The mid-season finale was a huge shocker for fans of "The Walking Dead," but creator Robert Kirkman told EW Tuesday that the finale will be the biggest shocker yet, and no one -- no one -- is safe. Yes, that includes Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Daryl (Norman Reedus).
Since that bloody mid-season finale, the episodes have been exploring the characters in depth as they struggle to survive apart, but we've been traveling through the eye of the storm, and when that back end comes through this Sunday, expect massive destruction in its wake.
While Kirkman was careful not to give too much away, he did say that Rick would be pushed to his limits, and that would bring out a side of the character fans have never seen before. And if you're thinking that sounds familiar, think again.
"This is Rick Grimes being pushed to his absolute limit. And if you think you’ve seen that before, you haven’t. And the Rick Grimes that comes out of this is really going to shock people."
Uh-oh. Does that mean he's gonna turn to the dark side and become another Governor? Will he have to kill someone he cares about to save himself or Carl? We're talking about a man here who's lost his wife and thinks he's lost his baby girl and all he has left is his son.
Kirkman warns that this final episode is going to take things to a whole new level, and remember some of the previous levels reached in the series: a gray-haired patriarch being beheaded by a madman, a son shooting his mother in the head so she doesn't turn into a walker, and a crazy little girl put down with a bullet to the brain like Old Yeller.
You're scaring us, Kirkman. The bad kind of scaring us. Just be warned, as fans have said many times before, if Daryl Dixon dies we riot.
Kirkman also told fans to expect a cliffhanger that's going to make it very hard to wait for the next season to begin. Like it isn't bad enough under normal circumstances.
"The Walking Dead" finale airs this Sunday, March 30 on AMC.