If you've been watching The Walking Dead lately, you know that there's been a couple major characters who have died in the past two episodes. If you haven't watched the past two episodes, we will warn you to STOP READING.
SPOILERS are ahead...
Showrunner Glen Mazzara has been busy talking about all the changes to the show lately, telling EW that the Season 2 finale will have "more bloodshed coming."
We’re proud of this finale, we’ve been building to it all season, and we cant wait for you to see it … There’s more bloodshed coming. They thought they were safe on this farm, they were wrong … We’re on a killing spree here … There are answers about the nature of the virus in the finale … I will guarantee people will watch this finale and want to know what comes next. People will have a lot of questions, but in a good way.
Would the show kill off a pregnant Lori (as in the comic)?
If it’s earned and character-based and propels the story forward, nothing is over the line for us. No one is safe on this show.
Speaking of the Robert Kirkman comic book, the show's most shocking death, for those that haven't read the comic, had to be Shane (while comic book fans were likely more shocked by Dale's death). Mazzara told MTV earlier this week that Shane's death was necessary for Rick's evolution as the group's leader.
At one point, we considered not killing Shane. But what's important about this season is, Rick has to step forward. He has to assume leadership of the group and he has to confront Shane. Rick has to be the one to kill Shane. He needs to take control of the group. That's a huge loss for him, personally, for the group, but that's what's important about that: that it's at Rick's hand. We had considered doing it with a gun, but the knife was as personal as possible.
It's about Rick's leadership, and if you see Rick [currently], when he steps forward and he discusses things with the group, you know that that's a very different Rick than the one that came in at the beginning of the season," the show runner said. "That's what this season was about. It was about Rick, and the Shane element was just not part of Rick's continuing story. It was a problem that Rick had to deal with.
Watch for the finale this Sunday.