Another strong episode, about the major part of the episode, SPOILERS -
What went into the decision to kill Nick?
Andrew Chambliss: It actually goes back to season three, before Ian and I even came aboard. Frank Dillane had asked the producers and AMC if he could leave the show, because he wanted to pursue other opportunities. One of the first things we were tasked with when we came on to run season four was to really find a story that would give Nick a fitting sendoff. He's been with the show from day one, so it was very important to us and to Frank to find a death for him that was emotional and one that would ripple forward throughout the storytelling.
Damn I didn't see that coming at all. That was.. really, really well done. I'm shocked, after TWD being gooseberry fool for so long that when something like this happens it totally sideswiped me. 3 episodes in and this has been far more enjoyable than like the last 3 seasons of TWD. Kudos.
I thought the episode was building up to Madison getting killed,the way Nick was relentless in his pursuit of that guy and the flashbacks with his mum. But that just blew my mind. He was my favourite character and I'm very sad but at least it's good to know that nobody is safe.
I think it's turning into something really special.