I don’t have much to say about this episode. It wasn’t the most enjoyable I’ve ever watched. In fact, I found myself bored during parts of it. As excited as I was to see The Governor show up at the end of the last episode, I didn’t really care much about what he’d been up to the last six months.
Should we take The Governor’s seeming change of heart at face value or is it just another one of his ploys? I can see the situation being that he snapped and that’s what caused him to do all those horrible things at the end of last season. Possibly, he’s come back to himself and realizes what he’s done. That could explain his near-catatonia.
Even if that’s the case, it’s been mentioned a couple of times this season that you can’t come back from the things you’ve done. It almost seemed like the show was trying to redeem The Governor last night but there’s no way that can happen. It would take a lifetime of good deeds to make up for the atrocities he’s committed.
I don’t think that’s what’s going on though. I think most of his “change” centers on not-Penny. The Governor never does anything without an ulterior motive. I think he’s realized that he needs people to protect to feel like he has any worth. Remember, he wasn’t “important” before the walkers. This family looks up to him and makes him feel important again. Nothing selfless on his part.
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