Well, I got my wish.
Spoilers follow for tonight's episode of The Walking Dead.
Actually both my wishes were granted in the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead with the death of a major character as well as the group moving on.
As a result of The Governor's attack upon Rick and his group, the Prison is out of the picture and Hershel is dead!
It's not that I didn't like Hershel, it's just that I knew the Prison needed to be let go of, and with Hershel having no leg, he wouldn't fit well with Rick and company constantly on the move.
Below you can check out The Governor using Michonne's sword cutting Hershel's neck as well as a recap video from AMC.