Warning: spoilers for The Walking Dead season finale
If you’re a fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead, chances are you’re probably fairly pissed off right now. We knew Negan was coming, and we knew one of the main survivors would be dying once he finally showed up. However, we will have to wait until October to figure out which person he pummeled to death with a baseball bat. Everyone has his or her own opinion on the matter, but according to Jeffrey Dean Morgan: we need to trust that the writers will provide us with a great payoff next season. Here’s what he had to say:
I understand the fans’ frustration; I get that; that being said… I have to trust these writers and showrunners. They know what they’re doing; a lot of people watch for 6 seasons, and I believe that they’ll be back to see who met Lucille and as the story continues to grow.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan recently participated in a conference call with a group of reporters (via EW) and addressed everyone's collective concern over the Season 6 finale. He seems acutely aware of the general frustration that fans have about the finale, but he also implores us to trust the direction the writers and showrunners intend to take. Part of suspense involves not always giving the fans what they ask for, and – as he puts it – we should have faith that men like Scott Gimple and Greg Nicotero will absolutely pay off that cliffhanger ending.
However, the issue that people seem to have with that ending is not the fact the season ended on a cliffhanger. The bigger issues at play seem to be that The Walking Dead has frequently pulled this sort of move in recent episodes.
Luckily, the show has promised us a somewhat better payoff to the reveal of Negan. Being the optimists that we are, we feel comfortable taking Jeffrey Dean Morgan at his word that the opening to Season 7 of The Walking Dead will absolutely knock us over the head.
If you’ve got the guts, feel free to watch the heart wrenching final scene from the Season 6 finale below:
We will keep you posted regarding any and all details related to The Walking Dead. Be sure to tune in to AMC this coming Sunday for the season premiere of its sister series, Fear The Walking Dead, on AMC.
What did you think of The Walking Dead’s Season 6 finale? Do you like that the audience will be kept in suspense until October, or do you think we have waited long enough? Let us know what you think in the comments to keep the conversation going!
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