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'Walking Dead' season finale (spoiler alert)
MSN ^ | 3/29/13 | Don Kaye

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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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
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1 posted on 03/29/2013 10:51:56 AM PDT by Sybeck1
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To: Sybeck1; JRandomFreeper; Old Sarge

DANG! I forgot! Now I got to make sure I get my TV put back together by SUNDAY!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3002103/posts#comment


2 posted on 03/29/2013 10:55:53 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Sybeck1

Yikes! It looks like Barry’s sequester is about to hit “The Walking Dead”. The Walking Unemployed?


3 posted on 03/29/2013 10:55:57 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barry gave the Republicans a free lunch. All the taxpayers got was a lousy tax increase.)
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To: Sybeck1

Still has a long way to go to match “Hot Shots Part Deux”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a0L3Z1A-RM


4 posted on 03/29/2013 10:56:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sybeck1

WD always had tough contract negotiations for the next season.

lol


5 posted on 03/29/2013 10:56:20 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Sybeck1

isn’t this like walking past the line to enter a movie theatre and shouting “everyone dies”


6 posted on 03/29/2013 10:57:47 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Sybeck1

Well, we already know Daryl will die, I wonder who else.


7 posted on 03/29/2013 10:58:07 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: TomGuy

“I must have killed more men than Cecil B. Demille”


8 posted on 03/29/2013 10:58:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mnehring

Daryl won’t die. But my husband saw “rumors” on another forum that Milton, Herschel, Beth, and Judith will.

Please not Herschel......


9 posted on 03/29/2013 11:05:50 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: CatherineofAragon

It was a joke. I know how people go gaga over him.


10 posted on 03/29/2013 11:07:41 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Sybeck1

Rather not know tyvm


11 posted on 03/29/2013 11:08:58 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: Sybeck1

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).


12 posted on 03/29/2013 11:11:39 AM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: Sybeck1

Walking Dead = As the World Turns + gratuitous gore.

I guess that does explain its popularity, in some weird way.


13 posted on 03/29/2013 11:13:13 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: ConjunctionJunction; cripplecreek; virgil283; Hot Tabasco; LibertarianLiz; Lazamataz

copious carnage ping


14 posted on 03/29/2013 11:13:36 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Kartographer

old TV’s could be a handy tool after the crap hits the fans


15 posted on 03/29/2013 11:14:05 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: mnehring

I kind of figured ;)


16 posted on 03/29/2013 11:14:16 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: virgil283; Valpal1; APatientMan; CatherineofAragon; LibertarianLiz; Radagast the Fool; shotgun; ...

Walking Dead ping! Minor spoilers in the article.

Please let me know if you would like on or off The Walking Dead ping list.


17 posted on 03/29/2013 11:21:22 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: CatherineofAragon

Thanks.............run Daryl....run.....


18 posted on 03/29/2013 11:23:28 AM PDT by virgil283 ( ... Mama say : if'n you can't say someting good don't say nutting...)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Thanks for the ping!


19 posted on 03/29/2013 11:24:08 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: packrat35

Is this your conjecture, or do you already know?


20 posted on 03/29/2013 11:24:28 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Sybeck1

They could be extras.


21 posted on 03/29/2013 11:25:46 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: mnehring
Well, we already know Daryl will die, I wonder who else.

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.

22 posted on 03/29/2013 11:27:21 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: mnehring; CatherineofAragon

23 posted on 03/29/2013 11:27:28 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: mnehring
Well, we already know Daryl will die

What about his other brother Daryl?

24 posted on 03/29/2013 11:27:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TomGuy

Yup. Must have asked for a raise.

I stopped watching when they started killing off all of the main characters.


25 posted on 03/29/2013 11:27:51 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Moltke

Agreed. Too much like a soap opera. How many episodes were they stuck at that farm? The whole season?


26 posted on 03/29/2013 11:30:28 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: packrat35

I wish they had never introduced the baby.


27 posted on 03/29/2013 11:30:55 AM PDT by laplata
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To: dhs12345

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.


28 posted on 03/29/2013 11:33:49 AM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: LibertarianLiz; mnehring
mnehring's just having some fun with we Daryl Dixon fans. ;-)


29 posted on 03/29/2013 11:36:38 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction

LOL


30 posted on 03/29/2013 11:40:59 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: discostu

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.”


31 posted on 03/29/2013 11:59:29 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: dhs12345

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.


32 posted on 03/29/2013 12:03:45 PM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: LibertarianLiz

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.


33 posted on 03/29/2013 12:04:42 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Sybeck1

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?


34 posted on 03/29/2013 12:05:59 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: bmwcyle
They could be extras.

The zombies are cast members too......

35 posted on 03/29/2013 12:06:17 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: laplata

Take a good look. Babies are hard to keep cute. Even in real life they go through the terrible twos.


36 posted on 03/29/2013 12:14:37 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: miliantnutcase

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.


37 posted on 03/29/2013 12:18:52 PM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: Vermont Lt

I don’t want to see a little baby killed.


38 posted on 03/29/2013 12:29:21 PM PDT by laplata
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To: Kartographer

Wow! I haven’t heard of anyone having only one TV since the early 70’s.


39 posted on 03/29/2013 1:42:05 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: mnehring

NO we don’t!!!!!


40 posted on 03/29/2013 1:42:51 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

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”


41 posted on 03/29/2013 1:45:37 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: Patriot Babe

So when are they going to put us out of Rick’s misery and put the final stake through long dead Lori?


42 posted on 03/29/2013 1:45:58 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: dhs12345
I stopped watching when they started killing off all of the main characters.

You stopped watching after the third episode?

43 posted on 03/29/2013 1:46:38 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: discostu

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.


44 posted on 03/29/2013 2:00:46 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: verga
This season. The mother (wife of the sheriff), the nice old man (died in the field), the obese guy (minor character) that was shot and left to the zombies, the young girl whose mother is still alive (I think), that same mother's sister, etc. etc. Is the original black guy still alive? Don't remember seeing him recently. What happen to the sheriffs friend (possible father of the baby)?

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.

Bottom line.

It got boring. A lot like a cliff hanger or maybe a soap opera. Same idea as a soap opera.

45 posted on 03/29/2013 2:07:47 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: dhs12345

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.


46 posted on 03/29/2013 2:15:57 PM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: dhs12345
Agreed. Too much like a soap opera. How many episodes were they stuck at that farm? The whole season?

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.

47 posted on 03/29/2013 2:27:11 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: discostu

Thanks.

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.


48 posted on 03/29/2013 2:37:34 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: dhs12345

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.


49 posted on 03/29/2013 2:44:00 PM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: Moltke

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. :)


50 posted on 03/29/2013 2:47:52 PM PDT by dhs12345
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