Today we have a short, but sweet, look at the second half of The Walking Dead’s third season, set to bow February 10. The video, viewable down below, is the usual blast of awesomeness we’ve come to associate with The Walking Dead this past season; plenty of action and zombie killing, but now we can expect it on an even greater scale. A war is brewing between the two safe havens of Woodbury and the prison, but which side stands a better chance of victory? This new trailer has me wondering just how things will turn out as each side starts questioning who should be trusted.
The big question mark is where Andrea’s loyalties lie. She’s been very much taken in by Woodbury and the Governor, but now she knows about the existence of her old group. We see in the video she wants to go see them and the Governor starts to doubt her loyalty. We also see Rick has brought someone along with him that Michonne and Glenn are very nervous about. I’m thinking it must be Merle, who we saw in the midseason finale was thrown under the bus by the Governor, making him a likely candidate for defection. And considering he tortured Glenn, his outburst in the video is understandable, but they need manpower if they want any hope of crushing Woodbury.
And that’s what makes this war so interesting; manpower. Sure, Woodbury has a town full of people who could be used as soldiers, but they’ve become complacent behind their walls. They don’t know what it’s like to fight for their lives. Rick’s group has done nothing but fight and it has made them very dangerous. So what good are numbers if only a few have the capability to kill to live?
Most interesting of all is Carl’s declaration that Rick shouldn’t be the leader anymore. What brings this on? Is Carl just frightened of what his father might become? It seems likely considering how hardened Rick has become and how willing he is to let others die to protect his family and friends.
February cannot come fast enough.