Post Mortem: Walking Dead Boss Dissects Killer Finale, Talks [Spoiler]'s Arrival, 'Spoils' Season 3

The Walking Dead Season 2 FinaleWARNING: If you have yet to watch The Walking Dead‘s Season 2 finale tonight, run don’t walk to the nearest exit. We’re serious, folks. The following Q&A with exec producer Robert Kirkman contains massive spoilers. Trust us on this one. Everyone else, you may proceed…

The Walking Dead closed out its second season Sunday night with a pair of deaths (R.I.P. Patricia and Jimmy), a game-changing revelation (Jenner did whisper to Rick that everyone is infected), one major character introduction (Michonne!) and a confirmation of Season 3’s setting (prison!). Oh, and Rick finally started channeling his inner badass! Below, executive producer Robert Kirkman deconstructs the spectacular episode’s most memorable moments and teases a Season 3 he promises will blow Season 2 “out of the water!”

TVLINE | So, Patricia and Jimmy got the hook. Was it just that they were the most expendable at this point?
We never treat a character as expendable, nor do we treat a character’s death as being something that is of varying importance. This was very much about these characters who had lived on this farm pretty much all of their lives. Hershel was very connected to the farm, and losing the farm and losing these people at the same time is going to mean a lot for him — as well as Maggie and Beth — in Season 3. It’s unfortunate to lose Jimmy and Patricia, but every character death is going to have ramifications for all of the other characters that continue on and each one of them is important in their own right.

TVLINE | Which surviving character made it off the farm by the skin of their teeth. In other words, did you come close to killing anyone else only to change your mind at the 11th hour?
This is going to sound coy, and I apologize for that, but almost all of them. One of the things that’s always been important to me with the Walking Dead comic book series is that you always be willing to get rid of every character at any moment if it serves the story. I’ve always tried not to grow any kind of attachment to any character. And also, there have been times where I’ve had big arcs plotted out for [someone] but at the moment it seemed like the right thing to do to completely get rid of the character. And now that we’re getting further and further into the show, and we’re able to tell the stories [with] high stakes, pretty much everything is on the table when we sit there in the writers room. There’s some pretty terrifying, crazy things discussed. And every character, at some point, we’ve talked about, “Now? Later? When are we going to do this?” It’s a dangerous show.

TVLINE | Some fans were grumbling about how there were long stretches this season without any major Walker sequences. Were you just saving your zombie budget for the finale?
It really comes down to storytelling. If you listen to music at maximum volume at all times, it eventually becomes quiet to you; you get used to it. We do stories where there aren’t a lot of zombies so that when there are a lot of zombies it’s that much more jarring and terrifying. If we had five zombies in every episode that did five cool things, it would eventually become white noise. So we have to bring it out, show it to you, get you terrified and then pull it away and watch the characters react to what they’ve just gone through… Lull the audience into a false sense of security. There’s obviously a budget — I mean, it’s TV. But the season is structured in a way that we know what’s coming and we know when to show our cards and when to hold our cards. It’s all part of an overall plan.

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TVLINE | Let’s talk about Rick. As I was watching his big speech to the group I couldn’t decide if this was a man in the throes of a psychotic break or someone who was finally, for lack of a better turn of phrase, growing a pair. Which one was it for you?
I like to think at [all] times it could be 50/50. This world definitely takes a toll on you. Rick just murdered his best friend, his wife appears to be disgusted with him and, instead of going, “I’m really upset; let me figure out how I deal with it,” he turns around and he’s got nine people going, “We’re scared — what do we do?” He’s forced into this leadership role and, at the end of the episode, we see that he is taking this on and it is affecting him. And he’s growing darker. And he is saying, “Hey, you want me to be the leader? That’s fine. I’m going to be the leader. You don’t like it? Fend for yourself. Let’s see how you do.” He’s growing harsher in this world. And the series is always going to be about whether or not he can retain his humanity, or whether or not he is going to become some kind of hardened monster that really exists only to provide survival for him and his family.

