Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) and The Governor (David Morrissey) never met in The Walking Dead comics, and they will never meet in the television show either seeing as how Abe and his team of Dr. Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt) and Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos) didn’t make their grand entrance until after the big bad’s death. But that didn’t stop one curious fan from wondering how Abraham would’ve dealt with the one-eyed villain.
Said fan posed this question during the episode of Talking Dead immediately following Season 4, Episode 11: “Claimed,” and we love Michael Cudlitz’s answer. “[Abraham would’ve] killed him,” the actor declared. “I never really saw the threat in The Governor, I don’t know why Merle didn’t just take that dude’s head off.”
When host Chris Hardwick reminded Michael that The Governor’s political background made him a “master manipulator,” Michael still questioned why Brian was seen as such a huge threat.
“I think that’s why all the people who wouldn’t be able to kill him didn’t, but that doesn’t really work with the Merle’s of the world. I didn’t think that he was large enough, personally.”
We’ve never really thought about that way before, but Michael has a point: The Governor could’ve been taken out before he destroyed Team Prison and their home, it’s not like he was this beefcake of a man that was capable of withstanding any attack. However, we see Chris’s point as well. The Gov. wasn’t incredibly commanding physically, but he was great at manipulating those around him to do what he asked.
Now that we think of it, we’re kind of disappointed that we’ll never get to see Abraham and The Governor face off! Who do you think would win in that epic showdown? Check out the video and tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
The Walking Dead Season 4 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.