Talking Dead returns this evening with special guests Greg Nicotero, Doug Benson and Hayley Williams. Did you watch last week’s episode of Talking Dead? The special guests were writer and showrunner Scott M. Gimple who represented the crew and talks about last week’s episode, which he wrote and Nathan Fillion was our celebrity guest. Nathan is the star of ABC’s Castle. If you missed it we have a full and detailed recap, right here.
Talking Dead features host Chris Hardwick who also hosted Talking Bad. Chris will spend time with fans, actors, producers and tv enthusiasts, recapping tonight’s The Walking Dead episode, and taking questions and comments from viewers. Fans may continue to engage with the after-show following the on-air conclusion, online, at AMC.com for more videos, weekly polls and photo galleries of the guests featured on the series.
This week on Talking Dead joining Chris will be special effects creator Greg Nicotero making a return appearance, stand-up comedian Doug Benson, and Paramore’s Hayley Williams will discuss the evening’s proceedings and take your questions live.
Talking Dead airs tonight, October 20th at 10 PM ET on AMC. While you wait for the recap, Celeb Dirty Laundry offers a live recap of tonight’s The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 2. [CLICK HERE]
RECAP: Chris introduces Greg Benseon, Hayley Williams and Greg Necotero Chris then mention there is now a super flu and Greg mentions it’s very fast and that they use a historical flu for reference that kills you in a day; it’s like a super bug. Chris asks how contagious are the zombies; Greg says that they are all contagious. The animals are getting sick and Patrick even died fast; he asks Doug’s opinion on Patricks’ killing spree. Doug called it Revenge of the Nerds but still it’s just a bigger plot to how horrible this world can become; Chris then asks if Hayley would kill her sick cell mate. Hayley says that she would totally do it; Chris then says he’s like Patrick and would probably die. Chris then mentions about the burnt bodies; Greg mentions it was a no name person from the opening episode. Chris says it’s awesome how they are killing off people like crazy; Doug also mentions how they easily give Tyreese a love interest and kill her off fast. Greg mentions they killed 14 or 15 out of the 44 people at the prison. Chris asks Hayley who she thinks burnt the bodies, Hayley says it could have been one of the doctors of the group but hopes it could be Rick coming back into the game. Chris then questions how Tyreese will handle the death of his girlfriend; Doug says that it was already bad when they had to be separated and now finds her dead. He could snap or be reasonable; Chris then mentions he could be sick as well.
Chris then asks Hayley if protecting the kids is after how she couldn’t help Sophie in the past; Hayley says that she went threw a lot and wants to take care of the kids. Doug says they are having fun, but looks like she is going to take care of a lot of kids. Doug says that she was a badass because she was going to amputate him but then was ready to kill him; Chris agrees that she is all buisiness now. Chris asks if she is pushing them to far, Doug then says that Lizzie is a fan of one of the walkers and even wonders about him even after her father died. Doug then mentions that it was funny how Mika called her sister Lizzie weak and stupid; many people says that Lizzie could have been feeding zombies but thought the flash light was too high to be a kid. Doug then says she might have got a ladder outside because she loves the walkers; Greg then says that Lizzie is misunderstood. She looked at the walkers with name tags which made her then start to name the walkers; Chris asks how they killed the rats. Greg says that it was a real rat and an animatronic. Doug then mentions it was a great episode for PETA with the death of all the animals; Greg then says that they were so cute but one morning noticed that some of the pigs ran away one day. Apparently Andrew Lincoln actually went and caught them all; a fan asks if the fresh walkers are stronger then the other that have been turned longer. Greg says there is no difference, Chris asks how long it took them to do the whole fence coming down scene; Greg said it took 2 days.
Chris then brings fan up to ask a question; she asks Greg if there are more zombies this season. Greg says there are tons more and they have made them a bigger threat; they have at least 200 walkers who have come up and even more with CGI. Chris asks about the staff and Greg says that they have a ton of make up around and that the weather really hurt some of the make up. Chris asks about the burnt bodies and Greg says they were silicone bodies with some latex; they even added some physical effects. We now take a look at Greg’s zombie school which teaches and looks at the candidates for the walkers on the show.
Chris then says it was fun watching Hayley so excited seeing that all, Chris says the contacts hurt but it’s great and asks of Doug would do it. Doug says that he was in Return of the Living Dead; he hated the prosthetics. A fan asks if the zombies are more vicious this season then before; they have been attracted to the prison and that’s what makes them a little more vicious. Chris says they are doing a lot of guys falling out, Greg then says that the gag in tonights’ episode was from Day of the Dead. A guy wakes up and roles over with his guys spilling out of the body; it was a homage to George A. Romero. Doug asks why a zombie stops after eating the body for a bit; Greg mentions that after he became a walker Patrick zombie then moved on for something living.
Chris then asks how Hayley felt with Rick putting on his gun belt; she really wants the insane Rick back and kind of wants crazy Carl back. Chris believes the farming has come to the end; everyone was comfortable but now they are all in hell again. Chris asks what Doug believes went through Rick’s head with giving the gun to Carl; Doug believes it’s because Rick can’t always be there to help Carl.
Chris asks what happens now; Greg says that the council but now after Rick ran into D block he was given a gun but threw it to someone else. A caller asks if Daryl will be more pissed or relieved with Rick coming back as leader; Chris says that Daryl is completely fine with it with how he praised Rick at the grave digging. Doug believes that Daryl was happy when Rick called for the truck; the two are now in action together. Chris asked why they didn’t kill the zombies with fire; Greg says that they have to always think of another threat. Chris then asks if the Ricktatorship is back or he will be the lone gunslinger; Doug believes that Carl is going to manipulate Rick to become the leader again. Chris reads a tweet asking if Carl will get his hat back; Doug says that it’s saved for the action to come in the future so he can look cooler.
Chris then introduces another fan up to the mic and he asks what their three questions would be, Doug then says he’d ask if they had weed or liked Avatar. Hayley says that she would asked them if they are capable to kill someone they are comfortable with; she would like to know how gutsy they would be and if they’d kill someone important. The question asked is asked the same thing by Chris and he says he’d ask if they could cook. Chris asks about Michonne’s feelings for the baby and how she cried; Hayley has no idea but really wants to find out more about the background of her character thinking she might have lost a child. Greg says that when Michonne came back to the prison and that she has a deep connection with the group but isn’t a fan of the other people there; Chris then says there was an obvious moment with the baby. A fan asked why only Michonne is looking for the Governor; Doug says it’s purely for revenge and that she can’t give it up. Another fan asks about the changes on the zombies faces; Greg says that they die by hemorrhaging and they designed different contacts to tell the difference of how the person died.
We now see a sneak peek of the next episode and we see Daryl, Tyreese, Michonne and Bob in a car. They almost crash listening to something on the radio, the car stops and they are surrounded by zombies. Hayley is so excited and is smiling about it; she is just so excited to see all the zombies in the next episode.