The Walking Dead season 8 might be a little bit unusual, according to Andrew Lincoln. It feels just like yesterday that fans were trying to figure out what was going on with that old man Rick scene from this season's first trailer, but now The Walking Dead season 8 is nearing its end, which usually means something big is coming. In this case, according to Lincoln, the finale is going to take fans to an unusual place to go along with an unusual structure. The question is, can it manage to be satisfying?
According to star Norman Reedus, the Season 8 finale of The Walking Dead will feature four things that "go off at once at the same time." So we're going to be following several different events that all take place at once, which certainly qualifies as unusual. But that's not all. As Andrew Lincoln tells it, the final confrontation between Rick and Negan isn't going to be what many fans may expect. Here's what he had to say about it.
"I would say this 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]... The location we shot at was phenomenal and unusual, I hope that it's going to look on screen as good as it felt when we were shooting there."
This season has been taking on the All Out War storyline from The Walking Dead comics, which looks to be coming to a close after these final two episodes of the season. In the comics, the final battle between Rick and Negan takes place on The Hilltop. Within the framework of the show, it would also make sense for this confrontation to take place at the Sanctuary, but that doesn't seem to be the case, based on these comments from Andrew Lincoln. As for what this unusual yet phenomenal location could be? That's literally anyone's guess right now. Speaking a bit further, Lincoln says that The Walking Dead season 8 finale feels complete and won't leave us off on a cliffhanger, but also helps lay out some arcs for the future.
"It does feel like it completes something. But it also does feel that it offers a lot of interesting story arcs for the future, which is quite unusual."
Showrunner Scott M. Gimple has also said that they don't want to leave fans with another cliffhanger, which only served to frustrate many in both the season 6 and season 7 finales. This season has already seen some truly surprising and devastating deaths, but it's also seen ratings continue to decline for AMC. So there's definitely some pressure to set up something that fans will want to check out next season. The Walking Dead season 8 continues on April 8 on AMC with the episode Worth, before the season 8 finale comes our way on April 15. This news comes to us courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.