The Walking Dead has only 3 episodes until its season finale and showrunner Scott Gimple says this time, the season won’t end on a massive cliffhanger.
It was no surprise that The Walking Dead took a massive hit in ratings and viewers alike after the season 6 finale left fans on the largest metaphorical cliff known in TV history. Okay, that might be a little dramatic, but it was still a hiatus that left everyone begging for answers. So when they went into season 7, they knew things had to be done a little differently.
Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha Williams, Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa – The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Entertainment Weekly recently spoke with showrunner Scott Gimple about this finale coming up and how things leave off.
"“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.”"
We obviously know that the show isn’t going to slow down. That’s just not in The Walking Dead’s nature. But we do know now that when the season finally hits its sixteenth episode, our stress levels won’t be as bad as they were last year, a.k.a you can put down the Xanax.
"“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."
So, The Walking Dead fans, you can breath easy this time around because there is an ending.
The Walking Dead airs every Sunday at 9/8c on AMC.