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The Walking Dead Rick Finale Season 7 Season 8 Scott Gimple

Season 7 of The Walking Dead is building up to something big. As tensions among the Survivors, Saviors, and Scavengers rise, fans can't help but wonder if we're actually going to be seeing a big Good vs. Evil showdown to cap off this season, or we're going to have to wait until Season 8 to see an outcome. Looking to ease fans' fear of another cliffhanger finale such as Season 6's polarizing ending, showrunner Scott M. Gimple said this:

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.

Scott M. Gimple assures EW that the final three episodes of Season 7 of The Walking Dead are going to be action-packed and will likely avoid keeping viewers in the dark about any major reveals or situations. Obviously, this is great news for those who still may hold a little scorn following the cliffhanger finale of Season 6. Good on the Walking Dead team for actually giving us an ending for this season, but what will that ending be? As fans of the comic books know, the series is entering one of the most critically acclaimed arcs of the series.

Light spoilers in the next paragraph involving The Walking Dead graphic novels. Skip to the next paragraph if you're looking to avoid it.

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It would appear as though The Walking Dead is preparing to recreate the All Out War arc from the source material in these last couple episodes. While there are quite a few inconsistencies between the events on the page and the AMC series - Andrea still being alive at this point, for example, and Eugene's situation - the general story of all the factions banding together to fight Negan and the Saviors is still holding up. I promise I won't reveal the outcome, but since the finale of Season 7 is titled "The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life," how long can the arc play out? It really makes you wonder what we're going to see for Season 8!

As for the present, Morgan officially off the non-killing wagon and Carol is rearing to go and fight alongside Ezekiel; as well, it's looking like Rick will have all he needs from the junkyard folks (provided he gets their weapons) to take on Negan and finally end the madness. If The Walking Dead is looking to end the season the way I think it does, expect a crazy and hectic last three episodes with a big chunk of the action happening in the final two. Of course, with war comes casualties, so maybe it's a good time to start preparing yourself for some hard goodbyes here in the next couple weeks.

The Walking Dead is all new every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET until April 2nd, which is when we'll see the big finale ourselves. After that, you'll have to find yourself a new series to jump into! Good thing you have our trusty midseason premiere guide and Summer premiere guide to help you browse any new and returning programming right?

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