Looking at Merle, piercing us with his stare and metal-encased stub of an arm, it makes us wonder why Merle Dixon survives to return in Season 3 of The Walking Dead. Having sawed off his own arm to escape a hallucinatory wave of zombies at the end of Season 1, Merle is back, now with pirate like feature to add to his colorful personality.
Micheal Rooker, who plays the brother of Daryl Dixon, talked to Comic Book Movie about the return of southern extremist, Merle, who had built up a fan base in his absence. When asked in his interview whether it was difficult to portray such an explicitly vicious character, Rooker was all pro:
Nah…I mean being uncomfortable is a good thing for an actor. How I feel as a person can’t be allowed to influence all of what I do as a character. And Merle is definitely a character.
For not appearing in the original comic series, Merle is unique to the TV show. Rooker feels that this gave him more room to make the character his own, with his southern upbringing playing a crucial part in Merle’s development. It makes us all wonder what do they have in store for Rick and the other survivors, and most importantly what will happen with Daryl?
Season 3 of The Walking Dead airs on October 14th.
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So fans as you all know The Walking Dead returns to AMC October 14th, with Halloween being right around the corner afterwards it is just perfect. Season 3 will feature Rick and the group fleeing into a prison, although I feel like that is a bad decision but what can you do when your trying to survive a zombie apocalypse.
This season’s antagonist, The Governor, is waiting in the wings to make his debut and boy will it be bloody. If you’ve read the comics then you know just how many murders/rapes/dismemberments are waiting for us in Season 3! But to get you pumped up here is the Season 3 sneak peek
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Play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. With corpses returning to life and survivors stopping at nothing to maintain their own safety, protecting an orphaned girl named Clementine may offer him redemption in a world gone to hell.
A CONTINUING STORY
OF ADVENTURE HORROR:
- Episode 1 – A New Day
- Episode 2 – Starved For Help
- Episode 3 – Long Road Ahead
- Episode 4 – Around Every Corner(TBA)
- Episode 5 – No Time Left(TBA)
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Episode 1 – A New Day
The critically acclaimed debut episode of The Walking Dead begins at the outset of the undead apocalypse. Lee Everett awakes into a world collapsing into anarchy as society fails to deal with the undead plague. Seeking refuge, he stumbles upon Clementine, an eight year old girl whose parents are missing. Lee takes Clementine under his wing as they seek safety from the walkers all around them.
Episode 2 – Starved For Help
With starvation and bandit attacks as much of a threat as the undead, you will learn what you’re willing to resort to in order to survive. As things become ever more desperate, the group is offered food from strangers, but at what cost?
Episode 3 – Long Road Ahead
The motor inn has been home for the past few months, but dwindling supplies, threats from without and betrayal from within set events in motion that change everything and cause Lee to reevaluate what – and who – is important to him. Fleeing Macon, the survivors head toward the perceived safety of the coast, but is anywhere really safe when danger follows them at every step?
Look out Walking Dead Fans can a family reunion be happy over a few drinks, or Fatal End on a washed up beach? Unfortunately, the old times that the Dixon’s boys will reminisce about will be Merle being abandoned on a Zombie filled rooftop and having to cut off his own hand to escape. Although the third season won’t be hitting our screens until October 14th,Entertainment Weekly brought together Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker — who play Daryl and Merle — to ask them what we can expect from their much anticipated reunion:
I think they are going to be happy to see each other, but this one [Merle] is going to be a little more pissed off.
I remember Merle being a racist biggot who was never happy, So I am sure that he now has abandonment issues and probably some insecurity about having to cut off his own hand. I am also looking forward to watching the sparks fly when Daryl is torn between the group that has saved his life over the last few months and the return of his red-neck brother. Is blood really thicker than water? We will find out October 14th.
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