TVLINELori’s disgust over Rick killing Shane confused me a little. Didn’t she just a few episodes ago all but order Rick to whack him?
A lot of that anger [she’s expressing] could be directed at herself. I think she feels partially responsible for sending these two men on a path. That’s the moment where she found out that Shane was dead. And not only did she find out that Shane was dead, but her husband totally killed the guy! This was a family friend. This was a guy that used to come over on weekends and watch football in the house and things like that. It was a really emotional moment that is going to drive her a little batty. Having to handle those emotions and looking at the guy that kind of caused the situation, she’s not going to be considering, “Oh, yeah. I did this. I should calm down.” She has these emotions and she doesn’t know what to do with them.

TVLINE | What does having Andrea cut off from the group do for your from a storytelling standpoint moving into next season — and we’ll get to her run-in with Michonne in a second.
Andrea had a really interesting arc in the second season. We start off with her somewhat suicidal and upset that Dale wouldn’t allow her to remain in the CDC and die. And over the course of the season, we’ve shown her find a purpose for living, and also find the means to survive at all costs. And at the end of the season, we really put her to the test. She is out on her own. She is for all intents and purposes in the most danger out of anyone in the group by the end of the episode. And we’re going to be exploring that a little bit more in the third season. But really just putting her in the pressure-cooker situation and seeing how she fares and how she’s going to do and how she’s going to survive is going to be interesting thing to follow in the third season. We have some really cool stuff planned for Andrea.

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TVLINE | The introduction of Michonne was an incredible moment, but I’m curious: Why did you decide not to show her face? Was that just an issue of the role not having been cast yet?
We thought that it would be a little bit more mysterious. And, also, in the interest of keeping these things secret, the casting would’ve been announced right away. And because it is such a short scene, we didn’t cast an actress; we used a stand-in. And as far as her relationship with Andrea goes, she cut the head off of a zombie. She could easily stab Andrea next in the first minutes of Season 3, so who knows what that relationship will be like?

TVLINE | Have you cast the role?
There will be announcements forthcoming… [THIS JUST IN: Find Out Who’s Playing Michonne!]

TVLINEHow will the TV version of Michonne be similar/different from her comic book counterpart?
She will be very similar to her comic-book counterpart. Most of the characters as they’ve been translated into TV are pretty much exactly the same character. Andrea is Andrea, Rick is Rick and Michonne is going to be Michonne. Now, the stories that we’re going to tell with her are going to be somewhat different at times. The show has always followed the comic book to a large extent, it just has different divergences from time-to-time and we’re definitely going to continue that in the third season. But the fans have expectations for Michonne, and I can say with full knowledge that their expectations are going to be met. They need not worry.

TVLINE | Did you always know the season would end with her introduction? Did you ever consider, perhaps, teasing the Governor’s arrival instead?
There was a lot of stuff thrown around. It wasn’t really planned early on to have Michonne show up at the end of the season. I have to give credit to [executive producer] Glen Mazzara. He came into the writers room one day and was like, “We’ve got to add this scene. It’ll have so much punch. We have to build to this. It’ll be great. Let’s go ahead and introduce her now.” The original plan was to hold her for Season 3 and introduce her then.

TVLINE | The episode ended with the confirmation that Season 3 would be set in the prison. Not a big surprise but a cool reveal nonetheless.
What I really like about the transition from Season 2 to Season 3 as opposed to Season 1 to Season 2 transition is that when we were moving into Season 2 there were so many unknowns. All of the questions were, “Are we going to see the farm? Are they going to follow the comic?” And now that we’re moving into Season 3, we’ve seen Michonne. We’ve seen the prison. We know that that the Governor has been cast. So the fans really have a clear indication of what kind of things to expect in the third season and where we’re going and some of the stories that we may be telling if they’re familiar with the comic book series. Our third season is definitely going to be our best season yet. I’m really excited to get into it. It’s actually hard for me to do interviews about Season 2 because I’m like, “Oh my God, Season 3 blows this stuff out of the water. You just wait.” We’ve been working on Season 3 for a few months now. We’re wrapping up the first half and we’ve got everything nailed down. I can’t wait for people to see it.

