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All fans of The Walking Dead have been patiently waiting for the second half of the sixth season to come about - and it has arrived! So far, most death conjectures have been fairly limited to the same bunch of characters. Some said Daryl, some said Glenn, everybody said Jessie and Sam. But there is one character that nobody seems to be mentioning that merits some attention, especially if you follow the news.

Daryl tops a lot of lists for probable deaths
Daryl tops a lot of lists for probable deaths

Recently, an interview with a few members of the cast was published in an article on Entertainment Weekly that included Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) and Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene) and their reactions to the upcoming episodes, particularly the Season 6 finale.

Here is what Andrew Lincoln said:

“I felt sick to my stomach when I read the script. It was the first day in the whole six years of working on The Walking Dead that I was late for work because I woke up in the middle of the night and I couldn’t get back to sleep. I was so angry and frustrated and I felt sick. And that was just after reading it.”

Sounds pretty intense, right? I mean, let's just take a look at some of the stuff Lincoln's character, Rick Grimes, has done throughout the series.

Lauren Cohan had this to say :

“[Hearing] the word ‘finale’ gives me a physical reaction because it’s the hardest day on set that I’ve ever had in my life... I never even imagined that as an actor you could have that experience. It’s one of the most raw experiences that I think any of us have ever had. Andy talks about being late to work; I didn’t want to go to work that day. It took a really, really long time for everybody to feel okay again after the finale, let’s put it that way.”

Heavy. So what circumstance could make such an impact on these actors? Perhaps the death of a toddler?

Judith Grimes aka Lil Asskicker
Judith Grimes aka Lil Asskicker

Brutal suggestion? Sure. But comic readers know that Judith is already on borrowed time on the screen. We are talking about a show that has already dabbled in the taboo and reprehensible subjects of rape, and cannibalism (as terrible as murder is, cable TV has it in droves as compared to rape and cannibalism). Plus, we have seen young children murdered on The Walking Dead already - both living and undead.

And just recently we saw the first child devoured by zombies on screen with Sam Anderson in 'No Way Out'!

Connecting the dots here and I can't think of much else that would make the actors on the show feel physically sick as compared to something terrible happening to Judith.


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