Tensions are high when the second half of Season 2 of The Walking Dead returns on AMC Sunday, Feb. 12. After the barnyard shootout, Hershel, played by Scott Wilson (pictured with Andrew Lincoln), asks the survivors to get off his farmland. He then turns to the bottle and goes missing, requiring Rick (Lincoln) and Glen (Steven Yeun) to make a dangerous trip into town in search of him. The thought of leaving the farm, however, is greeted with mixed emotions from the survivors.
â€śWeâ€™re just going to have to
â€śShe knew in her heart if they found her she was probably going to be dead, if they found her at all. I think she knew one way or another she was gone. This was the reality, [Sophia] coming out of the barn, and Carol having to face the reality. Now she just wants to move forward and get beyond it.â€ť
McBride says that she’s happy to see her character standing up for herself in the upcoming episodes. â€śCarol stands up for herself, and thatâ€™s a very new step for her. Itâ€™s a baby step, maybe two steps forward, one step back. Iâ€™m proud of her for that.â€ť
â€śThings are going to get even crazier,” Singleton says. “Whatâ€™s the craziest nightmare/dream youâ€™ve ever had? Take that and multiply that by 10 â€” that will be like a yawn compared to whatâ€™s about to happen!â€ť
Besides the aforementioned, the cast is pretty tight lipped about upcoming episodes. They weren’t shy, however, about talking about their nerves and anxieties on their future survival. Everyone combs through scripts immediately, jumping to the end, to see if their character is still alive.
Yeun tells us that producers of the show have historically provided a courtesy heads up if youâ€™re next up to get cut.â€śThere is some courtesy, theyâ€™ll let you know,â€ť he says.
â€śCourtesy calls were given,â€ť Melissa McBride added. [Hmm, note she said â€ścallsâ€ť not call.] And then quickly added, â€śMadison got a call,â€ť referring to Madison Lintz who played Sophia.
The remaining six episodes for season 2 are completed, and shooting for season 3 is scheduled to begin in April. McBride then says, perhaps jealously, â€śSome people will be going back for Season 3.â€ť When pressed what that means and if sheâ€™s next, she tells us: â€śIt doesnâ€™t mean a thing.â€ť
But, weâ€™re not so sure about that. Run Carol run!