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Greg Nicotero Calls The Walking Dead season finale ‘One of the Best Scripts Ever’

Published on April 2nd, 2017 | Updated on April 2nd, 2017 | By FanFest

With a beginning that still can’t properly be explained – except by using words like brutal and terrorizing – fans have been anticipating how this season of The Walking Dead would shock viewers with its end. As the episodes progressed and we learned a lot about some new and some of our favorite characters, pieces of a puzzle began to fall together. We were shown, yet again, that things aren’t ever just surface deep – and after Rick’s group reunited, it became clear that war with Negan was not just inevitable, but on the horizon and approaching quickly.

With beloved characters having been lost and existing in the midst of betrayal, the characters we’re rooting for have had it hard since the moment their passed crossed with Negan. In honesty, they’ve had an impossible time since before they physically saw him as well, he’s been running the game and they’ve been pawns. However, there is strength in numbers and in family – and that family, well, they’re feeling stronger than ever now.

Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, and Lauren Cohan have made statements about the finale and what to expect…nothing containing spoilers, but warning us to prepare for some high emotions and some questions to be answered.  Now, Greg Nicotero joined in by giving his opinion on the season finale.

I think it’s one of the best scripts that we’ve ever produced, just in terms of pure character arc, and it really sums up the trajectory of the second half of the season perfectly. A lot of the questions, and a lot of the things that we spent time cultivating over the first half of the season and the second half of the season, definitely come to a head.

In terms of filming, Nicotero said this.

“It was a fucking bear, man. We had about a five-day prep and a 10-day shoot, and we were moving, literally, on pure instinct. Having been in the trenches with these guys so many times before, it was exciting and every single day, on set, we had fun and we got a chance to do a lot of great emotional stuff, a lot of great action stuff, sort of weaving all of these pieces together, and I fucking loved every second of it.”

As we anticipate tonight’s finale, we’re hoping for one thing, a fight. We’re hoping for family and love to overcome comfortability and a temporary sense of ‘safety’ and we’re anticipating loss – it is The Walking Dead – but we hope that loss means something. As Sasha and Rosita said recently, there has to be a point to going out.

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