Link was dead friend, I fixed it for you.
I dunno. I have no love for Gimple, but shit happens. He commits in April. In June, after 5 episodes, some AMC exec (or Gimple) says we need a gimmick to boost the ratings. Kill the kid. I think it was a shitty decision in a long line of shitty decisions, but it may have just been a business decision and not "dishonesty."