Though Hershel and Rick expressed the alternative of coexisting peacefully, the Governor’s new identity as “Brian Heriot” didn’t prevent him from reverting to his old, warlike ways. The Walking Dead Season 10 Maggie Rhee Adult Short Sleeve T-Shirt, The Walking Dead Icons All-Over Print Adult Hooded Sweatshirt, The Walking Dead Season 10 New Allies Black Mug, The Walking Dead 10 New Foes Adult Short Sleeve T-Shirt, The Walking Dead Survival All-Over Print Men's Joggers. “Too Far Gone” is no exception. Ups and Downs from issue 191 of The Walking Dead comics, The Walking Dead should explore other settings for the zombie apocalypse, Best TV Actors and Actresses from Each State, Back to the Future Trilogy: Top 30 Vehicles, 50 Most Heartbreaking Moments from the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: Ranking the 67 Best Characters, Ranking All 50 Episodes of Game of Thrones, 50 Biggest WTF Moments in Star Wars History. Many of us still miss Hershel Greene, after he essentially became the conscience of the group (seemingly taking over from Dale). It was jaw-dropping, iconic and oddly realistic. To see him come to such an end was sad, even if a powerful and thematically necessary moment. He showed up at the prison ready for war! Original U.S. Air Date: December 1, 2013. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. Written by: Seth Hoffman “Too Far Gone” is no exception. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. Of course, this episode also featured a zombified Clara (the woman Rick found in the woods in “30 Days Without An Accident”), but many of us missed that until we looked back on the episode. In Too Far Gone, The Walking Dead’s season 4 mid-season finale, it seemed everything changed. Of course, another big death was that of the Governor himself. Once we saw that tank, it was clear that this is where things were headed, the question was: Who are we going to lose? There was also Daryl using a grenade to explode an army tank! The Walking Dead: Will spring be sprung in Alexandria? When you willfully no longer trust anyone, you are ultimately betraying your better nature, making survival just an animal feat instead of anything humanizing. Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson) and Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) – The Walking Dead _ Season 4, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC. Build your custom Undead Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on The Walking Dead and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. It turned out to be bad for him, too, as every long-time Walking Dead fan knows what happens. However, in context it made sense: These were kids who were ready to defend their turf, and if that meant taking up arms, then so be it! As to that, the show didn’t pull any punches. Also, there is the sense that, although he denied it, he was animated by the spirit of revenge. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. Check out IGN's review of "Too Far Gone" here... We encourage you to read our updated PRIVACY POLICY and COOKIE POLICY. It was, and still is, one of The Walking Dead‘s great moments (and not the last of those to feature Lizzie and Mika, either).Given all the craziness in the mid-season finale, many wondered what else season 4 had in store. AMC's The Walking Dead is a TV series TV series based on the comic book by Robert Kirkman. The Governor (David Morrissey) in Season 4, Episode 8 of The Walking Dead "Too Far Gone" - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC. However, one of the biggest, most jaw-dropping moments of “Too Far Gone” was when the kids Lizzie and Mika shot and killed Alisha. She basically died for nothing! All rights reserved. There are many other things to discuss here. They were hard choices, but that’s why they packed a punch. Like Tara Chambler, Lilly likely also began to see the dark nature of the quest to conquer the prison. Quite simply, this was amazing television. However, for followers of AMC’s The Walking Dead, few episodes match the intensity of its season 4 mid-season finale. Your privacy is safe with us. Some people surely thought it went too for (or was “too far gone,” as it were). Copyright © 2010-2020 AMC Network Entertainment LLC. No, her death showed that everything about his aims at the prison were misguided. Let us know in the comments! As we saw The Governor recuperate and gain a new reason to live, his desire to attain the prison also gave him a new reason to kill. The Walking Dead continues to both meet and play with our expectations, offering its own twist on the storylines from the comic. This time, they might not win. Not only did people die at the prison, but “Brian’s” new daughter, Meghan, also died — ostensibly because he wasn’t there to protect her. That self-assigned task fell to his girlfriend Lilly, who does so angrily due to the death of her daughter, Meghan. One could discuss the Governor nearly killing Rick, or how everyone scattered as the prison fell to walkers. The members of Rick's group settle into their new roles in the Alexandria Safe-Zone, and Rick, as constable, tries to make the place safer by stopping a dangerous man inside the community. (SPOILERS) Inside Episode 408: The Walking Dead: Too Far Gone The Governor and Rick come face to face again in the mid-season finale of the Walking Dead. That death is just as dramatically compelling as the prison battle, and not just because a little girl died. Of course, we also lost Tara’s girlfriend Alisha, who symbolized a strategic pawn, needlessly sacrificed. The word “epic” gets thrown around a lot, to the point where it often loses meaning. It was a roundabout route to get here, but this is the big war showdown that fans have wanted to see. Not only did he provide medical and folk knowledge, but he functioned as a competent adviser to Rick and took care of business as needed. Those were all memorable moments, no doubt about it. The Walking Dead continues to both meet and play with our expectations, offering its own twist on the storylines from the comic. Their alterations don’t always work, but with this episode the series managed to capture the essence of that storyline without repeating it beat for beat. Any peace is fragile with someone like him, by intent of design. The word “epic” gets … It’s really a general tragedy. Of course, she also put the man out of his misery, like a wounded, whimpering dog getting put down. Just when everything started to calm down at the prison, Rick and his group now face imminent danger and destruction. Boom! But, could Rick and his battle-scarred compatriots be too far gone to live a peaceful life again? His idea of security was a sham, and always will be, as it’s more about destruction than building anything up. Although he wishes to keep his new family safe, he feels the security of the prison’s fences and walls are needed. The prison fell and everyone scattered! For now, let’s just say that these were the right choices for where the show is today. Although she was allied with the Governor, it’s not as though she was completely villainous. Though it was a chance for Michonne to get her revenge, she was not the one to truly finish him. What are your thoughts on “Too Far Gone,” and season 4 of The Walking Dead? We’ll likely talk about those shifts and why they worked so well in a later post. 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