This Major ‘The Walking Dead’ Character Was Supposed To Die In Season 3

02.03.16 3 years ago 3 Comments


Greg Nicotero and the writers and creators of The Walking Dead probably go through several iterations of their narrative before finally settling on the one viewers are shown, so there’s a good chance that just about every character in the massive AMC show has been killed off on paper. Hence why, in a new interview with SFX Magazine, Nicotero briefed The Walking Dead fans about a possibility that almost became canon:

Not a lot of people know that when we were shooting season three, in the episode where T-Dog died, there was a moment where Carol was going to die in lieu of T-Dog’s character. At that point there was some concern in the writers’ room that they didn’t know where to take her character. So the fact that [showrunner] Scott Gimple and the writers have been able to craft this amazing journey for her just goes to show that there is a tremendous amount of story to tell for a lot of these characters.

That’s right: T-Dog almost got to live. The decision to stay with Carol has been a fruitful one — the hard-nosed femme fatale helped destroy the Wolves when they attacked in season six. She also freed the group from the clutches of evil cannibals. Still, we should all hold a moment of silence for T-Dogg. You had the best name, bro.

The Walking Dead creeps back into our living rooms on Feb. 14.

(Via Games Radar)

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