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Old 04-04-2016, 02:11 AM   #351
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The only upside of that finale ending is knowing that Carol was not on the receiving end of Lucille.

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Old 04-04-2016, 09:51 AM   #352
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That is true but it doesn't mean she's safe yet either.

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Old 04-09-2016, 08:21 AM   #353
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I hate that they keep separating Carol from her family. She's hands down my favorite character on this show, and her arc this past season was awful. I hated seeing her in constant misery. I hope she can actually heal with her family next season, and no, that doesn't mean Morgan and his creepy stalking/forced Eastman **** he's going to do.

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Old 09-01-2016, 11:21 AM   #354
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Melissa McBride says the Walking Dead season premiere will 'rock the walls''The wait is worth it,' proclaims the actress

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First off, let’s hear it for Melissa McBride’s mom. That’s because with all the confusion over who from Negan’s line-up of death was killed in The Walking Dead’s season 6 cliffhanger, McBride’s mother worried for a moment that Carol was the one who was murdered…even though Carol wasn’t even there!

McBride shared that particular story with us when we asked her about all the people asking her to tell them who was offed in the finale. She also had high praise for what’s to come in the season 7 premiere on Oct. 23.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Melissa, how often in the past few months have people been coming up to you asking who died in the finale and trying to get you to spill the beans?
MELISSA McBRIDE: They
ask, but they don’t try to get me to spill the beans. They ask and it’s a lot of me saying, “If I could tell you, would you really want me to tell you?” And then they’re like, “No. I want to know, but I want to wait. I don’t want to know. I don’t know if I want to know. It’s driving me nuts!”

It’s like that itch that you want to scratch, but at the same time, you know you shouldn’t.
That’s my mother. She’s so funny. She’s like, “I want to know who died!” And then I was talking to her just days ago and she was like, “Did you die?” I’m like, “Mom, I wasn’t in that scene.” She goes, “I just don’t know. Somebody died.”

There was a very strong reaction both ways to that finale. I’ve talked to a lot of people that absolutely loved it and I’ve talked to a lot of people that were really angry about having to wait those six months. And I’m sure you heard both of that too.
Oh, I’ve heard it. I’ve heard it all. But, you know, it’s entertaining. It’s compelling and some people like cliffhangers, some people hate them, and that’s just part of the experience. But I hope those people that feel jilted will tune in because the premiere is just going to be… oh God, it’s going to rock the walls. The wait is worth it. Whether you’re angry with it or whether you liked the cliffhanger or whether you’re pissed off about it, the wait is worth it.

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Old 09-05-2016, 01:25 PM   #355
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Yep, worth the wait because the producers so badly screwed the finale last season they have to do anything they can to promote how awesome and great and better this new season of rehashed content is going to be.

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Old 09-20-2016, 11:50 AM   #356
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The Walking Dead: Melissa McBride on the future of Carol and Morgan

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Carol and Morgan began season 6 of The Walking Dead on complete opposite sides of the philosophical spectrum when it came towards lethal violence. But they each ended the season in a very different place from where they started.

For Carol, her grief over all the people she had killed — 18 by her count before she started mowing down Saviors in the middle of the road — put her in a fragile emotional state where it looked like she was ready and almost wanting to die. “I would agree that I don’t think it would have mattered in that moment to her if that Savior had just taken her out,” says Melissa McBride. “And this is just the despair that she’s feeling, this internal despair that she’s feeling, and it’s going to be interesting in season 7 to see how this plays out in this new world.

But while Carol seemed prepared to lose her own life in order to not have to kill others to protect those she loves, in a twist overshadowed by that massive cliffhanger, it was Morgan that saved her by abandoning his no-kill policy to pump not one, but six bullets into the Savior hovering over Carol.

So does that mean Carol and Morgan have now found a middle ground together and they’re ready to walk off into the sunset — or, you know, the Kingdom — together completely in sync. Not necessarily, says McBride. “There may still be philosophical differences,” says the actress. “Now that Morgan had that moment where he chose to take another life to defend someone he cared about, that puts a hole in his philosophy, or his ability to maintain that philosophy. So what does that do to their relationship? We’ll have to see. Are they any closer to living in some common agreement or not?”

