We could cheat and read spoilers, but what fun is that? Might as well read the last chapter of a mystery book first; or since we are talking t.v. world, introduce that one friend you have who has not watched LOST yet and let them watch the finale before the premiere. Stop being a party pooper spoiler readers, enjoy the surprises.
If I was writing the show, or directing the story here are some ideas I would consider using to drive the storyline.
*Note: I do not read the comic, so my ideas may not flow with the storyline of the books, if they even do at this point.
5. Toss in some zombie collaborators, humans who sell out their own to gain a little wealth. It happens in the modern world why not in Zombie-lanta. Hating the zombies is fruitless, you can’t really have any anger at people who are not really at fault for what they do, give the viewers someone to really hate.
4. Find Morgan and Duane Jones. Who? You may not remember them by name, but the father and son who helped Rick when he first became free of the hospital. If the story is not fit for bringing them back at least hint they are alive and pursue them for Season 3.
3. Don’t kill Shane. The internal jealousy and betrayal needs to stay to keep the show dramatic. Kill him down the line to the series finale.
2. One story/episode from a zombie perspective.
1. Merle comes back and splits the group with an idea to fortify and hold down a skyscraper and rebuild some semblance of a stable life; Rick wants to continue to find answers and a cure. He takes half the clan with him in the season finale. Lori choses to take Carl and go with T-Dog while Rick and Daryl hold down the A-Team. So many opportunities to create conflict between families.