8 Things We Learned About 'The Walking Dead' From IAS

Including exclusive interviews you didn't see in Thursday's episode - you're welcome TWD fans. 

When it comes to getting deets out of guests, no one does it quite like James Lipton. So when the cast of The Walking Dead appeared on Thursday's Inside the Actor's Studio, Walking Dead Heads - and Dixon's Vixens - were in for a treat. From caps on how many Walkers Michonne is allowed to kill to to creator Robert Kirkman explaining why people "gotsta die" to the fact that Daryl wasn't supposed to make it past Season 1, The Walking Dead cast and crew did not hold back. The only thing we didn't learn? If Rick and the gang will get out of Alexandria alive - Sunday can't come fast enough! 

1.  Daryl was supposed to die - Season 1!

Inside the Actors Studio
Watch Norman Reedus Find Out Daryl Should Have Died Season 1
In an 'Inside the Actor's Studio' surprise, a shocked Norman discovers 'The Walking Dead's Daryl almost didn't make it.

Really, the best part of this video is Norman Reedus' shock and disappointment. "Episode 4, Season 1?!" 

2.  Your Favorite Show Almost Didn't Exist, Guys

Inside the Actors Studio
Robert Kirkman: How 'The Walking Dead' Almost Wasn't
Apparently, we almost didn't have this amazing show to binge on! Find out how the AMC hit was almost 'Lazer Zombies.'

Thank the TV gods we didn't have to suffer through Lazer Zombies and got the greatness that is TWD.  

3.  Michonne Really Has No Last Name

Danai Gurira even admitted she'd been wondering the same thing when James pointed out he could never find a last name for her in all his two months of research. But creator Robert Kirkman explained, "If you don't give a character a last name, you don't have to remember what that last name is." Pretty simple.

4.  Lauren Cohan Almost Quit Because of THAT Scene.

Inside the Actors Studio
Lauren Cohan: Which 'Walking Dead' Scene Almost Made Her Leave
Fine out which scene on ‘The Walking Dead’ almost had Maggie Greene giving up.

Nothing like performing an emergency c-section killing a woman to make you head for the hills. 

5.  How The Show Made Norman Reedus a Better Dad

Inside the Actors Studio
How 'The Walking Dead' Made Norman Reedus a Better Man
And a better father.

Somehow it's fitting that killing zombies has made Norman become even better.  

6.  Why No one is Ever Safe on TWD

Inside the Actors Studio
Robert Kirkman: People Gotsta Die
'The Walking Dead' creator discusses the need for characters to die and the impact it has on the audience that loves them.

Robert Kirkman explains why the threat of characters dying is the engine that drives the magic of the show - so, don't get too attached, people! 

7.  How Exactly They Make the Dead Walk

Inside the Actors Studio
'The Walking Dead' Producers On How They Make the Mayhem
Scott M. Gimple discusses the TV magic that goes into the terror-making violence of the 'Walking Dead.'

Hint: it's not that easy to create this horrific walking artwork. 

8.  Norman Reedus Steals Crossbows From Set

Inside the Actors Studio
Norman Reedus Waxes Poetic About Daryl Dixon's Crossbow
Oh, and talks about how he steals them from set...

Apparently Norman loves the crossbow as much as Daryl Dixon. 

But seriously, is it Sunday yet?

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