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post #1756 of 1954

Well now looks like he lost his eye but gained a heart - fair trade?

post #1757 of 1954
Well, I gathered that this was backfill -- that it in story chronology it predates the previous episode where we see him by the prison gate (and presumably are to understand that he's the one who was baiting zombies to the fence and possibly also poisoning the water supply). If that's the case, it seems like he's still pretty much a vindictive dick with a Grinch-sized heart. Even when he was running Woodbury, he was presented as having physical courage and a capacity for loyalty or service to others, even if his capacity to feel true emotional warmth to anyone other than his little zombie daughter was questionable.
post #1758 of 1954
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Best of the season. Not too cringe-worthy, actual character development, and -gasp- something actually happened.

 

I agree. It might be time for the old group to all start dying -- the only time the show got better was when none of them were in it. :uhoh:

post #1759 of 1954
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Well, I gathered that this was backfill -- that it in story chronology it predates the previous episode where we see him by the prison gate (and presumably are to understand that he's the one who was baiting zombies to the fence and possibly also poisoning the water supply). If that's the case, it seems like he's still pretty much a psychopath Even when he was running Woodbury, he was presented as having physical courage and a capacity for loyalty or service to others, even if his capacity to feel true emotional warmth to anyone other than his little zombie daughter was questionable.

Fixed. Wasn't it established late last season that he finally snapped? Yeah he was no saint before then but he'd lost his marbles. If the episode was backfill as you suggest, maybe something goes astray (I missed whatever happened after his old comrade found him in the hole) that leads him to go apeshit again.
post #1760 of 1954
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If the episode was backfill as you suggest, maybe something goes astray (I missed whatever happened after his old comrade found him in the hole) that leads him to go apeshit again.

Either the little girl dies or the two women get raped. Either way, as good as this episode was, it will ultimately be pointless if they turn him into a psychopath again 2-3 episodes down the road.
post #1761 of 1954
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Fixed. Wasn't it established late last season that he finally snapped? Yeah he was no saint before then but he'd lost his marbles. If the episode was backfill as you suggest, maybe something goes astray (I missed whatever happened after his old comrade found him in the hole) that leads him to go apeshit again.
You could be right. The timing's not entirely clear (at least to me). I was going in part off the fact that he's clean-shaven when seen by the prison and then has a long beard at the start of the last episode (before shaving it off at the end). So if the last episode depicts events after we see him outside the prison there has been a big chunk of time skipped over during which he goes away, wanders around like a hobo, and grows a beard, all without explanation.
post #1762 of 1954
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Either the little girl dies or the two women get raped. Either way, as good as this episode was, it will ultimately be pointless if they turn him into a psychopath again 2-3 episodes down the road.

Um, you aren't already expexting that? The backfill was interesting but knowing what I know about the Gov, I can't gain any sympathy for him. I'm definitely interested in seeing what mayhem he cooks up.
post #1763 of 1954
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Um, you aren't already expexting that? The backfill was interesting but knowing what I know about the Gov, I can't gain any sympathy for him. I'm definitely interested in seeing what mayhem he cooks up.

I bet he invites Rick and his followers to an elaborate wedding, only to ambush and murder them during the feast.
post #1764 of 1954
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Um, you aren't already expexting that? The backfill was interesting but knowing what I know about the Gov, I can't gain any sympathy for him. I'm definitely interested in seeing what mayhem he cooks up.

I think most people are pretty much expecting that which is why this past episode was useless for anyone other than Governor fans. The show could have picked up right after we see him surveying the prison without this filler ep.
post #1765 of 1954
Yup, the guvna's back.
post #1766 of 1954
DAMNIT

and it looks like the prison is going down finally, or is it? patch[1].gif
post #1767 of 1954
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Yup, the guvna's back.

So much for turning over a new leaf. Dude is more terrifying than the walkers.
post #1768 of 1954
Tonight's episode is either gonna rock or suck cawk.
post #1769 of 1954
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Even when he was running Woodbury, he was presented as having physical courage and a capacity for loyalty or service to others, even if his capacity to feel true emotional warmth to anyone other than his little zombie daughter was questionable.

Let he who is able to stay on an even emotional keel while caring for a young zombie daughter cast the first stone.
post #1770 of 1954
If this finale sucks, I guess that means I'll still be seeing you guys next February.
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