'The Walking Dead' Season 4 episode 7 'Dead' Weight' recap: The Governor has his eye on Michonne

After the surprising and somewhat disturbing turn "The Walking Dead" made in last week's "Live Bait," the AMC series had much poorer execution in delivering the transformation of the Governor 2.0. Mr. Brian Harriet is no more, once again reverting to his murderous, the-ends-justify-the-means Woodbury mentality when he comes across Martinez's new camp. It's establishing from the opening scene in "Dead Weight" that the Governor does not consider himself to be a good man. The title becomes literal as he, seemingly unwittingly, weeds out the dead weight from Martinez's camp. Starting with Martinez himself and then offing good-hearted Pete ("Dollhouse's" Enver Gjokaj), the Governor starts to turn this group of survivors into the same Woodbury-style camp he previously ruled. The message to be taken here seems to be that people can't really change. Just like Rick was forced to relapse into his leadership role, the Governor finds himself pulled back into the person he tried...



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