Showrunner Scott M. Gimple is already working on Season Eight of AMC’s hit ‘The Walking Dead’, but fans are more concerned with the current seventh which just came back about a month ago. And before that of course, there was the shocking season premiere which capped perhaps the biggest cliffhanger in the show’s history. In fact, these cliffhangers have become a signature of the show, keeping fans on pins and needles for months at a stretch. But it looks like there may be some relief this summer! According to Gimple, Season Seven does NOT end on a cliffhanger!
First, he teased the upcoming episodes. He doesn’t reveal anything specific, but it sounds like viewers are in for a hell of a ride!
“We step on the gas and we do not let our foot off the gas until the end of episode 16. Although because I’m working on season 8 now, the foot is on the gas again! I mean, the next three episodes we’re going to shoot you through a lot of big events and things become quantum intense.”
But as for that big season finale, Gimple said:
“I just think it’s everything. It is everything and the kitchen sink. It is exciting and it’s very emotional and I believe it’s funny in a couple parts, and it builds and builds and builds and it explodes. And though it promises more — because there is a whole lot to get to — there is an ending. It really is just a huge episode inasmuch as it has all of the flavors of this season. 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.”
Huh. That sounds like… something.
This season has been quite the mixed bag and not everyone has enjoyed it. Ratings are down, although weak ratings for ‘The Walking Dead’ still dwarf respectable ratings for most other shows. After the big reveal in the first episode of who Negan killed, some fans were displeased with the slower single-character-focused episodes that followed.
Things MAY be ramping up now, though as it seems the majority of the “good” characters have reached their breaking point and are ready to bring the battle to Negan and the Saviors. And it seems that Rick may have help, now that he has teamed with the garbage-dwelling Scavengers and possibly the women of the Sea Side community that Tara discovered earlier this season. Then again, it seems that Eugene has embraced the dark side. Will his technical savvy and inside knowledge of Rick’s group give the edge to the bad guys?
Guess we’ll have to tune in and see.
Source: Entertainment Weekly