SPOILER ALERT: The Walking Dead’s Kirkman Talks Baby


For the show, that is.

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SERIOUSLY, DON’T READ THIS POST IF YOU’RE NOT CAUGHT UP WITH THE SEASON

 

Robert Kirkman, executive producer & creator of the comic “The Walking Dead,” said in a recent interview that “The Walking Dead” is doing what TV shows rarely do—killing off major characters out of nowhere. The writers let Rick and Lori’s baby live, but as Kirkman stated in his interview, it hardly means that they will keep the baby alive just because it was the product of Lori’s death. Seriously, don’t expect anything with this show.

Remember last season?

Other shows would have put the protagonist’s son/daughter as the main focus for half a season.

Other shows would have put the protagonist’s son/daughter as the main focus for half a season.

While a concept like that would seem ill fated for any TV show, somehow for TWD it works. And it does so for many reasons, including the development of the other characters. Screen time is not just dedicated to Rick and his family; we learn a lot about each of the characters—and not just in special episodes made solely to explore these characters and give the audience a break from the protagonist story line. No, the writers incorporate these roles in each episode so that they follow a similar arc to the protagonist.

All those “boring” parts are where the characters are being developed the most. The show wouldn’t stand without them.

All those “boring” parts are where the characters are being developed the most. The show couldn’t stand without them.

And all these unexpected deaths are calculated. They’re not just there for shock-value. Kirkman and co emphasize the brutality of a world full of zombies. In short, ANYTHING can happen. Last night’s episode proved just that. As a Winter Finale, you’d expect the random deaths to happen here. But no, the real shock came in Daryl’s capture and the Governor’s decision to turn on Meryl.

Oooh, they’re spicing things up now.

And the best part of last night’s episode? This fight scene! In one word, badass.

Excuse the bad quality…it’s all I could find for now…

Thoughts on the season so far?

February, come soon please.

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