Hey Everyone! I decided to post a real blog instead of just re-blogging other people’s for a change and I am focusing it on my frustrations with the recent Walking Dead episode,” Dead Weight.” This will contain spoilers. “Spoilers!”- River Song from Doctor Who
We are now into the fourth season of the critically acclaimed The Walking Dead, which is by far one of my favorite American Television Shows. It is also one of my favorite graphic novel series. As we all now know, the t.v. show has not followed the novels to a T, however the major key plots and characters do follow somewhat accurately from the books to the show.
The Governor or also known as Brian Blake, is one of these key characters in the graphic novels and the t.v. show. His character is not known for his kind heart nor his moral views. However; the writers of The Walking Dead t.v. show seem to think they can give his character some sort of redemption from his previous sins. The previous episode plays out Brian capturing the attention and hearts of Lilly, Tara and Meghan. By befriending these women it has given him a fresh start from his past. Now we all know, that no one can have a fresh start after assassinating his own people, from Woodbury. Right?! Well, I hope you all agree that this is not a moral act that you can easily be redeemed of. Especially when it was only played out a few months ago in the plot. He has attached himself to this new ‘family’ that he is willing to protect over his own life. It looks, as if, he is just replacing his real family, whom he lost in his pre-apocalyptic life, with this new adopted ‘family’.
The Governor, is willing to do anything regardless of what is right or wrong, even quoting to Mitch in regard to his brother Pete that, “men like your brother, always doing the right thing, even at the cost of their own people”. He would rather slaughter strangers for goods; than consider that more people could mean more weapons and goods at the cost of…good nature. I find it hard to believe that the Governor is going to get far without killing everyone around him. He is volatile, dangerous, cruel and selfish. He better get, what is coming to him in this next episode.