As a part of their special tribute to “The Walking Dead” this weekend — which include a re-airing of the pilot episode in black-and-white along with a new “Talking Dead” special — we had our first look via video of a character that we have been waiting for a long time to see. Michonne has arrived, ladies and gentlemen, and she is not afraid to bring the violence.
There’s nothing really story-related featured in this clip at all, with the focus instead being solely on watching Danai Gurira’s character behead a couple of walkers. It’s short, sweet, and incredibly awesome.
The character is entering the show at a time when Rick and his remaining survivors are all seeking refuge in a prison, but what he doesn’t realize is that some of the people he is about to run into are just as dangerous as the zombie horde slowly conquering the world. While Michonne is more of a tragic hero in her actions, David Morrissey’s The Governor is pure evil. Just this description of the character from executive producer Glen Mazarra during the “Talking Dead” special pretty much sums him up — minus his own history with Michonne, of course:
“The Governor thinks he’s a messiah; he sees it as an opportunity to get onto history’s stage.”
We have a feeling that Rick and his remaining survivors are not exactly going to bow to The Governor as a savior, and the back-and-forth that could follow here may make for the strongest season of the show yet if pulled off properly. After all, this season at least has some of the characters that we have been waiting for.
What do you think about this clip? If you’re excited about the show’s upcoming Comic-Con panel, be sure to check out the official poster!