Actor James Allen McCune’s brief time as Jimmy on “The Walking Dead” came to a tragic end after only 10 episodes in Season 2. The character was torn apart, primarily off-screen, by several walkers. Outside of the RV that Jimmy was trapped in, Rick and Carl witnessed Jimmy’s blood splash against the windshield, as they stopped before running from the gathering zombies.
The ichor was just another horrifying drop in the bucket courtesy of the special effects department of “The Walking Dead.” And that kind of movie magic, which included filming one of Andrea’s (Holden) pitchfork-killing zombie scenes in reverse, really left an impression on McCune. “Well, the thing about our show is that we pretty much never make stuff up,” McCune posted on Reddit in 2012.
“We went practical special effects more than the fancy digital stuff. That’s why we have Greg Nicotero,” McCune continued. “The make-up you see is all actually there. Sure, there are some enhancements in post, but too much would take away from how real his work is.” McCune wasn’t the only one impressed with Andrea’s badass pitchfork skills. A year after Jimmy’s final appearance, McFarlane produced a “TWD” action figure of Andrea in 2013, which included a pistol, sniper rifle, and — wait for it — her trusty pitchfork.