The Walking Dead Season Two Tease: What's In a Whisper?

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"Anytime you can end a season of a television show with a giant explosion, I say you go for it."

So laughed executive producer Robert Kirkman about this week's episode of The Walking Dead, which saw the survivors enter the Center for Disease Control, learn more about their plight (the outbreak is a global crisis) - and get out before the facility self-destructed.

This storyline was not included in the graphic novel series, which Kirkman created, but he told TV Guide that's fine with him.

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"I'm very much opposed to showing what the actual cause [for the zombies] is and explaining how things work," Kirkman says. "But teasing a little bit is a great thing. If it adds an extra layer to the drama, then I'm all for it. It also led up to the fantastic mystery of the whisper Jenner gives to Rick at the end of that scene. That's going to play into Season 2 quite a bit. I know where that's going and it's really a cool bit."

Kirkman is also okay with the series diverging from his stories because he doesn't want the show spelled out for those who have read his books.

"One thing that's very important to me is that no one comes into this television show having read the comic knowing exactly what's going to happen," he says. "We're always going to change things up and keep people guessing."

So, what can fans expect to see on season two of The Walking Dead, which won't premiere until October 2011?

  • Hershel's farm.
  • The introduction of Maggie, a love interest for Glenn.
  • The introduction of Michonne, a sword-wielding survivor.
  • More of Merle.

"I am very open to the show being its own animal," Kirkman says. "And there [may be] certain things that are done that make it impossible to do something else from the comic book. As long as the show is entertaining and I am happy with how it's turning out, I think anything goes."

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I hope they don't put Charlie sheen as Rick it would ruin the whole show


My wife and I just watched the entire Season 1 back to back to back to back and so on and so forth. We are now going to bed at 4:30am. We couldn't turn the thing off!! Can not wait for Season 2!


I think that Merle will come back, and start fist fucking all the women with his stub. And ricks wife will leave him cuz he has a small dick. And Merle will stub fuck her all day. Then the blonde will probably do the reverse cowgirl on that old guy. Sloppily hot I would say! Spot on.


Everyone's talking about the whisper Jenner gave Rick. Get this, it's about the blood samples and the unborn baby, but something is wrong with her blood and the baby will come out as a zombie. You read it here first


So I just found out OCT Really what gives I could understand not showing during the summer due to peoples summer vacations and such but really Dude or Dudett...........CA-MON-MAN!!!


I think Jenner told Rick about the blood samples, that his wife is pregnant question is who's the father ??


I for one can't wait until season 2, there are so many unanswered questions and the story line is so unique to be a "zombie flick"! Waiting until October does bite, not gonna lie, but its also necessary! I can't wait to see what season 2 holds, from what I've read, and I can quote one of the writers/producer on this "we haven't seen nothing yet"! Thank God I have season one on dvr....that's all I have got to say!


Do anybody know went season 2 it.s came in out and season 1was nice and best


ugh... I HATE MERL!!!

Avatar this show!!!!! in the hospital seen, i was about to pee my pants!!! i was so scared some zombie was gonna come around he corner or somthing!!! what was yalls fav part???!!!

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The Walking Dead Quotes

You walk outside, you risk your life. You take a drink of water, you risk your life. Nowadays you breath and you risk your life. You don’t have a choice. The only thing you can choose is what you’re risking it for.


How many walkers have you killed? How many people have you killed? Why?