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Walking Dead Cast Member Dead? Rumored ‘Death Dinner’ Happening

The Walking Dead Original Cast MembersWe received some intel from our TWD Insider “Sophia’s Babydoll” that a possible Walking Dead ‘death dinner’ may be happening soon! At around 7PM EST, our insider reported that Jon Bernthal (aka Shane Walsh) and Jeffrey DeMunn (aka Dale Horvath) from Season 1 and 2 of The Walking Dead were spotted on set in Atlanta.

As most of you know, ‘death dinners’ are that special event that occurs when one of the main cast members get killed off The Walking Dead. Most of the time, old cast members will return to the set to participate in the festivities. Is it possible that Bernthal and DeMunn are back in town for a death dinner? It would make sense for Bernthal and DeMunn to return only if one of the original cast members that they filmed with was getting killed off the series. At this point, that only leaves Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Melissa McBride (Carol), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) or Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes). It’s also possible it could be for Emily Kinney (Beth Greene) or Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), but it’s unlikely that they would show up for them.

The only other reasonable explanation is that they’re filming a flashback sequence. We figure this is highly unlikely, as we’re not exactly sure what flashback would be incorporated into Season 5 that would involve both Dale and Shane. Additionally, Jeffrey DeMunn left The Walking Dead on not so great terms – as he requested to be killed off the series after AMC’s falling out with his longtime friend and Season 1/2 show runner Frank Darabont was canned because of “creative differences.”

It’s also possible that they’re there to support other actors who are currently filming. Who knows at this point!

The Walking Dead spoiler site, The Spoiling Dead Fans, are reporting Norman Reedus and possibly Emily Kinney are on set. Evidently Norman and Melissa are both on set and in full costume. If it’s a death scene for Carol or Daryl, it would only be appropriate that they die in each other’s arms – obviously. They also reported a large tarp being hung and informed fans that they would not be able to watching filming this evening.

**UPDATE: Photo of tarp on set from local Jessica Henderson

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***UPDATE: The actual death dinner may not actually be occurring tonight, as it sounds like Daryl and Carol are filming this evening.

What are your thoughts? Death dinner or possible flashback scene? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.

Sebastian Compagnucci

Sebastian Compagnucci

Sebastian is the lead host of The Walking Dead Enthusiasts Podcast. In his spare time, you can find him watching trashy reality television like Survivor and Big Brother.
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  • AJ

    I hope it’s a death dinner for Carol.

  • Jessica Henderson

    THAT’S MY PICTURE!!!!

  • Alyssa

    Hopefully it’s just a flashback or Beth’s death dinner…lol Beth

  • BlondieAmbition

    if it’s a death it’s Carol. NR ain’t going no place.

  • Catherine Maisey

    I’m hoping it’s garth, since I’m not attached to him….and the old cast members are just loyal to the show and want a free dinner….but thinking it might be glenn….boo hoo…..

  • Chemical

    Rick, Carl and Daryl aren’t going anywhere so it’s between Glenn and Carol.

    Glenn – Ignored for most of season 4 and wasn’t given a big arc.
    Carol – Given a big, emotional arc and it looks like she will have a large part in season 5 at the expense of better characters.

    Carol can die already. Her story of the abused wife, grieving mother turned cold is done. She’ll get her redemption and die or fade back into the background. If someone dies, it’ll be Carol. Long Live Glenn!

  • Bobby Lee Dickens Jr

    if its anyone its probably beth, judith, or maybe even glen if negan shows up.

  • maria

    Come on..seriously!! This is killing me.Oct needs 2 hurry up because at this point not sure of anything.n know this I’m good on guessing what’s gonna happen give or take.just don’t want the original crew 2 get killed off.

  • Des

    Those buildings look really familiar, like the little city block Morgan was in. Wonder if we/you/someone can pull up Clear and check to see if they’re the same or not…that red one in the background looks like the one Morgan was on sniping at Rick, Carl & Michonne…

  • Jenny

    I’m with you guys. I think if anyone dies it will be Carol and or Beth.

  • Guest

    They did a death dinner for Hershel too, so it’s not just original cast from season 1.