If you are a fan of the series “The Walking Dead” you are probably feeling a little like the characters in the show: lost. You might be wondering if a zombie has bitten the action itself. You may also be tackling with the decision as to whether you should keep watching or shut the door on this gripping series.
Yes, the show has started off the second half of the 4th season a little slow. The separation of the group has many viewers craving more and ultimately wanting the prison back. But are these episodes really just the writers’ idea of a cruel joke or are they necessary to propel the show to new levels?
Every show goes through a lull period. Sometimes it is due to lack of ratings but sometimes, which is possible in the case of the zombie-laced show, the lull is really just a step into cementing the show into television history with the likes of ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Mad Men’, and the ‘Sopranos’, to name a few. If you think about it, a lot has happened in the first four seasons. Nearly a dozen main characters have been murdered(not to mention beheaded), a farm and a town have both burnt down, and the Governor has gone from crazy, to sane back to crazy, and finally dead. The writers’ might think that the characters deserve a little downtime to gather their thoughts and get to know their inner zombie (because as we know…SPOILER ALERT…. everyone has the zombie gene inside them). Perhaps a little relaxation could be just what these characters need to get the energy and the action back.
Another potential reason for the slowed action…the writers’ are preparing to drop an absolutely insanely, zombified new storyline on us. They know that they just need to beat us down until we can’t take anymore and then BOOM…..our minds are blown.
So what could this new, potentially crazy storyline be? Well I have taken the liberty to brainstorm a few possible, yet far-fetched, storyline ideas:
1.) Michonne and Rick finally realize their unrequited love for one another: Yes, Rick and Michonne are total opposites but like they say, opposites attract. I mean come on, Rick has been slowly losing his mind ever since he lost Lori. Is it a coincidence that right when Lori dies and Rick’s downfall begins, Michonne shows up? Also, Carl loves Michonne. If you haven’t noticed Carl is less than thrilled to be living out his teen years in a zombie apocolypse. He is angry and doesn’t seem to like anyone or anything he comes across. Except for Michonne. Somehow, Michonne and Carl have connected and she almost seems to be his saving grace as well. Rick is always looking for acceptance from Carl so maybe hooking up with Michonne will finally win his adolescent son over. Plus, the two of them would have a beautiful baby, which they would teach to wield a sword and wear a sheriff’s hat (anything to get that hat away from Carl).
2.) The Governor zombie comes back and is unstoppable: So you think the Governor is gone?! Really?! It is the Governor. This guy had an aquarium full of zombie heads, kept his zombie daughter on a leash in a closet, got hot women to sleep with him despite his pirate eye patch, and chopped the head off of an innocent old man….twice. He is capable of doing absolutely anything. Yes he was killed, but we never really saw his zombie. He could be wondering around the streets of Atlanta right now looking for the prison crew, ready to feed upon their brains and stomach. The Governor always seems to pop up at the most inopportune times for the group, so what is stopping the zombie version of the Governor from coming back and continuing to wreak havoc?
3.) Daryl and Carol meet back up, run away, and get their own spin-off: What could be better than these two finding one another, running away, and beginning their new lives on a brand-new show? I mean Daryl and Carol riding motorcycles, tracking with a crossbow, and finding random children to foster…. what could be better?! Plus maybe we could finally see Daryl with his shirt off! Just a thought!
So yes, those storylines may be far-fetched but a fan can dream right? Besides, we need to do something while watching the lack of action unfold on the show. But don’t fret Dead fans, the best is yet to come. The writers’ will surely reward fans for suffering through the bore with an amazing season finale or a mind-blowing season five. The show hasn’t lost it yet and will surely shock and surprise us in future shows. Until then…bite on and tune into tonight’s episode to see how this season ends!