After episode 313 “Arrow on the Doorpost” we all know what the Governor has in mind for everybody’s favorite prisoners. It was also made clear that Andrea and Milton disagree with what he’s got planned. Even Martinez might have a hint of doubt after his interactions with Daryl, but I wouldn’t turn my back on him just yet.
Above, in the first of two preview photographs released for next week’s episode “Prey” Philip Blake does his best Johnny Cash impersonation donning all black. He’s got the dark duds and an eye patch, now all he needs is a ten gallon hat and a parrot and his Evil Cowboy Pirate outfit will be complete.
Here’s the second of the photographs. It’s not very clear what Andrea is up to in this picture, but whatever it is it’ll probably just piss off viewers. It’s not Laurie Holden’s fault the writers decided to make Andrea so annoying this season, she’s just playing the cards she’s been dealt. The fact that she’s gotten under everybody’s skin means Ms. Holden is doing a damned good job of playing the part. Try and remember that when you want to strangle your television, okay?
Alright, on to the promotional trailer for “Prey.” If last week’s “Arrow on the Doorpost” was the wind-up, then the upcoming “Prey” looks like the pitch. (This may be the only time you ever see me use a sports analogy. Just wanted to point that out.)
The Governor is getting the ambush set up for his second meeting with Rick, but not all the troops are in step with his plans. It looks like Andrea is finally making a level-headed decision and is working to thwart Philip’s plan. Not only is she talking to Milton about stopping him, but she’s outed Patchey the Pirate to Tyreese and Sasha.
It looks like “Prey” is going to have a lot to offer. Andrea says outright that she’s got to kill the Governor, there’s what looks like a horse trailer full of walkers, and OMG Flaming Zombies!
Come to think of it, why haven’t we had any Inhuman Torch walkers in the past? They’re even scarier than the non-flambéed variety. Maybe there were some when Rick burned the barn in season two and I just forgot. I forget breakfast so that wouldn’t be surprising.
Speaking of Tyreese and Sasha, and I was speaking of them several nonsensical sentences ago, this first sneak peek showcases the siblings. It’s apparent that Tyreese isn’t very good with a gun and his sister is trying to help him become a better marksman. He’s pretty bad. Okay, he’s awful. Somebody give that man a shotgun.
Hey, why don’t the survivors use shotguns more often? Sure, they don’t have the range of a rifle, but you can’t beat a shotgun for ease of use. Just point in the general direction of an undead head and pull the trigger, the swarm of lead will do the rest.
Hey AMC! Give them people some scatterguns, wontcha? They’ll thank you for it. You’re welcome.
Ready for the final sneak peek? It’s Andrea and Milton peeking into a sinister-looking room the Governor has set up for some dubious activities. I’ll leave it at that until after you watch.
Either the Governor is opening “Doctor Blake’s S&M Dentistry & Orthodontics Emporium” or he’s planning on doing very mean things to people. Probably Michonne, but I’m sure he’ll spread the hurt around like a nice little sadist.
My favorite thing about this clip is that Andrea has finally come to her senses, albeit extremely belatedly. This is the bad-ass Andrea we used to love. Okay, tolerate. Whether she survives for long or not at least she’s given a chance at redemption. Milton might just end up being part of the prison gang, too, considering the assistance he’s giving to Andrea.
I know you aren’t going to forget, but I’m going to remind you that The Walking Dead airs on AMC Sundays at 9/8c. There are only three episodes left and there’s still a whole lot of crap waiting to hit some very big fans, so don’t miss a second of it. I know I won’t.