The Walking Dead Season 3 Spoilers: “Cool Flashback” Coming Up!
UPDATE: Based on TVLine's scoop, it sounds like the flashback is coming on March 17's Episode 14, "Prey." As they write, "you’ll get a flashback to 'simpler times' between Andrea and Michonne (and the latter’s 'pets'); you’ll see Andrea train a gun on the Governor (but what, if anything, could stop her from pulling the trigger?); and you’ll be on the edge of your seat throughout a 10-minute cat-and-mouse sequence, ultimately uttering an expletive at your TV as it comes to an end."
See, this is why we don't want Glen Mazzara to stop being showrunner of The Walking Dead after Season 3. He actually tells us stuff.
Love a good flashback! Who will be featured, and when? Back in early February, Mazzara talked to TV Guide and had this little Q&A snippet:
Is Andrea's relationship with Michonne irreparable? Mazzara: "There's always hope in the world of The Walking Dead and these are characters we care about, but it's not going to be easy. We do some surprising things to illuminate that relationship and there'll even be a peek into Michonne and Andrea's history."
So it sounds like perhaps we will flash back to the time between Seasons 2 and 3, when Andrea and Michonne were together through their tough winter. Perhaps they will also find time to show the prison group when they were on the road, and maybe even Woodbury. Or not. But at least it sounds like Andrea and Michonne's history will be explored a bit more. Do you think he's teasing this for this Sunday's Episode 13, or later down the road?
On a related note, comic book writer/executive producer Robert Kirkman has said he has no interest in doing a flashback to the origin of the zombie/walker outbreak. We can understand why he feels that way, but we just don’t agree. The more history we can get out of these characters, the better we can understand them. It is easy to overdo flashbacks and weigh down the story (*cough*Lost*cough*) but a few every now and then would be welcome.
What do you think? Are you a flashback person or do you just like to keep the story moving forward?