On Oct. 13, "The Walking Dead" season 4 premiere aired and 1.6 million people tuned in. The season is off to a great start and viewers got a glimpse of the threats that will affect the survivors. On Oct. 14, International Business Times went into detail and discussed their theory about one of the threats.
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There were several clues in the season 4 premiere on what threats viewers can look forward to. Besides Patrick becoming a walker inside the prison, but nobody knows yet, it seems as if the animals might be getting the infection. In previous episodes, survivors were able to eat wildlife and not get sick. However, there are theories that Patrick died from eating the deer that Daryl brought back. Also, the prison pig, Violet, died and while Rick was out in the forest, he saw a dying boar. While animals die all of the time, there was a lot of focus on those animals, in particular the pig. At the beginning of the episode, Carl asks Rick what's wrong with her. The later, Rick notices that she is just lying there in the corner of her pen and he looks very concerned.
International Business Times brought up the bleeding eyes. The camera kept focusing on one zombie, even though there were several at the fence. It was not rotted like the others, it seemed fresh, but it had bleeding eyes. Also, it was mentioned that when Patrick died, he had bleeding eyes. Their theory is that both the "fresh" zombie and Patrick died of the same thing... the Ebola virus.
Did you make the connection between the "fresh" walker and Patrick's bleeding eyes? Do you think in "The Walking Dead" season 4 premiere they both died of Ebola or do you have another theory?