(Laughs.) Oh my god. I hadn’t heard that. I’m such a Luddite, I’m not on any social media so I don’t really hear about things like this. I have a flip phone, Melissa. That’s all I’ll say about that. But no, I hadn’t heard that one, that’s good. I mean, the other thing about this season is there are so many open ends and so many things that are left out that people can think about. You know, I love the fact that people have these conspiracy theories, I love that. [Terminus] is the weirdest place that we’ve ever been. There’s loads of teenagers and Mary’s like the witch in Hansel and Gretel. Like what is going on? We are at our apparently weakest point, and yet I think Rick is at his strongest he’s ever been in four seasons. It was an exciting moment doing that last scene, that call to arms, because it feels like, “Wait a minute. They really have no idea what they’ve locked in that train car.” Everybody’s been emailing each other, we don’t know what’s going to happen. You’ve all just found out, but we’ve been living with this for four months! We’re just like, “Tell us what happens next!” It’s very exciting, that’s why I’m just about to go into the writer’s room and get some secrets.
In that scene Rick realizes he is a guy who will do absolutely anything to survive. There has been all of this discussion about retaining your humanity and not losing who it is that you are. We started this season with Rick putting his gun away and trying to live a peaceful life and trying to be there for his son in a way that he hadn’t been in the seasons previous and to try to show his son how to live and be a human being. And in this episode he kind of has to become a monster, otherwise something terrible is going to happen to Carl, possibly all of them are going to die. It’s him being pushed to his breaking point and him realizing no, this is the world we’re in and I have to be in this world so now I’m going to do whatever I have to do. And in a sense he almost becomes a walker when he’s biting that guy’s neck out and savagely murdering this other guy. He really loses his humanity in a very big way. Which is something we’ll be exploring moving forward.
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"This is Rick pushed to his breaking point, he is seeing the most horrific thing that he thought could ever happen, happen. And he is ignited by this event, by seeing Carl in such peril. This is a moment where the switch goes off in Rick, and whether or not that switch will ever be pushed back is a huge question moving forward.” - Robert Kirkman
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