Dallas Roberts has revealed that there was an alternative ending for his character Milton in the series finale of The Walking Dead!
In the actual ending chosen for the series three finale of the hugely popular AMC horror drama series, fans saw Milton refusing to kill Andrea, as ordered to by The Governor, only to be stabbed by her instead, which he responded to by biting her once he had transformed into a zombie.
However, as Dallas Roberts, the actor who played Milton has explained to Entertainment Weekly, this wasn’t always exactly how the end of his character was going to play out!
Speaking to the publication, Roberts explained:
“Originally, the beating scene that started the episode wasn’t there. Originally, I showed up and was led into the room where Andrea was and I took the tools out – the instruments of torture that were laid on the table – and then he shot me in the stomach, completely unexpectedly. And then I was left to bleed out in the same idea basically – you’re going to kill her now.”
“There was a lot more of Milton trying to open the door and him trying to free her from the chains. And then there was a section where he was going to wrap the chain around the neck and try to choke her to death before he turned so she wouldn’t have to deal with Walker Milton, or Biter Milton, as it were.”
“And then at the end of that, it was just Tyreese and someone else who found her. Rick and Daryl and Michonne weren’t there. So it was essentially the same idea, except you saw me taking chunks out of Laurie Holden in that version. And then they called us back a few months later to reshoot it and made all those changes.”
“So now you’re not sure if I’ve gotten her until after that door opens, and I think that’s probably why they did it.”
The actor then went on to say how he understands why Milton was chosen as one of the main characters to die in the series finale:
“I’ve heard [that Milton should have survived] from several people, and I think that Milton easily could have turned into some sort of power-broker [in Woodbury now that The Governor’s gone], but they obviously decided The Governor was too valuable to kill right now,”
Watch an interview with Dallas Roberts in the clip below: