The Walking Dead Season 3 Spoilers: Expect “a Satisfying Ending to This Chapter of Rick’s Story”
What's going to happen when The Ricktator (Andrew Lincoln) clashes with The Governor (David Morrissey) on the second half of The Walking DeadSeason 3?
David Morrissey got us all confused when he said the meeting would maybe surprise us and not give us what we want. Now here's exiting showrunner Glen Mazzara hinting to the New York Times that maybe we will get what we want — eventually, anyway.
Here are two questions from the Arts Beat Q&A:
Knowing that the Governor would be a major character this season, did you plan that Rick would develop along a parallel path, as he becomes an almost Governor-like figure to his own group of survivors? Mazzara: "Rick has to wrestle with not only keeping his sanity, as he’s placed under more and more pressure, but a central question in the back half of this season is, How do we retain our humanity under such dire circumstances? That’s something that Rick has to face not only for himself but also for his son and for the group that he’s sworn to protect. You have these people being forced with choices that make them act in an inhumane way to the people they’re at war with. Is it worth it? Is survival worth it if it costs you your humanity?"
You’ve done so much to build up the Governor as a human adversary to Rick. But your seasons have tended to tell self-contained stories. Should we be fearing for the Governor’s longevity? Mazzara: "Well, I’m not going to give away any spoilers. [laughs] But I do think you’ll see a satisfying ending to this chapter of Rick’s story."
A satisfying ending to this chapter of Rick’s story. That sounds good on the surface, but what does that mean to you? That Rick will 1) stop being crazy and find sanity; 2) defeat The Governor; 3) not defeat the Governor but regain his humanity; or 4) something totally different? What would satisfy you when it comes to Rick's Season 3 story?