‘The Walking Dead’ Star Norman Reedus on ‘Devastating’ Midseason Finale and Daryl’s Sexual Orientation (EW.com) SPOILERS!

EW.com: What does the loss of Beth do to Daryl and to the group moving forward?
Reedus: She was such a beacon of hope, that girl. She sang and she had a positive outlook and she was hopeful. All these little slivers of hope are being taken from this group one by one. It just gets worse and worse and worse. Humanity and the goodness in people is slowly being evaporated from their world. I think she was a big beacon of hope for us, and to watch her go is just devastating.

-Norman Reedus, in the EW.com interview with Dalton Ross.

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Goddammit, Entertainment Weekly, why did you have to be right? Yeah, that was rough. Watching Emily Kinney get teary on Talking Dead when she was talking about leaving the show was rough. This was the only Walking Dead episode to ever make us cry, and probably the only Talking Dead that will do the same (it was the stupid Memorial Reel that got to Mrs. Horror Boom. Check out this interview with Norman Reedus, who also says we “ain’t seen nothing yet” when it comes to the back half of the season. Click on “View original” on the lower left for the complete article …and if we find any other great pieces on the mid-season finale, we’ll re-blog those too.

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‘The Walking Dead’: New showrunner Scott Gimple calls season 4 ‘a greatest hits approach’

We’re guessing the ‘totally new threat’ that is not ‘zombies or people’ is going to be running out of food and water. We’ll find out after the season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead airs tonight on AMC! If you want some spoilers, check the related articles below…

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Exclusive: Walking Dead Season 4 Premiere Title Signals Time Jump; Plus: New Poster Unveiled

“Are Rick and his fellow survivors about to catch a much-needed break?” Well, let’s see. What temperature is it in Hell right now?

On the bright side, just look at Michonne on that poster, riding that horse! And is that Tyreese with his trademark hammer on the left? YEAH, baby!

 

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The Walking Dead Season 4Are Rick and his fellow survivors about to catch a much-needed break?

TVLine has exclusively obtained the title of The Walking Dead‘s Season 4 premiere, and it points to both a lull in the zombie war and a time jump.

RELATED | Walking Dead Promotes 3 to Series Regular

According to sources, Episode 401 — penned by new showrunner Scott M. Gimple — currently bears the title, “30 Days Without an Accident.”

What does it mean?! Herewith are some possible interpretations (some obvious, some less so):

* The show will skip ahead at least one month following the events of the Season 3 finale.

RELATED | The Walking Dead‘s Andrew Lincoln: Why I Barred Sarah Wayne Calles From the Set

* Rick’s controversial decision to relocate the denizens of Woodbury to the prison is paying off on the safety front (i.e. 30 days without a zombie attack). It’s also creating a…

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Count Down Till Sunday Night With A TON of Links, Photos, and Content From The Walking Dead Season 3 Finale! (Daily Dead)

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If you’re itching for The Walking Dead S3 Finale on March 31st (Sunday), here’s a TON of content to keep you busy, including clips (the two ‘Sneek Peaks’ from AMC), interviews, a set report/visit on Season 4, and much, much more. Click the big red link below to check them all out!

Clips from The Walking Dead Season 3 Finale, PLUS Links, and a TON of reading!  (Daily Dead).

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Norman Reedus On His Heartbreaking Last Scene With Michael Rooker (EW.com) SPOILERS!

Yep… it was a heart-breaker. Something about the way a weeping Daryl pushed zombie Merle off him several times was so “little brother” that it hurt to see …great acting job on both their parts.

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We’re also sorry to hear it was so rough on Norman Reedus to perform. We have the finale to look forward to soon, though!

Sorry this is a little late. That scene was surprisingly sad. We’ll miss Rooker, too, dammit!

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Read This Meaty WALKING DEAD Season 3 & 4 Update W/Cast, Greg Nicotero, and Robert Kirkman (Interviewed By Collider at PaleyFest) -Minor Spoilers

Truthfully, they never tell us to scale back.  We pretty much go for it.  In Episode 10, when Daryl smashes the walkers with the crossbow and then smashes his head in the trunk of the car, since I’m directing second unit, a lot of times, I’ll go in and shoot those little accents later.  I’ll say, “Oh, this would be a great moment,” or “We need a little punch here, or little push here,” like tearing the face of the gas mask walker to see that hideous skull, or shit like that.