TVLINE | Any other major characters aside from The Governor and Michonne that will be introduced in Season 3?
There are still some surprises around the corner. We wouldn’t be revealing so much in our final episode of Season 2 if we didn’t have so much more to reveal in the marketing [campaign] for Season 3 and also in the episodes when the season begins. There are a lot of surprises around the corner.

TVLINE | Will Season 3’s 16 episodes be broke up into two parts?
I don’t know if this is 100 percent confirmed, but the idea is we will do eight-and-eight. Getting eight-and-eight will almost be like doing two seasons a year, which is cool.


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354 Comments
  1. p says:

    So.. it IS Rutina Wesley? Isn’t it? :P

  2. Ashley says:

    Why did this Michonne character have the two zoombies on a chain with their arms cut off.

  3. AJ says:

    Prayers answered, it’s not her. It’s Denai? Guerrero

  4. Tina says:

    So who is the governor and when will they be introduced? Didn’t see any indication of this character in season 2.

  5. Mercedes says:

    Her armless jawless prisoners are her ex boyfriend and his best friend who she has with her to deter walkers! How do you spell the girls name??? Denai?? Denye???

  6. Tina says:

    Also, when is the exact date of the first episode of season 3 and will you have the same time slot?

    • t says:

      their series are always in the same time slot, sunday at 8 and 9 (central). and the last 2 years walking dead has premiered its seasons on halloween weekend

  7. Lisa Stockstill says:

    I love the show. Keep up the AWESOME WORK!!!!!!

  8. Aiden says:

    According to Robert Kirman’s Talking Dead interview, an actress named Danai Gurira will be playing Michonne. With the prison, Michonne, and the Governor in the mix, season 3 sounds inredible already.

  9. Ruby says:

    I literally screamed out loud when Michonne showed up. I did not expect that just yet! And EXACTLY like she showed up in the comics, with the armless zombies in tow. AWESOME. That was the only thing that made up for the lack of Shane for me. But I was kind of glad the group was upset with him for killing Shane. I honestly expected them to be like, “Huh. Moving along now.”

    • Wadjet says:

      Oh man, me too on almost all accounts! Gonna miss Shane, but so long as Andrea continues growing into a badass and Michonne is as awesome as I know she will be, I’ll keep watching.

    • Skippy says:

      Didn’t Rick kill Shane in self defense? I keep reading different things saying that he murdered him. If he had to kill him in self defense, then that is not murder. I record the show and part of that episode was deleted, so I am not sure exactly what happened… I did hear Rick say in the season finale that Shane had led him into the woods with the intent of killing Rick, so he had no choice. If this is true, no one in his group should be upset with him.

      • buffy2012 says:

        Yes, Rick killed Shane inn self defense. Shane took the prisoner Randall from the barn making Randall think he was going to free him. As they go further in the woods, Shane breaks Randall’s neck. Shane then headbutts a tree, busting his nose to make it look like Randall had attacked him. While this is happening Rick and the others have realized Randall is gone. Shane comes back to the barn all bloodied up, and spins the attack lie but does not tell them Randall is dead. Shane convinces Rick to come with him to search for Randall and as they are walking in the woods Rick realizes Shane is going to kill him. They have a big confrontation and Rick puts his gun down, when Shane is about to shoot Rick, Rick stabs him with a knife he had concealed.

  10. Leah says:

    The governor is a huge character from the comics. While they haven’t introduce him in the show yet, a few weeks ago they confirmed that British actor David Morrisey was cast in the role for season 3.

