Season 3 was STRESSFUL. The gang was off the farm and in the prison dealing with unpredictable chaos. In Episode 4 T-Dog gets bitten while trying to secure a gate walkers were pouring in from. Despite this, he helps Carol make it back to C Block before being confronted by two walkers. Knowing his time is limited he sacrifices himself by charging at them, allowing Carol to flee to safety.
BUT…it almost didn’t go down like that. “Not a lot of people know that when we were shooting season three, in the episode where T-Dog died, there was a moment where Carol was going to die in lieu of T-Dog’s character,” Executive Producer/Special Effects Artist Greg Nicotero tells SFX/Game Radar. He continues, “At that point there was some concern in the writers’ room that they didn’t know where to take her character. So the fact that (Showrunner) Scott Gimple and the writers have been able to craft this amazing journey for her just goes to show that there is a tremendous amount of story to tell for a lot of these characters.”
So, what do you think of this switch? Did they make the right choice?? Let us know in the comments below! Also catch the rest of the story over at Game Radar!
In respect for this man I wanted to rename my dog T
They should have kept him
I remember listening to the commentary on the season three blu ray and them saying that Melissa actually lobbied for T-Dog to be killed off instead of her character.
There is a big difference in between lobbying to keep her character alive and asking them to kill someone else off instead. In fact, Lori, T Dog, and Carol were going to go. Listen to the commentary again.
I liked T-Dog but when up against Carol, glad it went down like it did & that he was a hero going out.
T-Dog? You mean that guy who used to get paid a lot for sticking around in the background?
Here’s an old meme that was the “shit” back in Season 2-3.
I think it was a good choice. T dog was a god character but somewhat weak and sorta annoying. Plus his name alone was just dumb. Imagine being in season 6 still saying the name tdog. I think they kinda racistly named him just to have a black character. And I’m black so don’t think I’m tripping ppl. Carol has definitely become one of my favorite characters so I think they made the right decision. They could’ve never went that route with tdogs character