Greg Nicotero, on not scaling back with “Walker” kills (Hooray!)

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If you’d rather read some great interviews Collider.com got to do–and they had great questions–before The Walking Dead Paleyfest Panel, which you can watch the actual footage of right here, and plenty of it-– we sure as hell found some! For the print interview w/Collider, click on the big red link below…

via THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 News from the Cast, Greg Nicotero, and Robert Kirkman at PaleyFest | Collider.

Among other topics, they discuss:

  • If Rick has totally lost his shit or not
  • Carl calling out Rick (last episode)
  • Mapping out Season 4 (including working on some make-up effects)
  • If Beth kissing Rick on the cheek was totally innocent or not (it was meant in a wholesome way, in case you’re wondering–phew)
  • and WAY, way more! If you’re a fan, it’s a must-read.

Enjoy! Here’s a really horrifying Walker (shown in a PR photo) that’ll be in Sunday night’s episode (insert your own corny joke about the importance of sunblock here)…

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PaleyFest 2013: Watch the Full The Walking Dead Panel (or Just the Highlights) Right Here! (From Dread Central.com)

Man, are we sorry we couldn’t be there! However, we’ve got the next best thing, courtesy of Dread Central…click on the big red link to check it out!

PaleyFest 2013: Watch the Full The Walking Dead Panel (or Just the Highlights) Right Here! | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central.
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Watch ‘The Walking Dead’ Super Bowl Ad Spot + Five Promos For Mid-season Return (The Global Dispatch)

So, we get to see Merle VS. Daryl Sunday night! I also am 99% sure what the outcome will be*, though I admit The Walking Dead (S3) hasn’t been as easy to second-guess as I thought it would. Such as the below spoilers, hi-lite to read, skip if you haven’t seen S3 and care about what happens being a surprise. Let’s see if I can name ten off the top of my head that made me involuntarily shout, “HOAH!”. (bullet – point spoilers for Season Three Part  begin here)

  • T-Dog,, who I was sort of concerned about but figured hey,  they wouldn’t be jerks and use the “one black guy in the group dies” cliché. Guess what? They used the “one black guy in the group dies” cliche (goddamnit)! But that zombie just came out of nowhere. One minute he’s securing the gate, next second a zombie suddenly enters the frame and CHOMP!
  • Lori dying in childbirth (especially in the same episode as T-Dog)
  • Rick finding the bloody spot where her body had been dragged off to and following it to a zombie who ate so much of her he looked like he was 9 months pregnant (maybe with really lumpy twins) including HAIR sticking out of its mouth.**
  • Rick taking a huge knife and stabbing that zombie very specifically in the zombie’s big gut, where his wife’s remains were. He looked really angry when he did it. Unless he was looking or some non-digestible item, like a necklace, that had sentimental value …or had gone completely batshit insane with grief, I had no clue he’d do it… who knows what someone would do when faced with that fucked-up set of circumstances, though?
  • How quickly and gruesomely Michonne killed the Big G’s undead little girl. Speaking of the little girl, I also inhaled sharply when he was brushing her hair and a big clump of hair, scalp, and maybe even some bone (the Foley art was really crunchy and nasty-sounding)
  • Rick suddenly burying that machete in the big Hispanic inmate’s head (in the group that they discovered in the prison). For a second, I thought they were going to shake hands, then fleetingly thought that Rick was going to punch him in the teeth, then HOAH!  Greg Nicotero said on The Talking Dead after-show that the effects department couldn’t believe  AMC didn’t give them any “notes” on censoring or toning down the scene.
  • The fact that  the prison inmate —who Rick decided not to kill personally, but toss him to be the zombies (not only escaping, but also apparently without even one zombie bite) turned out to be the guy was the one to open the gates of the prison and cause all hell to break loose as revenge
  • The zombie-head channel on 24/7 in the Big G’s “rec room” contained heads that hadn’t been put out of their misery (the comic doesn’t get that specific, I thought they were some kind of dead zombie-head trophies he liked to look at to relax) and…
  • …That one of his men was among them.

