“The Walking Dead” cast has been thinned out over the last two weeks. Fans were shocked by (spoilers… for the entire article) Dale’s death last week and the most recent episode saw one of show’s most charismatic characters, Shane, fall by Rick’s hand.
The death of Shane was inevitable. Tensions have been building between Rick and Shane over the last few episodes and it was only a matter of time until that caused one of the characters to die. (And since Jon Berntha;, who plays Shane, recently signed on to star in ‘L.A. Noir,’ Shane was obviously the one who was going to die.)
Fans were shocked, however, to see Dale die last week. Series creator Robert Kirkman said that fans can expect a few more surprises during the chaotic season two finale which will see the cast change dramatically.
Kirkman told the New York Daily News:
“It’s exciting to me to think about someone who may have read 90 somewhat issues of ‘The Walking Dead,’ can watch one episode and go, ‘Oh my God, they killed Dale, I did not see that coming. That was totally shocking.’”
But Kirkman didn’t kill Dale purely for the shock value. Kirkman said:
“Carl would never have had the strength to pull the trigger and save his father from zombie Shane if he hadn’t had that ordeal with Dale and felt responsible for killing Dale because he wasn’t able to shoot that zombie.”
Kirkman didn’t give any hints to who would die during the finale, but did say that the episode would be chaos. At the end of the most recent episode, hundreds of zombies are bearing down on the farm which has been a safe haven for the cast for most of season two.
“The finale is probably our biggest episode so far. (It’s_ complete and utter chaos. The cast we begin the episode with is radically altered by the end of the episode.”
Here’s a preview for “The Walking Dead” finale.
Judging by the trailer, it looks like just about anyone could see their end during the finale.
Are you watching “The Walking Dead?” What did you think of Shane’s death?
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