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Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson) loved that farm almost as much as his own kids.

We half expected him to go down with the ship when the place was overrun in The Walking Dead Season 2 finale. Things didn’t get much better for him in Season 3 — this time he lost a leg — and he just lost his life in Season 4, Episode 8. RIP, you tough sonofab*tch.

Sometimes it seems like Hershel would’ve been better off staying on the farm, but everyone around him is surely glad he stuck it out. He was the moral compass, the motivational speaker — Team Prison definitely needed him.

Still, AMC asked Scott Wilson if he ever petitioned for a return to the farm. “I had always thought that I would like to have that return. It would be a good journey to have him going back to the farm to see what was left of it.”

Yeah, ‘cause you never know. We left the place in burning tatters, overrun with walkers, but a different loud noise may have called that herd off to another destination. They could restore, rebuild, etc.

*Comic books spoilers*

In the comic books, Team Prison does return to Hershel’s farm. In fact, this is the point in the story when Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his prison battle survivors would run to the place to reconnect with some people back there. That’s also where they meet three newbies coming soon, then hit the road.

Zap2it asked producer Gale Anne Hurd if the second half of Season 4 would include a return to familiar locations like Hershel’s barn. "We can't talk about that," she answered with a laugh.

Interesting… Maybe we do stop by the farm, just to see the state of it, and maybe the nostalgia tour also heads over to where Morgan Jones (Lennie James) was, since he’s still an ally out there and showrunner Scott Gimple said he would return this season.

Do you think one of the many groups out there — maybe Rick and Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), or Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) and Beth Greene’s (Emily Kinney) respective groups — will return to the farm, just to have some place to go?

The Walking Dead Season 4 returns Sunday, February 9 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC. Mark your 2014 calendar pronto!

Sources: AMC, Zap2it

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