Thursday, March 28, 2013

Some characters may not be ‘Walking’ away from AMC zombie series

The No. 1 series on basic cable, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” marks its third season finale Sunday (at 9 p.m. on AMC).
What better way to celebrate than with a bloodbath?
The Robert Kirkman horror series has spent much of the season ratcheting the tension between Rick and his handy band of survivors and the Governor, a sadistic tyrant of the walled-up, well-armed community of Woodbury.
AMC has not released a screener­ of the episode, “Welcome to the Tombs,” but the title alone suggests several characters are chum. Here’s a look at how the dead pool shapes up:
Glenn (Steven Yeun):
He fought off a zombie earlier this season while bound to a chair. That’s hard-core. But he made a cardinal mistake in horror stories in the last episode — he proposed marriage to his girlfriend. Never wear your heart on your sleeve — someone will bite it off.
Chance of survival: 50 percent.
Carol (Melissa McBride):
The writers keep reminding us how tough she’s become since the deaths of her abusive husband and adorable daughter Sophia. She’s a true survivor — until Sunday night, that is. We’ll miss you, Carol.
Chance of survival: 30 percent.
The Governor (David Morrissey):
The Big Bad of this long season has to be put down, probably at the hands of Maggie or Andrea or both.
Chance of survival: 10 percent.
Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green):
Character prop for brother Tyreese (Chad Coleman). Unfortunately, “Walking Dead,” despite being set in Atlanta, seems to operate under an absurd un­written rule that two minorities of the same gender can’t co-exist. With Michonne (Danai Gurira) owning the screen, Sasha has little chance of seeing season four.
Chance of survival: 0 percent.
Beth (Emily Kinney):
Who? That’s right, Hershel’s other daughter, the one who typically holds baby Judith and kissed Rick on the cheek just a few days after his wife died. Tease.
Chance of survival: 20 percent.
Rick (Andrew Lincoln):
The sheriff went from a fierce leader to mad with grief and now seems monumentally ineffectual. Stupidity drives horror stories. He’s not going anywhere.
Chance of survival: 90 percent.
Milton (Dallas Roberts):
You roll with the devil, you get burned.
Chance of survival: 5 percent.
Daryl (Norman Reedus):
The most popular character on the show. Kirkman loves a good story swerve, but he’s not going to risk a fan riot. Plus, Death is probably afraid of Daryl.
Chance of survival: 99 percent (because there’s always that 1 percent chance we could be wrong).


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