Well, they've managed to stretch out the storyline for the Governor and his war against Rick by almost a year now. This Sunday he'll finally park his tank outside the prison and get to the actual confrontation that should have taken place almost fifteen episodes ago.
There are plenty more changes in store versus the comic book storyline however. Both Lori and her newborn baby were victims of the Governor's attack on the prison in the comic, and Andrea's sharpshooting helped turn the tide for Rick's group. Who will be the victims and heroes this time around? Will Carol show up to help fight off the Governor? Will Michonne and Hershel make it out of captivity? Take a look at the promo below for a taste of what's to come:
The Walking Dead - 4x08 " Too Far Gone" : Sneak... by Llegaronparaquedarse
In an interview with THR, showrunner Scott Gimple reminds us that Daryl hasn't heard about Rick banishing Carol yet and he probably won't be very happy with the news. Combined with Michonne's and Daryl's past with the Governor, there may be quite a bit of tension in the mid-season finale.
It's a potentially explosive situation on top of an explosive situation; one from inside the prison [Daryl and Rick] and one from outside the prison [The Governor]," Gimple notes. "If both were to happen at the same time, that could be quite dangerous for the people inside the prison.
Gimple also mentioned that we may see some new cast members "sooner, rather than later" given AMC's love of mid-season introductions. Some castings we know about are Abraham (Southland's Michael Cudlitz), Eugene (Retired at 35's Josh McDermitt) and Rosita (Twilight's Christian Serratos), but who will fall to make room for the new members?
Let's just hope that something actually happens Sunday night and the finale isn't just a tease for what, once again, might happen in the future.