The Walking Dead fans are passionate, but have zero chill about that finale
The time of year is coming up where we all get a little heartbroken by our favorite shows. The regular season is wrapping up, and for some, that means the death of your favorite characters (I’m still not OK with Shonda Rhimes for what she did to Meredith and Derek, but that’s for another time). Fans of The Walking Dead are the latest casualties of season finale deaths, and they are not happy about it. At all.
Season 6 just ended with a mystery around who Negan killed, and some fans refuse to wait until Season 7 before they get an answer — over 1,700 fans, in fact. One eager fan took it upon themselves to start a petition on Change.org to demand answers from the showrunners.
“I would like AMC to show us who Negan killed in the Season 6 finale of The Walking Dead,” the petition reads. “We want this either in an interim episode that borders Season 6 and 7, or a short R-Rated webisode that shows us the death in all its bloody glory. Either of these are fine as long as it’s released before May 30th.”
You’ve got to admire their initiative!
And their efforts worked. Greg Nicotero, the show’s executive producer and director, spoke out to the fans to say he couldn’t give them answers even if he wanted to. He said, “We didn’t have anybody there because we didn’t want even somebody on the crew or somebody there to go, ‘Oh I get it, I know what’s going to happen. So I think they were all gone. We built a little rig for Jeffrey [Dean Morgan] to hit so that there would be impact with the baseball bat.”
The whole thing is comical to an outsider like me. I’m not in the group of devoted The Walking Dead fans, so I don’t know what kind of cliffhangers the show has put them through already, but it is a contract you sign when you become a fan of a hit drama. The show will give you all the juicy story lines you could ask for, but they’re definitely going to frustrate you in the meantime. If you want happy endings, you’ve got to watch sitcoms.
With that being said, though, I really hope this petition works and the fans get the answers they want. Then maybe I can start my own and Derek Shepherd will come back again.
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