I had the opposite reaction. I honestly thought it was terrible. I get what they were trying to do with it, but I think they failed miserably. I simply have zero interest whatsoever in the governor any more, and wish he had just died last season. Most of the bigger beats they were trying to hit with it were telegraphed from the very beginning of the episode as well.
I mean, they show an old man on oxygen at the beginning. What else is going to happen other than the governor having to kill him in front of his family in order to protect them?
I would agree with most of what you said. Another BIG problem I have is how outright dumb some characters are in this show. It's one thing for someone like the Governor to have people follow him because of how things were then and how it all began. But now, to have a bunch of idiots to follow him in another camp/group without realizing he's a total WACKO is another. This is where it seems to be heading yet again, with 2 camps facing off against each other. I mean come on, how bad can the writing for this show get before they attempt to write some logic and intelligence into the show.
Don't get me wrong, so far most of this season has been OK. But I agree the show needs to move forward, get past the prision, Governer, etc. and get them going forward on things like what else is going on in the outside world. They are NOT the only ones left alive and what about research firms like WHO working on a cure to spread globally? Of course a real cure may not come until the very last season for the show, but at least deal with it some and other situations. You could also find a jet with fuel and a pilot to fly the plane to another region of the country and such.
I just don't like the way things are heading with the Governor and what was said to David Morrissey about it being "his show" and "he can be around as long as he likes" according to EW article. I mean, is this guy in charge and going to be the MAIN focus? If so, then I'm out for sure. Let's keep it focused on RICK and the group.
Edited by Jeffery_H, November 18 2013 - 09:58 AM.