If you’re worried about huge spoilers, not just for Sunday’s episode of “The Walking Dead,” but for an iconic scene from the comics that may be coming up soon, do not read on.
We’re serious: SPOILERS from this point forward.
If you’re still here, AMC has provided us with a sneak peak pic of The Governor (David Morrissey) in a quiet, reflective moment during “Dead Weight,” the episode of “The Walking Dead” broadcast this Sunday, November 24.
But what most interests us, and will interest fans of the comic? What’s next to The Governor in the picture.
Those certainly seem to be tire treads for a tank, don’t they? In the comics, the villain’s most iconic scene is when he rolled up to the prison, Rick Grimes’ safehouse, riding in a tank looking for vengeance on Grimes and friends. Not only does the tank lead to some massive destruction, but in the comics there’s also major main character deaths that follow. The TV show has shown willingness to change things up in the past, of course. But as Chekhov said, if you introduce a tank in the first act…
Also of interest, Morrissey’s body language in the picture. As we saw in “Live Bait,” The Governor is trying to start a new, possibly less violent life after completely screwing up the town of Woodbury. Is he feeling reluctant about driving a tank up to the prison to kill Rick and the other survivors? Has he been forced into the deed? Or is he just steeling himself for the mayhem he’s about to cause?
Either way, it looks like we’re headed to the epic, iconic confrontation that fans have been begging for since The Governor’s introduction last season.
Here’s the official info on the episode, which airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET:
The Walking Dead
Season 4, Episode 7: “Dead Weight”
Airs this Sunday, November 24 at 9pm ET
A new and scary chapter is unfolding at a camp outside the prison. Will peace be attainable with the addition of new members?