I am fully aware of all the heat I may catch for this, but I will stand by my decision, unabashedly. How can you pick a show that was only on for six episodes? Well, that’s easy. There was no show in 2012 that showed as much heart (and improvement over the last season) as season 3 of The Walking Dead on AMC. If you watch season 2 and season 3 back to back, they play out like different shows. While last season was plodding and slow, this season hits the viewers with a major loss and a major revelation per episode. Though I have already spent a great deal of time talking about how season 3 has redefined great television for me, I have no qualms about talking about this show a little more, especially considering they just lost showrunner, Glen Mazzara, which could spell real problems for the show in the forthcoming season. But for now, and without question, season 3 of The Walking Dead was the best show on TV in 2012.
If you have read the Game of Thrones books, you know what is going to happen next season on that show. There is no arguing that, you just know. The show will not deviate from what is written in the books. But the Walking Dead seems to have an entirely different approach to how it tells its story. Rather than follow the time lines or plot lines in the comic, they seem to be telling the same story, but doing it quite differently. For someone like me, who has read every issue now (issue 100 just dropped and had some unforgivably disturbing moments of awesome) the show is still new and fresh, but that doesn’t mean that it deviates entirely from the comics. Here are five potential plot points that COULD happen in season 3, based around the new characters and settings that were introduced in the end of season 2. Understand, this is all speculation. These are not show spoilers, simply because none of these are set in stone. Might be some spoilers for people who intend to read the comic, so read forth at your own risk.