‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 Premiere: 5 Most Shocking Moments
On Sunday night, The Walking Dead‘s Season 4 premiere picked up a few months after the last episode ended, and now, not only are there new characters … they’ve even turned the jail’s grounds into a farm!
Of course, it didn’t take long for the characters to start battling zombies and running for their lives. In the first episode alone — which pulled in an incredible 16.1 million viewers — three lives are lost in the bloody zombie battle.
Before you keep reading, be warned this post has a few spoiler alerts, but we couldn’t resist sharing the 5 most jaw-dropping moments of the first episode:
1. Mysterious Woman in the Woods
Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) encounters what first appears to be a “walker,” but it turns out it’s a starving woman, who pleads for his help. He follows her back to her campsite, where her “walker” husband is being kept. Out of nowhere, the woman lunges at Rick with a knife, but when she misses, she instead turns it on herself and plunges the knife into her stomach.
2. Supermarket Surprise
When a few of the prison survivors head to the supermarket for supplies, the simple trip goes awry when the roof starts to collapse and a rain of “walkers” comes pouring down.
3. One Zombie’s Killer Headache
As the group fights zombies that now fill the store, newcomer Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) is stuck under a wine shelf that fell on top of him. Still, he fends off a hungry walker by peeling the flesh off its head in a particularly gross scene.
4. Daryl to the Rescue
During the supermarket battle, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) hands-down kills at least 10 zombies with his signature bow and arrow. He manages to pull off the gory feat just before the roof completely caves in.
5. A Walker Amongst Them
New kid Patrick (Vincent Matella, center) suddenly starts to feel sick, and heads to the shower to cool off. He begins coughing and falls to the ground. When the camera cuts to his face in the final scene, Patrick is revealed to be a walker … meaning there is now a zombie locked up inside the prison with Rick, Daryl, Carl, and everyone else.