  11. Eddie says:

    Is michonne going to be a badass charecter on the next season

  12. Alison says:

    I just read a cast list from the comics. he says that the tv show sticks to the comics and yet laurie is alive and dale is dead. carol is alive and sophia is dead. the cast list i read was pretty much the opposite of all that. it also made out that shane shouldve died in season 1. is it just add lib that cast members are alive when they should be dead, and dead when they should be alive?

    • Carmichael says:

      From what I just saw on Talking Dead kind of. It’s what best serves the story they want to tell

    • Jude says:

      Lori is alive because in the comics she doesn’t die until after this point.

      Carol also was alive at the prison.

      The people who died that should’ve lived, oh well. There also is no guy named Tyrese in the show and there was never a guy named Daryl or a guy named Merle in the comic. What’s your point?

    • Chelsea says:

      the comics are much further ahead in the story. ie. lori has her baby in the comics… so we still have plenty of time to play out the story. also in the comics.. dale does die. but he dies much later on in the series.

    • Xombi says:

      They’re using the same characters from the comic but changing the storyline to keep it interesting for us and to allow it to grow and not be stagnant like a zombie.

  13. Taylor says:

    She uses their smell to keep other zombies away. She cuts off the arms and lower jaw, so they can’t attack her.

  14. Steve in Harrisburg, PA says:

    I thought the cloaked swordsman with chained zombies was an interesting effect. Good call.

    I don’t know why everyone is mad at Rick for killing Shane. It was the smartest thing done all season. Lori is still acting like Lady MacBeth. It now seems she may have wanted Shane to kill Rick. She has been manipulating the conflict the whole time.

    I don’t know why Herschel didn’t realize they were camping near the prison. They didn’t drive too far from his house and a man like Herschel would certainly know his own territory.

    Will Merle be in the prison? If they go to the prison, I don’t think Rick will be the new dictator very long.

    Where did the helicopter come from? We have hope that civilization still exists in some significant form elsewhere.

    It was a great season finale. WE ARE ON THE RUN AGAIN!!!!

    • Alison says:

      no merle will not be there. there should be 4 convicts in the prison when they arrive. and the helicopter is the govenors. hes some sicko in charge of a nearby town who fights humans against humans and zombies for entertainment like some sort of gladiator thing.

      • P says:

        I think Merle will be with the governor.

        • Jude says:

          No, they cast an actor to play him. That looks nothing like Michael Hooker (the guy that played Merle). If Merle is involved, he might work FOR The Governor – maybe even on the helicopter, since it was in Atlanta, too.

          • MichelleR says:

            How does this contradict the person you’re responding to, who said they thought Merle might be with the governor?

        • JJ says:

          No it’s not Merle. I would be surprised if Merle is ever brought back in an episode.

          • catalina1227 says:

            Well, according to an interview on Talking Dead last night, a caller asked if we would be seeing Merle, Morgan or Dwayne in season 3 and the question was answered by one of the writers that “there is a 100% chance that 33% of that group will be there.” So, one character of those three should be in season 3. My guess is Merle. Dont know if we will see Dwayne and Morgan again. Do they ever show up in the comics after the first episode of Season 1?

          • A. says:

            Merle is not coming back yet, the governor will be played by that guy from The Raping and Basic Instincts 2 (David Morrissey).

      • sj says:

        Er – wrong. The helicopter was *not* the Governor’s, they ran into the Governor’s people who were also hoping to check out the situation. Comprehension fail.

    • Fatin says:

      Hershel does indicate he knows some places nearby. Might be talking of the prison. Merle’s dead. He isn’t nearly sick enough to be the Governor.
      and Lori is a PAIN. Nobody else was mad at Rick, they were just shocked.
      Nobody’s taking the position of authority from Rick, there will be issues and people will fight him for it, but he is the one person we know will not die, and because he’s the main character, he’ll remain in power.

