More thoughts, recaps, and analysis of Sunday night’s episode of AMC’s “Talking Dead,” covering AMC’s “The Walking Dead” episode “Home.”
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As a special guest, Lew (“Axel”) Temple joins the show, and describes his final moments on the show as “very JFK.” Hardwick asks how much information he had on Axel coming into the show, and Temple says he “had a lot of information, none of it was correct.” Temple says he was brought into the show to be a prisoner who was a serial killer who kidnapped someone from the group and took them into the woods. He says his audition scenes were with T-Dog, and they talked about their mustaches.
Temple says his first script didn’t have any of the right names on it, and Kirkman says the scripts are coded so they can’t be stolen. He says he feels like Axel served the greater good by dying and shielding Carol. Manganiello says he didn’t believe the stories Axel was telling Carol, and Temple says he thinks Axel went out on a positive note.
A Facebook question asks whether Rick is at a Mel Gibson level of crazy, or a Charlie Sheen level. They decide he’s at a Gary Busey level, and urge Kirkman to cast him as himself on the show.
A question asks whether the Governor hates Rick or Michonne more and Manganiello says Michonne, based on what happened in the comics.
Temple tells a story about running into Hardwick while he was shooting his scenes, and how he couldn’t tell him anything because of the show’s non-disclosure agreement, and how awkward that was.
An audience question asks Temple if he interacted with the actors playing the zombies on set, and he says at first he didn’t. After working with them all day though, you start to bond even though you don’t recognize them at the end of the day when they take off the makeup.
A twitter question asks about the tattoos on Daryl’s back, and Kirkman says it wasn’t the tattoos that were important, it was the scars.
Another twitter question asks Kirkman to give Carl a dog, and then to have Hershel take out the dog’s voice box so he wouldn’t attract zombies. That concept pretty much stuns the cast.
In next week’s sneak peek, Merle tells Hershel the order that the Governor is going to kill them all in, to show what kind of person they’re dealing with. Kirkman says Merle is going to add something to the chemistry, and Manganiello says they’ll have to forgive Merle because they need him.
A caller asks about Tyreese and his people and why they didn’t come running, and Kirkman says they’re not at the prison and we may find out what happened to them later. Or maybe not. A twitter comment proclaims Kirkman as the sexiest nerd in the world, and the panel gets a kick out of the fact that it came from someone named “Marcus.”
Temple thinks someone in the group has to stand up and take charge, and decide if they are going to stay or go. In the poll question, 55% of the viewers think they should stay at the prison.
Next week’s guests will be “30 Rock’s” Scott Adsit and Retta from “Parks and Recreation,” along with another surprise cast member from the show.
The show ends with a performance from Baby Bee, doing their song “Love Bug” from the upcoming soundtrack album to “The Walking Dead.”
— Reid Kerr thinks Merle would get along better if they’d just gag him. Follow Reid on Twitter and yell at him.