Following up with some of the explosive developments in last week’s episode, I suspect that tonight’s will be a slower-paced affair. I’m pretty sure that the Governor story line will be on hiatus for a while, what with Michonne’s injury, and that the survivors will be turning inward as they try to deal with this devastating new illness. Most interesting will be whether or not the dual mysteries of who is feeding the zombies live rats, and who burned Karen and the other sick survivor to death, will be solved this week. The show has at times missed a bit on the pacing of things (such as being stuck on the farm for an entire season, and stretching out the Shane danger-within-the-group arc over two seasons), so I’m hoping that these mysteries don’t get dragged out overly long. They already have the major issue from last season (the Governor), and the so-far major issue of this season (the illness), both of which should have some legs over season four, so having some interim solutions will give the audience a sense of catharsis they might otherwise miss. And all good drama requires a bit of catharsis from time to time that won’t be satisfied by stabbing another hundred sitting-duck walkers through the head with a crowbar.
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