Norman Reedus says The Walking Dead’s Season Finale has ‘a little William Wallace in it’
Fans at home aren’t the only ones anxiously awaiting the season 7 finale of The Walking Dead. The cast members are just as excited to have the episode aired and to see the characters they embody go to battle with The Saviors. After all, since Negan and his men stumbled upon the group we love, life has been a far cry from a stroll down easy street.
With more gore, bloodshed, and trauma this season than in any before – the light at the end of the tunnel could be almost invisible and we’d still praise it at this point. However, it seems like things are going to shape up to give us quite an exciting season finale. This has fans extremely excited, especially with the conclusion of last week’s episode. Yep, we’re looking at you Eugene, and not with as much fondness as we used to.
Andrew Lincoln recently spoke to EW and called the finale ‘incredibly satisfying‘. He also did a ‘little jig’ when he first read the script for the episode. Turns out, Norman sold Andrew out for doing little jigs ‘here and there’, but also said he did the same thing when he got a look at the way season 7 would wrap up.
“I think he likes to do little jigs here and there, but I get it. I did the same thing when I read that one.”
Norman went on to tell EW that it was nice to finally get some freedom and lay the groundwork towards taking Negan down once and for all.
“I was like, yes, let’s get back to it! It’s nice to finally let a window open up in this room and let some of this air out of here, and it’s nice to get some freedom and some dirt underneath your feet and start running towards killing this guy.”
He didn’t stop there when talking about the finale. In fact, he says the episode will channel Braveheart, specifically, a little bit of William Wallace. For anyone who may be living under a rock – good on you for checking out this piece – William Wallace was one of the main leaders in the Wars of Scottish Independence.
“It’s completely different than all the other ones,” says Reedus. “It has similar elements, but it’s completely different, and, you know, there might be a little William Wallace in it.”
It seems that the war we’ve all been expecting is truly coming to life, and William Wallace was no victim of circumstance, he fought fast and hard and even in his death, refused to submit to the king. So when Norman says that there’s a bit of his essence in the episode, well, it’s a testament to the heart and soul of the characters and how they refuse to fall in line with Negan’s reign.
We’re ready to see the war begin, but more than that, we’re ready to see the fire back in the eyes of the group and to see how far they’re willing to go to attain their freedom.