It coincided close to the start of Negan's reign on The Walking Dead and resulted in a fun interaction with his TV dad-who definitely handled it a lot better than Negan would've.
"However, Gimple has promised that instead of being a ".very claustrophobic descent into darkness" like the season six finale, this yeat's final episode ".is more expansive - in tone and location and characters".
Speaking to press including Express.co.uk at the London Stop of The Walking Dead Euro Tour, he noted that momentum is building as Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) and his group prepare for war with Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). There will be truly terrible moments, betrayals, but at the same time very attractive moments with love, redemption and friendship!
However, just because Season 7 won't end quite as brutally as Season 6 doesn't mean that there won't be casualties. "Well, there are losses", Gimple admits.
We wouldn't expect The Walking Dead to return the tongue-in-cheek favor, but feel free to devise psychotic shared universe theories in the meantime. Scott Gimple revealed: "There will be losses, there are more and more things at stake". The finale is titled The First Day of the Rest of Your Life and it will air on April 2.
The stakes continue to grow higher as paths cross; the group enacts an intricate plan.