THE Walking Dead season 10 finale has been a long time coming, but according to the episode’s director, it will be well worth the wait.
In the penultimate episode fans looked on in horror as Beta (Ryan Hurst), enraged by the death of Alpha (Samantha Morton), marched The Whisperers’ horde of walkers on a tower filled with the allied communities’ survivors.
With production halted by the global coronavirus pandemic, the episode wasn’t followed up with the concluding instalment at the time.
However, when it’s finally released later this year, director Greg Nicotero has promised plenty of action.
"People's jaws are gonna drop, it's one of my favorite episodes of the season," he told FANDOM.
"What's great about our show, and what Angela [Kang, showrunner] has done so well, is really kept the momentum of the story moving forward. Where we last left everyone was that Beta and the horde was surrounding the tower, and the finale picks up right where we left off."
Aside from the grisly siege, Nicotero claimed plenty of loose ends would be tied up.
"There's a lot of character storylines that are [addressed] — you get little bits of information here, here, here, and you want to end that chapter and start the next chapter in the finale," he continued.
"We address lots of stuff with Daryl, lots of stuff with Negan, lots of stuff with Beta, lots of stuff with Carol."
He also confirmed the return of Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan), who will return to the show in next year’s season 11.
Nicotero added: "I think it's already been revealed that Maggie's return is in the finale, and it tees us up so well for Season 11 that it's a little agonizing for me to not be able to talk about it. Because the last two minutes of the finale, people's jaws are gonna drop."
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They finished the tweet saying: "And if you want to leave over this, then..." and added a two fingers up emoji.
In the last week, protests have taken place across the United States following the death of black man George Floyd.
The 46-year-old passed away after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes as he lay face down and handcuffed on the floor.