Have you seen The Walking Dead’s midseason finale entitled “Too Far Gone?” If you have not, I want you to hit the back button, turn, walk away, and go watch the episode, because it was amazing. If you have seen it, or maybe just don’t care about spoilers, then feel free to continue on your merry way.
The most recent episode of the zombie apocalypse series, as mentioned before, was the midseason finale of the show. The episode title “Too Far Gone” says a lot about the course of the show. Our dear Governor has finally gone over the edge. Of course, by over the edge we mean over the river, through the woods, off of the very high cliff, and splattering to the ground. Not literally, but in that “Holy…did that just happen” kind of sense.
After kidnapping Hershel and Michonne, dragging them back to the prison, and using them as bait for Rick, The Governor showed us just why we love to hate him so very much. Very violently, he takes Hershel’s head off, sparking an all-out war between the people in the Governor’s new camp and the people of the prison.
Many people on both sides were lost as a result of this, none more satisfying to a fan of The Walking Dead, than the Governor himself. After quite the fight between Rick and the Governor, Michonne effectively saved Rick’s behind when she ran hr sword clean through the Governor. Instead of killing him off right then and there, she elected to let him bleed.
By the end of the episode, he was still clinging to some form of life. Many of us were sitting on the edge of our seats screaming at the television begging for someone to finish the job. Thankfully, Lilly, whose daughter Meghan was lost earlier in the episode, finished the job for us.
However, even though we chose to hate him, and rightfully so, you have to admit that there is this sort of hole in our hearts now that he is gone.
This is where AMC comes in. Yesterday, the network released a video that pays tribute to our dearly departed Governor, and David Morrissey, the man who brought the Governor to life.
In the video, there are clips from the show, and interviews with the cast, like Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick on the show, executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, and more.
Here is a look at AMC’s tribute to the Governor.
AMC’s The Walking Dead returns on February 9, 2014.