Michael McMillian, who plays the lovable (former) reverend Steve Newlin talks about his experiences in Season 6 and on the upcoming death we’ve all heard about; and he assures that it’s going to be devastating.
“I obviously can’t say who it is, but I was definitely surprised when I found out,” Michael admitted, adding that the shocking death “changes the tone of the show” entirely.
Ever since showrunner Brian Buckner revealed that “one of the principal characters will not make it all the way through the season,” fans have speculated which vampire will meet his (or her) true death. That is, if it’s a vampire at all.
As for Steve, season six is very much about reflecting on the past – particularly on past mistakes.
“The important thing to remember, and what I think is actually really cool, is that all of this is Steve’s fault,” Michael says. “He and Sarah came up with these camps together back in the Fellowship of the Sun, and now he’s become a victim of his own creation.”
Speaking of Sarah (Anna Camp), Michael says he was thrilled to reunite with his former on-screen wife
“There’s so much to work out between them, considering everything they’ve gone through as a couple,” Michael acknowledges. “And I actually think fans will be really surprised by the way they interact with each other. It won’t go down the way you might expect.”
In last Sunday night’s episode 5, Steve showed more of his true colors when he gave “intel” on Pam and Eric to his former wife Sarah. We know that Steve is just surviving and must have given the information under torture, but we wonder how much time it took for him to give out with the goods. I’m thinkin’ not much time.
Ok, fans who do you think will “bite it” this season? I know who I think, but I’ll let you know later, don’t want to influence the voting. Note: We’ve used only those that have been on the shore for more than one season in our list below.
Update: PLEASE VOTE FOR WHO YOU THINK THE WRITERS DECIDED TO BE THE MAJOR DEATH, NOT WHO YOU WANT TO DIE ON THE SHOW! LOL!