They thought they were safe in the prison. They were wrong. A force far more deadly than the walking dead is at their door and when the dust settles, their rank will be reduced by more than half. No one is safe!
After everything Rick and the group have had to deal with to survive, they find their safe haven is no longer safe. The Governor and the residents of Woodbury have surrounded the prison and are ready to kill them all. Despite Michonne’s handiwork, the Governor has just come back stronger and he uses her attack on him as motivation to convince the people of Woodbury that those hidden within the prison want to steal everything they have.
This is a scene that is played out in the show and it’s hard to compare the two, because when it comes to the Governor, they are too different from one another. In the comics, the Governor is more of a thug who has taken over Woodbury and maintained his position of power with the use of fear. But on the show, he’s actually more sophisticated and has the appearance of a good guy initially. It’s also hard to decide which attack scene is more iconic. In the case of the comics, it is Tyreese who is executed in front of the prison, but in the shoe, it’s Hershel.
Now that I look at them, I see them both equally as important losses to the group. Tyreese’s death in the comics greatly affects Michonne and causes a huge blow to the defense of Rick’s group. Meanwhile, Hershel’s death serves to sever the father figure and moral compass of the group. The group doesn’t have time to mourn as the two groups begin to fire upon one another. Because as the group tries to flee, several members on both sides die. But it is the murder of Lori and Judith that trumps them all. Though they manage to escape the Governor and he is executed by one of his own, the damage from this encounter will haunt the survivors for years to come.
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