'The Walking Dead': Frank Darabont's dashed plans for season 2


It could've all started in Atlanta with soldiers parachuting in to the zombie-infested city. We would have focused on one soldier in particular -- a kid who ends up holed up in a tank with an unexploded grenade in his hand.At least that's the way Frank Darabont supposedly wanted "The Walking Dead" season opener to go. In an e-mail to Ain't It Cool News, the ousted showrunner details his sweeping plans, saying the episode would have been a "wild card" break from the on-going story."After the soldier dies this squalid, lonely death," he writes, "and after a quiet lapse of time ... we do a shot-for-shot reprise from the first episode of the first season: Rick comes scrambling into the tank to escape the horde ... blows that zombie soldier's brains out ... now Rick's trapped .. fade out ... the end."And the notion of the soldier storyline was backed up by the guy who...



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