It’s a flashback episode on this week’s The Walking Dead.
It looks like a two part flashback episode, and nope, no Carol consequences, but DAT PIT:
Oh he also went to an infested old folks home.
and used an oxygen tank.
so that was a gross miscalculation of an episode… so despite the prison still being full of characters we know nothing about (Who the hell is sasha?), scott gimple thought it would be a good use of two episodes to focus on the character everyone hates? got it…
I thought that at the beginning of the episode; I’m not sure how you could feel that by the end. And, honestly, anything that isn’t inside the prison has been great this season.
best episode of the season
Agreed with the two above. Best episode of the season.
Such a good one. I loved learning more about this guy that we all hate.
It was really spectacular, especially after that cop-out of him running like a pussy at the end of S3 just so they could keep him around. I’m honestly really looking forward to next weeks episode.
@loto, I loved seeing the difference between him running & killing all his people & then his own guys leaving him in the middle of the night.
I loved this one too, tbh.
This got me just like the last of us. Right in the feels.
The Governor was going for the Turkey! Nothing like a little throat-rippin’
Also, I’m really surprised they brought this angle into play with the Governor. I assumed the “Rise of the Governor” book was supposed to have taken place before Woodbury in the TV universe. Glad to see it.
Is there only one country road in all of Georgia? It seems like they are always on the same road.
That’s probably because they have to find a road that hasn’t been recently mowed.
I live in the country…everything looks the same, everywhere.
If anybody should be teaching someone how to play chess, it should be DeAngelo Barksdale.
I was gonna note this up top, but got distracted by that pit scene.
The king stay the king.
Hobo-Governor’s wig is everything.
That is all.
I was catching a Governor Gump vibe there.
Life is like a pit of zombies.
I didn’t realise Kurt Russell replaced David Morrisey this season…
@david W – my thoughts exactly
“Thanks for brutally murdering my zombie father in front of my young niece, bro. Now fist-bump me.”
Easily the most misguided episode of this show I’ve ever seen.
That fist bump was so awkward.
I’m not sure how I feel about the Governor redeeming himself. Sure, it means we might get some more time with the excellent David Morrissey, but I’ve already got one villain who’s redeemed himself on my schedule (Clay on SOA), I don’t really need another. Then again, Morrissey plays the character perfectly, so there’s that. Plus we got the zombie kill of the season (so far) from the dude.
I don’t think it was redemption. I think “Brian” is a parallel to Rick. Just like Rick couldn’t be a farmer. The Governor can’t be a hero. Even if he want’s to start over, there will always be something bringing him back. His anger consumes him. He get’s one look at Rick or Michonne, and it’s gonna be on.
Scott Gimple is far and away the best show runner TWD has had.
Mopey bearded Governor totally looked like recently fired Ron Burgundy wandering the hot streets of San Diego drinking milk.
I did liked it too. Though I thought by the end of the episode, Morrissey would’ve gone full on Governor, greasy motor-head hair and handlebar mustache.
Awful episode and YAY another Guv episode next week. It’s like Christmas if Santa brought anthrax to your house.
The wife & I were marvelling at how boring and slow this episode was… until the Pit scene. That redeemed it for me.
I can’t believe they introduced 4 new characters and managed to not kill 3 of them off minutes later.
your post-apocolyptic math checks out.
well, they were all white
I have loved this season, but, I did not care for this episode.
It was a bit needlessly slow. Pretty sure they could have condensed it down to one episode for the flashback, rather than two.
One thing about that, though – if you were unarmed in the zombie apocalypse (trapped with four of them in a pit, no less) would you really be trying to fuck zombies up with super innovative and unique kills or would you just be ultra efficient and throw them down one-at-a-time and stomp on their head? I mean, come on, Guv, stop show-boatin’ and get’er done.
This was a perfectly fine episode, but it was quite bland.
i liked this episode a lot, if only because there were only about 2, maybe 3 stupid decisions that were made instead of the usual jillion by the prison-crew.
+ 1 jillion
“Let me just hold my dead dad one more time.” Agggbllurrrgh!!! “Wait, don’t kill him!”
this episode was crazy boring
The Governor pulled off a convincing “Irreversible” kill. This was a pretty great episode, letting us feel sympathy for The Gov’, which may make us choose sides when the flashbacks stop and he invades the prison. It’s a Breaking Bad-esque move.
who says he is going to invade the prison?
maybe he will try to drop them off in the prison where they will be safer, while he stays outside because he knows they would kill him off immediately
The mood music this season is not cool. The dark ballad thing a couple times per episode drives me crazy.
Not the best episode of the season as some are saying, but definitely a welcome change of pace. David Morrissey owned that episode so hard.
The Walking Dead spinoff needs to be called Escape from Atlanta and star the Governor and Snake Plisskin as bickering brothers.
THANK YOU for the Snake reference! That was in my head all damn night.
That pit was terri-fying! Reminded me of Beetlejuice & how far a head can stretch before snapping.
Bones are now zombie killing sticks.
I think the real reason The Governor poured that food out of the window was because even in the zombie apocalypse, generic Spaghetti O’s still suck. Sketti Rings, my ass….
But what was he eating? Canned meat?
On the Talking Dead, David Morrissey was a guest and said its cause he didn’t want to feel like he owed anybody for anything
With her daughter just a few feet away in the blanket fort…
Glenn was killing people/zombies with bones back before it was cool…
I haven’t watched the episode yet but I clicked on this article and unlocked the Beth badge. Off to saunter into traffic now….
An eye patch gets you ass?? (asking for a friend.)
In a zombie apocalypse, breathing and not smelling like rotting in meat, will do wonders for your sex life.
Anyone else see the governor with wigged out hair and say, “Snake Pliskin! I thought you were dead!”
Where’d he park the glider?
You sir, just made my day.
So outside of Glenn, Govenor has gotten the most ass in the apocalypse? Or is he tied for second with Shane?
How the Governor Got his Groove Back
With the new Governor, I’m actually starting to see Carol maybe joining up. And together they could rule the western 2/3 of the united states from atop a throne of skulls.
You win, today.
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