  15. Jacobie says:

    the person playing michonne is Danai Gurira it was revealed on Talking Dead

  16. Carmichael says:

    If we could give it a grade ABOVE A I would. It was, in the words of Doc9 “FANTASTIC!” Amazing all around. Michonne had one of the best entrances of all time, up there with the legendary River Tam.

  17. Eddie says:

    Is the infection airborne ? How r they all infected? I think it was a local infection like food or something

    • Carmichael says:

      well keep in mind that this is going on around the world “The French held out the longest”. So chances are it is airborne.

    • Alison says:

      Im putting my money on an airborn virus. What I want to know is… does the govenor have anything to do with that group who drew on glenn, hershel, and rick at the bar… or was that group of survivors that we never saw some sort of disappointing red herring? 30 men, women, and children, one who was killed by shane on the farm, a big thing about whether or not they would be a threat, and then it goes nowhere?

    • Nicole says:

      Thats what I would like to know. I never got to read the comics but does anyone know how the infection started in the first place?

      • Amber Kipp says:

        Nope, even in the comics it is never explained and was discussed as never going to be revealed. Obviously, the tv show might be a platform for them to explore that though. I doubt it, but let’s hope.

        • Carmichael says:

          my friends who have read all the comics tell me it’s silly to want to know what caused it. I for one disagree with them, sure I get it’s supposed to be about survival and what not, but still, it’s always nice to throw in a little hope, otherwise how’s the show going to end, with everyone dead? I actually probably just answered my own question.

    • JJ says:

      The comic doesn’t tell so the show won’t either. I read an article where Glen Mazzara, executive producer/writer, said they won’t be going into that like the comic didn’t.

  18. Timmy says:

    The are her boyfriend and his best friend…they have no arms and no lower jaw…

  19. Karina says:

    They hide her scent from other zombies, and I’m pretty sure she knocked off their jaws

  20. Pooter says:

    So if Lori’s baby is stillborn, will it be a zombie and eat it’s way out of her Ala Alien..?

    • lauren says:

      i was wondering the exact same thing. :O I wonder?

    • Xombi says:

      We can only hope. lol

    • JJ says:

      If they go by the comic, Lori will have the baby and it’s human.

    • Larry says:

      Nope, the baby will offer the writers a cure for the virus. It will turn out it is Shane’s baby, created before the airborne virus, and the placenta will keep the virus in Lori from the baby’s blood or placental blood/antibodies. They will derive some type of potential cure (whether they can do it in time, or have enough time to do so, is another matter) from some of the blood. Lori will cry about Shane and his ‘gift’ to all the rest of them, wah wah wah.

  21. Tabbie says:

    Whats up with the Air Plane ? Where was it going ? And now is the walkers pets ? I Love you The Walking Dead!

  22. Alison says:

    Honestly I get the whole thing about taking out the zombies for a while to make their overtaking the farm a more shocking experience, but at what cost? I had a large group of friend who have watched it with me since season 1 and it got so boring for them this season that I’m the only one left who still watches it. I give my boyfriend the highlights, and everyone else is all “i dont care anymore.”

    • Steve in Harrisburg, PA says:

      I hear you about the boredom.

      They made a big mistake in sacrificing excitement/survival for drama. Are we to blame the comic strip for this?

      • Todd says:

        I”ve never found ONE episode to be boring! The characters themselves are extremely entertaining…and you just never know when a walker is going to come around the corner….the not knowing is half the fun!

    • Daniel says:

      Their loss. It’s a great show.

    • JJ says:

      Yup their loss. Go tell them to watch all the shoot em up zombie movies out there, so many to watch. If you or they haven’t realized yet, this show isn’t about killing zombies every show, it’s about the humans and what they got to do to survive, etc and this new world they live in where zombies aren’t the biggest threat.

