Big blow ups, tanks and guns will be the main theme of the December 1 episode as the Governor attempts to overtake the prison.
Next week, "The Walking Dead" will finally pick up where the November 10 episode left off. In the midseason finale "Too Far Gone", another showdown between the Governor and Rick's troupe is expected along with a high rate of death.
The synopsis given by AMC said, "After things begin to calm at the prison, Rick and the group face imminent danger." It is obvious that Governor and his new group are the "imminent danger" here. The promo shows how the sick man encourages his followers to raid the prison for things that they never encountered as much; walls, fences and peace of mind.
In his attempt to attack Rick and the group, the Governor brings armory and a tank that the prison will not stand. Governor tries to dig out Rick without commotion but negotiation ends with the latter saying, "We're not leaving." Guns are out, Darryl no longer relies on his bows and arrows. Rick needs all his able bodies, now with Carol's absence, and recruits even his son Carl to stand in the front line.
"The midseason finale is the biggest thing we've attempted, I think, so far in our show. I think the crew, and Ernest Dickerson, who directed it, everybody busted their guts to do that episode. Darrell Pritchett, who does the special effects - he's the man with the dynamite, was the busiest man I've ever seen. It was thrilling. Just thrilling. It just felt like an incredibly exciting episode. And then in the [final eight of the season], it's like we're spinning out into orbit, and it's a completely new show. It's really, really exciting," Andrew Lincoln who plays Rick told Yahoo.
Norman Reedus aka Daryl once spoke of the episode at the Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago, "I will say that we just wrapped the midseason finale last night of 'The Walking Dead', mind-blowing. Minds are going to blow up, it's so crazy, it's so good. We thought last season was real good. This season's crazy good. It's nuts, you'll love it."
"Too Far Gone" airs December 1. The AMC show will then return February 2014 for the aftermath.
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