(WARNING. If you have not been keeping up with the third season of AMC's The Walking Dead, this article will likely cover things you might not want to read. Read with caution)
The world of the Walking Dead has been one of death, despair and devastation since day one. The series has pulled no punches and popular characters have died, with no one besides maybe Rick being "safe". Sunday night brings the conclusion of the third season of the series, which has seen many changes to the status quo of the series.
We stand at the end of a great battle, as Rick's crew will lock horns with The Governor's gang. And if what the cast is saying is any indication, it is going to be brutal and bloody.
"It's a full-blown war," said Norman Reedus (Daryl), whose character is an emotional mess following the death of his brother Merle last episode. "We've seen fights going on, but not like the finale. The finale is massive."
In addition to Merle, Lori and T-Dog both passed away this season. Series creator Robert Kirkman says that, while not guaranteeing that either will pass away, that Rick and the Governor will definitely see a change in their relationship this week.
"It's a very dangerous world and things are just getting more dangerous, as Rick and the Governor are on this huge collision course," he said. "Something bad is going to happen to one of them; we'll see where things go."
The prison community led by Rick has a choice - to stay and fight or to flee. It appears they are selecting the former.
David Morrissey, who plays the Governor, feels that his character is going to pull this off.
"If anyone is going to survive, it's going to be him," he said. "After Lori died, I think Rick lost about 20 percent (odds of surviving). I'd say he's at 50-50."
A wild card in this is Carl, played by Chandler Riggs. Series producers said that he had a big story line coming later this season, which has not yet materialized. Hopefully for Riggs' sake they do not follow what the comics did, otherwise he is going to be spending a lot of time in a makeup chair from here on.
"He's a live wire. Equally, he's become a vital, instinctive soldier. Look at how competent and independent he was in taking Morgan out when he thought he was a threat. He's making a lot of calls independent of Rick and that is going to come to blows at some point," series star Andrew Lincoln (Rick) said of his on-screen son. "Seeing a boy turning into a soldier is one of the most exciting stories. A child's reasoning with a gun is terrifying. There's nothing more scary."
Call it now - who dies this Sunday? Also, will you be watching this or the Game of Thrones premiere?