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- Episode: Live Bait (Season 4, Episode 6)
- Starring: David Morrissey, Meyrick Murphy, Audrey Marie Anderson, Jose Pablo Cantillo
- Written By: Nichole Beattie
- Directed By: Michael Uppendahl
- Network: AMC
- Studio: American Movie Classics (AMC), Circle of Confusion, Valhalla Motion Pictures
The Walking Dead: Live Bait Review
Hobo Snake Plisken
November 18, 2013
Enter Hobo Snake Plisken!
The Governor is dead, long live Brian Heriot! This episode was great because we are spared of the bs going on in the prison, and thankfully no one coughs. Well, one guy coughs but he had cancer so we’ll let it slide.
It was a nice change of pace to have the episode deal with The Governor exclusively; he’s been missed from the series and its good to have him back. But where has he been all this time? Well if you had “Turned into Hobo Snake Plisken” you won.
See, the events of season 3 changed The Governor. After he murdered his crew last season he took off with Martinez and Nameless Black Guy but the weight of everything that happened basically put him in a catatonic state. The guy is dead inside and no fun to be around so Martinez and Nameless Black Guy leave him in the middle of the night. Now truly alone, The Governor decides the best use of his time is to go burn Woodbury down and roam the countryside to the tune of some sweet country music that plays during the show’s obligatory montage.
He roams for months and along his travels finds a family that takes him in. At first he’s not sure what to make of these kind spaggetio offering people because he’s more of a ravioli man. Eventually he warms up to them and we see him take the mantle of Brian Heriot. Unlike The Governor, Brian is a guy good guy who puts his life on the line to go get oxygen tanks for cancer-ridden people. He’ll also bash your head in with said oxygen tank if you turn. Brian becomes a protector, and he bonds with the little girl who reminds him of his daughter Penny. He also bonds with the little girls’ mom when he bangs her in the back of Uhaul looking truck while the rest of the family sleeps right next to them. That ain’t right, they needed to step out and roll around in grass outside instead but because they didn’t, karma got to them and ruined their hump truck.
Hump truckless, The Governor and his adopted family take to walking and their journey leads them straight to Martinez! Now that Brian is reunited with Martinez it can only mean we’ll see his change into The Governor again, that and maybe Nameless Black Guy will finally get a name.
Unrelated Side Note:
AMC decided to have a Godfather night, a Hitchcock night and a Steven Segal night? WTF?