The Walking Dead series 4 episode 6 review

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He’s Back! The Governor returns and takes centre stage in ‘Live Bait’ – based on what happened after the end of season 3. Full review of The Walking Dead series 4 episode 6 after the jump.

the governor The Walking Dead series 4 episode 6 review

Name: The Walking Dead
Studio: AMC Studios
Release Date: 17/11/2013

“There is darkness where he wants to be respected and in command, but underneath lies a man hurt and troubled by the loss of those he loved.”

Spoilers ahead.

Here we are with a full governor-centric episode of The Walking Dead. After the failed attack on the prison in the season 3 finale, The Governor is dumped by his remaining friends and is left to walk the streets on his own – tired and hungry.

the governor 2 300x184 The Walking Dead series 4 episode 6 reviewHe soon sees a young girl in a window of an apartment block and makes his way inside, where he is greeted carefully by a family, who take him in and feed him. He returns the favour by helping them with a few little chores, like gaining a backgammon set from an apartment above and retrieving more oxygen tanks from a nearby hospital.

You could easily mistake the first half of the show for Escape from New York (or Escape from Woodsboro) as The Governor resembles Kurt Russell’s Snake Plissken.

Once the father/grandfather of the family passes away, The Governor saves the women by killing him in zombie form before he manages to sink his teeth into one. They soon ask if they can stay with him and look for sanctuary, to which he agrees.

Episode 6 is a great break from the story at the prison and The Governor is a brilliant character to base it around. David Morrissey plays the former leader of Woodsboro superbly. There is darkness where he wants to be respected and in command, but underneath lies a man hurt and troubled by the loss of those he loved. Morrissey shows us such depth to the point of where we actually start to feel sorry for him, knowing to right he is also a stone cold murderer.

Overall thoughts:

Brilliant stuff from The Walking Dead once again. Let’s hope we get a lot more of The Governor in future episodes.

5 / 5 stars     

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