The Feb. 9 season 4 premiere of “The Walking Dead” is two months away, but fans of the AMC series can find comfort in juicy spoilers. What’s in store for the second half of the season? We’re breaking down the latest batch of spoilers and teasers:
Carol’s Return … And Innocence?
Do you miss Carol? Well, you’re in luck, because according to TV Guide she’ll be returning by the end of the season.
When and how she shows up remains a mystery, but one theory on her return is that she’ll admit to covering up for the real killer of Karen and David. Fans are speculating that the real killer is still at large, and they're citing the rat dissection found in episode 8 as fuel for clearing Carol’s name.
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Who do viewers think is the real killer? None other than Lizzie, the young girl that Carol watched over.
Between her soft spot for walkers and the brutal shooting of the Governor’s army, fans have a feeling that this young girl is far from innocent. Referring to Lizzie shooting Alisha square in the head, showrunner Scott Gimple told Vulture, “I like to say that scene, however sensational it is in the moment, was there to serve that Carol story.”
“We’ll be addressing that in the future,” he continued. “It’s all part of a greater story. It’s important to know that that wasn’t just some big sensational moment.”
Moving On After Hershel
Hershel’s decapitation was perhaps the most emotional and gruesome death on “The Walking Dead.” Fans won’t be able to forget him, and the characters will definitely struggle to move on after his death.
“Hershel represented civilization and humanity and everything they had built the prison into,” Gimple explained to Yahoo TV. His passing won’t affect just Maggie and Beth … it’ll also take a toll on Rick.
“He absorbed the humanity from Hershel, he believes that we can change, that we can come back,” the showrunner said of Rick. “But can Rick come back from this, from the loss of Hershel?”
Remember when Daryl, Michonne, Bob and Tyreese heard a voice on the radio that offered “sanctuary?” “The Walking Dead” has not forgotten about it. TV Guide teases that it will “come into play” in the second half of season 2. Whether it’s still around or truly a safe place remains a mystery.
Get ready for some more flashbacks! Viewers will get to peek at the past of a couple of their favorite characters. It’s unclear if the flashback will be from before the zombie apocalypse or right at the start, but rumor has it that it will address Michonne and her fit of crying while holding baby Judith.
As we previously reported, a batch of new characters (some from the comic books) will be appearing when the show returns. Click HERE to check out a roundup of new characters.
The second half of season 4 promises to be completely different. Are you looking forward to the change in environment, structure and characters? Let us know in the comments or send me a tweet at @AmandaTVScoop.