With all the speculation about who is going to die next Sunday, and rumors are rampant with both Reedus and McBride scheduled to sit on the couch of Talking Dead, just after the 90 minute season finale next week. From what I have seen, the rumors about who is leaving the show is running a close second to who might show up. Fans are hot for Neeman, from the book, who is a super bad guy that makes the Governor look like a pussy cat. Speaking as someone who stopped reading the books when the show first aired, I've been waiting five years to get some spoiler free shows! We are not quite there yet but, almost.
That is why I am wondering why none of the speculation has talked about Rick's dream? He was knocked out in the books as well on TV last week. Kirkman pulled a very interesting twist in his long running comic book. While the comic book is usually in black and white, Rick's dream was a special section with several colored pages. In this dream, and it left you wondering about a few things, all his dead friends have returned as superhero's. They tell him the zombies are the first wave on an alien invasion and they, his fallen comrades, all 'died' as a ruse to stop the aliens. Of course, in the comic book world I suppose that is far from the strangest thing that has ever happened but, this is TV right? The writers of TWD brought up the imaginary telephone calls, although a bit early in the plot, so, why not the dream?
It is something to think about when we get our cliffhanger ending, you know? The producers of the show have put out a lot of interviews in the past week. They know the death of the popular Daryl character would cause near riots (although admittedly just on line). Given their past record of toying with fans, it just seems to me that Rick's dream offers them a very interesting opportunity. What if the TWD decides to pull a Bobby Ewing on us? For those that don't remember, he was a popular character on the old night time soap Dallas. He died for a season and then was brought back when it was revealed that his death had all be a dream by his wife. What if Heard, Kirkman, and Nicitero have decided to pull a Bobby on us, using Daryl in his place? I would not put it past them. It is a thought to ponder as we sit down for the season cliffhanger.