(SPOILERS) Walking Dead Finale: Dallas Roberts Talks About Milton … and Brutal Original Scenes with Andrea We DIDN’T See

We’ll try to make this our last “the scenes with Milton and Andrea you didn’t see” piece. New, added information in this one, though… with a twist that would have REALLY been brutal, involving a ghastly mercy killing. DAMN. Check it out!

 

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(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.

‘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.