The Walking Dead: Season 4, Episode 7

Dead Weight (24 Nov. 2013)

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The Governor plans his next move as he, Lilly, Tara and Meghan adjust to new surroundings.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daryl Dixon (credit only)
Glenn Rhee (credit only)
Maggie Greene (credit only)
Carol Peletier (credit only)
Beth Greene (credit only)
Tyreese Williams (credit only)
Sasha Williams (credit only)
Bob Stookey (credit only)


The Governor, Lilly, Tara and Megan are welcomed by Martinez's group of survivors. After a patrol of Martinez, Pete, Mitch and the Governor, Martinez plays golf on the roof of a RV. Out of the blue, the Governor kills him and Pete takes the provisional leadership of the group. The Governor also kills him and then he threatens Mitch to assume the leadership of the survivors. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When the Governor and Martinez are hitting golf balls, the whiskey bottle goes from almost completely empty to almost full. See more »


The Governor: [awaiting Meghan's chess move] You can't think forever. Sooner or later you have to make a move.
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"The Walking Dead" Dead Weight
24 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Something new unfolds at a camp outside the prison; the addition of new members may threaten peace. The mortal threat of the living has been a disturbing, central theme throughout the series of "The Walking Dead."

Never was that theme more pronounced as in Season 3, when the Governor, who presented himself as an attentive, protective leader of Woodbury, ultimately killed several members of that town and destroyed it.

Caesar Martinez, one of his cohorts, witnessed the Governor's apparent emotional breakdown and abandoned him in the beginning of this past week's episode.

And now Caesar has returned for the upcoming episode titled "Dead Weight," leading his own group with his own approach toward survival.

The episode's title is bloated with possibilities as to how Caesar perceives his role as leader, especially since his group is exposed to walkers and possibly other survivors in the woods, a scene reminiscent of survivors in Season 1.

As the clear leader of this new group, Caesar even states that "dead weight" won't be tolerated.

Could the dead weight be Tara, Melody and Megan, the group the Governor has adopted to protect?

Could the dead weight be the headless body tied to a tree with the sign "liar" attached to his chest?

Or could the dead weight be the Governor and his proved instability?

In Season 3, the Governor's dominance overshadowed Caesar's persona, in many ways. He was mainly depicted as an accomplice to the Governor's biddings, particularly when the Governor and he killed living soldiers and stole their weapons.

But this season should expose more about Caesar's character and whether the Governor will participate in his regime.

With the Governor standing outside the prison alone in episode 5, fans know he survived more than six months after the fall of Woodbury.

Serving as flashbacks, episodes 6 and 7 present new challenges and new people the Governor, the protagonist, must adapt to. But whether these people survive the walkers and the arrogance of Caesar and the Governor will be seen.

Below are two previews of Sunday's episode. The long clip is an actual scene from the episode; the short one provides an overview.

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