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If you got down on your hands and knees and put your ear against the ground, you would probably hear the low-decibel din of worms, bugs and other sub-surface creatures talking about Sunday night’s Season 6 finale of The Walking Dead. We’ve heard countless claims from cast members and showrunner Scott Gimple about how big the finale will be, and now executive producer Dave Alpert has some interesting advice about two things viewers should procure before watching.
I suggest diapers and tissues. Diapers and tissues.
There’s something so…not exactly sterile about advising people to hook themselves up with diapers before watching a television show. Because there’s only one reason to add that kind of thing to a list of needs: you’re going to either piss your pants or shit your pants. That’s a pretty big claim to make, since this guy knows nothing of my diet or how long before watching the show I will have used the bathroom. But I get his point.
The tissues are more understandable, as it’s assumed some emotionally charged moments will be popping up throughout the episode, which is a half-hour longer than usual. I’ve never come close to crying at anything that happened on The Walking Dead, but I know some fans really let the waterworks go when characters unexpectedly die, or when loved ones come together for brief moments of relief before the next awful thing happens. And Season 6 is ending with one of the most awful moments in the show’s history, when Negan arrives for the first time and shows everyone who’s really the boss of the post-apocalypse.
Of course, Alpert didn’t just drop suggestions on people. He also had his own hyperbolic claims about the episode in general.
I am so excited to see the horrified faces on all my co-workers when I walk into the office Monday morning, because people are going to be losing their minds. This weekend's episode is going to melt the internet.
The finale will end on someone dying –and your guess is as good as mine on who it’s going to be. We have more questions , but it’s hard to argue against that one being the alpha inquiry that’ll lead to horrified faces and melted internets.
You can check out the whole Access Hollywood interview below.
The Walking Dead Season 6 finale airs Sunday night on AMC. Now we can commence wondering why no Walking Dead-branded diapers exist.