Early on in this episode, my Walking Dead viewing merged with the memory of my Once Upon A Time viewing and, for a moment, as the helicopter made it’s first pass, I thought, “What fairytale has a helicopter in it?”
It was disorienting.
And that’s how I felt through most of the ep. It was disorienting to be cut off from Rick and the gang, but OH MY GOD what a relief to get away from that bunch for a while. There’s only so much of Rick’s pacing rage I can take when I know Michonne and Andrea are out there being awesome.
So, here they are in Woodbury. Which, to the uninitiated, looks perfectly lovely and is led by a quietly charismatic man in an LL Bean vest (I stole that from my friend Kyo)(the bit about the LL Bean vest, not the actual item).
(Just so we’re clear, I didn’t steal anyone’s vest.)
But, those of us who’ve gotten to Woodbury and the Governor in the comics know the deal.
I don’t know about you, but watching the Governor be so reasonable was killing me. I’ve got a feeling that we’re either going to see a radically different Governor than we’re expecting. OR, he may be exactly the bastard we’re expecting, but with a dramatically expanded backstory that’ll make it harder to brand him as a straight-up villain.
My evidence: that flashcard with Robert Kirkman’s top five favorite Walking Dead changes from comic to television. Expect more big changes, y’all.
Other Walking Dead Thoughts:
- Michonne is the quiet type, but if she goes the T-Dog dialogue route, I’m going to lose it.
- The Governor’s fish tank wall of zombie heads wasn’t shocking. Maybe because I knew it was coming.
- What’s the deal with the tea?
- Try to act a little more suspicious and shifty, Milton. Jesus.
- It’s going to take an effing zombie apocalypse to get this country to switch to solar power.