The Walking Dead actor reveals serial killer plot twist was axed for being too dark

He even said that heartwarming scenes showing Axel’s burgeoning friendship with Carol (Melissa McBride) would have seen him end up brutally attacking her in a “dark” twist. Eventually, the writers told Temple they had scrapped these plans, stating: “No no, we’ve gotta lighten things up a bit – we’ve been pretty dark.” The final episode of The Walking Dead’s 10th season is yet to be completed due to the global pandemic.