Yesterday (1/9/2013) AMC released the official poster for the Season 3 Mid-Season Premiere of its hit TV show, The Walking Dead. This poster features the tagline “An Eye for an Eye” and shows the Governor in the background with his bandaged injured eye. Rick is n the foreground, with the left half of his face suspiciously out of frame.
There’s no doubt this poster hints at the battle that is sure to ensue between Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and The Governor (David Morrissey). What will happen? Will the governor get revenge and take out Rick’s eye? The poster definitely seems to be leading fans in that direction. It almost seems too obvious. I can’t help but wonder if the poster is intentionally misleading fans.
Heads up for those who haven’t read the comic….here comes a spoiler. In the comic Rick ends up getting his right hand chopped off and Carl ends up taking a stray bullet down the side of his head and he loses his eye. It’s no secret the TV series has drastically strayed from the comic’s story line, so I can’t help but wonder how things are going to play out. Would the governor get even by taking Carl’s eye? It seems pretty likely, especially since he lost his daughter and his eye. I reading way too much into things? Do you think this poster is to be taken literally at face value and Rick is going to end up losing an eye? Is something else going to come up to totally shock us all? Let me know in the comment section below!
Whatever happens, the second half of Season 3 is sure to be full of unexpected twists and turns. I can’t wait to see how things unfold. I’m also looking forward to the near future with Season 4. (Even if it will be the first since ex-showrunner Glen Mazzara‘s departure from The Walking Dead_.
The Walking Dead on AMC returns on February 10th, 2013.