The Walking Dead star Dallas Roberts has spoken about a shocking twist from the most recent episode.
'This Sorrowful Life' saw Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) attempt to launch a sneak attack against The Governor (David Morrissey), only to be ...caught and killed in the process. Merle was turned into a zombie after his death and was ultimately put down by his brother Daryl (Norman Reedus) in the final moments of the episode. Roberts – who plays The Governor's scientist Milton Mamet – told E! News that he was as surprised as anyone to learn about Merle's death. "This is how close they keep their information to the vest," he said. "Milton didn't appear in episode 315, which was yesterday, so Dallas the actor never got the script."
He continued: "So when I showed up to shoot episode 316, I went in the makeup trailer and saw a picture of Merle as a walker. That's how I found out. That's how closely guarded all of those secrets are."
Roberts also offered hints about The Walking Dead's season finale, which could see Rick's group of survivors finally face off with The Governor. "It's going to be chaos," he teased. The Walking Dead's season finale airs this Sunday (March 31) on AMC in the US. The show is broadcast on FOX in the UK.