There are certain things in life that make it extra awesome. Fighting in favor of remaining true to the source material and continuing the dramatic momentum of the entire season to sum it up in one line? That's totally one of them. It's the little things, y'know?
Andrew Lincoln fought (and sadly lost) to keep a line taken directly from Robert Kirkman's comics intact in the final episode of [The Walking Dead](series:201193) but was ultimately overturned. So, what AMC is telling us, is that you can shoot a child in the head if it's a zombie, and show horrific violence, cannibalism and scenes of torture and mayhem...as long as no one is full frontal naked or says any naughty words. Got it? Good.
BUT - the unedited version will be among the bonus features on The Walking Dead's season four DVD set, and the clip is below.
""The gloves certainly came off this season with Carol's episode, Carl, losing Hershel and now this. I thought it would be an incredible moment to see the moral cop lay that one down,"
"I think we're going to save that for the hardcore fans. I did a few takes and said, 'It's done!' and [showrunner] Scott [M. Gimple] said we had to do the other one. I said, "It's amazing, we have to leave this in!' " - Andrew Lincoln, standing up for the source material
I, for one, approve!
Is an alternate ending like this important or unecessary?
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)