The finale of the Walking Dead season 3 was a return to what makes this show so compelling - zombies, killing zombies with sharp objects, action, tension, people stretched over their limits, humanity at its best and worst.
The long awaited showdown between The Governor and the people of Woodbury vs. Sgt. Rick Grimes and his prison gang finally occured, but not exactly the way we envisioned.
The confrontation ended with The Governor officially having lost his mind and his people realizing their fearless leader is a total whack job. By the time some of the people learned this reality it was too late.
And just as both communities learned that the Governor is a nut, now we are learning that Sgt. Grimes' young boy is also in the process of checking out. It would seem the stress of having killed his own mom after she delivered a baby maybe is finally getting to him.
The ending of this episode included one of those unsuspecting deaths to a character we all liked and didn't want to see leave the program. The Walking Dead does unwanted deaths very well.
Alas, The Governor is still alive leaving us to wonder, and remained tuned in for another season, what will happen when Season 4 begins.
Season 3 may have been a bit dull at times and a bit too talky, but the finale indicates more eventful days are ahead.
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