Tomorrow is finally the day we’ve been impatiently waiting for since the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead. Rick and the gang are back!
But who will survive and who will die? Because according to executive producer Robert Kirkman, “Some people are going to die, that is one hundred percent true.”
I mean, we really should expect that after watching this show for so long. At the same time though, you try not to think about it as the group we love becomes smaller and smaller.
When it comes to Rick and how he’ll handle things once they have to deal with life outside of Alexandria again, we might see another change in Grimes’ view of how to adapt.
“Well, anyone who’s been paying attention to the show knows that Rick’s views are always evolving, and I think that’s one of his strengths. As he experiences more, as he learns more, his viewpoint changes, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse, but he is constantly trying to feel his way around this new world and adapting to it,” Kirkman explained.
He also went on to say, “I would say that moving forward, I would expect things to be no different. Just because in the first half of the season he felt one way doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s going to be that way moving forward, and I would say that the loss of Deanna, and everything that he had learned from her during his time in Alexandria is going to have a meaningful impact on him that is going to change the way he’s thinking moving forward.”
As for Daryl? Well, get ready for some pissed off Dixon during the second half of this season. And even though we already know Negan is coming, there are still some surprises in store for us.
“There’s so much chaos happening in the second half. As far as Daryl is concerned, he is pissed off. He’s had his stuff taken from him. He put himself out there and trusted some people, and it did backfire on him, and I think he comes back super pissed off. There’s a lot of that element for me. I mean, I know you know the bad guys that are coming. It’s been announced and well displayed for everyone to see, but there’s definite surprises coming with all of that, and you know, it’s battle time,” Norman Reedus told Entertainment Weekly.
And just how angry will Daryl get?
According to Reedus, “He’s headstrong now, and he’s kind of turning into the same sort of aggressive person he was in the first part of the show, going back to his roots. I think he would definitely be making Merle proud right now.”
That’s comforting. Merle wasn’t exactly the type of person you’d want to make proud, at least in the beginning. So it should be interesting seeing what Daryl does the rest of this season.
Until next time, take a deep breath, try to prepare yourself for the emotional damage the mid-season premiere will cause us and have a Happy Valentine’s Day with The Walking Dead at 9pm this Sunday!