'The Walking Dead' season 6 finale spoilers: Fans may be headed to a 'painful summer,' says creator Robert Kirkman


With the looming 90-minute season finale of “The Walking Dead” tonight, more and more questions are starting to be raised instead of being answered.

While the AMC smash hit show has an ongoing tradition of losing a pivotal character by the end of every season, ongoing speculations state that “The Walking Dead” will end with a cliffhanger. The thriller may overlook the practice in exchange of the introduction of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and saving the reveal of who gets to die in the opening sequence of season 7. After all, show creator Robert Kirkman revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that loyal viewers of the show may be headed to a very painful summer.

“It’s entirely possible there’s going to be a painful summer for ‘Walking Dead’fans, but we’ll be back in October.”

The comment was backed up by series cast member Melissa McBride saying, “I’d agree with Robert. [The finale is] like falling into a black hole and wondering what is on the other side,” hinting that viewers will be left at the edge of their seats with no resolution on the dreaded character death. The 50-year-old actress plays Carol in the show.

Last week, a Facebook group devoted to spoilers for “The Walking Dead” called “The Spoiling Dead Fans” published a lengthy and very detailed description of what could be sequences in the season ender. The spoiler revealed that in an unusual turn of events, Daryl (Norman Reedus), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Rosita (Christian  Serratos) and Glenn (Steven Yeun) will be eventually joined by Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Maggie (Lauren Cohan), Carl (Chandler Riggs), Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Aaron (Ross Marquand), and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) in the Saviors headquarters and all of them will be facing Negan for the first time.

Furthermore, Negan’s introduction is also reportedly going to open up with a lengthy monologue filled with threats from the notorious villain. In the end, the Facebook page speculated that when Negan finally makes up his mind and chooses who to kill from his pool of hostages, the perspective will suddenly switch to the victim. Then, it will stay like that until it blacks out, and fans can only hear the ruckus until the credits finally roll.

The post has since then been taken down, but a screenshot of the write up has been saved and can be checked on Imgur.