Posted: 1:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
By Gina Carbone
Today is Monday, October 7. There are only six days left until The TV Fairy gifts us with The Walking Dead Season 4 premiere. We're counting down the days until October 13 — and since we're six days away, here are six things we're still trying to figure out.
1. Where Is The Governor?
It looks like we're going to get flashbacks to figure out where The Governor’s been, and we know Michonne will still be obsessed with tracking his one-eyed butt down, but we still don’t know exactly when he’s going to show up on our TV screens or have face-time with the new Team Prison. Is it even a good idea to go after him? Wouldn’t it be better to just let the guy go, instead of inviting more trouble to the prison at a time when it sounds like they could really use less drama? On that note...
2. What Exactly Is the New Threat ... or Threats?
This season Team Prison is facing a new threat that's not walkers or people but it may be more dangerous than both combined. It may be related to Mother Nature, and we're thinking it might be some kind of illness that spreads in some funky new way — or maybe just the old usual way sickness spreads. On top of that, there may be a killer on the loose in the prison. People are getting killed in cold blood, and we're suspicious about some of the newbies from Woodbury and beyond. Speaking of them...
3. Who Are All These New People — and Will Any of Them Survive?
About 50 people came over from Woodbury at the end of Season 3, but the Comic-Con trailer showed Hershel saying “we just lost 12 of our own." That's probably not in the premiere itself, but humans are dropping like flies out there. A lot of new faces are joining the season, but we're not going to get too attached to any of them in case they get killed off. Bob Stookey is probably sticking around, though. He’s from the comics, but in the TV version, he didn't come over from Woodbury; Daryl just finds him out there about a week before the season's events pick up. Who is this guy and can we trust him?
4. Are We Leaving the Prison? If so, Where Are We Going?
The big Comic-Con trailer heavily hints that our group wants to leave the prison since, as Hershel puts it, it might be safer outside those walls. Michonne looks at a map, Glenn tells Maggie they should leave, and Daryl says “sooner or later, we run.” OK, but to where? Also in that trailer, we see Bob, Tyreese, Michonne and Daryl in a car and they hear some scratchy radio message talking about a “sanctuary.” That could be a hint to where we’re going, but there are a few different comic-related possibilitiesfor the location and the TV show does like to do its own thing. The addition of this character from the comics also suggests we might be leaving the prison on a permanent basis by the end of Season 4. You OK with that?
5. Are Daryl and Carol Going to Be an Item?
The Walking Dead's official will they/won't they couple may just stick to double entendres and other cutesy stuff like n Season 3, but we wouldn't mind seeing more from them. They were separated a couple of times last season, but we’d rather see them stay together and work as a team in Season 4 — either as an obvious couple or just very close friends. And wouldn’t it be nice if Carol actually saved Daryl’s life this time?
6. Which Main Characters Will Die?
Not to be callous, but does anybody really care about the Woodbury newbies as much as the OGs from Atlanta? Four main characters died during Season 3 (T-Dog, Lori, Merle, and Andrea) and comic book writer/executive producer Robert Kirkman has saidthe same number would not die in Season 4. He said it could be less, like two, or more like 10, but it wouldn’t be four again. Here are five people who are not allowed to die … and here are three people we’re willing to sacrifice. Sorry!
There are still a ton of other questions to consider, but what’s highest on your mind as we approach the premiere?
The Walking Dead Season 4 premieres on October 13 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.