If you’ve been watching every episode of The Walking Dead this season with your hands over your eyes like you did when you were a kid who shouldn’t have been watching that scary movie, you may want to read what Andrew Lincoln had to say about the season 7 finale episode. He used the words ‘incredibly satisfying’ to describe the finale but to be honest, we’d have taken a moderately decent finish at this point.
Season 7 has been, easily, the most agonizing season to watch, and also, to film. Viewers at home aren’t the only ones who are upset. In fact, having to experience this season and act out scenes until they’re right for the final cut has got to be ten times harder than watching it at home. Andrew reiterated this when he spoke of the season, and the finale, with Entertainment Weekly.
‘There’s a palpable sense of energy and excitement in that final episode,” says Lincoln. “I think that the crew felt it, this sort of brilliancy. And it was weird because it was the end of a long season and yet everybody was sort of champing at the bit to keep going. I’ve never felt that before in the show. Everybody was like, ‘Yeah, darn it, let’s do season 8 now!’ It was a really unique situation and everybody felt it. So I think if we get it right, it will be an incredibly satisfying ending to season 7.’
Scott Gimple has also given his opinion on what the finale will bring, and he promises it WONT be a cliff-hanger. Anyone else celebrating that as hard as we are? He says there will be a finish – although there’s more to get to – things will make sense. We won’t be left wondering. After the cliff-hanger at the end of season 6, and even at the end of Sunday’s episode (who did Rosita see and what the heck is wrong with Eugene?) we’re ready for some finality.
‘It is taking your cup and going down each soda jet and taking a little from each one and then throwing in some hot sauce, a little bit of lime, and then maybe a tiny bit of Tequila, as well.’
Funny that Scott mentions tequila, we’ve needed a bit of that to get through most of the episodes this season, to be quite honest.
We’re ready now more than ever to see what these next episodes bring. Here’s looking at a less painful season 8!
‘…but I knew him’