More revelations to come on 'The Walking Dead'
March 17th, 2012
02:38 PM ET

More revelations to come on 'The Walking Dead'

The last two episodes of "The Walking Dead" had more than their share of surprises and major character deaths. So what can we expect for Sunday night's season finale?

"There's more bloodshed coming, I will say that," Glen Mazzara told reporters on Thursday. "You know, these characters have felt that they are safe on this farm - they've been wrong. They've been looking for a safe place to hide, and I guarantee you there will be bloodshed. I will guarantee that people will watch this finale and want to know what comes next. And I think a lot of the diehard fans will say, 'I can't wait for October.' I guarantee it."

We also learned last week that the walker virus can apparently be spread without being bitten.

"I will say that there are answers regarding the virus coming in the finale," Mazzara said.

He also clarified that not every walker is the same, using Amy's death in the first season as a comparison.

"Amy was a weaker character than Shane and she was attacked," he said. "Shane was full of life – he's in a murderous rage, there's just more energy. So he's obviously going to be a scarier zombie, he's going to reanimate quicker, there's just more life in that zombie, believe it or not."

But how long had Shane's death been planned? Actor Steven Yeun told CNN it had been quite a while.

"Jon [Bernthal]’s departure as Shane was always in the works, just not exactly sure how," he said. "I would say [Jeffrey DeMunn] as Dale was a little more off the cuff. It’s always sad to lose friends and co-workers but for the story, it definitely heightened what’s going on."

Yeun said that it was rough doing the scene where Dale was dying from a zombie attack.

"You love these people and love working with them and seeing them go is pretty rough," he said. "I couldn’t look at [Jeff] – I was on the verge of tears. He looks helpless as a character, and on top of that it’s his last night."

Yeun's character of Glenn has had one of the more interesting journeys this season, including his burgeoning relationship with Maggie. But with the loss of Dale – someone Glenn looked up to – will Glenn become the new conscience of the group?

"Glenn was the perfect sponge in a way, he took stuff from Rick, Shane, Daryl, Lori and especially Dale. Think of how many conversations they had driving around or fixing the RV," he said. "I think for Glenn, it’s him realizing, there isn’t going to be someone to hold my hand the entire way and I have to man up."

Yeun has also paid attention to fans' reaction to the show with interest: "Why does the audience always crave every character to be likable and consistent? That’s something that our show does a good job of, not laying in that pocket for too long," he said. "These people are in a dire situation, and it only makes sense for people to act irrational or selfish, or good or bad because it’s all survival. You’re a human being, capable of doing anything."

One character who some fans have seen act irrationally is Lori, who, as Mazzara said, was rattled by Dale's death, and certainly will be rattled by Shane's. But could Lori, a pregnant woman, be next to die?

"If it’s earned, and it’s character-based, and it propels the story forward, nothing is over the line for us. Dale’s death propels us forward. Shane’s death propels us forward. We have certain criteria for any death, and I will honestly say that no character is safe - that we have examined at different times killing every character. No one is safe on this show."

As for what lies ahead in future seasons: "I think that I would love to see our characters always on the run after that, I think that makes for a dynamic kinetic show and a very, very frightening one."

soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. COBRA

    PLEASE DONT KILL GLENN...please...."THE ONLY ASIAN GUY" from philippines, a lot of people watch this at our lil city because of 3 reasons, the first ONE it's awesome, and second because we have an ASIAN ACTOR there ,FINALLY! because of HOPE hahhaa and i HOPE GLENN doesnt die...please please.....for the sake of our ASIAN RACE- no hard feelings pips-

    April 10, 2012 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. zulu

    March 19, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. MarcSK

    Can't for some Michonne

    March 19, 2012 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. T.S.Elliot

    Hey dudes!Get a life!

