If we spent months wandering alone during the zombie apocalypse, do you know what would be pretty high on our wishlist? A can of SpaghettiOs. Which made it that much more frustrating when The Governor (David Morrissey) soundly rejected the Campbell's staple. Newcomer Lilly, whom he was staying with, had brought the pasta-esque snack up to his room, and he reacted by dumping his portion out the window. He didn't even bother to clean up the spaghetti backsplash on his window sill. So, our burning question is: what causes someone to reject SpaghettiOs — or any food for that matter — in such a desperate time?
"He's on a low-carb diet," joked David on Talking Dead last night, November 17. He was a guest on the Walking Dead discussion show, along with The Mindy Project's Ike Barinholtz.
After the laughter died down, David offered a more serious theory. "He doesn't want to he indebted to anybody," he explained, continuing, "He doesn't want to engage with the human race at all."
Fortunately, Meghan, a young girl at the house that took The Gov. in, helped melt his icy, traumatized heart. The two began bonding when Megan asked him some questions about his eye. "It shows that he can love and care," said David, cautioning that "loving and caring in this world is a very dangerous thing."
David spoke at length about the "complex character" of The Governor, and the trauma he was going through after the Woodbury massacre. "He [was] totally in his own world," continued David on The Governor's mental state at the beginning of the episode. "I think he's reassessing how he got there."
Why so traumatized? Because he is, according to David, not a total monster. "To massacre your own people in that way, that was not in the plan," he explained. "I think he's in a very dark, dark place."
We imagine you'd have to be in a dark place to throw out some home-microwaved SpaghettiOs! Maybe he would've accepted them if he'd bonded with Meghan first, but still, we can't imagine seeing The Gov. at the table for Spaghetti Tuesdays anytime soon.
What do you think? Is David on the money, or is there somehow a sinister intent to that SpaghettiO rejection? Let us know your thoughts below!
The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on AMC.