***The following interview contains spoilers for the season finale, 2.10. Please watch it before reading.***
Tonight AMC airs the series finale of its spinoff series, The Walking Dead: World Beyond
. In the finale, the group finally makes it beyond the reach of the CRM, but some are injured and others lose their lives.
Nicholas Cantu, who stars as Elton on the series, told Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision during a recent roundtable interview that was satisfied with his ending, even his character losing an arm after being bit by a walker. “I'm still so jazzed about that,” said the actor. “When we got to film that; [it] was like the little blue sleeve CGI stuff. That was so fun. That was like sci-fi zombie stuff. I was like, ‘Yeah, lost an arm. That's apocalyptic. I love it.’ That was great.”
Julia Ormond, who plays Elizabeth Kublek of the CRM, talked to the site a bit about the last scenes of her character, who really didn’t get a resolution. “I don't think they really resolved her getting what she deserved, but I think it left it sort of kind of open ended, and I think the stuff caught up with her that was kind of surfacing anyway for her.”
Kublek made a lot of immoral choices during the series, which according to the actress, was a difficult part of the character to connect to, especially because she herself is a pacificist and doesn’t believe in war. On the series, however, it’s about limited resources. The actress told SciFi Vision, “I think once I got to the point of, ‘Oh, this is a completely new world, a post-apocalyptic world means there are very few human beings left.’ So, instead of having to just defend the boundary of your nation, or the ethics and value system of your nation around the world, in a war, your boundary is now we have to protect the human race…[I]t's not even a huge shift for soldiers who are defending something to shift into ‘We are now going to start committing genocide,’ because as soon as you work out [that] there're only limited resources, you switch to the patterns of behavior that you've seen throughout communities in The Walking Dead
. One community is out to kill the others, because they understand that there are limited resources.”