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