'The Walking Dead's' third season ended on a bit of a controversial note, denying fans the big battle they'd been expecting and instead treating them to the Governor's much lower-key (but still murderous) meltdown in which he killed all but two of his men and rode off into the sunset. But regardless of whether or not you were disappointed by this storytelling decision, you've got to admit that David Morrissey, who portrays Woodbury's former despot, is one of the show's best actors. Season 3's anticlimax aside, it'll be fun to see him continue developing the show's big villain.
We're going to get to see that, too. Despite creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman's assertions that the Governor won't appear in season 4 "until we least expect it," TVLine is reporting that the Governor will be popping up in a major way in two episodes of the season's first eight.
The episodes have been described as "standalone Governor" outings, meaning that we'll probably be seeing very little of Rick and his crew (though as "Days Gone Bye" and "Clear," taught us, 'The Walking Dead' is best when it's extremely focused on a few characters).
I'm personally hoping for a road-movie style approach, with the Governor and his two lackeys Caeasar and Shumpert driving through the Georgia countryside, cracking jokes and trying not to think about the fact that the Governor just killed twenty of their friends.
'The Walking Dead' season 4 is slated to premiere Sunday, October 13 on AMC.