According to sources, Episode 401 — penned by new showrunner Scott M. Gimple — currently bears the title, “30 Days Without an Accident.”
What does it mean?! Herewith are some possible interpretations (some obvious, some less so):
* The show will skip ahead at least one month following the events of the Season 3 finale.
* Rick’s controversial decision to relocate the denizens of Woodbury to the prison is paying off on the safety front (i.e. 30 days without a zombie attack). It’s also creating a potentially deadly false sense of security.
* Rick’s screws are starting to tighten (i.e. 30 days without seeing dead people).
* The gang stumbles on a potential new home base, where the current residents are tracking the number of days since the last attack on a chalk board.
The title mystery will be solved this October when The Walking Dead returns with Season 4 on AMC. Until then, hit the comments with your own theories about the meaning behind ”30 Days Without an Accident.” Oh, and scroll down for a first look at the show’s new S4 banner art, slated to be unveiled later this month at Comic-Con.