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Once The Governor’s (David Morrissey) crew and their tank headed for the prison we pretty much knew that the fortress was doomed. It was crumbling before The Gov. fired at it, and it just couldn’t withstand the massive attack that ensued. But will we see Team Prison’s onetime home again in the final episodes of Season 4, or should we expect the entire crew to have moved on?

The mid-season ender concluded with various groups of survivors fleeing in many different directions, and executive producer Robert Kirkman tells The Hollywood Reporter that we’ve definitely seen the last of the former abode.

“The prison has fallen, there won't be any more stories there, and now our characters are out on their own,” he declares. “They've lost the prison, they've lost where they live and where they were building their lives, and they're also separated and have lost each other. They're out in the unknown trying to survive. We're going to be going into some very interesting places with all of these characters and seeing new sides to all of them as they figure out how to survive. Been a while since these people have been out on the road and out in the open; they're very different people at this point. The events in the upcoming episodes are going to change them that much more, which I think will make the show a lot cooler, more dangerous and more exciting.”

We’re not gonna lie, we’re a bit worried that our beloved characters don’t have the security of the prison anymore, especially since Robert also said the upcoming episodes are “more dangerous and more exciting”, but hopefully all of favorites (we’re talking about you, Daryl Dixon!) are scrappy enough to survive on their own for a bit.

Still, this world has taught us that there really is something to that whole “strength in numbers idea” and Robert confirmed that the group won’t be reunited so quickly...if at all. In other words, it won’t be like when they all managed to find each other again after the Greene farm was overrun in the Season 2 finale.

“I wouldn't expect them to be reunited as quickly as after Hershel's farm. They're going to endure a lot more,” he explained. “There's going to be a lot more that they're dealing with in the aftermath of the prison falling. I would expect these stories to be extremely different.”

The upside of everyone being split up into smaller groups is more of an opportunity to delve into people’s backstories, much like what we saw with The Gov. in Episodes 6 and 7. Showrunner Scott Gimple has already said that the second half of the season will have a radically different structure, and he’s also hinted that we could be getting some more flashbacks.

But can you imagine Team Prison sans prison? Share your thoughts below!

The Walking Dead Season 4 returns to AMC on February 9, 2014, at 9 p.m. ET.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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