The second half of the fourth season of AMC's "The Walking Dead" promises to shake things up considerably for the characters following the events of the mid-season finale. Speaking with EW, the show's star Andrew Lincoln said the remaining eight episodes are worth getting excited about:
"I'm really excited about the back 8 episodes. I think there's a different tone to the back 8, and I think you're going to see a lot of characters that you haven't seen under the microscope as much all have their chance to shine. And people are putting in some tremendous performances. I think there were three scripts that were some of my favorite that I've ever done in the back 8.
But it's different, and that's what's so admirable about it with Scott Gimple's vision. It's a very different tone for the show and I think you learn a lot. It's very character driven, very soulful — much more reminiscent of the first season, I think, just because they're all out and alone and they're much more vulnerable.
And also because they're apart from each other you realize that without each other their family is dying. It's almost like vignettes; it's like character studies in all of the characters. The underpinning of all of this is the great hope they can find each other again.
It's not only a change of pace, but what it does is it rewards the audience that perhaps doesn't know about certain characters' backstories and histories. There are some very witty pairings is what I will say. Really, really witty."