Most evil character
Without doubt this must be given to David Morrissey who plays The Governor. His portrayal is brilliant and at the same time disturbing beyond words. Just thinking about him sends shivers down my spine. His daughter, the head collection and the fact that he is a sociopath are just a few reasons. While viewers usually love a ‘baddie’, his pure evilness just leaves me scared. The fact that he is coming back in season four worries me no end.
Most frustrating character
My vote would have to go to Laurie Holden as Andrea. More than once I found myself screaming at the screen, appalled that she could be so gullible and naïve. Was I sad at her demise? Probably not as much as I should have been. I keep thinking that if she kept working on trying to free herself without stopping to have a deep and meaningful discussion with Milton she may have survived!
Sweetest couple ever
No surprises here – Steven Yeun as Glenn and Lauren Cohan as Maggie are gorgeous together. They keep our hope for the future alive in their ability to maintain a ‘normal’ relationship in the most abnormal of circumstances. Not only have their characters grown so much over the seasons as vital members of the group when it comes to fighting, but their portrayal of the trauma they survived this season was exceptional.
Can you please just finally get together…
This may be controversial but am I alone in my desire to see Carol (Melissa McBride) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) hook up? Their close friendship and bond is very touching. I just really feel that there is more between them than that. I live in hope…
Most tormented charcter
Poor, poor Andrew Lincoln as Rick. In season three he is still the leader and without that being enough pressure by itself, he has to cope with:
- Lori being pregnant with a baby who is potentially not his and losing Lori at the birth,
- Raising Carl, who had to kill his mother and who is growing up too quickly – not to mention his increasing difficulty in holding on to a sense of what is right and wrong,
- Hallucinations of Lori after her death,
- Looking after his new baby girl, Judith,
- Being forced to consider offering up Michonne (for what would be a torturous and horrific death) in exchange for the safety of the rest of the group,
- The Governor (enough said!).
There is most likely more – and seriously – how much can one man take? No wonder he looks absolutely destroyed by the end of season three.
I give this to Chandler Riggs as Carl, as I really couldn’t stand him in the first two seasons. However he really started to step up in season three, although there is genuine concern over his distorted view of the world. It makes sense, though, as he is growing up in an environment where morality is becoming more and more compromised. I especially enjoyed his deepening relationship with Michonne and the understanding they seem to share.
There are a couple of obvious omissions. Scott Wilson as Hershel is the heart of the group and is still very much grounded in morality. Thank goodness that we only lost his leg this season because without him I think the group would lose all of its stability.
Danai Gurira as Michonne? As well as being an impressible addition to the group I love her depth. When she doesn’t speak and all you see is her slayer-esque fighting skills she is seriously scary (which is much of the time). However, when she does open up she has such compassion and warmth – it never fails to surprise me.
Finally, I still hold out hope for the overlooked Beth (played by Emily Kinney). While being the innocent and protected of the group, I sense there could be much more to her. More than just a pretty singing voice at least. Maybe she will be given more air time to shine in season four? Carl seems to have a crush on her and that might be explored in the future.
I hope you have enjoyed my take on season three. What were your memorable moments from this season?