‘The Walking Dead’ Season 3.5 Trailer Portends War Between the Survivors

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[Don’t read if you’re not caught up with Walking Dead Season 3.]

After its (literally) eye-popping mid-season finale in November, fans of The Walking Dead have been more than eager to discover the answers to any number of dangling questions. Will the Governor (David Morrissey) respond to his maiming by descending even further into psychosis? Will the captured Daryl (Norman Reedus) make it out of Woodbury alive? And despite appearances, can Tyreese (Chad Coleman) and his group be trusted?

Fortunately, these questions and more will be addressed sooner rather than later, as The Walking Dead will begin airing new episodes in less than a month. As we count down the days, AMC has released a new trailer highlighting the growing conflict between Woodbury and the group of survivors led by Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln).

Though this isn’t the first trailer for The Walking Dead‘s “season 3.5,” this particular preview gives audiences a better idea of the changing social dynamics featured in the upcoming episodes. As Rick continues to struggle with his role as leader for the prison-bound survivors, the Governor ramps up his plans for vengeance. Daryl finds himself in a bad situation gone worse as he’s forced to fistfight his brother Merle (Michael Rooker) for Woodbury’s amusement. Meanwhile, Michonne (Danai Gurira) attempts to impress upon her new allies just how dangerous the Governor can be.

Perhaps most interestingly, the trailer gives hints as to just how Andrea (Laurie Holden) may fit into the expanding feud between those still among the living. A woman caught between her tenuous loyalty to Woodbury and memories of her old friends, Andrea will soon be joining the prison crew – at the Governor’s request. Will Andrea shift sides entirely and become the Governor’s cat’s-paw?

Walking Dead Governor The Walking Dead Season 3.5 Trailer Portends War Between the Survivors

Notably absent from the trailer is series newcomer Tyreese, whose exact role in the unfolding Dead story has yet to become clear. In the show’s source comic books, Tyreese’s grit, determination, and basic humanity made him a balance to Rick’s more explosive personality – so much so that he more or less became co-leader of the prison survivors.

As the leader of his own group of wasteland survivors, this certainly seems to be the arc the television series is attempting to recreate. However, the late introduction of Tyreese and his relative lack of presence in promotional materials indicate that the AMC drama may have very different plans for the fan-favorite character.

The Walking Dead will rise from its shallow grave and return to AMC on February 10, 2013.

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  1. giggity giggity!!!

  2. daryl should kill merle haha but he wont cuz their brothers and whatnot blah blah blah.. so can someone explain to me why tyreese is a fan fave? he was in midseason finale for all of 2 seconds! How is that enough to call him a fan fave? maybe they’re referencing the comics which I am not too familiar with.

    • Yea Tyreese was in the comic from issue 7 to issue 49 when he was zombiefied.

      • thanks for the spoiler now that im on issue 39

      • You are supposed to put spoiler alert

    • movieDude, he is an important character in the comics, he is introduced early on, and he becomes Rick’s number 2 after Shane dies, which occurs much earlier in the comics than the show

  3. *cuz they’re brothers (merle/daryl)

  4. what makes you think Tyrees is the leader of the other group, there was only four of them , four adults can can make decisions together with out having a leader.

    • Actually no, most people are followers and in a situation like this would want someone to take the weight on their shoulders and guide them through.

  5. hmm from this trailer it looks like andrea will redeem herself by the end of the season i hope she becomes a part of rick group and on their side again shes so important in the comics

    • I hope Andrea dies, that’s all. She pissed me off in season 2, then she got better by the end, but in Season 3, she has started to piss me off all over again. Why? Cause she’s an idiot!

      I’m done with her character. She’s too stupid. Whether she redeems herself or not, she needs to die.

  6. What’s this song called?

  7. Prediction: The Governor will discover that Rick has a baby girl and kidnap her in retaliation of allowing Michonne to enter into Woodbury to kill zombified Penny. He will succeed and this will cause every one to go to battle with Rick to save the baby.

    • Josh I am with you here on this…. The tagline for the second half of season 3 is “Eye for an Eye”…. most will think it’s a reference to The Governor’s eye, I feel it may be him kidnapping/killing Judith and ramping up the war between the two sides

  8. “The Walking Dead” is my favorite TV series.