The Walking Dead‘s Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and son Carl (Chandler Riggs) were left alone at the end of the shocking Season 4 mid-season finale ‘Too Far Gone‘. When the show returns, expect to see the Grimes Junior really step up, according to star Andrew Lincoln.
“[Carl] does something this season… Man…” he says. “Episode 9 is his episode. It’s so cool.”
That’s not all. According to The Walking Dead‘s original survivor, the second half of Season 4 will feature one of the most controversial episodes in the show’s history.
“You haven’t even seen the half of it yet,” he teases. “The back eight is more radical
than ever before. It’s almost a tale of two seasons. It really is that radical, the difference between the first eight and the back eight. And really, trust me, I think that three of the strongest episodes we’ve done this season are yet to come. Probably four.
“There are two episodes that I absolutely adore in the back eight, one of which I think is going to be the most controversial episode that we’ve probably ever been involved in, and that’s saying something.”
Expect to meet some new characters among the returning cast, which were divided after the Governor’s prison raid. Comic-book fans will recognise Abraham, Eugene and Rosita, played by Michael Cudlitz, Josh McDermitt and Christian Serratos respectively.
The official press release describes the characters’ stories, as depicted in the comics (look away if you don’t want to see any potential spoilers!):
“In the Image/Skybound Comics Dr Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt), a former high school teacher, appears in the 53rd issue of the series. He claims he knows what caused the zombie outbreak and is therefore deemed a useful travelling companion for sports coach and Army Sgt Abraham Ford (Micahel Cudlitz).
They are also joined by Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos). The trio cross paths with Rick as they make their way to Washington. But unbeknownst to Rick, Abraham and Rosita, Eugene is a liar. With no idea what caused the zombie outbreak, and strongly lacking any defensive skills, his lie was a ploy to make himself invaluable to Abraham so the physically superior man would protect him.
Despite this, in the comics he remains alive and proves himself as an integral member of Rick’s group, using his science know-how to manufacture ammunition.”
The Walking Dead, Season 4 Part B starts on Monday 10 February 2014 at 9pm on FOX.