The Walking Dead season 5 finale is near, and many viewers are concerned about the fates of fan favorites like Daryl Dixon, Carol Peletier, and Glenn Rhee. If you don’t want to know which members of Rick Grimes’ group survive the finale, you might want to stop reading — huge spoilers lay ahead.
The Spoiling Dead Fans Facebook page has been spot-on with its Walking Dead spoilers all year long, so its information about the season finale is likely accurate. The site doesn’t usually get finale spoilers from its sources, but fans really lucked out this season. TSDF recently conducted a Q&A with a spoiler source, and one of the questions asked was if any members of Rick Grimes’ group die. Fans of Daryl Dixon better take a deep breath.
Just kidding! Norman Reedus’ character will make it through the 90-minute season finale (“Conquer”). And guess what? So will every other member of Rick’s “family!” On this show, it’s actually a surprise when no one dies. However, this tidbit of good news raises an interesting question about something Norman told Entertainment Tonight about The Walking Dead season finale.
“Wow, bring your Kleenex and you’ll be screaming at your television,” Reedus warned fans.
So why will fans be crying if no member of Rick’s group dies? According to the Spoiling Dead Fans, there won’t even be any gruesome death-by-walker scenes during the finale. However, there’s still the possibility that a few residents of Alexandria may die, and perhaps a popular character’s life will be in peril at the end of the episode. As the Inquistir previously reported, Jessie actress Alexandra Breckenridge has already revealed that the season 5 finale will be a cliffhanger. She also said that viewers will see Rick “unravel a little bit more.”
Perhaps Norman Reedus is predicting a lot of tears because Rick Grimes will suffer a huge heartbreak during the finale. Deanna might try to lock him up or exile him from the community, and it’s possible that an angry Pete will take advantage of his absence by killing Jessie and Sam. Even though many fans likely feel that they haven’t had enough time to grow attached to Jessie, they still might find it hard to watch Rick suffer such a terrible loss.
However, there’s also a good chance that Jessie and her boys will survive the finale — the teaser clip below shows that Carol can take care of business if her group leader can’t.
Carol isn’t the only survivor who will threaten an Alexandrian’s life — Glenn will find himself in a situation where he considers going full Rick Grimes on Nicholas. The loathsome liar will shoot Glenn in the shoulder, but of course Glenn will turn the tables. A scene in the promo below shows Glenn holding a gun to Nicholas’ head, but he decides against pulling the trigger. Hopefully he doesn’t live to regret this decision.
In other Walking Dead season finale news, Morgan Jones will finally pop again. He’ll be seen camping outside during the opening sequence, and Daryl Dixon and Aaron will take him back to Alexandria. Unfortunately, the Spoiling Dead Fans didn’t reveal whether Morgan will end up being friend or foe. Viewers will also get to see a few of the sadistic “Wolves” during the season finale, but TSDF‘s source didn’t say what the cold-blooded killers would be up to. UPROXX shared the plot synopsis for “Conquer,” and it sounds like the Wolves may show up at Alexandria’s gate near the end of the episode.
“Daryl finds himself in trouble while out on the run. Meanwhile, in Alexandria, Rick and his group continue to feel like outsiders as danger lurks near the gates.”
Perhaps Norman Reedus thinks fans will scream at their televisions because they don’t get to find out Daryl Dixon’s fate or what goes down with the Wolves. Fans of The Walking Dead comic book will also be upset to learn that Negan won’t make an appearance, and neither will the massive herd of walkers that overruns Alexandria.
Are you relieved that Daryl Dixon & Co. will survive the last episode of season 5 of The Walking Dead, or are you sort of disappointed by the lack of carnage? You’ll find out why Norman Reedus told you to keep those tissues handy when the finale airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.
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