Which unexpected cast member is returning for 'The Walking Dead' season 4?

Don't read this article if you haven't seen The Walking Dead's season 3 finale, "Welcome to the Tombs." Or, you know what? Go ahead and read it anyway, because not much happened.

Season 3 had been building to what we assumed would be a violent conclusion. But the season finale robbed us of any catharsis, deliberately dodging any signficant action sequences and ending the season with almost no resolution. Sure, it gave us some great Carl/Rick scenes, but it clearly and deliberately avoided giving us the violence it'd been promising.

Sure, there's a good argument to be made that the show was being brave by not making its season finale hyperviolent. I could even appreciate the idea to end the season on a quieter note, but the series very clearly wanted us to think that the season was building up to something massive. We got to watch the deep breath before the plunge, but there was no plunge -- just an exasperated sigh from the audience.

I haven't decided if I'll be returning to the Walking Dead when it returns in the fall, but someone has: actor David Morrissey, who plays the Governor.

Yes, the Governor survived, after inexplicably killing most of his army and riding off with his two main henchmen. He just took a jeep and rode off into the sunset -- to return next year in a regular capacity, apparently.

Again, I can appreciate the series for doing something unexpected -- I certainly had no inkling that the Governor would survive. And I'm happy David Morrissey still has a job -- he's a fantastic actor that lended the Governor a certain humanity that was fascinating to watch. But really, what's left for the character to do? He's already gone completely crazy, and the biggest threat he was able to muster killed approximately zero characters at the prison.

If I had to wager a guess, I would say that showrunner Glen Mazarra's departure from the series was due to creative differences regarding this. That might also be the reason for my departure from the series.

What about you? What did you think about "Welcome to the Tombs" and the Governor's survival?

The Walking Dead season 4 will premiere in October.

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Written by: mcpherson
Mar 31st, 2013, 9:43 pm

Images courtesy of AMC


Message Posted On Apr 1st, 2013, 11:06 pm
The walking dead this season was S***. Not only because the govenor's not dead but they are not sticking to the title of the movie "the walking dead". Its now more of a drama not a horror. Im very Disapointed with season 3.

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Message Posted On Apr 1st, 2013, 1:09 pm

"Its going to be a blood bath..."

I think you mean Beth will be washing the baby in a bathtub that once had blood in it... is more like it.


Message Posted On Apr 1st, 2013, 10:37 am
Andrea fucked up - Miles sacrificed his life and used all his willpower to control himself after transformation. So i guess his theory about spark of humanity still inside walker's brain was true after all. At least for seconds he appeared reanimated, but still human. In a sense Andrea was already dead after her sister's death. She became increasingly erratic and violent, but also overly sentimental and irrational. Michonne intervention in 2nd season finale just delayed inevitable.

Message Posted On Apr 1st, 2013, 7:24 am
what an anticlimax. I expected much much more. this season finale was nothing but a huge disappointment. milton and andrea are dead, and that's it. They better have something good next season, or I too, will stop watching.

Message Posted On Apr 1st, 2013, 5:34 am
I will DEFINITELY be watching the new series. I did NOT like the ending to season 3 and I totally agree with this article. Total anti-climax after an insanely tense build up, I get why fans are annoyed. But the season as a whole was FANTASTIC and the show is still the best thing on TV.

Message Posted On Apr 1st, 2013, 4:39 am
0 percent chance, huh? Dumbass.

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Message Posted On Apr 1st, 2013, 2:45 am

Ok! I am so not watching this show next season! Seriously, I'm watching TWD for 2 reasons :

1) killing zombies

2) for the original crew, for the pleasure to watch them trying to survive this world!

None of this thing happened this season! And frankly I sincerly hoped that Daryl would've killed him in revenge for his brother but even him became a f**! Rick killed mentally his best warrior! Uncool!

So no I won't be watching TWD in fall.

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