(Spoilers) The Walking Dead: Dallas Roberts Gives A Great Interview on ‘Milton’s Twisted Fate’ (Entertainably.com)

You don’t want to miss this interview with Dallas Roberts from Entertainably.com by Lesley Goldberg, unless you’re so pissed off at the shitty season finale that or the way Laurie Holden had the rug pulled out from under her that you want nothing to do with the show until you calm down. Actually, if so, you wouldn’t have bothered to read this far, so check it out below!

‘Walking Dead’ Postmortem: Dallas Roberts on Milton’s Twisted Fate | Entertainably.

There’s also some great links (though because of a technical difficulty on someone’s part, the introduction is one big hyperlink to a blank Pinterest page, so ignore that link). A few points of interest in the Lesley Goldberg interview:

  • After the original shoot (read about the gruesome version of the ending you didn’t see here), Roberts and Holden were called back to re-shoot (what we assume was the aired version) two months later.
  • In fact, the scene was re-written a few times.
  • He wonders if it was Mazarra’s idea to have Andrea killed off (though signs point to Kirkman making the call)
  • First, it was a wrench that Milton left on the floor for Andrea to grab rather than the pair of pliers, and Milton was going to be shot in the stomach rather than stabbed
  • He didn’t get a “death dinner” like Holden did, but he’s cool with it and understands (he ‘basically just existed in Woodbury’)

Maybe we’re reading too much into it, but we get the feeling that the interview was curious about the decision to re-shoot the scene… the day the episode started (re)shooting was the day she found out about Andrea’s death, Holden says. Okay, you might have noticed a pattern in several of the last few pieces covering the finale; we think it was a rotten (so to speak) way to treat a cast member. Kirkman has said (almost verbatim) that in Season 4 we’ll understand why it was important to the plot/character arcs to come to kill her off.* We’ve “Pressed” other blog entries and articles written by others (mainly fans of the comic, like we are) such as this one here that we strongly agree with. So unless we find out new information, we’re going to do our best to stop bitching about it repeatedly. Update: Whoop! we just found one on EW.com on ‘the ending you didn’t see’, and those are always worth “Pressing” on to you guys.

Clearly, this was before the re-shoot--his glasses are on and he looks more like he'd been dead for days, not minutes (good choice to make the transformation more subtle and scary)

Clearly, this was before the re-shoot–his glasses are on and he looks more like he’d been dead for days, not minutes (good choice to make the transformation more subtle and scary)

*Then again, he also boasted the finale would give total closure to the prison arc; sorry, but we call bullshit on that. Ugh, that episode wasn’t finale material, maybe the only really interesting thing was Carl finally saying what he REALLY thinks to Rick, and seeing the way he carelessly tossed his father’s sheriff’s badge at his feet.

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The Good, The Bad and The Worse: The Walking Dead Finale

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.

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“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.

‘Walking Dead’ Star Promises Jaw-Dropping Finale – “You’ll Never See It Coming” (ETonline.com)!

ETonline:  …the season finale is almost upon us. How do you think fans will react to it?
Roberts: The Walking Dead fans will not feel cheated by the finale. It’s not a soft close for sure. As [the season] starts to wrap up, it gets stronger, crazier and weirder. Although you’ll never see it coming, when it cuts to black at the end of season three, there will be millions of mouths agape.

Click on the big red link below to read more in this interview with Dallas Roberts, who plays Milton on AMC’s The Walking Dead:

 

‘Walking Dead’ Star Promises Jaw-Dropping Finale/  ETonline.com.

 

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Anyone got any predictions on the horrible surprise we are all being told is waiting for us at the end of the season? If it’s anything like the comic, the parents I’ve heard who watch their kids under ten years old watch the show might be re-considering.. We’re actually nervous Kirkman they’re going to fuck it up by doing something that can’t be un-done, only to regret it when Season 4 goes down-hill, ratings drop (though it’d take a lot to make THAT happen at this stage of the game) and that the creators of the show don’t have an exit plan. We honestly hope that isn’t the case, though, and we’re just being cynical.