Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) – The Walking Dead _ Season 4, Episode 15 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Tonight is the season finale of “The Walking Dead,” with speculation and spoilers running rampant across the internet today about who will die this episode and the real nature of the alleged sanctuary of Terminus. The biggest question that seems to be circulating across all sites is whether Rick (Andrew Lincoln) or Daryl (Norman Reedus) will be among the casualties, and sites such as MTV.com seem to think both are possible losses according to their latest article Sunday.
Do you think we might be seeing the death of Rick or Daryl tonight? Who do you think will die?
First of all, unless Reedus wants out of the series, no showrunner in their right mind is gonna kill off Daryl. It would certainly be the most shocking route to go, but that’s kind of also another reason why it can’t happen — there’s no way to top that down the road if Daryl dies. And, of course, that whole factor that fans will completely riot.
As far as Rick, who has traditionally been the main character of the show, it would seem he’s safe for that reason alone, and he would be on any other series. But not on “The Walking Dead.”
Showrunner Robert Kirkman has already revealed that Rick will face a crisis like he has never known before and we will see a completely different side of him in this finale.
“This is Rick Grimes being pushed to his absolute limit. And if you think you’ve seen that before, you haven’t. And the Rick Grimes that comes out of this is really going to shock people,” Kirkman said last week.
As a man who has lost his wife and thinks he has lost his daughter, Judith, there’s not much left for him to lose but his son Carl. Could Carl be a casualty? Could he be reunited with Judith and lose her? Having a baby in the cast has always seemed like a situation living on borrowed time as the reality of having a crying infant in this world is just a fiasco waiting to happen.
As far as Rick possibly dying, some fans have noted that tonight Lincoln makes his first (and possibly last?) live appearance on the series’ talk show “Talking Dead,” which traditionally has not been a good thing for main characters — while some have come on the show without dying, they always come on after they die.
Other cast members at high risk include Beth, who disappeared a couple of episodes ago, and some rumors say the survivors will discover she already met her fate at Terminus — and the cannibalism thing comes up again here. You can fill in the blanks.
And perhaps the most likely death will be in the form of one of the lovers — Maggie or Glenn. “The Walking Dead” writers have traditionally loved to rip away any comfort we can find in the series, and their reunion last week alone is enough to make the powers that be salivate at killing one off. But the possible clincher here is Maggie’s insistence to Glenn he burn her photo, as “he’ll never need it again.”
Uh-oh. Obviously she didn’t learn from her TV dad’s big speech about how you “risk your life everyday now and all you can do now is decide what you risk it for” as a huge foreshadowing of his bloody exit. That burned photo is a huge foreshadowing tactic.
But if we go there, then, as MTV.com pointed out, we also have to look at Beth saying that Daryl would be the “last man standing” and him taking a nap in a coffin.
Carol (Melissa Suzanne McBride) dropped a major bombshell last week at the end of “The Walking Dead,” when she quietly confessed to Rick (Andrew Lincoln) that she had killed the two members of the group and burned the bodies. You know… the motherly one. Who saw that coming?
You got some ‘splainin’ to do, Carol.
The obvious guess is it was her way of trying to contain the virus. Which obviously failed, giving us all new context to her behavior earlier in the episode when she told Tyreese (Chad Coleman) how sorry she was, how she’d check in on his sister for him and vented her frustration by kicking over water containers.
But how on earth does Rick handle this now? Now Carol is going off cockeyed and just doing whatever she wants without input from anyone else. How can he look Tyreese on the face knowing what he knows?
And speaking of Tyreese, he and the rest of his band of merry robbers on a mission to get antibiotics before people start doing ran into a little snag. Actually, more than a little… try a “superherd” of walkers stranding them by the roadside. And by superherd, I mean hundreds for as far as the eye could see down the road.
Will they get the medicine in time? And how do you think Rick will handle this info he just got dumped on him? Will he put his “symbolic hat” back on? (What the hell was Marilyn Manson on last week on The Talking Dead?”)
Check out the preview video, gallery photos, and the new episode tonight on AMC.
Prepare for all hell to break loose tonight on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” after a relatively peaceful premiere… except that whole zombies dropping from the sky thing. And when we left off at the end, we had one poor prison gang resident who seems to have died of some kind of mystery illness, and turned. While everyone else was still sleeping.
