5 Directions ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 Part 2 Could Go In

Published 10 months ago by , Updated April 21st, 2014 at 6:42 am,

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4) The Return of Carol

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Lost in the chaos of last night’s episode was the fact that Rick and Daryl never got to tell Tyrese that Carol had admitted to killing Karen and David. That’s relevant as the group scatters away from the rubble of their latest fallen outpost, and it might offer a chance to bring back Carol, since her misdeeds may be less intolerable now that the walls have fallen.

Without the prison and Hershel, there is really no easy way for Rick and the other’s to cling to civilization while outside of it. They are – at least for a time – likely headed back out into the wild, and that means that Carol’s decision to preemptively kill two sick group members in an effort to avert an outbreak may be less abhorrent to some, paving the way for her uneasy return.

Would Rick accept her? He’s likely going to be a man in transition (again), so it’s possible, but could Tyrese if he knew what she had done? That kind of conflict could make the idea of Carol encountering Tyrese, Mika, and Lizzie on the road seem like a decent path to embark on, especially if they bond through the struggle to keep Mika and Lizzie safe, only to be torn apart by Carol’s secret.

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5) The Road to Somewhere or Nowhere

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Eventually, they will find new people (like Abraham), a new direction, and something to believe in. Perhaps, Scott Gimple has something entirely new up his sleeve, or perhaps they will follow the comic and head toward Washington D.C. and the Alexandria safe zone.

Make no mistake, the group will try to re-build, because that is what they do, but what if they don’t? What if the show fully embraces the wild and takes the long way to their next destination, allowing the writers to move the show in some interesting and horrifying directions.

Leap frogging to the next big destination or the next big bad (Nagan?) at this vital point simply wreaks of stagnation and should be avoided.

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What lives beyond the fence and “out there” fuels so much of the drama on The Walking Dead, as does man’s potential to mutate into a metaphorical monster.

These threats have been controlled, throughout, though. The Governor – fierce as he was – was domesticated and the fences and the walls of the prison gave people a sense of security and a chance to, at least, bottleneck the terror.

No matter how Rick recovers, no matter if Carol returns, this group (or these groups) need to be out there to avoid being trapped inside the same narrative prison once more. It’s time to put the survivors on the other side of the fence. It’s time to show them the real monsters for awhile before giving them room to breathe again.

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The Walking Dead Season 4, Part 2 premieres February 9, 2014  on AMC.

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  1. I am guessing that Rick is not waking up is from a concussion suffered in the fight with the Governor, probably went to sleep and slipped into a coma.

  2. Waiting,waiting,waiting,waiting,waiting.

  3. The Gov/Phillip/Brian is dead!! THANK GOD!!
    Whenever he is in an episode, they draaaaaaaaaaaaaag…..

    • I thought the same thing about the gov hated him and he was boring

  4. I think that that the group will meet uo at hershel’s farm and while they are there rick will put his sherrifs clothes back on. I think this seems likely as in rick’s speech he says that are not too far gone and that they can come back from the things that has happened. I also believe Judith is alive and when rick see’s her he will realize that there is still hope in the world no matter how little. All this will be a turning point for rick and will be symbolized by Rick but his sherifs clothes and badge back on

    • sorry about the spelling, im not very good at typing, it was meant to say ‘putting his sherifs clothes and badge back on

      • Ok… The will meet at Herschel’s farm… Where they will meet Abraham, Rosita and Eugene. They will join up with them and start heading to DC because Eugene tells them he is a scientist working on a cure. They will pick up Morgan on the way and they will meet the Hunters. I just hope that they get to DC by the end of the 4th season.. I hate how the show seems to drag on at certain points. I would like to see the show catch up to the Comics.

        • Exciting things to come.

          Tyreese meeting Carol with the 4 kids seems likely and I agree with most people that
          Beth taking Daryl to Hershel’s farm and meeting Abraham and co is a distinct possibility. I think Beth might die.
          Michonne with Judith also likely
          Glen and red shirts meet the horde iwith a few red shirts we don’t know getting some air time but most dying or running off. Jeanette
          seems nice.
          Rick & Carl meet Morgan and he may pop his clogs this time. The hunters might nab him.
          Sasha, Bob & Maggie. Interesting one. I think Sasha might start to become attracted which worries me as I think he will either endanger someone or die himself but he could also redeem himself and save someone
          Tara & Lilly. I can’t see Lilly surviving but Tara May end up with the group. Can’t gave to many Maggie clones.

          Ultimately, they won’t all see each other again, possibly not all together at end of season 4 with a couple of deaths. Hoping Carol and Sasha survive. Finally, likeable leading females with Michonne also
          shining.

          • You people do realize that farm is gone…right? Burnt to the ground, overrun, and destroyed?

            • Just the barn burned down

  5. I think tht when The kds shot the people to save Tyreese, he said come on let’s go, and they went one way which was towards Judith. Then Tyreese yell “No! We go this way!” So I think that the kids and Tyreese have Judith with them.