have been incredibly impressed by David Morrissey these past 2 episodes and it's rather poignant in a way to think of what might've been last season. I think they did an injustice to both his and Laurie Holden's characters.
I wish I had been as impressed by Morrissey because I really was expecting some great things and I was just utterly bored out of my mind. The only scenes I liked were between Martinez and the Governor and then Martinez is dead.
I actually felt some sympathy for the Governor last season when he was brushing his zombie daughter's hair and being all Jack Torrance in his notebook. That scene adequately communicated to me that the Governor loved his daughter and was trying to build a community but he went crazy. It seemed like a good way to shorthand that he was probably a decent normal guy once upon a time. And he went crazy as evidenced by his tank o' zombie heads, his inhuman and inhumane treatment of Glenn and Maggie, his murder of Milton, his crazy zombie gladiator wars and him slaughtering his own people.
We've already seen a group of frightened humans struggling to survive and finding community and leadership in s1 and they did that well enough for me to become invested in that entire core group and that is the story I care about.. We had a crazy leader in Shane but I guess he wasn't as crazy as the Governor.
I only care about the Governor as an enemy for Rick's group and we completed that last season. If they wanted to show the Governor becoming the Governor they should have done it in flashback last season. They could have even accomplished that during the Governor's Walk of Loneliness with some flashback memories of him building Woodbury leading up to the downfall of Woodbury and his being left alone. I would actually have appreciated that because we could have seen how Milton came to be who he was and why he was willing to experiment and help the Governor, why Martinez was willing to follow him etc.