“The Walking Dead” returns tonight with season 3 and this much anticipated show starts off with Rick and the crew fighting off walkers and trying to make a maximum security prison their home. The sub-plots that got their creation at the end of last season will start to play out on the screen this season, according to reports Sunday from The Kansas City Star.
This new life is different and to find a safe place to live Rick, Laurie and the rest of the survivors of “The Walking Dead” find that a prison, built to keep the evil of society away from the world, will now be a safe haven keeping the evil in the world away from them. It’s not a turn-key operation for the survivors; they need to clear the massive institution of the zombies who took up residence there.
Video: Check out the video above for a preview of “The Walking Dead” season 3.
Rick’s transformation went from ethical and compassionate to cold, calculating with ethics not even in his repertoire of assets today. He has no choice as he has a wife, son and a baby on the way to keep safe in a world where they are dinner for the majority of the beings that walk the earth.
Along with the walker’s, the “Walking Dead” cast this season has a new enemy and this person is among the living. He is called, “The Governor,” and he runs what looks like a community for the living that’s a paradise, but all is not what it seems on the surface. Rick and the Governor do not see eye to eye, which makes for another war that the survivors in his group face this season.
With the group dwindling down, the Governor’s town offers up a great resource for new cast members to join Rick’s group, as they can easily be transplanted as disgruntled defectors from the Governor’s township. This will offer up new faces and possible romances along with the friction caused by these people who seemingly live a perfect life in a perfect town.
Andrea and Michonne are inside the Governor’s town and although Michonne looked like she would be a problem for Andrea, the two have joined forces. Viewers learn about the inner workings of the Governor’s town through what Laurie and Michonne experience, who are captives there even though they move about the town freely.
For those who’ve read the comic book, “The Walking Dead” added two of the most anticipated characters from the pages, Michonne and the Governor. While the “Walking Dead” has taken liberties when it comes to following the comic book and the time line set forth with this, much of what appears in print comes to the screen.
Another fan anticipated reunion is that of the two brothers, Merle and Daryl. Merle Dixon is back this season and while he was seen earlier in scenes where his brother Daryl dreams up his image, this time spoilers have him coming back in the flesh.
Hershel is just a shadow of the man that he was when Rick and his group first arrived to his farm. Hershel is a good guy at heart, after all he kept all his loved ones and neighbors who were turned into walkers locked up in his barn. He even made sure they were fed live chickens.
Everyone in the group had no choice but to become modern day warriors against the walkers who have taken over the earth. Along with acquiring these fighting skills, coldness has replaced a bit of the warm personalities first seen when originally being introduced to these “Walking Dead” cast members on season 1.
Reference: The Kanas City Star, The Walking Dead