Jared Padalecki's Walker series has central mystery addressed by show boss

Photo credit: The CW
Photo credit: The CW

From Digital Spy

Walker spoilers follow.

Things are about to get tough for Jared Padalecki's Texas Ranger in tonight's episode (March 11) of Walker.

So far in the CW series, widowed officer Cordell Walker (Padalecki) has been struggling to deal with the strange circumstances surrounding the murder of his wife Emily.

Now, things are set to get even harder for Cordell as the anniversary of Emily's death brings up more emotions.

Photo credit: The CW
Photo credit: The CW

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Teasing what's to come in tonight's episode in the US, showrunner Anna Fricke told TVLine: "He definitely goes on a journey of grief within this episode, and a lot of it is about exploring those stages as the episode unfolds.

"I feel like even though he's been home for these first five episodes, he hasn't really been present, and he hasn't really been processing.

"This is the beginning of him stepping out of that fog and seeing who his kids are and what they need, and dealing with his own emotions about Emily, about the death of Emily, and this sentimental space, the Side Step, and what that means to them."

Photo credit: The CW
Photo credit: The CW

Fricke went on to explain how Cordell's brother Liam and his boss Captain James will keep him in the dark about their investigation, in the hope of sparing him any extra pain. However, this will inevitably backfire when the truth comes out.

"[It's] going to be a huge betrayal, because they were the ones who were so adamantly telling him to back off and to stop looking into it and stop chasing ghosts, and now that they've discovered that something is awry, they want to protect Walker until they have real information.

"But there's just no clean way for them to do this. When the truth comes out, it's not going to be easy."

Walker airs on the CW in the US.

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