We think it’s safe to assume that The Governor (David Morrissey) hasn’t slept with anyone since Andrea (and we all know how well that worked out for her) so when he came upon Lilly, her younger sister Tara, and even younger daughter Meghan hiding out in an apartment building, we had a feeling sparks were going to fly between the pair on The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 6: “Live Bait”.
Lily spent much of the episode taking care of The Governor — bandaging his cuts, making him SpaghettiOs — so we weren’t all that shocked when they had sex in the truck towards the end of the episode. The most disturbing part of their rendezvous however, was that there were other people sleeping in the vehicle while they were getting busy. After watching The Gov. kill her walker grandpa with an oxygen tank and then being in close proximity while he screwed her mom, we think little Meghan is going to need some serious therapy should she survive this whole apocalypse thing.
But what comes next for The Governor and Lily?
David Morrissey talked to The Hollywood Reporter about the burgeoning relationship, specifically noting that this coupling will be different than The Governor and Andrea. “He's a different man. With Andrea, he had all sorts of secrets going on in order to keep Woodbury going. He had a different ego: He was in his man cave and he had all attributes of success and was drunk on power,” David begins.
No longer “drunk with power,” David explains how his on-screen counterpart has fallen from grace.
“He doesn't have that now and is a man with nothing. He's a homeless guy they take in. He's a much more vulnerable man in every sense. He's more emotional. He's much more open, in a way. Even though he's trying to keep people away from him, there's something about how they touch him in a different way. He's looking at Lilly and Meghan as if he's looking at his own wife and child. There's an element where he burns his past so that he has to invest in the future and the new people in his life.”
Also contributing to the difference in their dynamic is Lilly herself, who David explains is vastly different from strong-willed Andrea. “Andrea was a fighter and had seen terrible things and fought battles; Lilly has been isolated in this apartment, and she needs protecting in different way.”
But we have a feeling their relationship could take a turn for the worse in the mid-season finale. in the comics, when The Governor's group raids the prison, Lilly kills Lori (who was still alive at the time) and baby Judith. When she realizes that she killed a baby, Lilly blames The Governor and kills him in return.
Do you think Lilly and The Governor will take their relationship further, or are the destined for a comic book-like fate? Tell us what you think will happen below!
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter