'The Walking Dead' Season 4b: Abraham, zombie secrets and more coming up
"The Walking Dead" essentially hit restart with its Season 4 midseason finale, "Too Far Gone." Though the episode didn't end with a cliffhanger like Season 3's midseason finale did, it did leave viewers with a whole bunch of questions about what is coming next.
With the Prison destroyed and the Governor dead, Rick and those left alive are now scattered and on the run. Whether or not they manage to regroup with one another in a timely manner is yet to be determined, but fans at least already know that they'll bump into another group along their travels.
Back in October, it was revealed that Michael Cudlitz will play a major character from "The Walking Dead" comics, Abraham. In the comics, he is traveling with his girlfriend Rosita (played in the TV show by "Twilight Saga" alum Christian Serratos) and a man named Eugene (played by Josh McDermitt). Abraham and Rosita are with Eugene because he says he is a government scientist has important information about the origin of the zombie outbreak.
Whether or not Eugene, Abraham and Rosita will have the same storyline in "The Walking Dead" TV show is yet to be seen, but the characters are for sure coming later this season. In the comics they all are good characters, so hopefully they won't be transformed into new enemies on the series now that the Governor is dead.
If "The Walking Dead" TV show does follow the course of the comics, then that means fans will likely be seeing familiar location in Season 4b: Hershel's farm. After a similar attack on the Prison by Woodbury in the comics, those who survived headed to Hershel's to regroup.
It would make sense that that location is the regroup point in the TV series as well, as it's fairly close to the Prison and somewhere that most of the important people who were there would know about. Having the show's surviving characters return there would also be a good way to give Hershel a suitable sendoff after his sad death.
Speculation aside, the second half of Season 4 will at least deal with the mystery of who was feeding rats to the walkers. That storyline was touched on again in the midseason finale, "Too Far Gone," when Tyreese came across some more strange things in the halls of the Prison. Tyreese speculated that this "psychopath" was the same one who killed Karen and David, but the fact that Carol is gone means it's a different person after all. Who do you think it could be?
"The Walking Dead" returns with the second half of Season 4 in February 2014.