I’ve pretty much given up on the Walking Dead. The writing has gotten better since last season (especially with character development) but is still rife with inconsistencies and holes. The acting is sub par at best. The pneumonia arc dragged on. Now they are giving us a divergent story line. Last week’s episode ended with The Governor looking upon the prison area from the outskirts. However, instead of diving into that (and the whole Rick/Darryl/Carol saga), we the viewers are treated to everything the Governor’s been up to since he went Rambo on most of the citizens of Woodbury to now. His shadow has been looming throughout this season so we knew his comeback was inevitable. A even though we need to know what happened to him during that time span, this season already feels displaced and disjointed because of the decision of traveling back in time and doing the play by play on The Governor for more than one episode.
Well, what has The Governor been up to since we saw him in the finale? Well, he decided to take part in No Shave November and has tried his hand at a Hershel impersonation. He walks around aimlessly until he finds a family holed up in an apartment building. This is where we see the whole bad guy with a heart of gold routine when they ask him to do random dangerous stuff for them and he obliges. He also advises them on aiming for the zombies’ heads in order to kill them….which makes me wonder how they survived so long. The pops has some type of cancer and dies and he proceeds to bash his head in when the father reanimates and tries to eat the lesbian daughter….to the horror of the other daughters. But oh, it’s cool with the lesbian daughter because she was like “pound it”. The Governor tries to leave but one of the other older daughters is like “NUH UH. Not without us.” So he drives these chicks away from the apartment stronghold that has kept them alive for the better part of 2 years (because that’s what I would do if the world around me was falling apart) and one evening when they are trying to sleep in the back of the truck, the straight daughter is all like “pound it” but she didn’t mean that she wanted daps at all. The truck stops working and they have to run away from zombies and he falls into a ditch when his top henchman from Woodbury finds him and is like WTF?”
And you know what? We have at least one, perhap even two, more episodes of this. Aren’t you thrilled?
Random thoughts/memes/tweets/tumblrs etc.:
-I still don’t know why they left the apartment building. Would have been easier for the Governor to bang the older sister in an apartment than in the back of a truck with the other sisters sleeping right there.
-LOL the youngest daughter made a king Governor:
-Oh this perfectly explains how frustrated I am with this show:
-The “Carol burns everything” jokes never end and that is one thing that I’m happy about: