If you watched last night’s episode of The Walking Dead, or if you’re an avid reader of Playboy, then you probably know that a new character is coming to the show. Michonne, the sword-wielding hooded hero from last night’s Walking Dead finale, will be played by Treme star Danai Gurira.
[If you don't want to know what happened during last night's episode you should probably stop reading.]
Michonne made a brief, but important appearance during last night’s episode. Andrea, who was left alone in the woods after the zombie attack on the farm, is about to become zombie food, but she’s saved by one swipe of a hooded figure’s blade. Walking Dead fans assumed that the hooded hero was Michonne and shortly after the finale ended the producers confirmed that the sword wielding heroine would be heading to the show and that Danai Guirira would be playing the role.
The show also placed a short comic in the most recent issue of Playboy to give a little background to the character. Fans of the graphic novel know all about Michonne’s origins but the short comic will give some insight to people who just watch the TV show. Basically, Michonne was a mild mannered lawyer before zombies started eating everyone. And now, well, she’s adapted to post-apocalyptic life.
Michonne was only in about two seconds of last night’s episode which focused more on Rick and the fact that he just murdered Shane. Except, murder is kind of a strong word. The group sees Rick transforming to a dangerous person who will do anything to survive (kind of just like Shane). The episode ends as Rick tells the group that he is in charge and that this is “no longer a democracy” as the camera pans up to reveal a prison on the hill which will likely be the setting for most of season three.
Did you watch The Walking Dead last night? Are you excited that Michonne is finally joining the series?
Here’s the clip of Michonne’s appearance last night. (NSFW – Contains graphic zombie murders.)