The Stand: 7 Differences Between The Book And The Show After Episode 4

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Confrontation With Garvey Plays Out Much Differently

The ambush pulled off by the psychotic misogynist Garvey in The Stand miniseries is definitely one the show’s most disturbing and frightening thus far, and the character, portrayed by Angus Sampson is certainly threatening all by his lonesome. That being said, the circumstances are very much scaled up in Stephen King’s book, which has Garvey not as a lone wolf, but instead a part of a whole team of murderers/rapists who have been capturing and torturing women. Making the situation even scarier is that Stu Redman and Glen Bateman don’t just show up at the right time, as they are with Fran Goldsmith and Harold Lauder when it all goes down. Both end up with semi-positive outcomes, as the good guys win and Dayna Jurgens is introduced as a bold force to be reckoned with, but the source material is much bloodier and more chaotic.

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