There have been rumors and rumblings about whether or not The Governor would return in season 4 of “The Walking Dead” since the show went on winter break. Things weren’t helped when David Morrissey, the actor who plays him was cagey about the character’s return. On Feb. 4, UPROXX confirmed the character will definitely be seen in the midseason premiere.
The news has been downplayed most likely because the character’s return won’t likely be a ‘raised from the dead’ event but maybe more of a flashback or filling in the blanks of what happened type of scene. AMC doesn’t necessarily want to make a mountain out of this but they sure won’t mind the viewers who tune in out of curiosity.
The first confirmation of The Governor’s return was posted last week as part of a Q&A from TV Guide. Though we have known for some time that premiere episode will focus mainly on Rick and Carl with a side story for Michonne, the blip from TV Guide let the cat out of the bag:
“Don’t expect to see too many familiar faces since Rick and Carl take center stage when the AMC drama returns. While Rick heals from his beating from The Governor — whom you will see again — Carl will lose something very important to him. (No, not his innocence!) “
Another possible explanation for The Governor’s return is that Rick was so badly hurt, he hallucinates the man. He did have hallucinations about Lori for a time after her death. Now that he believes Baby Judith is gone and he has lost all his friends, it’s possible he’d go a little nuts again. That would explain another appearance by the Governor even if it is all in Rick’s mind.
“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC on Sunday, Feb. 9. Don’t miss it!
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