The Mystery Man wrote:
I have to say that making the Governor batshit insane seemed like the laziest route to go (I'm aware he was like that in the comics, too). It'd be much more interesting if he was ruthless but sane and had the right intentions.
Yeah I do like this character. It's pretty obvious that he's kind of set up as the opposite coin of Rick - like Rick, this week he killed a rival group and took their stuff.
Sure, Rick killed a group of prisoners, which audiences will find less sympathetic than a group of the national guard, and the Governor did it instantly while Rick waited to be provoked... but in the end it's the same kind
of result. You may call Rick's call good and the Governor's as bad, but then, that's what distinguishes them innit (that and his obviously psychotic - if masked behind gentility - urges. A man does not keep fishtanks full of severed heads because they look decorative.)
The episode may have even had a bit of subtelty which for WD surprises me: Standing guard on the walls is repeatedly identified as men's work, including by a woman; every courtesy is extended to two women captured in the wild while the male guardsman are all murdered. Possibly they want to keep women in various nuturing roles (the one job we got defined here for a woman was the doctor) and in particular sources of fresh babies and child-rearing.
^??? Are you assuming that all children will be born undead?
You know if that's the case that'd be easily the most depressing thing WD has ever done as it would make the human race functionally extinct. No amount of heroic speeches from Rick could cloud the fact that in under a century there will be no more humans left alive.
I mean becoming zombies is bad enough but unable to create new life is kinda it
, what are you really fighting for then besides food and shelter?