Reason Barney left?

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Regardless, I'm afraid this could turn into an Alias Smith and Jones situation. (Pete Duel died in the middle of a season and was replaced by Roger Davis, and that event is often attributed to the demise of the show with Davis being blamed for it.)
 

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I hate shows that change cast for and try and just carry on. Real shame. But the pictures do look fairly similar so who knows.
 

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I hope they don't try and explain it as ' the dagger changed him'. No sh**t, his skin colour and everything really?
 

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I honestly hope they just don't acknowledge it. :look:
 

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Yeah, just pretend it is the same guy. Much the easiest thing, honestly...
 

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Exactly. It certainly wouldn't be the first time it's happened. :laugh:
 

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Sens8 did an actor switch really well. I think it’ll be fine in WoT.
 

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I didn't like the actor in season 1, hopefully the one in season 2 is better. I do see similarities in how they look though, so I doubt it will be that big of a change with the new guy.
 

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I honestly hope they just don't acknowledge it. :look:

Sens8 did an actor switch really well. I think it’ll be fine in WoT.

It's funny because I used to think I wanted a little bit of acknowledgement written into the show about it. But then in Sense8, we got it and it just felt awkward to me so I hope they just carry on as though everything is the same.

I won't be mad if they acknowledge it, but it would have to be done subtly, I think.
 

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I thought Barney was exceptional as Mat, just perfectly woolheaded for me. However, I hope they don't even acknowledge the change, that would just make things worse, in my opinion. I don't think he left the show because he wasn't doing the role right, it must have been for personal or legal reasons.

Edit: And I do not think they would change the actors willy nilly.
 

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I mean, to be honest, I'm fine with the changes they've made. (Most of them anyway) But making another lore change because of an external thing like an actor change would just be silly.
 

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If he didn't want the vaccine, he should've been let go. I did like his Matt, more blood and ashes next season, please. I think the casting is wonderful all around.
 

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Well it's pure speculation at this point, and we'll likely never get a definitive answer.
 

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Yeah, and I'm not one for drama. I just want season 2. :laugh:
 

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It's not because he wouldn't get vaccinated. There was no vaccine available at the time he left.
That's good to hear it was only speculation. I will miss his take on matt though.
 
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