Uploaded by amc on Feb 1, 2012
New thrills, new enemies, and lots more zombies. Catch an all new episode of The Walking Dead on February 12 at 9pm.
I would think it would be challenging to play Sophia’s mom in the aftermath of finding Sophia a walker then witnessing the little girl get her head shot through.
Given that many people seemed to express frustration with the perceived slow pace of the first half of the second season The Walking Dead’s Where’s Sophia? storyline, Melissa McBride gave as much as the role would allow her. I assume people think she’s walker bait now and they could be right but no matter what, Daryl’s (Norman Reedus) got her back–maybe time enough to decide to live–at least for awhile?
Many main characters die in the The Walking Dead comic books or have horrible injuries like a lost eye or hand. Characters are now dying on TWD teevee show as well, so to the point (Get used to it.). Down the road, when TWD ‘comic book Carol’ meets her voluntary demise, her daughter Sophia is still living (she’s living as of Volume 15–as far as I’ve read yet.). So contrasted to ‘television Carol’ and how she’s now lost everything--first her ‘world’ and then her daughter Sophia, who was ALL she had left in the wasteland of the zombie apocalypse, Carol’s eventual demise could mirror the comic book. It could be be more poignant since she’ll have been living with the terrible distinction of the first the core group of survivors group to lose a child to the fate of a walker.
(below) The Walking Dead showrunners GLEN MAZZARA and Robert Kirkman spill exactly when and where episode 2.08 – mark your calendars/program your DVRs–begins when it returns to AMC on Feb 12, 2012 as well as where the survivors may be going next.
Q: Where does the first episode back pick up?:
GLEN MAZZARA: Five seconds later. After the finale, finding Sophia in the barn is just a huge event that rocks our characters and changes everything on the farm. So, I think the stakes are much higher and people are dealing with a lot more. The storytelling becomes denser and just brings everything to a full boil.
Q: Looking back, do you regret taking several episodes to look for Sophia?
ROBERT KIRKMAN: I think it was important to take the time to get to know our characters. It’s a good thing to lull people into a false sense of security, when the characters are experiencing a false sense of security. I think their time spent on the farm made the Sophia reveal that much bigger of a payoff, but is also going to inform just how the last six episodes are interpreted. I think, if they didn’t have that moment of calm, where we got to know our characters a little bit better and we got a sense that things were looking pretty good for them, this farm would have been a great place for them to be. In the next half of the episodes, we’re going to see that the farm isn’t that great a place. You have to build up what they have, before you can take it away. That’s really what makes the story more interesting.
MAZZARA: Yeah, I think we have a story that we’re telling over 13 episodes. That first half had a great payoff, and the second half accelerates the storytelling. I don’t know if we’d say that we regret any of the episodes that we did. I’m proud of those episodes and, if some people feel that some of those episodes were slower than others, I could argue that we were spending time with our characters.
Source: Full interview @ Collider
Huh. So Sam Witwer, the former ‘Crashdown’ of Battlestar Galactica and the current vampire on the American version of Being Human on SyFy was in the darkly humourous scene in season 1 of The Walking Dead where Rick Grimes takes refuge from a zombie pile-up in a tank in which he finds one dead soldier. When Rick goes to take a gun off the soldier’s belt, it arouses the former man, now walker and Rick shoots it in the head, temporarily deafening himself. Witwer explains that he is ‘good friends’ with the now-fired TWD showrunner Frank Darabont and that a prequel was in the works that would star Witwer–hence the reason for Witwer’s presence in the tank scene. Darabont was thinking really far ahead and in this post (link coming) you can read a very detailed account of exactly how Darabont would have executed the stand-alone, season 2 premiere episode and then picked up the the story of the survivors led by Rick Grimes in episode 2.02.
When Frank Darabont stepped down last July as the showrunner of The Walking Dead, it raised several eyebrows, especially after such a successful first season. The series creator’s departure also angered an actor we hadn’t previously known was even in The Walking Dead, Being Human’s Sam Witwer. The actor revealed his brief role in The Walking Dead pilot, and how plans for a prequel won’t be happening now that Frank Darabont isn’t running the show.
The Walking Dead Episode 2.03 ‘Save The Last One’ – The group desperately awaits Shane’s return. Shane finds himself trapped in a school, surrounded by the undead. Daryl and Andrea search for someone in the woods.
‘THE WALKING DEAD’: Q & A *SPOILERS*
Q: In the next two episodes, will we finally see Andrea transform from mourner to take-charge protector?
A:...Nothing too major changes on this front in the next two, though, except Andrea will take a small step toward the badassdom you and I are waiting for. (Someone finally sits her down and gives her a short lesson!) Ultimately, I think Robert Kirkman was playing coy for a reason when… EW… asked him a week ago if he planned to follow the comic book, which had Andrea eventually becoming a sharpshooter. They’re likely just taking it very slow.
This is where I get frustrated with people who have not read the comics and insist on dictating ‘how’ The Walking Dead‘ teevee storyline should progress. In the comic books upon which The Walking Dead is based, it took QUITE A WHILE for Andrea to go from grieving, angry, resentful sister to bad-ass sharpshooter. I’m hoping that Andrea’s story unfolds in such a way that it doesn’t feel forced. I believe The Walking Dead showrunners are doing just fine with this with the multiple walker attacks on Andrea showing the audience that she has ever-growing incentive to either truly become a survivor or to simply continue as she is–likely to become a true victim. And have I mentioned? I totally adore Laurie Holden.
Q: Will there be any significant movement on the Rick-Lori-Shane front in the next two episodes?
A:…Episode 4 is going to blow your mind. I look forward to hearing your reaction to the game-changing development.
Q: Please tell me there’s some zombie action in Episode 3 (this episode).
A: as you’ll recall, in the last scene you saw on Sunday, Shane and Otis (chubby guy/shot Carl) were surrounded by zombies in the high school. And their quest to escape is zombie-rific. I guarantee. But be warned: Their escape is definitely not as straightforward as I just made it sound. Dark twist ahead.
SPOILER: There will be more than just a zombie body count n Rick and Otis’s quest to escape.
SOURCE: Inside TV
From the AMCtv.com website: Story Notes excerpt:
Recap Notes -
Rick’s vest saved him from one bullet, but he was shot in his side when he turned towards Shane.
The group has been searching for the young girl Sophia for two days now.
Andrea had to shoot her sister Amy in the head because she was bitten by a zombie.
T-Dog sliced his arm on a car door while hiding from a herd of zombies.
Shane was wrong when he thought Rick was dead in the hospital.
Daryl’s brother Merle was handcuffed to a pipe by Rick and cut off his own hand to escape.
Shane and Andrea also considered splitting off from the group in the last episode.
Merle’s heavy drug use was hinted at when Rick found a vial of cocaine in his vest.
Last season Rick promised his son: “I won’t leave again…not for anything.”