Credit: Gene Page/AMC Photo: A Wide-Eyed Walker on The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 9: “After”

Sometimes we forget that there’s even the possibility of a cure for this whole zombie apocalypse thing, and we can probably say the same for the characters on The Walking Dead, who all but abandoned their quest for answers after their ill-fated journey to the CDC in Atlanta back in Season 1.

But with the introduction of Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), Dr. Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt), and Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos) in Season 4, cure talk has once again popped up, seeing as how Eugene claims to be a scientist with knowledge of what caused the outbreak.

TWD comic book readers are well aware that, at least in that medium, Eugene just turned out to be a science teacher with no real knowledge of the outbreak. We don’t yet know if his TV counterpart is also a liar, but the actor who portrays him says the possibility of finding a cure now has the potential to alter the path of the show.

“Honestly, it starts to give people hope. They've lost a lot of people that they've loved already, but if there's a cure, that means there's hope. If you start to look at the show you see yeah it's a show about survival but they're never going to get out of this; they're not even trying to get out of this. It's a really dark place to be, and what this does is this brings light,” Josh McDermitt explains to Zap2it.

Like Josh said, our crew has just been so focused on survival that looking for a cure seemed pointless, but Eugene may be the guy everyone needs to get that quest back on track, whether he’s lying or not.

“I think Eugene is obviously trying to survive and he's doing what he knows best, which is use his brain and kind of BS his way through life, but I also think that in the comics he kind of finds Abraham in a really dark place when they first meet up. There's an element to Eugene where he wants to make people feel good too. It's not a malicious thing,” Josh concludes.

Do you think finding a cure is a real possibility at this point, or should our group just focus on survival as they have been doing? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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

Source: Zap2it