It’s never too early to start discussing the “Walking Dead” finale, right? We at least like to think this way, which is why we come to you bearing some additional news: This episode is going to be longer than usual.
Sources confirm that this particular episode, which is airing come the end of next month, will run in total 90 minutes including commercials. This means potentially 50% more zombie fighting than usual! Also, it means that there was simply too much footage to cram into a single hour, and larger ratings for AMC over a long period of time. “Sons of Anarchy” clearly proved that viewers are not going to turn away from your show simply because it is long.
Honestly, we are mostly surprised that the show has not run over before now. Then again, AMC does not typically extend many episodes of its shows. The last time they did this was the series premiere of “Better Call Saul,” which went for about an hour and fifteen minutes.
As for how “The Walking Dead” could end this season, one major thing to be watchful for here includes trying to figure out whether or not the Alexandria Safe Zone is really that. The group admittedly arrived there faster than we thought that they would, and on the surface, it seems night and day compared to Terminus. There are children laughing, it looks like a regular town, and there is no apparent threat of walkers coming in and biting people’s limbs off. Unfortunately, this is not a show with happy endings. If this was really a safe haven, wouldn’t the show be rather boring.
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