TV’s Rick Grimes hasn’t had quite the number of f— yeah moments as his comic counterpart. But now we can count this season 4 deleted scene from AMC’s The Walking Dead among them.
****Spoilers ahead for the ending of The Walking Dead season 4****
Anyway, Rick has some strong words for the marauders looking to bring trouble to him and his fellow survivors in the season 4 finale. The 38-second clip shows Rick’s uncensored reaction when he and his group discover what the people of Terminus have in store for them, and he ain’t mincing words. Series star Andrew Lincoln was apparently allowed to drop an F-bomb in an alternate take of the scene, which originally aired with his character saying “screwing with” instead of the gloriously action hero reaction here.
Like it? I personally think it gives the character a rare moment to be dangerous in a world where Daryl gets to hog all of the badass/tough guy moments (not that there’s anything wrong with that). It’s also one of the most iconic panels in the comic, so it was nice to see it get the treatment it deserved.
ScreenCrush unearthed the deleted scene posted by YouTube user ypss earlier this week, and we should maybe add the caveat that this could be a fake since it’s not appearing on the official AMC YouTube page, but it seems too good to be a put-on.
Next season will see Rick and his group confront the Terminus folks and it’s probably going to get bloody (as things tend to in The Walking Dead-verse). Don’t believe us? We have a little preview footage you might want to see that we nabbed during San Diego Comic-Con.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC on October 12.