The second half of the The Walking Dead‘s seventh has centered on Rick’s mission to build a resistance to Negan while other groups come to terms with the reality of their arrangement with the Saviors. While the progress has been slow, King Ezekiel and Carol’s realization that the time to fight the Saviors has come suggests that Rick’s mission to end Negan’s rule will soon pick up steam. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Scott M. Gimple offered fans a preview of what they can expect as the season comes to a close.
Gimple stated that the next three episodes will pick up the pace as they build towards the season finale’s ending.
“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.”
Gimple also suggested that while the season finale will promises more to come, it will have a definite ending unlike the previous finale’s much maligned cliffhanger conclusion.
“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.”
It certainly sounds as though we could he headed for The Walking Dead‘s version of the comic storyline “All-Out War”, which featured an epic battle between the Saviors and several united groups, although past disappointments with the series have tempered the expectations of some fans.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly