The Walking Dead stars were on hand at German Comic Con Dortmund for a panel with fans and shared their theories as to how the show could potentially end. Of course, if any of them actually knew the true ending they would be prevented from doing so, as their contracts are signed in blood.
In the comics, which surprisingly ended a couple of months ago, comic book creator Robert Kirkman never revealed the origins of the virus that caused the apocalypse and then reanimation of death.
In attendance were several of the actors, including Ross Marquand, Michael Cudlitz, and Melissa McBride. Each had their own “theory” as to how the show would end.
“I think it’s aliens,” Ross Marquand, who plays Aaron on The Walking Dead. “Either aliens were the cause of the zombie apocalypse, or aliens are going to come down and wipe us all out. Either way, it’s gonna be awesome.”
Michael Cudlitz, who played everyone’s favorite red-haired catch-phrase machine, chimed in with his theory that the apocalypse was started by the government or scientific meddling.
“I think we did it to ourselves,” he said. “I think they were developing something and it went really wrong.”
Melissa McBride, who plays Carol, went meta when sharing her theory about The Walking Dead‘s possible ending.
“I think that it’s a television show,” McBride said. “Somebody says, ‘Cut! That’s a wrap!’ And then you see all these walkers take their faces off, just hug each other and walk away, and it’s just been a television show the whole time.”
“So basically Melissa’s saying it will end in cancellation,” Cudlitz said jokingly.
The Walking Dead’s mid-season finale left viewers with a real cliffhanger. Like, actually on a cliff. A group of Survivors are together and in a bind after Carol (Melissa McBride) recklessly pursued Alpha (Samantha Morton). Now, the fate of multiple characters hang in the balance and there’s no way they can all make it out unscathed.
Carol followed Alpha into the woods and then Alpha ran into a cave. Without any hesitation, Carol pursued her into the cave too. Then Daryl ran after her with the rest of the group in tow. Then, the entire group ran into the cave and fell into a hole that was boobietrapped. The hole put them cliff-side in a cave overlooking Alpha’s horde of walkers.
Showrunner, Angela Kang, hinted at how it won’t be easy for the gang to get out, in an interview with Deadline. “They’ve stumbled into at least like a major part of Alpha’s herd. You know, they’re in this cave system, so they don’t know how far these zombies might go,” she said. Things aren’t looking promising for the group.
The Waking Dead returns on February 23 at 9 p.m. on AMC.
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