be proud of before stumbling across a family of survivors in an apartment block. There’s tension, a chick with a gun, requests for help, a bonding session with a little girl, awkward sex in the back of a truck and a run from walkers and then here we are at the end of the episode with another blast from the past, the Governor’s former right hand man Martinez looking down at him.
I don’t know what else to say. Single handedly was the worst episode to date. Beats any episode where Daryl isn’t in a sleeveless vest.
I wonder how Carol is going?
- Walking Dead S4:E6 or as I like to call it “Nice Try. I Still Think He’s Nuts.” (booksandbeverages.wordpress.com)
- “The Walking Dead” Episode 6 Analysis (frankallenbarber.wordpress.com)
- ‘The Walking Dead’: All About the Governor (Opinion) (variety.com)