The Walking Dead Season 4: Spoilers for Episode 9 and Rest of Season

January 16, 2014 Updated: January 16, 2014

The Walking Dead season 4 is set to start soon, on AMC and spoilers for episode 9 and the rest of the season have been coming out.

Let’s take a look at some of them.

-Carol will definitely return before the end of the season, creator Robert Kirkman told TVGuide.

-The Sanctuary, which was discussed in the radio message, will come into play.

-Kirkman also said that there will be glimpses into the lives of characters through flashbacks.

-Three new characters from the comics–Abraham, Eugene, and Rosita–are going to be introduced. “I can say that their introduction will be somewhat similar to how they were introduced in the comic, which I think is a very cool thing,” said Kirkman. “I’m always pushing for big changes between the comic and the show, but when there is a good, natural process to adapt things directly, we do that from time to time to keep people guessing, so we will see a bit of that in their introduction. I think the main thing to look at is that these are some very interesting and dynamic and explosive characters that will be breathing some new life into the show, which is something that all of our new characters do. They’re going to be pushing things in new directions.”

-Hershel’s death will change Maggie and Beth, showrunner Scott Gimple told the Hollywood Reporter. “It helps define both of them into who they become and it affects them very deeply in this next half-season and beyond. Hershel’s death, the loss of the prison, civilization and everything they built up — this has all been taken away from them, and they are moving into very uncharted emotional waters.”

-Baby Judith might not be dead but probably is. “It did not look good, and I don’t want to say one way or another but what you see tells a story,” Gimple said. Kirkman added: “Well, she’s not in that car seat. I mean, there might be some of her in that car seat, but you know, the majority of her is not there. That’s another big unknown that we’ll have to find out about when we come back. She could be dead. She could be maimed. She could be fine. We’ll just have to find out.”

-Rick is going through “an unthinkable amount of loss.” XX added: “He’s definitely not going to see visions of Lori. This is a different loss and will affect him differently. When he lost Lori, he was at a place surrounded by fences with brick buildings. One could argue that he had time to mourn or deal with it — or not [deal with it] as he did. He’s messed up physically from that fight with the Governor and now he’s off in the world, that’s where we left him. He’s in a very different situation, where there’s going to be some very direct demands upon him of survival.”

 

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