THR scored a juicy bit from “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman, who reveals that he regrets the way Season One ended.
“If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t have done the CDC episode [at the end of season one],” Kirkman told the site of the episode in which CDC doc Edwin Jenner (Noah Emmerich) reveals to Rick (Andrew Lincoln) that everyone is already infected.
The reveal came at an early stage for the zombie drama — which had yet to break out to become the ratings juggernaut it has become in season five.
“It possibly gave away too much information and was such a big change very early on in the series,” Kirkman said.
“I feel like there might have been a better way to wrap up the first season,” Kirkman says of AMC’s season-one finale. “It ended up being a fun episode. I love the character of Dr. Jenner and thought Noah did an amazing job. But there were things in that episode that I think seem very much not of The Walking Dead world.”
I was surprised this was what he would change, not the fact that Rick kills Shane instead of his son (like in the comic). To me, this destroyed Carl’s character – and by the time Carl was forced to kill his mother, it was too late.