When you read The Walking Dead comic books, sometimes you wonder, "How in the world will they do that on television?" While some things have ultimately been left out of the TV adaptation, such as Rick's hand being cut off, others have made the cut.
(Spoilers follow if you haven't yet watched The Walking Dead's midseason premiere, episode 6x09: "No Way Out")
Tonight's midseason premiere was an instance where a shocking moment from The Walking Dead comics was pulled off masterfully on television. Not only was Jessie's hand severed as she tried to pull herself out of the zombie buffet line but, more importantly, Carl was shot in the eye. The character lost a chunk of face which can be a pretty intimidating moment for a young actor whose character will be heavily defined by the new facelift going forward.
Carl actor Chandler Riggs was enthusiastic about the big moment.
"It's one of those things where if you're an actor in the show and you're familiar with the comic book and there's the moment of iconic and life changing in the comic book, you're always wondering when it's going to happen," The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd told ComicBook.com in an exclusive interview. "It's obviously a big one and one that he was pretty enthusiastic about provided we did it right, which I think you agree, we did."
What do you think? Did the television series get it right with their portrayal of Carl's big moment?
The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 PM ET on AMC.