It’s been seven crazy, intense seasons for The Walking Dead, which involved the likes of betrayal, death, and loss. Fans can attest to the brutality they’ve seen their heroes go through, ranging from beloved character deaths or relationships that simply didn’t work out. A saga of despair in the post-apocalyptic world isn’t uncommon, but the death of his on-screen mother doesn’t pale in comparison to anything else, says star Chandler Riggs.
At the 2017 Walker Stalker Con in London, on-screen father-son duo Andrew Lincoln and Chandler Riggs were asked by a fan what the saddest scene they shot was. Riggs immediately jumped in and gave an answer that was fitting,
“For me, it was Lori’s death. That- it sucked so much, for both me and Lauren [Cohen, who plays Maggie], really, because we were both there.”
Riggs then motioned over to Lincoln and stated that, “it was hard for you, too.”
Lincoln’s character may feel awful that his wife died, but he definitely had some animosity towards her. The conversation that later ensued between the duo is equally hilarious as it is morose.
“Well, yeah, she was my wife. Wasn’t a walk in the park.”
As the crowd laughed, Riggs continued.
“She’s just my mom.”
Lincoln continued by mentioning the elephant in the room.
“She slept with my best friend, yes, but she was still my wife.”
As they say, only time can heal wounds. As we continue this season of The Walking Dead, expect more scenes that will leave you screaming at your screen in either joy or anger.
Rick’s group will find out yet again that the world isn’t what they thought it was. It’s much bigger than anything they’ve seen so far. While they have a singular purpose – to defeat Negan – it won’t come easy. More importantly, victory will require more than Alexandria. They need the numbers of the Kingdom and the Hilltop, but, similar to how Rick felt, Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and Gregory (Xander Berkeley) do not want bloodshed. To convince them otherwise will take more than speeches. The lengths Rick and the group will have to go to in order to find weapons, food and new fighters is nothing short of remarkable.We’ll meet new survivors in incredible places. We’ll see Rick and the group tested in ways we’ve never seen before. We’ll see treachery from people we trust. Rick is confident as he will see his group and many others band together with the common goal of taking down Negan. But no amount of planning will prepare the group for all-out war with Negan and his army.
The Walking Dead’s latest episode is titled “Say Yes,” which is directed by executive producer and visual effects guru Greg Nicotero.
The Walking Dead airs tonight on AMC at 9 PM ET.