‘Walking Dead’ Season 4 Part Two Featurette

Published 1 year ago by , Updated January 27th, 2014 at 7:41 pm,

[WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for the first half of The Walking Dead season 4.]


AMC’s colossal hit, The Walking Dead, has been on hiatus since early December. In the weeks leading up to its February 9th return, fans have been left in doubt over the fate of several of the series’ key characters

Circumstances have changed dramatically for Rick, Carl, Michonne, and the rest of survivors as the mid-season finale saw the prison breached. In the aftermath of The Governor’s final attack, the group was splintered leaving Rick and Carl on their own, the well being of baby Judith and Glenn in question, and more members either dead, presumed to be, or lost in the turmoil.

Having had the survivors secure in the prison for the past season-and-a-half, part two of season 4 will focus on life out in the open, where keeping well-supplied will be key to survival. Showrunner Scott Gimple has already spoken about the struggles ahead. The short teaser for season 4 that was released last week also gave an impression of the hardships those who survived the prison will be facing.

Now, in the season 4 featurette (above) the cast and crew discuss in more detail what horrors await those living among the walking dead.

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The message coming across in these interviews is clear: their home and their sense of security is gone, and now they must focus on again finding sanctuary. The wide, open world is dangerous and with everyone separated, some even alone, they’re weaker and very vulnerable.

Star Andrew Lincoln calls these back eight episodes “like a whole new season” and explains it’s now a “psychological horror” awaiting the survivors. Speaking on what kind of state Rick is in when the series returns, Lincoln said:

“He’s not only physically battered, but emotionally bereft. You see a man that is very, very scared and it comes out as a much more aggressive, protective father figure.”

As for Carl, how he reacts to the man his father has become and how that changes him will be crucial to their survival.

This featurette also hints that we won’t see everyone reconnecting. Michonne is off on her own, and actress Danai Gurira indicates that being next to Herschel when he was killed will have an obvious, damaging affect on her. Steve Yeun, too, questions Glenn’s security, considering last we saw him he was on the bus that was being riddled with bullets.

Season 4 has already been The Walking Dead‘s most intense to date, and judging from what’s coming down the line, things are only going to get worse. What misfortunes do you expect to see our survivors have to deal with? Are any of them related to the five directions we speculated the second half of season 4 would go?


The Walking Dead season 4, part two, premieres Sunday, February 9th @9pm on AMC.

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  1. Ugh, this means Carl will likely be front and center. I’m sorry, but the actor is just terrible. This was especially evident in the mid-season finale.

    • What are you talking about? Chandler is great for a teen actor.

    • Umm, no it wasn’t. Chandler Riggs is a fantastic young actor, and I thought his character was at his best in season 4. I’m very excited to see the relationship between him and Rick now that they’re on their own.

    • Normally i’d agree with you, but i think the actor hasn’t had much to work with in the first two seasons. I think that when he plays immature/difficult teenager/beginnings of a psycho killer or heartless killer Carl his performance is well. I do hope they show more of the morally gray Carl who isn’t afraid to straight up murder folks to keep him and Rick alive because he’s been so traumatized by the way the world is.

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    • He’s just a kid, man. For his age I think he’s fine.

    • I hear you. Carl is by far my most hated character on the show. Horrible and unbelievable. He comes off as annoying so maybe a villainous twist would be good for him.

  2. Would love to see The Hunters appear in this season or perhaps next season.

    • I’m thinking the hunters might appear in the season 4 finale, and Ford and his group might appear in episodes 10 or 11.

    • I have a feeling that they’re going to completely skip The Hunters story arc and just meet Abraham, Eugene, and Rosita. Then they’ll come across the Alexandria Safe Zone in the finale. Season 5 they could introduce Jesus and the Hilltop, then tease Negan in the finale of the 5th season.

  3. All I keep thinking is that this trailer would have ended perfectly with a rick looking at a ringing phone. They screwed that one up last season… Lol

  4. I can’t wait until they actually decide to adapt The Walking Dead comics into a TV show

    • I honestly thought writers were accurate on all episodes, not a fan though

    • This is all your going to get

  5. I enjoyed the first half of the season but I’m getting bored of the beaten down and broken Rick thing. I get that it is a large part of the comics, but it only has weight if we see him rise to being the hero again.

  6. They will most definitely introduce The Hunter’s on the back half of season 4. They can’t skip it because they would catch up to quickly on the comics. I’m looking forward to seeing the storyline for cannibalistic maniacs.

  7. Recap of what I noticed, same place, different time. We see Rick and Carl by a railroad tracks, Lizzie and Mika alone on the tracks, Tyreese alone on the tracks (no judith), and we see Daryl alone on the tracks. We also see a dirt road/path with Beth alone and a pile of bodies, and then Maggie alone, same path. We also see a restaurant-like store with Rick and Carl, later Michonne (no judith) there. In some clips, we see an armored person fighting in a herd of walkers, later, that person is running out of the prison with Tara. I noticed a dead body with Daryl labeled “Rich B–” which reminded me of the governor in the woods in Dead Weight– maybe it wasn’t that husband in the cabin but local lunatics. I also noticed Beth had a notebook– I hope she’s using it to leave notes, not just diary entries. I also think the foot grabbed in Maggies, as it looks like the boots she wore in other scenes.