Throughout the latest season of AMC's "The Walking Dead," one of the more debated topics was how The Governor and his Woodbury crew would learn about the existence Rick's group at the prison. This week's episode finally shed some light on this, as Merle encountered and took hostage a scavenging Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan), and previews for next week's goings on look suitably grim for the young lovers.
Yeun admits that the Merle and The Governor are sure to use what matters most against the two in order to uncover what they know. "When you have things to live for, those are the things that can be directly used against you to test you," Yeun said.
"The bond that Maggie and Glenn have becomes a weakness for them and they're played against each other," Cohan continued. "We've seen that the bond gives them reason to live but it's also now going to challenge them and in some ways, make them weaker."
The light at the end of the tunnel is the timely arrival of Michonne at the prison, bringing with her Glenn and Maggie's supplies and some interesting information on what became of the two. Cohan teases that even the rescue mission could be a grim undertaking. "You're going to see a divide in what people think is the safest thing to do," Cohan said. "It's friction the whole time and nothing really ever gets settled until there's death."
In the comics, Michonne's encounters with The Governor got far more grisly than what has occurred in the AMC series. Consequently, I for one am concerned that Maggie's days could be numbered or, at the very least, they're going to get a lot worse before they get better. How do you think the two will fare in Woodbury?