Sure, The Governor (David Morrissey) torched his old town of Woodbury during Season 4, Episode 6 of The Walking Dead, but is there a possibility that the once picturesque place could be rebuilt, especially since The Gov. now has a “family” to look after again in Lilly, Tara, and Meghan Chamblers?
The possibly reformed big bad has made it clear that he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the Chamblers ladies, but despite changing his name to “Brian” it’s clear that The Gov. will always be tied to his murderous past in some way. At the end of Episode 6, “Live Bait”, The Gov. and his former Woodbury lackey, Martinez, crossed paths once again, but we don’t exactly think a Woodbury resurrection is in the cards. Still, a new picture over at TVLine does show the duo awfully close. “Is Woodbury about to rise from the ashes?”, the site ponders.
But then again, in the promo for Episode 7, “Dead Weight” Martinez declares that he’s in charge and then proceeds to stalk another camp from afar. In the Brazilian TWD promo it looks like The Governor may kill Martinez (Brian who?) but it’s too soon to tell.
Way back in Episode 5 we saw The Governor admiring the prison from a distance, and David Morrissey seemed to think his character was more interested in the structure of the building than the people inside it. We know that The Gov.’s confrontation with Team Prison is imminent, but will he plead for peace in order to save his family? And if The Governor and Team Prison do reach an agreement could they possibly reconstruct Woodbury together since the prison has a myriad of issues of its own?
As clean cut as that would be, we doubt that’s going to happen. If our group goes anywhere, we bet that they’’ head for the Alexandria Safe Zone. In the comics, Rick’s group meets Sgt. Abraham Ford, Dr. Eugene Porter, and Rosita Espinosa — three characters we will meet later this season — as they’re on their way to Washington, D.C. Our group joins them and they eventually end up at the Safe-Zone in Alexandria, Virginia.
But do you think Woodbury still stands a chance, or is our group onto bigger and better things? Weigh in below!
The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.