Can you imagine how happy I was to discover we were in store for another Governor centric episode of The Walking Dead? Two in a row! I want to ask the writers if we, as viewers, had done anything wrong. Had we pissed you off? Granted after watching this second episode, I understand why we had to revisit the Governor, but in reality, did we need two whole episodes?
So picking up from last weeks closer, The Governor (or Brian as it turns out his name is) along with Lilly, Tara and Megan join Martinez’s camp. There seems to be some decent muscle within the group and enough ammo to ensure their safety. It all seems pretty peachy until The Governor realizes his past may come back to haunt him thanks to former right hand man Martinez. It’s funny how, in a zombie apocalypse, a game of golf can turn deadly. One minute you’re wolfing down whisky, hitting golf balls off the top of a camper-van, the next you’re getting whacked over the head with a 9 iron and being fed to a bunch of walkers.
It’s here all the work of last weeks episode of trying to convince us that The Governor has turned a new leaf come undone as the diseased animal within him begins to yearn for leadership again and return to the ways of Woodbury and that means taking no prisoners and killing those that may step in his way. He wants a Woodbury 2.0.
Now The Governor is back in his element, standing above the camp survivors, ensuring all see him as their only hope for survival. He puts them all to good use, building fences and whatnot but his plan to try and move the camp to ‘safer’ grounds needs that one final push – cue a walker inside the camp. Clearly The Governor planted the walker. The immediate threat of death was the perfect example to ensure there would be no hesitation from any member to move camp.
So where could be the perfect safe place for the Governor and his new camp? The prison of course! He’s been staking it out. I wonder if he was surprised how well the place has held up since his last attack on the place? Anyways we see him spying on Rick….who’s farming of course. He also happens across Hershel and Michonne….I think. It someone who looks like Michonne but she’s smiling so clearly it’s not actually Michonne.
After playing his own version of Spy Games, The Governor heads back and informs his peeps that he’s found their next camp.
Next week’s episode is sadly the mid season finale. It seems there’s a turf war between the two camps, and someone brings along a tank for good measure. I bet Rick is wishing he hadn’t sent Carol packing now.
- The Walking Dead: Dead Weight (grumpywalker.wordpress.com)
- The Walking Dead Review/Recap-The Governor is Back…For Real This Time (mistermarquee.com)
- ‘Walking Dead’: Will the Governor Do It? [SPOILER] (webpronews.com)
- The Walking Dead: “Dead Weight” (fangirlsarewe.com)