Valentine’s Day won’t be the only event ripping out hearts this February when AMC’s hit zombie thriller The Walking Dead makes its season 3 mid-season return. After pulling in record-breaking numbers in last month’s mid-season finale “Made to Suffer” – fans are eagerly anticipating answers to its epic cliffhanger ending.
AMC has released a new trailer for the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead titled “The Suicide King”, which shows hell hath no fury like a Governor scorned. Sporting a brand new piece of pirate couture following his eye-popping battle with Michonne (Danai Gurira), The Governor (David Morrissey) is taking his crazy on the road by hunting down the Atlanta survivors at their prison home.
If a psychotic madman wasn’t enough to deal with, following his heavily witnessed meltdown, group leader Rick Grimes’ (Andrew Lincoln) totalitarian “Ricktatorship” will be challenged from multiple angles – including his own son Carl (Chandler Riggs). The once annoying Carl has upped his game after the mercy re-killing of his mother Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies), who initially died after giving birth to baby Judith.
Not much is known about the story of the second half of season 3, but with Rick’s sanity taking a powder and Hershel (Scott Wilson) still recovering from having a leg hacked off, Carl has become a de facto leader of the group despite his young age.
The real question on everyone’s mind is what will become of everyone’s favorite redneck Darryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) – who was captured last episode along with his less-lovable racist brother Merle (Micheal Rooker). The Dixon brothers’ belated reunion was not exactly what either expected as they both ended up with their heads on chopping block following Rick’s assault on the Woodbury estate.
With the long overdue entrance of comic book favorite Tyreese (Chad Coleman) – who a lot of Darryl’s nobler qualities were based on – there’s speculating that the nicer Dixon brother may be on his way out. The next episode’s title “The Suicide King” is not helping fan fears. Who is the suicide king? Perhaps Darryl will make the ultimate sacrifice to save the group or his ill-deserving brother.
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The Walking Dead returns February 10th @ 9pm with “The Suicide King” on AMC.