AMC’s live discussion show “Talking Dead” aired Sunday night, featuring host Chris Hardwick, WWE wrestler C.M. Punk, and actress Yvette Nicole Brown talking about Sunday’s episode of “The Walking Dead,” “When The Dead Come Knocking.”
Hardwick starts the show by saying there’s even less doubt now that the Governor is a huge piece of crap. Punk talks about Glenn being in a kill or be killed situation, and coming through. Hardwick says he might become a leader, and Punk thinks everyone who survived the zombie apocalypse has it within them to be.
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On Maggie, Brown thinks she’d rather be beaten than what happened to Maggie. Hardwick and Brown both were deeply uncomfortable with that scene, which really says something in comparison to the usual scenes of horror. Brown said Glenn wouldn’t have broken when the Governor threatened to kill him.
Punk thinks Merle was justified in throwing the walker at Glenn, not right, but justified in his character. They talk a little bit about the contrast between Daryl and Merle.
Hardwick says he hates Merle because he looks like the people who beat him up in school, and he shares a hug when Punk admits he got beaten up, too.
Hardwick points out when Michonne shows up, it’s actually Carl who opens fire to save her. Brown says Carl is really growing up. Punk says Rick and Michonne are both alpha-type personalities. Brown says Michonne is the shrewdest person on the show because she’s always watching, and never says much, only exactly what the person needs to know.
The behind-the-scenes segment this week is on the beheading of walkers, and the special effects that goes into it.
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Punk says Michonne is a proud character, and her way of asking for help was showing up at the prison. A caller asks if they think Michonne knows Andrea was part of Rick’s group, and Brown says yes, but Michonne doesn’t let anyone know what she’s thinking. A Facebook comment asks Punk what Daryl will think of Merle when he finds out about him beating up Glenn, and Punk thinks Daryl thinks Merle’s dead. Brown says she doesn’t know if Merle will be happy to see Daryl, because he’s got a lot of bitterness in him.
Talking about Milton and Coleman, Brown points out in the first season, Morgan’s wife came back to the door, so she thinks there must be some kind of memory in the walkers. Hardwick says if the walkers have any humanity, the whole show falls apart.
No one thinks Woodbury is ready for Rick’s group to attack, since the woman who was guarding the gate who was supposed to teach Andrea to shoot couldn’t hit a walker with multiple shots.
A Twitter question asks Punk if there are any characters from the comics he’d like to see on TV, and he mentions Abraham and Tyrese. Brown says of the “Community” characters, Abed would survive the longest in the zombie apocalypse because he’d understand the rules.
The scene from next week’s episode is of Michonne finding the Governor’s daughter locked away in a straight jacket, with a sack over her head. Since she doesn’t know Penny is a walker, she starts to remove the sack as the clip ends.
In the poll, 44% of viewers say if a scientist wants you to be there when a dead man turns, you should help him and kill the walker. In second place with 30% was to let the walker bite him.
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