Skip to comments.'Walking Dead' season finale (spoiler alert)
Posted on 03/29/2013 10:51:56 AM PDT by Sybeck1
Series star Andrew Lincoln told Rolling Stone that "27 people die" in what he described as a "crazy season finale," which makes it safe to say that the war everyone has been expecting will break out in a big way. And we fully expect to see some major characters among those 27 casualties -- after all, this is "The Walking Dead," where even top billing does not keep you safe.
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DANG! I forgot! Now I got to make sure I get my TV put back together by SUNDAY!
Yikes! It looks like Barry’s sequester is about to hit “The Walking Dead”. The Walking Unemployed?
Still has a long way to go to match “Hot Shots Part Deux”
WD always had tough contract negotiations for the next season.
isn’t this like walking past the line to enter a movie theatre and shouting “everyone dies”
Well, we already know Daryl will die, I wonder who else.
“I must have killed more men than Cecil B. Demille”
Daryl won’t die. But my husband saw “rumors” on another forum that Milton, Herschel, Beth, and Judith will.
Please not Herschel......
It was a joke. I know how people go gaga over him.
Rather not know tyvm
All the women at the prison including the baby get killed, along with Hershel.
Rick is killed (this is left open, so he could show up again)
Andrea and Michelle get away together again along with Milton. The governor and most of the town die.
Daryl, Carl, and Glenn escape but are split up.
The nest season is about their efforts to survive and reunite (if they survive).
Walking Dead = As the World Turns + gratuitous gore.
I guess that does explain its popularity, in some weird way.
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old TV’s could be a handy tool after the crap hits the fans
I kind of figured ;)
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Is this your conjecture, or do you already know?
They could be extras.
How do we "already know" that Daryl will die. I have read the graphic novel, and (trying not to spoil, but) not many people leave the prison. However, Daryl, and Merle, were not in the graphic novel, so I don't think we can say anything about those two. Well, except for Merle.
I think Daryl is such a fan favorite that the producers would be asking for a fan riot if they got rid of him.
What about his other brother Daryl?
Yup. Must have asked for a raise.
I stopped watching when they started killing off all of the main characters.
Agreed. Too much like a soap opera. How many episodes were they stuck at that farm? The whole season?
I wish they had never introduced the baby.
They’ve really only killed 3 main characters. Lots of regulars, but in a show like this you have to, otherwise you lose the threat.
Ya. Lol. I know.
Sort like a story that I wrote when I was in Junior High — the story was running long so I killed everyone off. Everyone dead — “The End.”
Not like that at all. More like why in any war movie the 3rd act starts with one of the main characters getting killed. If a main source of the tension of your story is death you have to make sure the audience “remembers” that periodically, especially right before the big “final showdown” for a single story, or periodically in an ongoing series. It also gives you an opportunity for new main characters, handy for an ongoing series since you will always run out of stories to tell with a given set of characters.
I think one of the writers or producers stated that the Walking Dead is dangerous to an actor or a walker because they do not last long enough to be employed. I think the only thing that could kill off Darryl is if Norman asked for more money.
Only question I have is will we see the Alexandria, Virginia safe zone next season or will it build up to it for season 5?
The zombies are cast members too......
Take a good look. Babies are hard to keep cute. Even in real life they go through the terrible twos.
Considering that the safe zone doesn’t become introduced into the comics until issue 67ish (or about 5 1/2 years) I think it’s going to be a while. Though honestly they’re wrapping up the prison in one year and it took nearly 2 in the comics maybe it’ll be faster. But it’ll have to be at least a season of travel to get there. If they go that way.
I don’t want to see a little baby killed.
Wow! I haven’t heard of anyone having only one TV since the early 70’s.
NO we don’t!!!!!
Just idle talking to my son. What if a walker attacked Chuck Norris? Son said “Chuck Norris wouldn’t turn into walker, walker would turn into Chuck Norris”
So when are they going to put us out of Rick’s misery and put the final stake through long dead Lori?
You stopped watching after the third episode?
Yeah...I just hope we don’t have to wait 2-3 seasons to see Negan. That guy makes the governor look like a choir boy.
Sorry, don't know the names of the characters. Not that in to it any more. But my son and I watched it for the first couple of, three? seasons.
Writers say that it is important for the reader to connect with and become attached to a character. Can't happen if the character is eliminated.
It got boring. A lot like a cliff hanger or maybe a soap opera. Same idea as a soap opera.
Most of those weren’t this season (3). Dale, the old man, was killed near the end of 2. Otis, fat guy, early in 2. Sofia, girl, was killed early in 2 but we didn’t find out until the midway point. Sofia’s mom (Carol) didn’t have a sister, she had a husband, who was killed in season 1 along with Amy (Andrea’s sister). T-Dog, black guy, was killed early in season 3. Shane, sheriff’s friend, was killed at the end of 2.
If you don’t kill characters there’s no danger. And in many ways that danger gets you MORE attached to them, because you know they could be gone.
TV writers say all drama is soap opera. Because that’s the structure for maintaining drama across episodes and seasons. Single episode drama is based on conflict, drawn out drama is based on life interactions (dieing, hooking up, breaking up, reproducing), which is soap opera. All the shows that are non-episodic (characters start and end every episode in the same place) on some level use soap opera structures, it’s the only way to maintain long term plots.
Yes, exactly what I meant. After the first couple of episodes in the first season, or at least with season 2, it turned into a lousy soap opera. The zombies seem like interspersed afterthoughts; slow moving, (too) easily dispersed with, not threatening in any way. Nothing more than a gory backdrop. Self-satirical, actually.
Ya. Don’t want to demean it. It is enjoyable to some and to us for a while.
We just got burned out. We’d still be watching it if my son had shown some interest. We lost it about the same time. Kind of ironic that it is emmensly popular now. Maybe because many viewers haven’t been watching it from the beginning like us and haven’t gotten weary of the plot yet.
I am not a writer but I can see what is happening. Shows start to fade when the writers run out of new ideas. They start doing things like killing off the main characters. That might be happening. Just my opinion,though.
They’ve been killing characters from the start, so it’s certainly not running out of idea. Especially because it’s based on a comic that’s been running for 10 years, and the writer of the comic is executive producer, any time the room runs low on ideas they’ve got the books to draw from, which they’re currently 7 years behind. Though they are actively trying not to completely replicate the books, they also don’t want to avoid good ideas (and characters).
It started off fairly popular, it just keep growing. The initial audience was zombie nerds, now it’s drawing fans of drama. Because it is just plain a good drama. That’s what AMC does, it’s amazing how similar all their shows are, even though on the surface you would think a zombie show would have no relationship to a western, a period piece in the 60s and a show about a drug dealer. In the end they really are all the same show.
The writers are running out of ideas. It is poplar now but I predict maybe one more season. No more seasons if they wipe out the cast. :)