It’s unclear exactly when former showrunner Frank Darabont‘s influence will cease to be a part of the hit AMC series The Walking Dead. Darabont “stepped down” back in July (it ultimately turned out that he was fired), which was met by a firestorm of negative criticism and rumors of extremely unhappy (and fearful) cast and crew members who were supposedly forbidden from speaking on the topic or face losing their jobs.
The first half of the second season was still pretty excellent, but at some point the Darabont effect will wear off and we as fans will be face-to-face with the answer to a looming question: will new showrunner Glen Mazzara be able to deliver the same level of quality we’ve come to expect, or will it all come crashing down in true apocalyptic fashion?
That all remains to be seen, but details about one episode Darabont had planned on doing has now surfaced, and it sounds like it could have been intense. Unfortunately for us, it also appears to be one that we will never get to see. You can read all about the episode on the other side.
...continue reading »