As McBride tells it, Carol’s philosophical issue about having to kill others to protect her own may not have been solved just because she watched the previous kill-phobic Morgan do it for her. “Just because Morgan carried out that action, I don’t know if that’s going to change Carol’s mind about how she feels herself in this world,” says McBride. “I mean, it’s an inevitability. How can she live with what’s inevitable, is the problem. There’s really no getting around it and she knows that, and now Morgan realizes that, but that doesn’t change Carol’s mind about herself in this world. Or does it?”

We’ll have to wait until the show picks back up on Oct. 23 and we see what Carol and Morgan make of King Ezekiel and the Kingdom to find out.

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Old 09-23-2016, 11:23 AM   #357
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The Walking Dead showrunner on what's in store for Carol and Morgan

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Someone’s dead. But that someone is not Carol or Morgan… yet. Not only are the former polar opposites still alive, but they have some spiffy new digs as well, as the duo will be entering a brand new community known as the Kingdom in season 7. We spoke to Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple to get the scoop on what’s in store for Carol and Morgan and their wacky new host, King Ezekiel.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You and I have already talked a lot about the big cliffhanger, but let’s discuss Morgan and Carol and where they left off. She doesn’t want to keep killing people yet then Morgan kills someone to save her in the finale. What I found interesting is not only did Morgan shoot that savior once, he unloaded his whole gun. He shot him six times.
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He wanted to save her life and he wasn’t taking any chances. That character, Roman, was raising his gun. So Morgan was like, “This is it. There’s no way to stop him.” The big thing with that as far as Carol’s side of it was that it wasn’t only that she didn’t want to kill, but she really wanted to get away from people and people that she’s close to, which is something we saw all the way back in episode 502.

That really is a driving motivation with her. And yet, in that moment — though she didn’t really think of it this way — she did need someone. But she’s in a tricky place. She doesn’t want community and she doesn’t want people close to her. She wants to be on her own and she certainly has the skills at this point to do so, but how do you achieve that when there’s people around who care about you?

What about the Morgan half of that equation?
That’s a little more binary in that you absolutely hit that. I mean he has been struggling with adopting a philosophy that saved him in so many ways, and yet that philosophy isn’t workable in the world that he inhabits. Obviously, in that moment, it wasn’t. Towards the midseason, we saw how much Morgan was struggling with it and how he wanted to walk that path, but he knew that it was challenged and it was possibly unworkable.

And then, yes, in that moment, are you going to kill someone and save your friend’s life in some ways that you feel responsible that they’re out there in the first place, or do you let them die? Because somebody’s going to die in that moment. He made a choice, but that will only further that conflict if it doesn’t end his association with that philosophy altogether.

Morgan was never certain, and now his going through the world without killing anyone, is that just wishful thinking at this point? That’s a big part of his story this season. I will say obviously we’re not going to be seeing him wringing his hands and bemoaning this the whole time. In fact, what we saw, it’s more that he will see that he has no choice but to move away from the philosophy, but it’s not going to be easy for him.

Let’s talk about where they’re going to be since they’re visiting the Kingdom and this is a huge location from the comic. What is this community all about?
I’ll say that the Kingdom is a place that works and it’s a place that has a very different vibe because it works. They’ve figured out how to feed themselves. They’ve figured out how to have a place that in many ways celebrates life. They get to be alive. They want to live. It isn’t merely about survival.

There is a community there and the man in charge is somebody who embraces in some ways some of the more nonsensical parts of life. You know, he walks around with a classical royal air and yet there’s something very affirming about that. It’s theater. He’s a bigger than life character and they’re living in a way that is very affirmative of life and it’s very different from any of the communities that we’ve seen before.

What about his tiger, Shiva? When you knew you wanted to bring Ezekiel in, you knew you had to bring the tiger in. Take me through the discussions you guys had in terms of how the hell you were going to do this.
There were people that were like, “We’re not going to do this. There’s no way we can do this.” You know, we have Greg [Nicotero] and we have a remarkable effects team. I’ll just say, as with everything on the show, it’s something we thought about a long, long time. The show is a very difficult show to make. However much you plan or whatever, the ground sort of crumbles out beneath your feet as you just rush ahead with each and every episode. I’m very lucky that we’d been thinking and planning for a long time. We’re pulling it off just in the nick of time.

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