(End Spoilers for S3) There, 10 surprises off the top of my head… so to speak.

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So I’m hoping to be surprised (though personally speaking, can we have just one that’s not either totally depressing or very bad news?) during the premiere. We didn’t watch the Super Bowl, but as soon as we heard about The Walking Dead commercial, we were all over that (especially the guest star, who has a ton of female fans that want to be all over him). Click the big red link below to see the commercial and the latest new promos from Part Two of Season Three!  If nothing else, check out the Super Bowl ad, which is funny whether or not you’re a fan of the show.

Watch The kick-ass  ‘Walking Dead’ Super Bowl commercial +five Fresh promos for mid-season return (Global Dispatch)

 

Don’t forget, “Talking Dead” has expanded to an hour, which should be cool since the 1/2 hour shows seem kind of rushed, especially the past year. Glad they’re giving it some room to breathe… and I want Greg Nicotero as a guest (bringing props used for gruesome practical effects with him as often as possible) Until then, remember to aim for the head!

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*our official prediction: Daryl and Merle will, within the first minute of beating the shit out of each other (if it gets that far) mutually decide you know what? Fuck these people, and especially fuck Phillip/The Governor – Merle is feeling betrayed and pissed off after all his…what’s it been, a year? Years? What ever amount of time is was, he was fiercely loyal to the Governor, maybe even thought they were buddies, and even though Merle. is a shitty human being, probably did some things that he really didn’t want to. All he did was lie about Michonne getting away alive (oh, and killing one of his own men, though the Big G was WAY more upset Michonne returned, “killed” his daughter, and took his eye out, among other things). I think somewhere is Merle, there is a tiny pinch of humanity left in there, and he loves his brother. We know why Daryl hates the G. So after a fake-out, they both make eye contact, nod grimly, and both attack the G. and whoever his goons/security staff is. Then they’ll both be on the run back to the prison… but I don’t think the ones back at the prison are going to take too kindly to him. Especially Glen and Maggie…

**I’m curious what happened to the bones. I understand it was probably too nasty for AMC to show a pile of bones with a ragged scraps of gore clinging to them (though there could have been something suspiciously looking like a pile of bones a few yards back from where the gorged zombie, but out-of-focus), and I could even see a zombie being so hungry it just crunched up most of the bones in her arms, legs, and possibly even part of her ribcage, backbone, but zombies can’t unhinge their jaws like giant pythons (thank God, they’re enough trouble) and swallow an entire skull. Not like the zombies on this show are smart enough to use tools; he couldn’t pick up a hammer or other blunt tool/object lying around and have the knowledge to use it to pound her entire skull (or pelvis, and I’m dubious about femurs, too) into bite-size bits. Why would it want to eat bone, anyway? Suck out the marrow, eat whatever it could from the skull, maybe, but after a year, I doubt the zombie’s teeth are strong enough anyway. My friend Carol and I had a long discussion about the topic; wish I could ask Nicotero because I know he’s smart enough to come up with an explanation.

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Sneak Peek of Mid-Season Premiere of The Walking Dead Unveiled – Darryl VS. Merle VS. The Governer VS. Andrea!

Speaking of The Walking Dead- Killer Kaylyn has a clip from the newest episode, 309, titled The Suicide King. There’s also a GREAT promo for the 2nd half of S3. Check it out! Don’t miss the links for “related articles” below from Dread Central, either (and that “major spoiler” has been confirmed to be an image from another movie – it is Norman Reedus, just NOT from The Walking Dead).

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Killer Kalyn

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Was the ending of the midseason finale a cruel cliffhanger or what!? The long separated Dixon brothers were finally reunited, in the worst way possible. In a gladiator-style arena, the Governor brought Merle and Daryl together, and ordered to fight. Before the battle could begin, however, the episode ended, and the audience was told to wait until February to witness the outcome of the horrific, highly anticipated event. Luckily, a clip from the newest episode, titled “The Suicide King”, was released recently, along with a trailer for the second part of the third season. Check out both below!

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