The Walking Dead

The Governor

Name: Philip Blake
Played By: David Morrissey
Age: Mid-30s
Occupation: Governor of Woodbury, Georgia
Wife: Widower
Kids: Penny, deceased
Alive, Dead, or Walker: Alive

We met The Governor in Season 3 when he was the charismatic leader of Woodbury, a picturesque town filled with survivors. Though the smooth talking Gov. seemed to have it all, Michonne and Andrea (who became romantically involved with him during her time at Woodbury) soon discovered that he was a widower hiding his zombie daughter, Penny, in a closet.

After Merle kidnaped Glenn and Maggie, Rick and the prison crew went in to rescue them. Michonne later kills Penny and takes out one of the Gov’s eyes during a fight in self-defense, causing him to start a war between the people of Woodbury and Team Prison. Andrea encourages Rick and The Governor to meet and discuss peace, but it’s a lost cause.

Later, The Gov. rallies the remaining Woodbury citizens and heads to the prison, but when his ambush is unsuccessful and he’s forced to retreat he kills many Woodbury citizens in a fit of rage. Though his whereabouts at the end of Season 3 are unknown, The Governor will be back for Season 4.

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