Yep. Sarah hit about every point I wanted to make in my list of reasons why the finale felt unfinished. Robert Kirkman also promised “the whole prison story arc will be resolved, we’ll see closure as it’s time to move on.” Really? I know Kirkman isn’t going to give out spoilers and not even get anywhere near them, but that was just insulting. Rumor is that he’s the one that made an 11th-hour change to the script to kill off Andrea, which lead to conflict with Glenn Mazzara, which lead to him getting pissed off enough to part ways with the show. Or, he could have gotten the rug yanked out from under him just like Laurie Holden did. Again, major props to her talent for keeping the character likeable (to us, anyway) and being gracious about her exit, even though it was a shitty situation.
“Your reasoning was bullshit before. ‘Everyone you care about dies?’ Get in line. Who can’t say that? So we just resign ourselves to be miserable? I’ve lost people, we all have. We would just see whose curse is stronger, if mine kills you before yours kills me. We’re all going to die, Rick…that was true before the turn. I guess what I’m trying to say is…I’m glad you decided to stop being such a pussy. Tomorrow is a new day–and for the first time in a long time, I’m actually looking forward to it. So thanks.”
- —Andrea to Rick in The Walking Dead comic… where she lives on.
- ‘The Walking Dead’: Andrea (SPOILER REMOVED) – Laurie Holden Talks Season 3 Finale – TVLine (horrorboom.com)
- ‘The Walking Dead’: Why ‘Welcome To The Tombs’ Killed Off A Major Character (huffingtonpost.com)
- Robert Kirkman Discusses THE WALKING DEAD Season Finale – Spoilers (geektyrant.com)
- Walking Dead Post Mortem: Robert Kirkman Talks Andrea Backlash (Including the Pliers!), Defends Rick’s Decision, Previews [Spoiler]’s Return (tvline.com)