I find it incredibly odd that a TV show can push the boundaries of violence by having heads chopped off, bodies torn apart and zombies eating everyone, yet when it comes to using one word of bad language, which would have really enhanced a particular scene, it is not allowed to happen.
The season four finale of The Walking Dead saw some pretty shocking scenes of violence, as Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) rips open the neck of Joe with his bare teeth, and eventually stabs a man who was trying to rape his son. Not only this, but we also learn that the people of Terminus are actually cannibals, and this too leave a deeply unsettling vibe to the show, yet for some reason the word “fucking” could not be used where it was most needed.
Upon leaning who the people of Terminus are, and having all the gang back together, Rick announces they are going to fight back, and ends the season by declaring “they are messing with the wrong people”. The whole build up to what Rick says screams out for a real moment of clarity, threat and a sort of Hell Yeah feeling. While it did happen, some of this was lost by simply using the word “messing”. Fucking is a much better choice of word, and so Youtube user YPSS has thankfully created a much more honest and powerful ending to season four. Check it out below.
Season 5 see’s showrunner Scott Gimple return for his second season, and this is the first time the same showrunner has returned since Frank Darrabont who took charge of Season 1 and half of Season 2. Gimple is said to already be developing the sixth season.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, Seth Gilliam, Andrew J. West, Alanna Masterson, Christian Serratos, and Sonequa Martin-Green.
The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.
The Walking Dead Season 5 begin on AMC on October 12th.