The Walking Dead 2.13 “Beside The Dying Fire” Comic-to-TV Comparison

Kevin Fitzpatrick March 19, 2012 10

The Walking Dead - Beside the Dying FireThe Walking Dead season 2 shambles out its final entry with its thirteenth episode “Beside the Dying Fire,” but how does it hold up to the comic book continuity? The farm comes under siege forcing a change of venue for the survivors, and Rick reveals a terrifying secret to the other members of the group. So what’s next for The Walking Dead?

As AMC’s incarnation weaves in and out of storylines from the books and adds its own original characters . and its own developments, we’ve compiled an in-depth guide for fans of the comic as well as AMC’s The Walking Dead to enjoy. Check it out, and let us know your opinions of The Walking Dead‘s “Beside the Dying Fire” in the comments below!

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  • Ron

    M. C. Gainey (Mr Freindly from Lost) would be a perfect Axel

    • Kevin Fitzpatrick

      He would! The only problem I could see with that is that M.C. Gainey is almost TOO charming and likeable for a character like Axel, to NOT be the center of attention. I certainly hope they keep some of the prisoner characters when the show heads there in the fall.

  • eforhan

    I think when the barn finally falls we can see the RV being burnt to a crisp too.

    Either way, RIP Dale's RV.

    • Kevin Fitzpatrick

      You are correct! Poor lil' junker. Just tell us someone kept that stylish hat of his!

  • Dino

    I have a feeling Merle (Daryl's brother) may be at the prison. Maybe even the Governor. Would make for a good plot- especially since he's been jilted by Rick and them and wants to seek some revenge- like cutting off Rick's hand…..

  • Kevin Fitzpatrick

    That's my theory as well! We know Merle won't be the Governor himself, but he could definitely be a "right-hand man" of his, and want revenge on Rick with a hand for a hand! Of course, I'm not sure AMC would go through with that story…

  • lrubin

    I was wondering if possibly there would be some of the older characters from the comics inside the prison- possibly some of the kids or Tyreese and his daughter since they bring up such pivotal moments in the comics. At the same time, I would be disappointed if they replaced the inmates completely, I thought that part of the comic was really amazing!

    • Kevin Fitzpatrick

      I wouldn't be terribly surprised if AMC played around with, or ditched the stories regarding the 4 prison inmates. As for Tyreese, I'm reasonably certain most of his character traits were dumped on T-Dogg (especially after seeing him with a hammer last week), and his daughter mainly served to inform the survivors that people got up after death regardless, which they now already know.

      Still, one would think the survivors at least find SOME people already at the prison.

      • Gringo

        I think the reason for no Tyreese is that Shane was kept alive for too long in AMC. Tyreese became Rick's best friend and his righ-hand man in the comics, but Shane was gone by then. T-Dogg is too much of a wuss to be Tyreese, maybe Deryl is supposed to be him going forward, since he is already hooking up with Carol. He will probably dump Carol for Michonne..

  • @TimEaley

    @tvkevlance Detected slight reference on 11 made me briefly picture a scott pilgrim/walking dead crossover. 7(million) evil zombies?