One of the major criticisms of The Walking Dead's the second season has been its reliance on Hershel's farm as a setting. This has ultimately resulted in a decline in tension for the show, leading many critics and fans to jump ship from the AMC zombie drama. With the show's steady improvement following its return from its winter hiatus, though, things are starting to heat up. According to star Andrew Lincoln, the farm might not be on the show for much longer.
"Something happens and they realize very quickly that the farm is not as secure as they may think," Lincoln told The Washington Post. This 'something' is probably related to Dave and Tony, the two men they shot in the bar at the end of "Nebraska," as well as their friends, who show up in Sunday's episode "Triggerfinger."
"There are more dangerous things out there than the zombies," Lincoln warned. "Things just keep getting worse from here."
And, since the show is progressing, Lincoln hinted that we might find out the answer to one of The Walking Dead's biggest mysteries: what CDC scientist Edwin Jenner (Noah Emmerich) whispered to Rick right before his death in the season one finale. "This is a scientist who seemingly held all the cards to what this epidemic is about," Lincoln shared. "You would imagine he would have something of value to say on that matter. Well, he chose to kill himself [instead]." Lincoln described Jenner's whisper as "pivotal."
And don't think Lincoln's close to sharing that secret; his lips are sealed tightly. “Not even my wife knows what he whispered to me," he said. "[Rick] chooses not to tell people, so why would I tell?”
The Walking Dead airs Sunday night with the new episode "Triggerfinger" at 9/8c on AMC.