‘Walking Dead’ Producer Addresses Morning-After Pill Misuse

Sarah Wayne Callies in "The Walking Dead" (AMC)

Sarah Wayne Callies in "The Walking Dead" (AMC)

Anyone who watched last Sunday’s edition of “The Walking Dead” remembers the scene where a pregnant Lori Grimes (Sarah Wayne Callies) took a bunch of conveniently-labeled “Morning After Pills,” then threw them back up. After the episode aired, though, there was some head-scratching among viewers if the producers knew about the proper use of the Plan B pill.

Executive producer Glen Mazzara responded to an e-mail from The Daily Beast’s Kate Aurthur asking about that very same thing. Shouldn’t the writers have known that the “Morning After Pill” is supposed to be used the day after unprotected sex occurs, and not weeks into a pregnancy, as depicted on the show?

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Mazzara’s response was a tad defensive on this count, saying the writers of the show were “fully aware” of how the Plan B pill works. “We exercised our artistic creative license to explore a storyline with one of our characters, not to make any pro-life or pro-choice political statement,” he wrote to Aurthur. Maybe they figured that Lori was so distraught over bringing a baby into the cruel zombie-filled world that she wasn’t thinking straight. It could have also been the prospect of her kid coming out with Shane’s (Jon Bernthal) awful Southern accent instead of her husband Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) square jaw and blind spots.

If that’s the case, it seems like Lori is one of many “Walking Dead” characters who do things that don’t make a while bunch of sense. We’re still remembering Glenn (Steven Yeun) being lowered into a well as “walker bait” for no particularly good reason.

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