At this point, just about everyone knows that “The Walking Dead” is going to wrap up season 3 on Sunday night, and while there are not too many details readily available, we do know that there is going to be at least one major death (and maybe more), an intense battle between Rick and The Governor, and that it will by and large have a pretty “epic” feel to it.
But how is the show ultimately going to end up carrying over into season 4? This is certainly something that the show is aware of, although Glen Mazzara is no longer going to be the executive producer on the show, he tried to lay out the path ahead as a part of an interview with The Wrap:
“The season finale will set up season 4, but there’ll be a satisfying end to this season. I don’t think it’s fair to fans to leave too much of a cliffhanger…We’re going to look for some time of resolution that satisfies viewers at the end of the 16-episode run but also leaves questions so people are excited to come back for season 4.”
Meanwhile, the man behind Glenn (the character, in this case) in Steven Yeun also offered up the following small tease to Hollywood.com, which influences the importance of this episode in setting the stage:
“People are going to be surprised. I think they’re going to really dig it…It sets a great table [for Season 4].”
The past two season finales have set some sort of template, as they have made some shocking moves while at the same time hinting at a new potential setting for the next season. Will we see a change in the formula here? It’s to be seen, but that has to be something that the writers and producers have in mind while working on the show.
What do you think is going to happen in the finale, and how should the series carry over into season 4? If you want to read some more teasers from Laurie Holden about Andrea, you can do so over at the link here.