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Issue 24 – Governor

Our first ever listener-poll chosen episode – THE GOVERNOR from the Walking Dead! Doc shudders over the unholy trinity of sexual taboos, and Anthony makes the fewest pop culture references in an episode! Listen now!

Our first ever listener-poll chosen episode – THE GOVERNOR from the Walking Dead! Doc shudders over the unholy trinity of sexual taboos, and Anthony makes the fewest pop culture references in an episode! Listen now!

(SIDE NOTE: After we recorded, we realized we had miscounted, and this was the 24th episode, not the 25th. Rather than re-record the intro, we left it in. Whoops.)

SHOW NOTES:

  • Introduction
    • Anthony met his Extra Life fundraising goal – head will be shaved later this week!
  • Background (07:28)
    • The Governor, Brian Blake – created by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Cliff Rathburn in The Walking Dead #27 (April 2006)
    • Head of Woodbury, Georgia, a small community of survivors who welcomes Rick Grimes and his crew
    • Rick is disturbed to learn the Governor uses zombies as entertainment, and forces people to fight each other
    • He has a small zombie girl chained up in his private living quarters – it’s his niece, Penny, and their relationship becomes more sexual as the series progresses
    • The Governor turns on Rick and his group after they refuse to accept his leadership, and cuts off Rick’s hand
    • Has Michonne tied up and rapes her repeatedly
    • Lets everyone escape with the help of a guard, Martinez – keeps Michonne behind to continue abusing her – she breaks free and cuts off his arm, fingernails, and penis, and removes his left eye – he survives the ordeal thanks to a citizen with medical expertise
    • Uses Martinez’s death to rally Woodbury to attack Rick’s group at their prison stronghold
    • Tries to negotiate by using Tyreese as a hostage, but decapitates him with Michonne’s katana
    • Woodbury residents assault the prison with a tank, but after one of them shoots Lori and Judith, they turn on the Governor and throw him to the zombies
  • Issues (19:08)
    • Charismatic sociopath
    • Grandiose and power hungry
    • Relationship with Penny (28:35)
  • Treatment (32:25)
    • In-universe
    • Out-of-universe
  • Skit (43:25)
  • Ending

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