‘The Walking Dead’ season 4, episode 9 preview: What’s next for Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus?

Andrew Lincoln -There is no real other way to describe what happened on tonight’s “Walking Dead” season 4 episode other than simply this: Chaos. We saw the deaths of The Governor and Hershel, and the fate is still out there when it comes to a number of other characters. There are also questions regarding where Rick and Carl are going to go from here, especially since there are so many members of this group that are completely fragmented.

But the show must go on, and it will come back on in February. The only real surprise here is that rather than give you some sort of defined premiere date for the show’s return, the promo department over at AMC is settling for simply telling you “February.” Sad.

The other thing that is sad about this promo for the next new episode? There is nothing present really in the way of plot spoilers, unless you include in there that it appears that Andrew Lincoln’s Rick seems to be suffering from the worst sort of PTSD ever. Plus, there’s a serious lack of Norman Reedus in here after he had the most awesome move out of everyone in this past episode, as he shoved that grenade straight into the tank while everyone else was fully engaged in the Battle of the Prison.

The only thing that you can really count on moving forward here is that there will in fact be more death. This is the sort of world that these characters live in … one where there is no hope. It is that sheer lack of joy on the other side that does occasionally make watching the show difficult, since you want to believe that there is some happiness on the other side.

What do you want to see happen the rest of the way on “The Walking Dead,” especially following tonight’s devastating and game-changing episode? Share your thoughts below, and click here to read our full review of tonight’s episode.

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