Andrew Lincoln spills on The Walking Dead’s ‘epic’ season finale


The Walking Dead’s season 8 finale will be here before we know it. Andrew Lincoln previews what’s in store for the TWD cast.

The Walking Dead‘s latest season is coming to an end with only two episodes left. This makes us excited as well as sad since we will have to wait for what seems like forever for the next season.

Our favorite zombie (ahem, walker) show is known for having insane season finales that completely change the storyline (usually killing off several characters). So, what are we in store for with the season finale coming up on April 15?

Norman Reedus tells Entertainment Weekly that during the finale, four big parts of the story all happen at one time.

“There are four things that happen that could be the finale, and they all go off at once at the same time,” says Reedus. “They head in different directions, and they’re all individually as good as the next, and they’re all very, very satisfying. I like that about it. I like that it’s not just one person’s story. There are probably four, maybe five, different directions that the show could’ve ended on and it went in all of them. It’s very satisfying.”

As for the sheriff in town, Andrew Lincoln reveals his own thoughts about the season finale.

When it comes to all the action about to take place, Lincoln says “[T]his is a smorgasbord. I think you’ve got everything in this one. It’s quite an unusual structure, but it’s very emotional, I hope because that’s what I felt [while filming]. It’s epic.”

Does the emotional side mean there will be a major death? Please don’t let it be Michonne or Daryl! We still need to know what Carl wrote to Rick and Michonne in his letters because those will probably have a major effect on the upcoming episodes.

As for the hints Lincoln has left us with, we think the “unusual structure” could having something to do with Negan’s storyline as well as Georgie coming in to help. Those two are so different, and Georgie seems to be the saving grace for everyone at Hilltop.

On top of letting us know about the epic conclusion, Lincoln also gave us insight into the location. While we would assume the ending would be shot at Hilltop, Lincoln alludes to an entirely new area.

“The location we shot at was phenomenal and unusual,” Lincoln says. “I hope that it’s going to look on screen as good as it felt when we were shooting there.”

So does Andrew Lincoln like the ending?

“It does feel like it completes something,” Lincoln says. “But it also does feel that it offers a lot of interesting story arcs for the future, which is quite unusual.”

We love the shockers that The Walking Dead always offers during finales. Still, we’ll be sad for this season to end. Plus come on, Negan isn’t too bad to look at (Jeffery Dean Morgan is gorgeous), despite him being a bad guy on the show. Let’s hope him and his witty (but dark) one-liners don’t end on April 15.

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You can catch new episodes of The Walking Dead on AMC on Sundays at 8 p.m. CT.