The Walking Dead viewers watching the show from the safety of their own sofas know that The Governor (David Morrissey) is bad news — ya know, because he gunned down all of those Woodbury people in cold blood — but for Lilly, Tara, and Meghan Chambler “Brian” is just a nice guy who got an oxygen tank for their dying dad/grandpa and doesn’t like SpaghettiOs.
So, the question is, will The Gov.’s new “family” ever find out what he did in the past?
Since Martinez (one of The Governor’s former henchman) has already been killed by The Governor and everyone is bound for the prison, where people know exactly what The Gov. did, we'd say we're in for a reveal soon. Surely Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) or one his pals will fill Tara and her family members in on what The Governor is capable of.
When The Hollywood Reporter asked David to explain how The Governor will reveal his true self to Lilly, Tara, and Meghan, he said, “His real problem is that he has spent the entire episode reinventing himself with these people and then someone from his past walks right into his life. That's going to be his problem in Episode 7 and from then on — how can he be Brian when he meets someone who knows all about his past? How is he going to play that? That will be his dilemma going forward. The question of how long he can keep this going for, that's this season. From now on, the dance that he has to play is about which person he's going to be. Who will win out? Will it be Brian or The Governor who wins out? Or a new character in between those two characters, who can walk that tightrope between those two emotions — that's his dilemma throughout the season.”
According to David, because The Governor is so complex, we shouldn't try to understand his motives yet without knowing more. “That's why it's important not to preempt why he's outside [the] prison,” David reasons. “We like to think that he's there to create death and destruction, to be the slightly comic version of The Governor. But he might not be that person. There might be another twist in this man and his tale of humanity and how he negotiates survival."
We know how much the TWD Team loves twists, but they also love bloodshed, especially as we get closer and closer to the mid-season finale on December 1.
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The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m.