‘The Walking Dead’s’ Milton Is Dead, His Portayer Star Dallas Roberts, Postmortem, INTERVIEW, Highlight Hollywood News
27 deaths on AMC’s hit show, “The Walking Dead” on Sunday night. With two being Andrea and Milton, it just seems unbearable. However, the handsome actor, Dallas Roberts, who portrayed Milton speaks postmortem, so to speak. And here’s what he thought of showrunner Glen Mazzara’s final episode, which had Milton and Andrea pay the ultimate price for being involved with the demonic Governor!After essentially confessing he was the one responsible for destroying the pool of Walkers the Governor was planning to turn on Rick (Andrew Lincoln), the Governor tortured Milton for turning on him. Following the brutal beat-down, the Governor demands Milton kill his partner in peace Andrea (Laurie Holden) to prove his loyalties. When only Milton refuses to do it and makes a play to kill the Woodbury leader, he’s stabbed in the stomach and locked in the torture chamber with Andrea, where he’ll reanimate and follow through on the job just the same.
When asked when he found out that his character would be concluding on this finale episode, Roberts said, “I got the death call from Mazzara. We had gone on hiatus and episode 14 was changing. I was in New York at the time and Glen explained how it was going to go down. It was bittersweet but exciting. The original pitch was that Milton got shot in the stomach and left to bleed out. We shot that version and then two months later came back and shot the version you saw. So we shot two different versions at the end, both of which did exactly the same thing.”
Having Milton stabbed in the stomach, so that he could suffer and think about dying, before finally turning into a Walker, Roberts thoughts on it were very telling. “By the time we reshot the scene, there were some different ideas about what their time in the room together was going to be like. The original plan had Milton shot in the stomach and there were much more active attempts to break out of the door to find some tool by which to free Andrea. The time that Milton and Andrea had together was a lot more active in terms of attempting to try and free her, and that ultimately failed. This time, Milton is so incapacitated by the stabbing that he’s left a wrench for her to break out with, but she’s doing all the work to free herself while he bleeds out in the corner,” said Dallas.
So, does the talented and popular star think this was a fitting death for Milton? “When Milton sets the pit of walkers on fire and removes some soldiers from the Governor’s army and then comes back to the Governor and says, “I really hope you find out who did this,” that was a suicide mission on some level, that Milton knew he was going to pay for that. He thought he’d rather die that way than have to live under the new regime in the impending war. He doesn’t know that Andrea is locked up in the torture chamber/interrogation room. That he certainly doesn’t deserve. Milton didn’t deserve half the stuff that happened that happened to him! (Laughs.),” concluded the actor.