      • Steve in Harrisburg, PA says:

        I don’t know how it can be “their loss” if they’re bored with it. You can be certain that it’s the season finale that’s keeping me around for another season. The Season 2 finale was clearly the best episode all season long. But it’s all just a matter of opinion I guess. Let me put in another way or in better perspective. I’m a “Breaking Bad” fan and I think “Breaking Bad” is a much more entertaining show with MUCH richer character development. I was easily immersed into “Breaking Bad”. The difficult problem with a zombie movie is that it’s a high-budget proposition from the get-go. Lots of actors and lots of special effects. In all my years I have yet to see a fully convincing zombie movie. But I think “The Walking Dead” brings us one step closer. Also, it’s not the zombie killing that does it for me. Most blood and gore to me is simply silliness. What does it for me is best described as DREAD and PARANOIA. I have been feeling a lack of dread and paranoia for weeks now. I think they need to inject more dread and paranoia into this series…not necessarily zombie killing.

        • Kurse says:

          Come on now.. the finale was great.. but we had some great moments during the season too…
          Sophia coming out the Barn…. that was awesome.

      • Sandra says:

        Finally someone else who sees the show as not just a zombie killing field, but a survival story after what happens to be a zoombie apocalypse. Watch all the other zombie shows for zombie action but see this show for what it is; a survival show!

  23. sherrie says:

    ok..i have never read the comic books, but am a huge fan!. I have a question….if they are all infected…what does that mean for the baby?hmmmm does that mean the baby is infected or is the baby the holder of the cure? Nobody has asked this?!

    • Chelsea says:

      well i think the baby will be infected pretty quickly if not already. as soon as its born it will breath the air, and it has shared loris blood anyway. I’v read the comics and they still don’t know much about the “disease” in the comics. so don’t expect an cure anytime soon

      • kailey bender says:

        No, the baby will not be born as a zombie, if you’re thinking like the remake of Dawn of the Dead. But likely it will have the infection because it is obviously airborne. Or maybe it will all be outta the air by the time the baby’s born…?

  24. Flor says:

    Those two “pets” she has with her, are her boyfriend and his best friend…hey! She is just like Lori, only cooler…has two men, who happened to also be best friends running behind her just like Lori had Rick and Shane…that b….

  25. antonia says:

    So if this season will be anything like the comic then it will be the last season :( & lori will never have her baby because she gets killed & so does carl :(

  26. Calvin Cave says:

    Where the hell is Tyrese?????

  27. Alison says:

    What did you all get eaten? Where did everybody go?

  28. Heather says:

    Pretty girl and looks tough great casting!

  29. Brianna says:

    How do you pronounce Michonnne’s name?
    This finale blew me away!

  30. Katrina says:

    Bahahahah!!! I am with you on this :)

  31. Thomas says:

    I hope they add alice to season 3 or 4. She was a big part in the baby delivery for Lori, and I really liked her. Hopefully she lasts longer though, like shane did.

  32. james says:

    a couple questions real quick do you think that murle and the black dude (morgan and dwayne?) from the first episode are ever gonna be back. I still dont like that dale died but I am glad they killed shane off

    • Chelsea says:

      well without being an annoying spoiler.. in the comics the meet back up with morgan. but who knows. the show is roughly slowly following the comics at this point. duno about Merle as hes not even in the comics at all

    • JJ says:

      Kirkman said in the Talking Dead show that only one of those three does. My guess is Morgan.

      • Marco says:

        Actually it’s been announced it’s going to be Merle.

      • Actually I think he said that he could only confirm that 1 of the 3 will be back. Since Merle already said in an interview that he is coming back, we know now that he’s the confirmed one that Kirkman said. That doesn’t mean that Morgan and Dwayne won’t be back on the show at some point, though; just that it might not be until a later season or that Kirkman and company haven’t decided for sure yet what they want to do with Morgan and Dwayne. :) I kinda hope they show them again at some point since Rick has contacted them on the walkie-talkie thing from time to time. It would be nice for the show to tie up the loose end of their characters, whether they reappear as humans or walkers Ha ha!

