Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC Photo: The Governor’s Walking Dead Season 4 Promo Picture

When will we see The Governor (David Morrissey) on The Walking Dead Season 4?

The Powers That Be are keeping it a big secret, so we’re left to speculate. A while back, TVLine said The Gov would have "a major presence" in at least two Season 4 episodes, unofficially billed as “standalone Governor” eps, which were rumored to fall in the first half of the season. TV Guide later added, “The Governor's whereabouts will be revealed in two flashback episodes later this season.”

When this season? We’re not sure when we'll first see him, but at this point we’ll guess the two standalone eps will be Episode 6 and Episode 7. It’s just wild speculation at this point, but SpoilerTV said Ep 6 will be called "Rise" and that could be a possible reference to one of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead novels, Rise of The Governor.

Back in June, SpoilerTV issued a casting notice for three Episode 6 characters —- two women and an older man. It’s possible that’s the Chalmers family — Tara, April, and David — who are featured in Rise of the Governor. Earlier this season, Alanna Masterson was cast in a mystery role, with speculation that she’d be playing Tara Chalmers.

Back in July, SpoilerTV also said Episode 7 would be titled "Dead Weight" and two brothers around age 30 were being cast.

So here’s our theory: Maybe the standalones are eps 6 and 7, telling The Governor’s backstory in flashbacks, building up to the big mid-season finale, Episode 8, with The Governor’s big attack on the prison. Yes? No? Maybe? If that’s even close to true, would we get a glimpse of The Gov in Episode 5, maybe showing a real-time connection to the prison?

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The Walking Dead Season 4 airs on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.