Potential Season Four Spoilers Below – Read on at your own risk!
There are many storylines circulating around online for Season 4. I mentioned in a previous post that a big part of Season 4 will involve the difficult relationship between Rick Grimes and his son, Carl. We already saw Carl’s darkness evolve to a whole new level when he shot the Woodbury kid in the Season 3 finale (even though I think he made the right choice at the time) and it looks like he is set to get a whole lot darker, much like Shane did perhaps?
The latest rumoured storyline is hinting at a theme of betrayal within Ricks group. More specifically, this betrayal is from someone that Rick trusts a great deal.
My first immediate thought is Daryl Dixon. We have seen him slowly climb the ranks within the group ever since the Season 2 premiere, mainly helped due to the effort he put into finding Sophia. He became a dependable guy who got things done instead of just standing around talking about doing them. He essentially became Ricks right hand man after Shane’s death, and seemed more than happy with the new role he gained in the group. It’s clear that Rick trusts Daryl a great deal!
Taking all this into thought makes me wonder if this ‘person Rick trusts’ who ends up betraying him is in fact Daryl himself. There is of course others in the group who Rick trusts such as Carl, Glenn, Hershel, and now Michonne, but I somehow have a sneaking suspicion that it might be Daryl who will have something to do with this ‘rumoured’ betrayal.
Another strong possibility is Carl. I can see this being very likely also, especially considering the darkening spiral he is going down. You can’t exactly blame him, I mean on top of everything already going on in this apocalyptic world, he ended up having to shoot his own mother, something so truly horrific it would permanently damage anyone’s brain. The fact he blames his own father for the death of his mother makes me question whether Carl is in fact the one to end up betraying Rick and quite possibly the whole group.
Does the idea of betrayal interest you for Season 4? Who do you think is most likely to betray Rick within the group? Leave your thoughts and comments below.