    March 18, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sarah

    Best show this year.You never knows who goes...who stays.....who is a zombie.........You can keep DWTS,etc.I'll take this anytime. I am also looking forward "The killing" way to go AMC

    March 18, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. berrywrap

    I love this show for what it is entertainment. I have seen every zombie movie in exsistence and I have completed every zombie game since the creation of the playstation and this show is true to the culture. The biggest difference is in a movie you don't have time the virus evolve with This a show you get to see the virus and the characters evolve. Keep up the good work. BTW shame was going crazy. He was crazy and needed to be put down.

    March 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dan

    Actually rick does pray in an abandoned church while they are looking for sophie. watch the series before you spew unfactual statements.

    March 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. maximus

    do any of you know what is going to happen? if so, please tell me now! i cant wait!

    March 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |


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  9. Reggie H

    I find that this show is very anti-Christian. Not ONCE do they pray- and its clear that some of the characterws are athiests. This is a Christian world, and Hollywood is athiest,. No surprise

    March 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael O

      ...who cares? Why is religion a requirement in a show? Do you expect a show to require each character to represent a different mainstream religion? The show is about the breakdown of society in a time of crisis, religion is broken down when people are dying left and right.

      And besides, Hershal and his family, Carol, and Dale were Christians. Then they saw the walkers for what they were, and realized what the world has come to.

      March 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • KE

      bad news for you...its far from a christian world...and turning the channel is always an option

      March 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • danny

      You are right. They should pay homage to the first zombie. You know, they guy who was killed and came back to life on the 3rd day. ZombieChrist!!!

      March 19, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  10. walkertalkie

    Predictions...hershel...dead, some of his anonymous family we've seen over the last year...dead.... carol...saved by daryl... Tdog.... alive....

    The Governor is introduced with Daryls bro with the other camp of 30 that in some way saves Rick and our gang

    The gov and his camp is the premise for season 3 including his passion for gals like Laurie, Maggie, and andrea...just sayin'

    March 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jlomb007

    let all hell brake loose, family reunion time daryl and his long lost big brother

    March 18, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  12. Michonne

    I'll be on the show tonight....zombies in tow...

    March 18, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  13. LoJenk sorry i's drunk

    March 18, 2012 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  14. LoJenk

    March 18, 2012 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
  15. El

    God job on making a TV show which is full of excitement and cause lots and lots of questions. What sense/s is still guiding the walkers? I mean, they don't bump into each other , does it mean they have vision and can see? Or they just move to the direction of smell? Are they evolving? Because now they are getting faster in walking! And is the virus in the air now so everyone will automatically turns to a walker? How Sofia did turn to a walker? She was not attacked becacuse her body parts seems ok ... I hope I get some answers or my curiosity is killing me. I can't wait till October. 🙂

    March 18, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  16. Adara

    * a great*

    March 17, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Adara

    If Daryl's brother is still alive, I think he'll be in with the other group (the group of 30). I think that would be an great finale bringing him back. It's about time the walkers visit the farm. Who is Amy? I don't remember her and I was watching from the start.

    March 17, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  18. George

    G u h r o s s. That heathen chinee boy is dating the fat country gal.

    March 17, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  19. paula

    i love the show very dear and i miss shane and dale even if rickand shane were seeing there differents about things there should have been a different way of seeing at least dale dieing off the show i think dale was trying to see eye to eye with shane but some how it ever did happen i hope they bring back morgan and he's son and daryl's brother is eigther one alive or do we have to wait hoply they find a way to cure this vrius they carry in them will the doc have way to cure the virus they might have in them

    March 17, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Bedir cayı 43

    Final Good.. Aizanoi..... Where is Aizanoi... Thanks...

    March 17, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jay Lo

    Awesome article! I think the Walking Dead is one of the best series on TV and you see graphic things you wouldn’t view anywhere else. I’m not home on Sunday nights due to work but with my Hopper receiver recording I can log on to DISH online feature. This will let me stream right to my iPad and watch my show on lunch. I can watch movies, regular TV and even watch what you have recorded on your DVR. I've been viewing the whole season on the internet. I don’t have much time to be home and it's great having another choice to see some TV. I get all my entertainment needs and I get the most from my employee service from DISH.

    March 17, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Beautiful Vixen

    My poop has an odd taste.

    March 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |

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