“The Walking Dead” season 3 shuffles back into the nation’s living room Sunday night with the third episode of this season “Walk with Me.” Tonight it’s Andrea and Michonne’s turn to shine as they wonder into a new group of survivors, who turn out to be almost as dangerous as the walkers they’re avoiding. According to Wet Paint on Sunday, October 28, 2012, the Governor of Woodbury makes his way onto the screen tonight and he’s not going anywhere too soon. Lori’s baby is due, but will it be a walker making her inner most fears come true?
Rick is still busy becoming the dictator of the maximum security prison that he has taken over from walkers and live irate inmates. He won’t meet the Governor just yet, but Andrea and Michonne get their fair share of being “guests” in Woodbury tonight. One thing many people have pointed out about Rick and the Governor is that they aren’t that different, but they’re slated to become arch enemies on “The Walking Dead.” Both men have one main goal, to keep their group out of harm’s way. It just might be that the ability to this has swelled a couple of heads making them like two animals defending their territory, with room for only one head-honcho.
While all the cast of “The Walking Dead” have changed, it might be Rick who has changed the most. His once very moral and ethical code is gone and he will kill anything that poses a whiff of a threat immediately without thinking twice. This was seen when the inmates that weren’t playing it Rick’s way in the last episode, were taken down by him and he didn’t even blink an eye while doing so.
Lori, who was freaking out about her baby and the zombie virus, planted a seed in the viewer’s minds this season. She is due to have her baby any day now and she is petrified that the baby will die while still in her and destroy her from the inside out. She had a meltdown the episode before last asking Hershel to kill her and her baby if she dies during child birth and the baby is a walker. Hershel promised he would, but that was before he had his leg hacked off with an ax because he was bitten by a walker.
Last week as the episode closed, the viewer’s saw Carol out in the courtyard alone, practicing a C-section on a walker’s corpse in preparation for Lori to give birth. It is up to Carol to help Lori deliver the baby now that Hershel is incapacitated. As Carol was carving up the belly of that dead walker, someone was watching her from afar. Who that person was is not known. It could be one of the two inmates that Rick let go free to live on the other side of the prison, or it could be the Governor or one of his crew. It’s unlikely a walker because they don’t spy, they just shuffle on over to where they want to be!
Reference: Wet Paint, The Walking Dead homepage preview