Mark Sheppard on his Walker: Independence return: ‘I really like this present’

Warning: This publish accommodates spoilers from the Jan. 26 episode of Walker: Independence.

Mark Sheppard could not keep away lengthy.

After Walker: Independence stated goodbye to Sheppard’s character Hagan on the finish of episode 6, this week’s episode noticed him stroll proper again into city… and simply in time for a sand storm that trapped him contained in the saloon with Kate (Katie Findlay), Hoyt (Matt Barr), and some others.

“Our director of pictures, Brook Willard, had this wonderful palette with the storm,” Sheppard tells EW completely. “The tone of the episode was unbelievable as a result of all people needed to be locked in. It provides us an opportunity to get somewhat bit extra into the non-public as we’re all locked in collectively.”

And for Sheppard, a return was a no brainer, notably given how Hagan left issues the final time round. “My greatest factor was in episode 6, there was a giant lie. The Davidsons had been going to kill Kate, so I bought Hagan’s and supposedly moved on,” Sheppard says. “However I do not suppose Hagan was able to leaving it unresolved, so the return was an attractive concept from the writers to place an ending to what we left unresolved.”

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So far as episodes go, Sheppard could not have requested for a greater return, attending to spend all the episode with Findlay. “Katie is a magical human being whom I really adore,” Sheppard says, including with fun, “Placing us on set collectively shouldn’t be at all times the most efficient factor.”

And relating to productiveness, there’s rather a lot to get accomplished with the intention to correctly shoot a card recreation. “A card recreation is extremely advanced to movie. It is like filming a gunfight, you must know the place you might be in each single half with the intention to effectively shoot it,” Sheppard says. “[Director] David [McWhirter] did a unbelievable job, and our groups did an unbelievable job so we knew what was happening. And there is nothing higher than watching Matt Barr take his garments off at a poker desk.”

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Anna Kooris/The CW Mark Sheppard and Katie Findlay on ‘Walker: Independence’

Though Hagan ends the episode by mentioning possibly opening a hat store — sure, his hat is a throwback to Romo’s cane on Battlestar Galactica, Sheppard says — do not rely Hagan out fully simply but. “I really like this present. If we do go to a season 2, I might hope that Hagan would have a return,” Sheppard says. “It is nonetheless referred to as Hagan’s, that is all I can say. I am not gonna depart that, I am having an excessive amount of enjoyable.”

Reflecting on his profession, Sheppard provides, “I have been so fortunate with Battlestar and Firefly and Supernatural to work with individuals, behind and in entrance of the digital camera, making an attempt to make one of the best leisure attainable. This present is completed with such coronary heart and such care. You could not want for a greater forged. I feel this present deserves to go for a minimum of 5 seasons. We will at all times attempt to break Supernatural‘s file,” he says with snicker. “I hope there’s extra to come back. And you recognize, hey, I get to work with the Moose once more, so it is type of cool.”

Walker: Independence airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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