WASHINGTON, Nov 30, 2013 — The mid-season finale of “The Walking Dead” is upon us and with it the rampant speculation about who will die. Will we once again be reminded that in a zombie apocalypse the biggest threat may be the living and not the dead?
The big question at the start of every chat is “who will die tonight?” With this being the mid-season finale, everyone will be all the more anxious to know who will survive, and who will not.
At the end of last season we saw Andrea murdered-by-zombie, thanks to the Governor, a fact that oddly pleased more fans than it angered. For this mid-season finale, will the writers respond to the huge fan base by killing off someone we want dead, or shock us with the death of one of our favorite characters?
The governor has reemerged as the man we most want to die. In the last episode the gentler, kinder Governor, reconnected with Martinez, only to 360, eliminating everyone, starting with Martinez, who might question his right to lead the new camp.
While the last two episodes have been spent developing the governor’s back story, this next episode; “Too Far Gone,” hints at a major confrontation between the prison and the Governor’s newly assembled army. We see in teasers the Governor telling his new group that the prison is filled with ‘bad’ people and they have every right to take it over.
Last week’s episode ended with Michonne and Hershel in the gun sight of the Governor. Michonne is responsible for the Governor’s pirate look, taking out his eye at the same time she ‘killed’ his zombie daugher, Penny. So it stands to reason that he will jump at the opportunity to kill her. Will he eliminate Michonne before she has a chance to rejoin the people at the prison? Will Hershel, who has changed from mild vet / farmer to capable Zombie slayer, get in the Governor’s way and pay for it with his life?
Let’s not forget the unanswered questions about what has happened to Carol since Rick banished her from the prison. Will Carol finally show up, and will she be jaded enough to fight against her old prison mates, or will she arrive just in time to save the day?
Even worse, will she show up just in time to die?
Last week on “The Talking Dead,” the actor who played Martinez was a guest after being killed by the governor. Since Lauran Cohan, the actress who plays Maggie is one of the guests after Sunday night’s episode, does this mean she will die?
Or will the mystery guest on “The Talking Dead” Sunday night be the character who is killed off?
If we have learned anything, we have learned to expect the unexpected from the geniuses behind TV’s most highly rated drama. That said, the only thing fans of “The Walking Dead” can count on this week is a cliff-hanging episode that will leave us all starving for more. And the series won’t return until February.
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