One of the standout episodes of the third season of ‘The Walking Dead’ was titled ‘Clear’. In it, Rick, Carl, and Michonne run into Morgan Jones, the first man that our gun-toting sheriff met when he left the hospital in the pilot episode of the acclaimed AMC drama. But the world has hardened him since the last time we saw the character onscreen, and through him Rick learns what could happen to a person in their world if they are left completely alone. This lesson was taught largely by the incredible performance delivered by actor Lennie James.
Now, we get to see a bit more of James’ passionate portrayal of a man driven insane by the loss of his son. Watch this deleted scene where Morgan tells Rick why he’s still alive and kicking despite everything he’s been through:
How’s that for some powerful stuff? There’s a reason why many consider ‘Clear’ to be one of the best episodes of the season, and maybe even of the series. A case could be made that James’ performance is the reason, but the episode as a whole was just so well written. Everything seemed to click. Hopefully, new showrunner Scott M. Gimple is able to bring the same magic that he did with this episode to the whole of season four.
What did you think of this deleted scene from ‘Clear’? How did you feel about Lennie James’ performance as Morgan in the episode as a whole? And do you think that Scott Gimple can bring the same quality that he did in this episode to the upcoming season of ‘The Walking Dead’? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
‘The Walking Dead’ starring Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Emily Kinney, Larry Gilliard Jr., David Morrissey, and Danai Gurira returns Sunday, October 13 at 9/8c on AMC.
Source: Comic Book Movie