Fans have been waiting for what feels like forever to see the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead that is scheduled to air on Valentine’s Day. The hiatus seems to have been the longest in the history of dramatic television. But while fans are waiting for this weekend’s premiere, the cast has already started interviewing about the season finale, and what they have been saying sends chills down your spine and a serious fear of the future.
EW spoke with Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) and Laura Cohen (Maggie Green) about the season finale that is scheduled to air on April 3rd. Both Lincoln and Cohen had a great deal to say about the upcoming finale and not a single bit of it was reassuring. Andrew Lincoln had the following to say.
“I felt sick to my stomach when I read the script. It was the first day in the whole six years of working on The Walking Dead that I was late for work because I woke up in the middle of the night and I couldn’t get back to sleep. I was so angry and frustrated and I felt sick. And that was just after reading it.”
Unfortunately Cohen’s reaction to the script wasn’t reassuring in the least.
“[Hearing] the word ‘finale’ gives me a physical reaction because it’s the hardest day on set that I’ve ever had in my life,” says Lauren Cohan with a sigh. “I never even imagined that as an actor you could have that experience. It’s one of the most raw experiences that I think any of us have ever had. Andy talks about being late to work; I didn’t want to go to work that day. It took a really, really long time for everybody to feel okay again after the finale, let’s put it that way.”
It is common knowledge by now that Negan (Jeffery Dean Morgan) is about to make a grand entrance into the post-apocalyptic world surrounding Alexandria and Rick’s crew. Anyone who follows the comics is aware that Negan is a vile, despicable villain and rips the group apart with his destruction. Based on the above comments on the upcoming season finale, it seems that he will stay true to form and show the group just how vile he can be. Fans may want to be prepared with a great deal of tissues, it seems that the impact will be felt in the deepest parts of your soul.