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SPOILERS if you’re not caught up on The Walking Dead through Season 4, Episode 5 (“Internment”)!
When we shared the preview for next Sunday night’s ”Live Bait”, AMC hadn’t released any photos to go with the sneak peeks. But all video evidence indicated that this is going to be a very Governor-heavy episode. Just how Governor-heavy remains to be seen. The above image is one of two stills from “Live Bait” that AMC has shared, and it shows us Caesar Martinez, the Governor’s right-hand man. He’s one of the only people who was with the Governor when he took off to parts unknown at the end of last season. And he’s presumably still with the Governor, though who knows? In this zombie apocalypse, people’s lifespans have gotten drastically shorter — or longer if you consider zombification to be a part of a person’s lifespan. Either way, the picture suggests he's still around, unless it's from a flashback.
Here’s the other photo, which shows us the Governor standing in front of the same burning house or building we glimpsed in the previously released trailer (below).
What’s burning? And is it safe to assume the Governor lit that fire? He wasn’t exactly in the most stable place when we last saw him.
That brings us to the focus of the episode. Everything we’re seeing has to do with the Governor. Yes, Michonne’s voice can be heard in the preview, but the only visuals we’re getting are directly Governor-related. That includes the photos EW shared, all of which show us — you guessed it — the Governor. One of the big scenes I’m sure we’re all anticipating is seeing Daryl and Rick chat about the whereabouts of Carol. ”Internment” ended with Daryl returning to the prison and asking about Carol right away. he was told to talk to Rick about that, but Rick was off eating snap peas and avoiding confrontation with Carl. If “Live Bait” is all about the Governor — possibly a catch-up episode that shows us what he’s been doing all this time? — we might not get to see the potential blow-up (or storm-out) from Daryl when he finds out his closest friend has been given the boot.
If we hear any additional details that suggests there’s going to be some prison story in this otherwise presumably Governor-heavy episode, we’ll be sure to update you. In the meantime, here’s the preview for “Live Bait.”
The Walking Dead airs Sunday at 9:00 p.m. ET on AMC.