On the television show, "The Walking Dead," some characters are straight from the comics while others were created by the writers. Bob Stookey is one who comes from the comics, where we was a former medic and an alcoholic. What will his role be on the television show? Will it be just like the comics or do they have something else planned for him? On Oct. 14, Wet Paint suggested a theory about the character.
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On the season 4 premiere of "The Walking Dead," viewers discover that Daryl (Norman Reedus) found Bob just a week prior and brought him back to the prison. Some fans are wondering if he will actually be a spy for the Governor. The Hollywood Reporter asked Scott Gimple about when viewers could learn about Bob's past. They replied,
“Could he be a spy for The Governor? It will gradually come out. I'm not saying it will come out that he's a spy — I'm neither confirming nor denying such speculation — but his backstory is a big part of who he is and how these people at the prison and his experience there might affect and change him.”
Those that haven't read the comics are probably wondering why Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.) would be considered a spy. This is because in the comics, Bob goes to Woodbury and saves the Governor (David Morrissey.)
Of course, the writers of the television show could make his character completely different, except for the part about him being an alcoholic. On the season 4 premiere, he was looking at the bottles of alcohol when they were getting supplies at Big Spot. He seems conflicted and while he desperately wanted a drink, he knew he shouldn't. It seemed to be a real battle with himself.
What do you think about Bob Stookey's role in "The Walking Dead?" Is he a spy for the Governor or do people have it all wrong?