The Walking Dead season 3 premieres on October 14, and the new season is going to be introducing Danai Gurira as Michonne and David Morrissey as the Governor, and there is plenty coming up in these new episodes to keep fans coming back for more.
Walking Dead Season 3 Spoilers
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Glen Mazzara has teased of Milton, the new character in Woodbury: "He could be [key to the Governor's arena battles]. Milton is a benevolent character; he's in the Governor's circle, but he's a person who's looking to contribute and who has a lot of value for the Governor. As he learns the Governor's true side, that puts him in an interesting position." It sounds like this Milton character is one to watch out for, and as he's a brand new character, they could do anything with him. Will Dallas Roberts' character be important to those arena battles? Will he survive The Walking Dead season 3?
Also coming up this season is the return of Merle Dixon, who is not going to forget what led to him having to cut off his own hand, "so he really has an ax to grind," according to Mazzara. What else would you expect from Merle? Meanwhile, this means that there's a Dixon brother reunion coming up, but it's not going to be an all-around happy one. Mazzara teased "a major storyline" coming up for the brothers in that, Merle thinks his brother is going to do what he's done in the past and "be the little brother looking up to him," but Daryl has found a secure and important place in Rick's group of survivorsÂ—the same group responsible for what happened to Merle in the first place. Merle is now "a threat to that family," and this is giving them a chance to explore the aspect of "brother against brother." With these characters not from the comic books, it's something new for the show to address. This could end up being one of the best storylines of the entire series. Daryl certainly has changed since season 1, so Merle's not going to be expecting to see the Daryl that fans have watched develop over the past two seasons. Will Daryl have to step in and stop Merle from hurting one of the group?
Something else to look out for is what happens to Andrea this season. At the end of season 2, she had been left to fight off walkers as they escaped the farm, and if it weren't for Michonne showing up to save her, there likely wouldn't be a story to tell for Andrea in season 3. Because she's been separated from the group, they don't know if she's aliveÂ—or where she could beÂ—and she doesn't know that Shane's dead. Mazzara calls her reaction to finding that out "exciting to watch." She's also going to be spending time in Woodbury with the Governor, and with her separated from the others, she's going to have to "make difficult choices." Where will that leave Andrea when the season ends? Will she eventually rejoin the group in the prison? If she does, it could be interesting to see what she's like when that happens. This isn't going to be the same Andrea they knew from the farm, and that could lead to some pretty intriguing relationship dynamics between her and each person of the group.
Finally, Mazzara addressed the helicopter seen briefly in the preview: "They are remnants of the civilization that existed before the apocalypse. If there are bands of survivors, there are also rescue workers, soldiers and people who are still on watch trying to put the pieces back together. That helicopter is somebody who we'll meet in an episode, and that will be answered." However, the promo also showed that all is not well for that helicopter as it goes down. Seeing a helicopter is not new to the show, but it is going to be nice to finally see them explore what the deal is with it on the show.
What do you think of the latest The Walking Dead season 3 spoilers?
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