Hi, is there any way that you can ask your source do they feel sure the indirect Caryl references in these last three episodes have been cut or not? That is very disheartening to hear that they will be. That may mean that tptb are heading in a different direction with Caryl, if so. Thanks for your help and all the spoilers.
by Hi, Nonny, We talk with all of our sources all the time, asking questions, getting clarifications etc. Y’all in the fandom do not see it because we are discreet, so I guess that is why everybody assumes we don’t ask. Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. We are very thorough in that way although we do not always get all the episode 7.10 level detailed with dialogue spoiler details we want. :)
I have a bunch of anons all on the same subject so am answering this one in lieu of repeating the same information in all of them.
OK, first of all,, have you read the actual spoilers or just heard about them from social media. Because what was said was that mentions may or may not still happen. Your assumption that they were cut “ That is very disheartening to hear that they will be.” is wrong, that simple.So if you only heard abotu the spoilers and fully read those, I suggest you login in and read for yourself.:)
So one mention was in Bury Me Here I think with the Carol-Morgan conversation in which Daryl came up. The decision to re-edit was made just before the episode order was switched, so that is one of a few, right there.
Filming spoilers, as we have all said many times, did not indicate and Caryl filming together or interactions in the finale with just the two of them.
That doesn’t mean though that one won’t be mentioned by the other, or the two of them might now be mentioned by other characters. These are just the first 7.15 spoilers to come out early- other sites will have spoilers too and we may get more from LB, so maybe more good stuff is coming. We just have to be patient and see.
To me, any Caryl indirect callback would be important and if kept in, terrific. If edited out, well, finales often cut character and ship bits in favor of more action or higher stakes non-shipping viewers will enjoy. TWD has always been that way and will continue to do so IMO, since they want to get viewers excited about coming back for season 8 and 8.01.
So even if cut, it doesn’t mean it isn’t important - just means it was cut like the wonderful Merle-Carol conversation at the prison - itself also an indirect Caryl callback. The finale took almost 2 weeks to film so there is plenty of footage which could be edited in or out and all the re-edits are not known at this time.
I’m sorry you are upset over the possibility of an indirect callback being cut as part of the massive re-edits we reported recently. The decision is Scott Gimple’s TPTB and AMC’s decisons to make and is out of our hands or those of our sources of course.
So we will continue to ask, knowing that our sources take great risks in getting us any information at all these days. Waiting and worrying is hard, but is just the way it goes with spoilers. As soon as we hear more, we will post and littlebirds will be back to post with more info on the possible Caryl mentions so everyone will know for sure.
Episode 16 spoilers will be out well before the final and the questions will be answered once and for all in those of course.
Maybe one day the fandom can return to just enjoying having any spoilers at all, but I doubt it.:)
Thanks for your questions and yes, we will continue doing our jobs just as we always do and have done with every episode this season. @twdzone