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A confession about ‘The Walking Dead’

SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read this if you haven’t watched the last episode.

I never read the comics but with everyone talking about the show The Walking Dead I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.  So we started at the beginning a few years ago and binged watched the first five seasons.  Then we started watching every week.  I like the show and like some characters more than others. (I also like the show Talking Dead which airs afterward) But one character I consistently disliked was Rick’s son Carl. Carl is played by Chandler Riggs, who I have no problem with as an actor. I just really don’t like the character. Every time they killed off a regular cast member I would say, why couldn’t that have been Carl.  So many good actors and well-played characters were just killed off, and some quite shockingly. Herschel, Beth, Shane, Laurie, Abraham, Glen just to name a few. 

Well, lo and behold, I got an early Christmas present when in Sunday night’s episode, the half-season finale, it was revealed that Carl had been bitten by a ‘walker’, meaning that he was going to die. I actually shouted, “Yipee Ki Yay, mother…”. You can complete that phrase if you want to.  

Now we have to wait until the end of February for the rest of the season to return to actually see him die.

Pass the popcorn!