As usual, I've been thinking a lot lately about where TWD could be taking us when it begins airing Season 4 in October. There are so many possibilities that a totally accurate prediction is quite improbable.
We do know that a central focus is on Carls decent into a much darker place. It wouldn't surprise me one bit that whoever it is baiting the walkers to the prison by feeding them is Carl himself, in an attempt to force the group to leave the prison. It seems a logical progression as we know that Carl disapproves of Rick's decision to bring the remaining survivors of Woodbury back to the prison.
The addition of new characters will only add to the confusion in the first few episodes as to who the real culprit is. Stookey is probably the one who convinces the group to send a search team to Ft. Benning (if that is even the case). We know that there are some scenes that were shot at Ft. Benning, however these could have been flashbacks. The battle involving the tank will be an interesting one, very flashy. We know that someone (most likely the Governor) drives a large truck through the gates of Woodbury and destroys Woodbury Town Hall- but the exact circumstances are unknown or too sketchy to relay at this point.
Generalities abound as we know that the walkers themselves are more aggressive and a little smarter. The estimated count of actual walkers seen during the Plant Yates shoot runs about 200 make-ups. While the shoot in Turin, I counted about 35-40. Earlier this week, in Senoia, I saw numerous walker make-ups including an armless walker that looked especially cool. Digital additions are most likely going to be used to increase their numbers. It's about time for the TWD crew to do a "money shot" of thousands of walkers in a single shot. I mean, c'mon!
There was a fly-over of an old, Huey military chopper directly over the filming location. I find it hard to believe that it could have been anything but a part of the production. I did notice that there was a FLIR unit on the nose and another device as well, which could have been an aerial camera for reverse angle shots as it circled the building. Maybe, maybe not. There was lettering on the tail of the chopper, but even magnification of the photos are unreadable. The side door was open, which could also have been a camera, but it's unclear.
Anyway, I'll post some more as time permits.
Later Gators! - Nash