The latest batch of The Walking Dead episodes has given us a closer look at one or more groups of survivors, meaning each installment is only focused on a few people at a time instead of the entirety of the now-defunct Team Prison. Season 4, Episode 12: “Still”, for example, centered on Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Beth Greene (Emily Kinney), and while we got a more in-depth look into Daryl’s past than ever before, we’re a little bummed that we didn’t get to see any members of Team Prison reunite.
Beth and Daryl seemed like they were pretty far away from their pals, but in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Norman notes that they are all closer to one another than you’d think. “If you watch this episode and last week's closely, Daryl and Beth walk by that log, and there's the bunnies and that's where Lizzie was killing a bunny,” he explains. “As we walk, there are little clues that they're not as far from everyone as they think they are. Carl leaves a candy wrapper; there are little things on the ground that show you that they're zigzagging without knowing they're zigzagging.”
So does this mean a larger reunion will happen in the near future? As it stands now we’ve seen Michonne (Danai Gurira) join forces with Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) catch up with Tyreese (Chad Coleman) and the girls, but we have yet to see two larger groups come together.
“You never know!” Norman dished when asked if a reunion is in the near future. “You never know who is going to make it and who isn't. But there's definitely Easter eggs that are hidden. [Showrunner] Scott M. Gimple is really good at offering little clues if you're paying attention. We're definitely on our A game right now; there isn't a weak link on our chain right now.”
From the promo and sneak peek, we know that next Sunday’s Season 4, Episode 13: “Alone” will continue with Daryl and Beth while also catching us up with Bob Stookey (Larry Gilliard Jr.), Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan). There could be more people involved as well. but it’s too early to tell at this point.
With only four episodes of Season 4 left, we hope we get at least one reunion we’ve be waiting for soon, but what do you think? Are we due for a reunion in the upcoming March 9 installment, or do you prefer all of these smaller groups? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
The Walking Dead Season 4 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter