The midseason finale of The Walking Dead airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC. And as Norman Reedus told Access Hollywood, everything is on the line as Rick and Daryl’s group tries to rescue Beth and Carol.
“The stakes are super high. Daryl keeps losing these girls! You go out on a run with Daryl, you get lost, so I think it’s super high. It’s super high to all of us.”
Rescuing Beth and Carol will not be the only focus of tonight’s Walking Dead. The midseason finale will also look at the D.C.-bound group and how they deal with Eugene’s revelation of not actually having a zombie cure, as well as Father Gabriel and where he has gone after escaping the church.
But Seth Gilliam, who plays Father Gabriel, told Entertainment Weekly that he doesn’t think his Walking Dead character is actually escaping anything.
“I think it’s more of an exploratory mission than an escape. And also, for someone who is not going to fight, the other alternative is fleeing, so having a little escape route, whether he is intending to leave for good or not, is just somewhat comforting for him.”
While Walking Dead executive producer Scott M. Gimple wouldn’t reveal anything to USA Today, he did mention how tonight’s midseason finale will be different from last year’s.
“[Last year’s midseason finale] was loud and had a million things going on at once. [Sunday’s hour] is a highly emotional episode with some of the most quiet, tense moments we’ve had with edge-of-your-seat tension. In one second, things change.”
And one of the things Gimple said would be a big factor in the Walking Dead midseason finale is trust.
“Do they trust Gabriel? Does Gabriel trust them? They trusted Eugene. Look where that got them.”
Josh McDermitt, who plays Eugene, added where his Walking Dead character stands as of now.
“This whole world is based on trust. That trust has been broken now. We’re going to see how he fights his way back into the group. He’s not necessarily everybody’s favorite at this point.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Walking Dead executive producer Gale Ann Hurd said it is highly likely someone will die in the midseason finale. Hurd advised Walking Dead fans to have a box of tissues beside them whilst watching the episode.
“I would say that would be a healthy and wise investment.”
Who do you think will die in tonight’s The Walking Dead?
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