Shane's (Jon Bernthal) a goner.
In the AMC website ad for The Walking Dead Limited Edition Season 2 Blu-ray 4 Disc Set (available in August), the bonus features are described as including "the making of the barn, an extended zombie gut scene, Shane's last episode…"
Eek. Heads are gonna roll after this goof—and thanks to the zombie series, we've got a pretty graphic idea of what that looks like.
And now we know what Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd meant when she teased the second-season "jaw-dropping" finale. At the winter TCAs, Hurd told us, "I have a feeling even with inveterate tweeters during episodes…there may be some significant periods of silence, because people may not be able to click on their keyboards."
We dreaded Shane's death ever since Variety reported that Bernthal was in talks to play the lead in TNT's L.A. Noir pilot. The period drama would reunite with the actor with Dead's former showrunner Frank Darabont, who abruptly left TWD at the beginning of its sophomore season.
This shouldn't come as a surprise to readers of Robert Kirkman's original comic books—Shane is killed early on in that series. In the most shocking manner possible.
RIP. JK. Shane has become one of the worst characters. I hope he kicks it the same way as in the books, tbh.