It’s the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead as The Governor looks to take the prison away from Rick and friends by any means necessary. The Walking Dead season 4 episode 8 review after the jump.
The last two episodes of The Walking Dead let us see what The Governor had been up to since the end of the third season and the fall of Woodbury. Due to the loss of his child and with him being left to survive on his own, the character became more human, until the thirst for power and to survive resurfaced.
The Walking Dead season 4 episode 8 is quite possibly the greatest episode of the series to date
Following a speech for his new “family”, The Governor decides to take the prison and, even though he states that he wants to do this peacefully with no one being harmed, we all know that this isn’t going to happen.
What we get then is an episode full of shocks, surprises, horror and full blown war.
With Michone and Hershel as hostages, The Governor tells Rick that he has until sundown to move his people out or he will kill one. Rick asks to negotiate and states that both parties can live side-by-side, but The Governor isn’t interested.
Darryl, who is mightly upset at the start of the episode due to the Carol situation, turns into a one-man army. The best character from the show, Darryl uses his bow with pinpoint precision, along with rifles and grenades to fend off the attack. He even uses a zombie as a shield in one point.
We don’t want to spoil anything as we really think you need to see this episode, but many people die, including two major characters – one of which is shocking, whilst the other was expected.
The Walking Dead season 4 episode 8 is quite possibly the greatest episode of the series to date. If this is only the mid-season finale, we cannot wait to see what they have in store for the last episode of the season.