The Walking Dead Season 3 Spoilers: The Governor Vs. The Ricktator — “Come and Get It!”
Maybe the safest thing to do is just call in David Bowie to judge a Zoolander-esque walk off. Keep it to Blue Steel vs. Magnum instead of whatever violence is headed our way later between Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and The Governor (David Morrissey) on The Walking Dead Season 3.
Tonight on Episode 3, "Walk with Me," we're going to meet The Governor of Woodbury — and we’ll also see more of Andrea (Laurie Holden) and Michonne (Danai Gurira). Rick isn't going to meet The Gov yet — he’s still acting as the new warden of that prison — but it's clear the zombie apocalypse isn't big enough for two alpha males with crazy titles like The Governor and The Ricktator.
Andrew Lincoln already did some Governor trash-talking to Entertainment Weekly back in the summer. Here's what he said: "I hear rumors about this dude called The Governor. What a ridiculous name. I can't wait to kick his ass. I mean, really? The Governor? Apparently his name is Phillip. That is the most lily-livered name I have ever heard!” (Lily-livered!) “Seriously, I can't wait to kick his ass. This Brit comes over here, I can't believe it." Then Andy, who is also a Brit, made strangling motions.
Well, snap. Entertainment Weekly recently got a reaction from David. "What's great about The Governor is that he doesn't really take any of that seriously," David said. "He's doing his main thing, which is looking after his own people. So I think, you know, things like Rick and Andrew Lincoln, they're gonna to have to come and get it, really." Fight! Fight! Fight!
But, seriously, the way David is playing The Governor, he isn’t that different from Rick: "I think the main thing for me is, The Governor is all about security,” David said. “What he does is, he keeps his place secure. And anybody who threatens that security, he's not going to take any truck with them, and that's what happens to Rick and his crew. They're there and it's about me protecting my own."
That sounds like Rick vs. the prison guys, doesn't it? And Rick vs. the guys in the bar last season. And Rick vs. Shane. Everything Rick does is to protect his group — which includes his pregnant wife, Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies), his son Carl (Chandler Riggs) and the others in his new non-democracy. Lori even told Rick on Episode 2, “Do whatever you gotta do to keep this group safe, and do it with a clear conscience.” Sounds like a recipe for a smackdown.
Listen to David and producer Gale Anne Hurd talk more about Season 3 in EW’s podcast.