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The Walking Dead: Who Can Be Trusted in Season 3’s Second Half?

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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.

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2 Comments

  1. James

    January 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I agree that Rick’s crew is outnumbered, but most of the residents at Woodbury are not soldiers. It would take significant resources to train more residents to go to war with Rick, since everyone at the prison, including Carl, are veterans at handling zombies. I just re-watched the first part of the season since I recorded all the episodes on my DISH Hopper. My DVR holds up to 2,000 hours of programming so I can record and store The Walking Dead and watch it when I want, which will be helpful since I just started working nights at DISH.

  2. Conor

    January 4, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Merel for president. He knows what it takes, and to be honest Rick went off the deep end when Lori died. I foresaw some sort of conflict going on between Daryl and his bro in the first half of Season 3, but it seems to me they have reunited after the Governor hated on Merel in front of all of Woodbury. I haven’t watched the new season since it aired so I’m rusty on any supporting facts. I think if Rick gets the group to rally behind Daryl and Merel they would stand the best chance. The way I see it is Daryl was second in command at the prison, and Merel was second in command at Woodbury. Those two could be enough to tip the scales in the prisons favor. On a side note, who really cares what happens to Andrea?

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