  33. Daria Ghegan! says:

    Hi um I’m confused if you have halfthe season nailed down why make us wait til October I mean I get the actros need a break but 7 months?!

    • T says:

      there are also other shows amc airs that people love

    • Liz says:

      Since the show is headed into winter, I’m guessing that they wanted to get some shooting done in the winter months so they won’t have to spend budget money on boring ‘removing leaves from trees’ type special effects.

  34. amy says:

    In season1 there was a man n his son that saved rick the show last showed them alive will they ever b shown again

  35. Alison says:

    Tyreese has not been introduced yet. Neither have the suicide pacters. Does nobody else wonder about the 30 some odd group of people that they were so afraid of? The group we never saw? Why make such a stink about it if it wasnt going to go anywhere? And if it goes along the storyline I read, everyone dies except Carl and Rick but we all know that the characters lives are the whim of the writers at this point. If anyone noticed we also forgot about that guy and his son that took Rick in in season 1. The dudes on the walkie? We just totally ditched that idea after the CDC blew up.

    • I_Luv_Chuck says:

      Morgan & Dwayne are not a part of the comic after their introduction..don’t know what will happen in the show. I’m willing to bet the group Randall was a part of is a part of The Governor’s group – they sound like they are right up his alley.

  36. Cam says:

    I was really disappointed with the season finnale. To me, it was just a regular episode and they used up a lot of time with the zombie herd and Andrea running through the woods. Instead of Jimmy and Patricia getting gutted, it should have been Lori, Carl and Carol. I was pleased Daryl spoke up, to Carol, about Rick. I got the impression Lori was upset with Rick because Carl had shot Shane.
    (As a mom, I think she was upset her ‘little boy’ had to experience such a horrible act.) I think it was wise for Rick ‘not’ to tell everyone they were already infected. Can you imagine how people would have reacted? I know I would have run around screaming. I would have taken a van, kept taking supplies, gas & ammo & driven cross country-for the heck of it.

    • Taylor says:

      I agree with it being like a regular episode. I thought someone would die with a bigger impact than just the two from the farm, but I guess they decided Shane and Dale were enough? Carol needs to GO. I hoped for Carl too but I guess that’s just wishful thinking. :(

  37. JohnBoy says:

    if the virus is airborne why did it affect only shane and the prisoner shane killed (forgot his name)
    ?? are some people just more immune?? is this explained at all in the comic book

    • Chelsea says:

      you have to die before you turn. in the comic they figure this out also. and figure out the bites kill you (prob by blood poisoning) but arent how u get infected. everyone is infected but u have to die first.. so if you killed yourself. you would turn.

      • figuring it all out says:

        huh, so maybe that’s why there was a walker hanging in a noose from a tree in season 1 still “alive.” I just now remembered that…

    • Alison says:

      I don’t think I saw anyone else killed by something other than zombies in the series so far, other than those two. The CDC explosion would have incinerated the bodies completely.

  38. Ben says:

    Why is Lori so mad at Rick? I understand she wanted to keep Carl sheltered but doesn’t she know that Shane was compromising ricks safety?

  39. Angela says:

    Does anybody know what prison that is they are shooting in?

  40. Lareyna says:

    Dose anyone know what comic book number michonne is interduced in?

  41. Andrew says:

    wow so the dark character is Michonne and there is a character called the governor this should be an intresting season 3 I can’t wait I’m really excited anf fyi i haven’t read the comics yet so I didn’t know who they were.

  42. alison says:

    lol i’m glad everyone’s with me on the 1st season guy and his son. Seriously. We started something there and it went nowhere. Theres a lot of that going on isnt there? Its like the writers are ADHD or something. Maybe they are purposly leaving big plot holes to extend the show as long as possible. When they run out of ideas for the last season, they will fill it with plot hole answers. What happened to that big group? Did that guy ever kill his zombie wife? what happened to merle? all that good stuff.

