Walking Dead Discussion Thread: S3 E11, “I Ain’t Judas”
Spoiler Alert: Do not read this post or the comment section if you have not seen the show. Also, for those who have read the comics, please do not discuss plot elements not revealed on the show.
Sorry for the delay in posting this. Interest in this series has started to weaken considerably and as readers know I started a new position this week which has left me with a lot less free time than normal.
Laurie Holden, the actress that plays Andrea, had promised major changes for her character that would “make our heads explode”. We enjoyed the episode at our house but our heads remained in one piece. As predicted, there was still some intentional lack-of-communication between Andrea and the Survivor group but they mostly made their case that the Governor had wronged them. Michionne let her know he sent Merle to kill her and I think Andrea believed them that he started the firefight at the prison.
What’s interesting is that nearly the entire episode revolved around Andrea. I don’t know what that means for her future but it certainly seems to indicate the importance of her to the series. She’s come a long way from the CDC. Andrea’s internal conflict in not killing the Governor most likely comes from her belief in Woodbury, not in him. Even though she is still a tough character to like, I understand the dillema.
The additional subplot with Merle is also interesting. You want to like him if for no other reason than he can kick ass.
Tyreese in Woodbury is weird and I don’t understand the plan for that group. He played such a major role in the comic book that it is impossible to see how he realigns with Rick.