Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:52 PM
A. Thats Show Biz
B. This should never be a concern, I'll get to my thoughts on that
C All of them could be wiped out in the first 5 minutes of next season
D Kind of agreed, thoughts below
My call before the show was that Milton and Andrea die for sure and I was correct, which was kind of surprising in a way. The reason for this is simple: there was nowhere for their character arcs to really go. Rick already has people acting as his conscience in different ways so Milton would have been useless. Andrea had a strong arc the past few seasons, from a lawyer and her sister, to a girl who just wanted to die, to a woman who wanted to shoot everyone, to a peacemaker wannabe - she served her purpose and was given a great ending.
As far as no one else dying, at first I totally agreed with you, but it's clear from Ricks plan that he never intended to have actual hand to hand combat - he gambled on the Governors people freaking out and it worked. I really did think that Maggie or Glenn was going to get it.
I don't read the comics precisely because of the post above. There are things that work great in that format, there are different things that work in episodic television. When you have to get renewed every year, planning 3 years down the road is not much of an option. A season needs to be able to be closed out in a few episodes for the suits thinking about DVD sales, a bummer yes, but all shows end. It's been stated over and over that they have no real allegiance to the comic, it's more of an inspiration than a guide.
The Governor going crazy floored me but after thinking about it for a while, I buy it. Imagine the group getting to the coast and getting on a boat to an island, and here comes the Governor on a commandeered frigate with a pirate flag lol