That just ain’t good.
A few mild spoilers:
Last week on “The Talking Dead,” producers already revealed that the proverbial poop is about to hit the fan, and that the premiere was a set up of how peaceful things have been, so they can tear that peace to shreds. They also dropped a bomb by revealing that there is an illness and an airborne one at that, so a deadly illness sweeping through, killing people and causing them to turn as all the dead do without a bullet to the brain… well, that’s a problem that could make the Governor look tame.
They also dished a bit on romance rumors for Daryl (Norman Reedus) and the rather uncomfortably long hug with Beth (Emily Kinney.) Is it misdirection for a hook up with Carol (Melissa Suzanne McBride), or are Beth and Daryl maybe the next love match?
I suppose that’s all pretty frivolous thinking when you have a walker running loose in the prison compound turning god-knows-how-many-people before he’s discovered, and from the looks of the video clip below, they don’t seem to discover him right away, unless this is after that crisis.
What do you think will happen tonight? How many will die before they discover this guy? Will Daryl get lucky? And where is that pesky Governor?
Check out the video and photos from this episode of “The Walking Dead” in the gallery below.
Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa Suzanne McBride). Photo Credit:Gene Page/AMC
Fans of the AMC phenomenon “The Walking Dead” finally get their fix tonight as Season 4 kicks off. Now, mild spoilers may ensue below, but first of all, let’s talk about that photo above. After some dynamic, uh… tension between Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa Suzanne McBride) in previous seasons, is this a friendly gesture, or a wee bit more?
Now, we don’t know where or when, but we do know you haven’t seen the last of the Governor and we’re getting some new characters this season. Rumor also has it one episode will follow the comic to the “T,” but no word on which one. But hey, you were planning on watching anyway, right?
Here’s an Episode 1 teaser trailer:
Wanna see some photos of tonight’s episode? Check out the gallery below and also check out the bonus video on what makes a badass, featuring Norman Reedus.If you want to a quick drinking game, I suggest you drink every time he says “badass.”
Tune in to AMC tonight for the premiere of “The Walking Dead” and don’t forget to watch “The Talking Dead” afterwards. And comment below on what you think will happen this season. Who will die? Will Daryl and Carol finally hook up? How will the Governor come back to wreak more havoc?
“The Walking Dead” may still be in production for the new season, but news comes out of the walker camp every week, and this week we saw Rick’s dearly departed Lori as a walker, rumors of a new villain, and Norman Reedus releases a photography book, like anyone needed another reason to love him.
The Stir dished on the possibility of a new villain that would make the Governor look like Mary Poppins. “Negan” is a very bad guy from the books who carries a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire. And names it “Lucille.” Is anyone else mentally visualizing some ironic Kenny Rogers’ music somewhere in an episode?
We knew he loved Instagram, but Reedus’ limited edition photo book, “The Sun’s Coming Up… Like A Big Bald Head,” is available for pre-order. The PR line is that “This provocative collection redefines our daily encounters. Through his penetrating imagery, Reedus takes us on what proves to be a hauntingly intimate journey through the dark and sublime.”
But co-star Andrew Lincoln had a few words of his own, according to the official Big Bald Head website of his production company:
“Every photograph is in some way autobiographical, as its composition and content all depend on the eye and the mind of the taker. But I would suggest not attempting this with these images.
I first met Norman on a blistering hot Georgia day four years ago. I have been trying to pin him down ever since and he has constantly eluded me. He is one of those rare human beings (if indeed he is one), that continues to surprise you the more you get to know him…
“I had never met a Norman until Mr. Reedus appeared in my zombie apocalypse. He was my first Norman after 39 years on this planet. And so, as Barry White so eloquently put it…Norman is, ‘my first, my last, my everything.’”
Sounds like Lincoln and Reedus might be spending a wee bit too much quality time on set. Bromance, anyone?
But then, poor Andrew/Rick must be feeling pretty lonely without wifey anymore after she got infected and had to be dispatched by little Carl last season with a bullet to the noggin. Rick spent last season hallucinating her return, and now we see that he was seeing a bit more than we were, via some deleted scenes that will be on the upcoming DVD. No wonder he was so spooked. Although some show fans would argue the non-walker version was scary enough.