Yeah, baby!! I survived the season hiatus to tune in to watch the premier of The Walking Dead and so did Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. There was much to be excited about but fans seemed to be hands down psyched over Michonne the Magnificent played by the actress Danai Gurira and its not hard to figure out why.
This season provided a partial flashback that placed Michonne as a mother, and possible wife, of what I’m assuming became one of her armless mascots. The scene consisted of Michonne dressed in a very cute patchwork dress, living in a townhouse or condo, prior to the eradication of humanity. There was about 5 minutes of dialogue between she and two Black males. We learned that she did have a child, as was hinted in the scene in season 4 where she tripped out when asked to hold baby Judith. She had just began to use her Katana sword to the chagrin of her male counterparts; maybe they didn’t care for the very feminine and otherwise harmless young woman possessing something that gave her great strength and power.
I’m geeked over this development because it shows our beautiful heroine’s softer side. Of course, she’s masculine, rough and seemingly heartless throughout the show’s prior episodes. She’s living in a dam zombie apocalypse after all. Tis not the place for hugs and designer clothes, mind you.
Danai Gurira was also a guest on the after show Talking Dead (where my timeline said everyone goes to interview right before they meet their dire end. Let’s hope not!).
Danai discussed the emotional point of view of the character Michonne and how she was experiencing a conflict of emotions that often occurs when people push down their feelings and refuse to deal with their pain. That was a very poignant point, and one that I will expand on later.
In the meantime, check out the awesome Tweets from some Michonne fans and click here to find out more about Michonne the Magnificent.