    • Steve in Harrisburg, PA says:

      There are MANY holes/problems in this show.

      I don’t think there are many survivalist types among the writers. Infinite ammunition and auto fuel, Herschel not knowing his own territory, the group making lots of noise all the time, etc. There are real problems with the script, but this finale was pretty good. We need to be on the run more often.

    • daniel says:

      I wish everyone would get over the “disappearance” of characters like Morgan and Merle. It’s a zombie apocalypse. Think about it…with so much chaos going on, it would be perfectly normal to meet someone and then never see them again. The “zombie world” sure wouldn’t be like running into a familiar face at the grocery store from time to time….

      • mike says:

        100% agree. After every episode the first thing someone says is “what about the man and his son from season 1?????” Get over it. You know how often I wonder about them? Only when some dumbass brings them up again.

    • JJ says:

      People just keep complaining. Some all want zombie killing the entire show. Others want to see every single character every show. Others want to see Rick drive a tank over zombies every show. Geez just watch it and enjoy. Also they changed writers mid-season 2 I believe, so that may have changed up some things.

      • mike says:

        I know, I usually stay away from chatrooms after the show because people just bitch. “Not enough zombies… too many zombies… I wanted this person to get eaten, not this other person… what happened to the guy and his son from season 1??????” Dumbasses, it makes perfect sense that someone could help you, you’d split up, and never see each other again. They don’t have cell phones. don’t have e-mail. The odds of them meeting up randomly are SLIM at best. IT’S REALISTIC. I’d like to know what happens to them, sure, and we might even find out… but expecting it every episode and then being disappointed is just idiotic.

        But what do I expect from the internet, yeah? :)

    • Fatin says:

      They come back later on. The writer’s don’t have ADHD.
      Also, like somebody here just said. It’s a zombie apocalypse. You can’t expect them to tie everything neatly together. That’s no fun.
      I don’t know what will happen about the “big” group, but the man and his son will be back.

  43. valerie agosto says:

    Can’t wait for Season 3…

  44. jeff says:

    what happened to Morgan and his son dose anyone know?

    • Chelsea says:

      why ask this? if you don’t know then anyone else who hasn’t read the comics also doesn’t know. i could tell you, i’v read the comics, but I think it will happen similarly as it did in the comics. it may not.

  45. John Fisher says:

    I’m betting that either Murl or that black guy and his kid are at the prison. But only one or the other, the show wouldn’t save that many characters. Opinions?

    on a side note, what do you guys think about the helicopter? I know they did that whole flashback on the zombies in the city to show how they got there, but the helicopter was also a huge hint.

    • Amber says:

      The helicopter belongs to the Season 3 villan, his name is “The Governor” they already released casting information about him.

  46. rebecca says:

    The reason shane n randall were effected was because they died. If you die by any way excluding your brain is ‘damaged’ you will come back as a zombie. I’m sure a few are immune but that has not come up yet. Thinking the prison group is randalls crew.

  47. antonia says:

    Sad to spoil this, but morgan & his son (the black people who saved rick in the beginning) will not be back in season 3. On the talking dead, they said that their is a 33% chance (1/3 chance) that either morgan, his son, or Murel comes back. & Mural comes back, because on wikipedia it says that & on all these other websites. Also, they wouldn’t just kill off Morgan & leave his son, or kill off his son. I think if they ever come back it will have to be after season 3

    • Terry says:

      Actually in the comic Morgans son has been bitten. Rick goes back to check on him and his son and finds that he’s keeping his son alive, but in the show theres no way they’re goin back there yet, so if kirkman decides to write his character back in now, Morgan might just be on his own. Chances are that Merles working with the Governor.

  48. Avery says:

    they only turn if killed, and the brain not damaged, from what i can tell.

  49. Leon says:

    I heard Daryl is going to die….is this rumor true? Please confirm.

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