‘The Walking Dead’ Season 3: What Do the New Episode Titles Reveal?
The closer we get to 'The Walking Dead's' February 10 premiere "The Suicide King" we get, the more ravenous we become to see where the back half of AMC's zombie-killer drama takes us. And while the recent showrunner shake-up won't take effect until season 4 begins this fall, we can't wait to find out what proved so divisive about the back eight episodes of 'The Walking Dead' season 3. Now that AMC has released all the episode titles for the coming run, do we have a clue where 'The Walking Dead' will take us?
'The Walking Dead' will make its shambling return on February 10 with mid-season premiere "The Suicide King," but why wait until then for a sneak peek at the new season? In addition to the bad-ass new trailer we caught yesteday, AMC has released the official episode titles for the back half of the season, teasing some surprising turns along the way:
Episode 3.09: "The Suicide King" - February 10, 2013: The Governor (David Morrissey) plans an assault on the prison, but Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the other survivors might just attack first! Written by Evan Reilly; directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
Episode 10: "Home" - February 17, 2013
Episode 11: "I Ain't a Judas" - February 24, 2013
Episode 12: "Clear" - March 3, 2013
Episode 13: "Pale Horse" - March 10, 2013
Episode 14: "Killer Within, Part II" - March 17, 2013
Episode 15: "This Sorrowful Life" (directed by Greg Nicotero; written by Scott M. Gimple) - March 24, 2013
Episode 16: "Welcome to the Tombs" (directed by Ernest Dickerson) - March 31, 2013
"I Ain't a Judas" certainly suggests some kind of betrayal within the group, as does "Pale Horse" evoke some apocalyptic imagery (or perhaps Johnny Cash), but we're certainly curious to see why "Killer Within" would re-appear as an episode title. Additionally, it's worth noting that our new showrunner Scott Gimple wrote the penultimate episode "This Sorrowful Life," another name borrowed from the comic book volumes. The same was true of AMC's mid-season finale "Made to Suffer," though that comic volume took place after "This Sorrowful Life."
Well, what say you? Do you pick up any clues on 'The Walking Dead' season 3 from the episode titles? What do you think the "tombs" of the season finale refer to? Stay tuned for February 10 premiere "The Suicide King," and give us your 'Walking Dead' predictions in the comments!
And in case you missed yesterday's trailer...