WASHINGTON, March 30, 2014–For fans of “The Walking Dead,” that time of year we loathe and anticipate with equal vigor has arrived; the final episode of a season. This means seven long months before the start of a new season, but it also means we finally learn which key character will die.
Last year it was relatively easy predicting that Andrea would die at the end of the season because too many fans had expressed a desire for her demise for the writers to ignore. But this year, with our weary travelers scattered to the four winds and slowly trying to find their way back to each other, the guessing game is a lot more complicated.
“The Walking Dead” producer Robert Kirkman has already warned us that tonight’s episode will be a shocker. For fans this has come to mean someone key will die, but just who will die is anybody’s guess.
Last week we saw the heartwarming reunion of Maggie and Glenn. In typical “Walking Dead” style, that means killing off one or both of them this week is possible.
After returning from her exile just in time to save a couple of the kids, will Carol’s enthusiasm for making the hard decisions about the death of others finally catch up to her or will she be back for season five even stronger and more deadly?
This season we also watched a much stronger Carl emerge while Rick still struggled to heal his physical as well as psychological wounds. The actor who plays Rick, (Andrew Lincoln,) is the key guest on “The Talking Dead” tonight; not a guarantee that he will be killed off but if past episodes are any indication, a tantalizing hint that cannot be ignored.
If you put any stock in odds makers, Glenn, Carol and Beth are the “favorites” for becoming zombie fodder tonight. But don’t bet the farm because if we have learned anything from watching four seasons it is to expect the unexpected when it comes to “The Walking Dead.”
If the past is any indication, tonight’s episode should be packed full of subtle hints and tantalizing glimpses of next season’s possibilities that are more than one set of eyes can hope to capture.
Communities Digital News will be hosting a live chat tonight so fans can combine their insight and instinct in deciphering the many nuances always present in a season finale of “The Walking Dead.”
“The Walking Dead” airs at 9 p.m. on AMC – Join our Live Chat here starting with last weeks rerun. Plenty to talk about – newly announced spin off? Who is going to die? How will everyone react to Carol? Join us – Don’t Watch Alone