If there's one thing that's certain on The Walking Dead, it's that people will die. It happened quite a bit last season, and as the show heads into its highly anticipated third year, one of the show's stars is already planning to meet a gruesome end. But who? SPOILERS AHEAD!
The show's already proven itself unpredictable for longtime readers of Robert Kirkman's comic book series. One character, Shane, was alive a while longer than some fans expected, while another, Dale, met a far earlier end than readers could have predicted. It's anyone's guess who might go next, but at least one star isn't just expecting to die. She's hoping for it.
"I've said from the beginning, not only am I OK with Lori dying but I think she has to," said Sarah Wayne Callies, who plays Lori Grimes in the AMC hit. "I've played this character with an eye toward an end."
So will Callies get her wish? Now it's time to talk comic book SPOILERS, so if you haven't read the comics yet, you might want to look away here.
Comic book Lori meets her end (along with her infant daughter) in The Walking Dead #48. The beginning of the prison storyline that kicks off this season of the TV series corresponds to about issue #13 of the comic, so if we're going strictly by that timeline, Lori's got a while to go. But of course, the TV series' writers could always decide it would be more effective to give her an earlier exit.
But whatever the case, Callies has been convinced Lori's gotta go for a while. She even admits to fighting with former showrunner Frank Darabont about the issue.
"Frank Darabont and I actually—before he was tragically and unfairly removed from the show—we used to argue about it," Callies said. "I argued that it was necessary to kill Lori, and I feel very strongly that for all of the other deviations we may have from the comic book, killing Lori does something to Rick that is vital for the story and can't be done any other way."
What do you think? Does Lori have to die? If so, when do you think it might be her turn to go?