Robert Kirkman Says THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 Finale Is “Savage”

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walking-dead-rick-terminusWith just a few episodes left int he fourth season of The Walking Dead, many fans are getting a bit nervous to see it come to a close. That’s not just because we have to wait 6 months for the series to return either. If you’ve watched the previous seasons, then you know the final episodes usually mean disaster, carnage and death. No doubt this season will be any different and according to The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, the vicious trend will continue.

The comic writer and executive producer took part in his very first Reddit AMA last night and he was surprisingly open and revealing with the news he was sharing. Needless to say, things are looking grim for everyone involved, characters and fans alike. Not to mention, if you saw the latest poster for The Walking Dead (pictured), this only confirms something big is going down in the next few weeks. Kirkman was asked to describe the season final in one word and his response was: “Savage.”  

Honestly … people are going to be talking about this one. The cliffhanger at the end of Season 4 will make the wait between Seasons 4 and 5 the hardest wait we’ve ever had. ENJOY!”

One of the more interesting stories to be told this season involves Daryl, played by Norman Reedus, and Beth played by Emily Kinney. We saw quite a bit of development for these two, as well as some much anticipated back story for Daryl. The two became quite close after sharing some rather emotional scenes, leading some to believe that a romantic relationship may evolve given some time. Then, of course, we see Beth abducted by an unknown person or group. Kirkman shared a tiny bit of insight into what we can expect in the future for Beth.

“We will see Beth again … eventually,”

keep-calm-and-look-at-the-flowers-73I told you it was tiny. Will she be alive? Will it be this season? That always annoying game of “Let’s Wait & See” keeps rearing it’s head with this series, doesn’t it? Kirkman has been adamant in telling people that no character is safe in The Walking Dead and that even the fan favorites could meet their demise at any time.

“In my opinion, I feel like characters ripen like fruit. So while I wouldn’t say the more popular a character is the more likely they are to die, they do have to reach a certain level of popularity before they’ve ‘earned’ the death. No character is too popular to die. (Suck it, Reedus!)”

Many fans feel that just because a character is one of the main players and is often the glue for the group, they are an exception when it comes to deaths. Kirkman insists this is not true, for when he was asked if Rick Grimes, played be the always reliable Andrew Lincoln, is safe from the cold hands of death, he was once again very clear that NO ONE IS SAFE!

“ABSOLUTELY NOT. Although when I look in Andrew Lincoln’s piercing blue eyes, I feel safe.”

twd2Those caps are his, by the way. Will Rick make it to Terminus? Will Carl? MICHONNE?! Not long ago, we learned that Game of Thrones author George RR Martin had to reveal his plans for the final books of the Song of Ice And Fire series to the producers of the television show because the series is catching up to the books. Not a good problem to have. Kirkman was asked if this would be an issue with The Walking Dead, as the hit show is plugging along quite quickly at this point.

 “I’m comfortably ahead of the series. We do at least 12 issues a year (sometimes more), and the show does 16 a year … so it’s possible it could eventually catch up, but I’m currently so far ahead I don’t think it will happen. That said, George R.R. Martin better get to writing! I want my ‘Game of Thrones’!”

A lot to look forward to in the coming weeks and years (hopefully) as we see this awesome television show play out. I don’t think it’s a question of who will meet their demise in these closing episodes of season 4, but more a question of who will meet their demise. To find out, make sure you tune into AMC each Sunday night.

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