Gale Anne Hurd | ‘The Walk­ing Dead’

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The setup: One­time sher­iff ’s Deputy Rick Grimes (An­drew Lin­coln) rips the vir­tual ban­dages from the eyes of the leader of a utopian com­mu­nity safely sealed away from the zom­bie apoca­lypse. Af­ter a sud­den, vi­cious slay­ing — of her hus­band — Deanna (Tovah Feld­shuh) tells Rick to dis­pense jus­tice.

The ef­fect: “So many of our sur­vivors are suf­fer­ing from the equiv­a­lent of PTSD,” Hurd says. “Deanna has al­ways said, ‘We don’t kill peo­ple here, we ex­ile them.’ But in this scene, it’s be­come per­sonal to her: She loses her hus­band to one of her own, and she’s the one to say to Rick, ‘Kill him.’ They can’t hide their heads in the sand.”

Gene Pate AMC

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