‘The Walking Dead’: Who’s going to die tonight?

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.

Don’t do it writers. We’ll riot if you do.

The bloodbath known as “The Walking Dead” season finale is tonight on AMC.

Tonight on TV: ‘The Walking Dead’ (spoilers)

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.

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Tonight on TV: ‘The Walking Dead’ goes into ‘Isolation’

Things were bad enough on last week’s episode of “The Walking Dead,” with this nasty virus killing people in the night and unleashing walkers amongst the sleeping humans. But then on top of all that, we found out someone is killing and burning people inside the prison.

That kinda makes The Governor start looking good, doesn’t it?

With the death toll of 12 last week, the survivors now have to cope with knowing they have a killer among them and a threat from mother nature in the form of an infectious disease. In these poor people ever get a break? Yeah, I know, rhetorical question.

Given one of the burned murder victims was Karen, Tyreese’s love interest (or former love interest, anyway) it seems pretty safe to say he is not one of the suspects. Or, hey, if you’ve seen any true crime shows, maybe we should have him at the top of the list of suspects.

The current buzz of spoilers is that there will be a major herd of walkers encountered on a supply run tonight and that you’ll see those who are possibly infected with this illness (based on a super flu bug per the show producers) put into isolation, hence the episode title.

Check out “The Walking Dead” tonight on AMC and “The Talking Dead” immediately after, and the gallery of photos from this episode below.

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Tonight on TV: ‘The Walking Dead’ spoilers

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.

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Tonight on TV: The Walking Dead premiere (spoilers)


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?

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