I don't see the governor working without woodburry.
He wasn't what made the arc scary & suspenseful, his manipulation of good normal people to attack other good normal people was.
Why did they insist on calling that new female character karen when calling her lilly would be such an interesting throwback to the comics. They really need to create more parallels between the two media. I was really hoping for an episode where they destroyed the governor's oil supply, but that could still happen next season, just with the governor being the one who has to resort to guerilla tactics.