Walking Dead Season Finale Won't Replicate Previous Cliffhanger Formula

The current, seventh season of "The Walking Dead" is rapidly approaching its end, but will its finale give fans the same mixture of anticipation, stomach-churning dread and unfinished business that was prompted by the show's season six cliffhanger? Apparently not, according to showrunner Scott Gimple.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gimple describes the season seven finale as "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."

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Elsewhere in the interview, Gimple described the creative team's approach to the end of season seven as being, “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," Gimple added.

Starring Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Melissa McBride as Carol Peleteir, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Green and Danai Gurira as Michonne, the Season 7 finale of "The Walking Dead" is scheduled to air April 2 on AMC.

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