Season 4 of “The Walking Dead” is several months away and fans are getting restless waiting. This means that there is a lot of fan speculation and rumors circulating the Internet as well as a few spoilers. One of rumors has to do with Rick’s love life, according to Latinos Post on May 29. Will he every get over Lori? Will he end up having a new romance?
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There are those who are saying that Rick will have a new romantic interest in the upcoming season. This would certainly be an unexpected, but interesting twist. While Daryl Dixon’s love life is the talk of the web (with most saying he will stay single on the show,) Rick never came to mind.
Andrew Lincoln did respond to the question of if he will have a companion in season 4 when he spoke to TV Mind,
“I think there has to be some kind of mourning time. I don’t think he’s able to engage at all on that level at the moment. I wouldn’t rule it out though… I think Sarah Wayne Callies would be phoning me deeply upset if anything like that would be happening in season 4.”
With a television show, especially a drama, the things that happen have a purpose, at least they should. Carol’s husband, who was killed by walkers in the first season, was an abusive man and she seemed unsure of herself and afraid. But in season 3, she became a confident, butt-kicking woman who wasn’t afraid of getting dirty with a zombie cadaver so she could practice performing a c-section. Oh, these characters need some normal extra-curricular activities.
Her husband was not simply an extra character that didn’t have a purpose. Viewers needed to see a transformation take place. They needed to see a bad guy get killed instead of all the good ones. They needed to see how a person who seems so weak in the beginning, can end up being one of the strongest of them all.
So, will Rick’s rumored partner serve a purpose? It’s hard to say, but it must get lonely watching everyone else get some and being left out. Glenn has Maggie, Daryl could have Carol if he wanted to (and she would love that) and even his son has the hots for Beth. Besides, a man has got to release that tension somehow.
As for who it could be, it would have to be someone from Woodbury. There were a lot of residents that were brought to the prison and one of them could catch Rick’s eye.
What do you think about the rumors of Rick having a girlfriend in season 4 of “The Walking Dead?” Is that something you would like to see or do you think the writers should leave him single?