Posted: 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
By Gina Carbone
Rumors of Hershel Greene’s (Scott Wilson) death have been greatly exaggerated for a couple of years now. We didn’t think he’d make it through The Walking Dead Season 3, never mind find a new leg (!) sometime between Season 3 and the new Season 4. But not only is he surprisingly still with us, Scott told Rolling Stone he wasn’t even supposed to survive Season 2.
“I was told at one point in the first season I was here they were going to kill me off,” Scott told the magazine. “They gave me my notice, my death certificate. I said ‘It's been fun.’ [Former showrunner] Glen Mazzara said, ‘No, you don't understand. I don't want to do it.’ I said, ‘You'll get over it. I didn't expect to live forever. I will remain a fan of the show after I'm no longer on it.’ And he said, ‘Well I'm not sure which episode it'll be, it'll either be 11 or 12.’ Eleven comes, I'm alive. Twelve comes, I'm alive. Thirteen comes, I'm alive. So, he says, ‘Look at you, you're still alive.’ I said, ‘Yeah. I'm talking to my savior.’"
He has a great attitude about the whole thing! However, his savior may be calling him home this season. Yeah, it’s been guessed before, but the rumors have been revived that Hershel dies, maybe even before the mid-season finale (Episode 8) in December. It’s possible we’ll see the last of Scott’s farmer/veterinarian who is both father to Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Beth (Emily Kinney) and conscience to the group, especially Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln).
Hershel’s an old fella with only one full leg, and we wouldn’t be too surprised to see him die — either of this new sickness or in some other way the zombie apocalypse offs people. But his death would be a huge loss. Still, let’s not mourn him quite yet. This show loves to mess with our expectations, and it’s possible Hershel will be with us for a long time to come.
Do you think Hershel will survive through Season 4?
Source: Rolling Stone