October 12, 2013

The Season 4 premiere of "The Walking Dead" is just hours away, and there's been a lot of discussion about the new direction the series is headed in. There's a new threat on the way and Rick has become a farmer, not to mention the fact the Governor is a mysterious, looming presence.

Here's a bit of what you can look forward to:

You'll meet the new threat in premiere episode. It won't become clear exactly what that threat is until episode 2, but it definitely will rear its ugly head in "30 Days Without An Accident." Let's just say it's something the survivors have not had to deal with before.

The bar is set pretty high for walkers in Season 4. There are plenty of memorable walkers in the world of "The Walking Dead," but a certain one in episode 1 (you'll know him when you see him) might be our favorite yet. Somehow we're sure Greg Nicotero will be able to top it at some point, but it will be pretty tough.

Carol and Daryl flirt. A lot.

She even calls him "Pookie" at one point.

Romance is really in the air. Odd, given they're all living in a prison during a zombie apocalypse, but the interactions of the characters is what keeps us coming back for more Walking Dead, right? The real question is not who has gotten together, but rather how long any of these blossoming romances will last.

The premiere title has to do with Beth. Emily Kinney's character has an increased role in Season 4, and she also is the explanation behind the Season 4 premiere episode title, "30 Days Without An Accident." The incorporation of that title in the episode is actually pretty funny, considering it comes at a somber moment in the episode.

There are some big deaths right off the bat. But, I won't spoil the big premiere for you.

"The Walking Dead" Season 4 premieres on Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.

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