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“The Walking Dead” Mid-Season Finale Will Be Feature Length

How much you want to bet that someone dies?

“The Walking Dead” has become known for having season premieres and finales that extend beyond the usual 60-minute runtime, and the mid-season finale of Season 8 will be no exception. We’ve just learned that the finale, airing December 10, will be an 88-minute monster, which amounts to over an hour of the show + commercials!

Season 8’s mid-season finale will be the eighth of the season’s sixteen episodes, and Greg Nicotero, as usual, was the man in the director’s chair for the extended special.

At this time, we don’t have plot details or even an episode title, but we can expect that the mid-season finale will wrap up some major storylines while also leaving us on the edge of our seats for the second half of the season. After all, the show’s M.O. of late has been rebooting every 8 episodes, essentially giving us two big finales per season.

Many have already lost their lives during the war between Rick & Negan, and we expect that at least one major character won’t make it to Season 8’s second half.

Any guesses?



  • Jake

    I know who dies, but I am not going to spoil it. However, I expect lots of articles going up on the day after. It will be a game changer, and possibly the most shocking death this show has done.

    • Craig Yeaster

      Nice fairy tale Jake.

    • Necro

      Now I don’t want to know who, but you say “shocking”, now is it shocking cuz of who it is or shocking cuz of how it happens? Or in some rare cases is it both?

      • Jake

        Shocking of who it is. Not so much how this person or people die. Jaws will drop, and I don’t use that term lightly.

        • Anthony DeRouen

          Go away troll.

    • Please DM me the spoiler!

      • Jake

        I don’t have any way to direct message it, unless you want to post your email.

          • WALKTER

            lol, someone’s getting a pile of dick pics.

          • Jake

            Sent, but don’t post it on public forums please.

      • Travis_Bickle

        Spoiler…the show sucks.

        • Davidaja

          LOL, that ain’t exactly a spoiler…

    • scream4ever

      I’m gonna guess Judith, given the speculation that the little girl in the future scene is actually Gracie.

    • JoeInTheBox

      I saw what you mean, and it’s definitely interesting. Not sure it’ll bring back viewers who had given up on the show, but it does shake up the status a bit.

      • Jake

        Oh if anything, I think it turn off more viewers. There will be some pissed off people for sure.

        • JoeInTheBox

          I think people will be turned off more if the show doesn’t change it’s storytelling style as a result of this death. More often than not, it’s not that these shocking deaths turn people away, it’s that the story arcs are largely the same. Rinse and repeat, ever since The Governor, but to be fair, ever since the beginning with Shane taking up the BIG VILLAIN spot.

          The characters and actors change, but the story is always the same. Go somewhere new, meet a new intimidating force, then build to the confrontation.

        • Anthony DeRouen

          Doubt that. This show has been bleeding viewers for mutiple seasons, and is stuck in the mud. Anyone but Rick’s own death won’t matter at this point.

  • Necro

    I’d like to try to guess, but with this show who the fuck knows anymore! I will say I hope something big happens that triggers a response like “what the fuck?!” or “man I didn’t see that one coming!” is in order and looooooooonnnnnnnnnngggggggg overdue! So whatever that might be (a couple of things actually) like ‘Eugene’ being skinned alive, then eaten, one of the main characters dying: ‘Rick, Carol, Darryl, Carl, & Maggie’, or multiple deaths of ‘long time’ characters would be good for me personally!

    • Jake

      : ) hmmmm

  • Brian Commeans

    First time long time.
    I haven’t watched the show for ages,but I have followed articles and even read occasional recaps.
    How did this show become such a soap opera? If we are to suspend some reality to allow the show to exist,how has no one died because of a plague or disease or whatever may spring up as a result of all the dead bodies?
    I personally think the show should move on from the Days Of Our Lives to being the show it was when it started.

    • Q.

      How is this show even remotely a soap opera? It’s episodic … but not operatic.

  • James Haralson

    Who all thinks that Gaberial is working Negan?

  • Travis_Bickle

    Mid-season finale will be boring and unwatchable.

    • The chicken man

      You are boring and unwatchable. Boom!

      • Travis_Bickle

        You cut me real deep there

        • The chicken man

          Somehow I doubt that.

          • Travis_Bickle

            Naw, I understand some people are still fans of the show…i’m not sure why…but I understand.

    • Matty Ice 2016

      Works just like a sleeping pill.

      • Travis_Bickle

        At least it’s good for something!

        • Mike Lalande

          Why do you watch it then asshole

          • Travis_Bickle

            I don’t asshole

          • Travis_Bickle

            Congratulations on your 3rd post in four years.

        • Kristin Damms

          If you don’t like it then don’t watch it !

          • Travis_Bickle

            I don’t

  • llcc1103

    This show is god awful

    • Chase LeValley

      Not as god awful as that comment.

    • Pf Mahan

      I prefer it to most motion pictures

      • Travis_Bickle

        That doesn’t say much with the crapfest of movies that came out in the last year.

  • NiggerFaggot

    I think this will actually be pretty good since this season has been better than the rest and the extended episode would actually work.

    • theundead

      It’s a repetitive soap opera

    • Matty Ice 2016

      Nice name. Geez.

      • KnegaKnick

        Flagged. Hopefully the mods do something.

        • Matty Ice 2016

          Hope so. Nothing clever there. Geez.

  • Matty Ice 2016

    Oh good. I have been having trouble sleeping. This will ensure I get a nice long nap. This show is incredibly boring and stupid. All the gunfights and nobody gets hit. The other night the dude with the machine gun in the back of the truck? Rubbish!!!

    • GunsOfNavarone

      The same 50 cal Rambo had in John Rambo which he managed to take out a full truck full of militia and a gunboat with. But the saviors can’t take out one shitty jeep.

      • Matty Ice 2016

        I know !!! He should have cut Rick And Darrell to pieces shooting directly at them. Could have done it with his eyes closed. This series has Jumped The Shark.

        • GunsOfNavarone

          I’d like to know what Ricks windshield was made out of, it’s got to be gorilla glass!

    • Kristin Damms

      Then don’t watch it if you think it’s as you say “rubbish.” It’s that simple.

    • Chance LeBoeuf

      Do all you people complaining just hate watch the show, or is it secretly like your favorite thing? Because goddamn, this show continues to be the most watched thing on TV, and it’s not like any of you people complaining every episode have dropped it because you still seem to keep up with episodes.

      I don’t know about you, but I don’t force myself to watch stuff I hate. But enjoy it.

  • plutohiller

    I still watch the show and enjoy it, but there is no denying it has been dragged out. I love AMC shows, and all the best one’s have a limited amount of seasons. Turn, Halt and Catch Fire, Breaking Bad, Hell on Wheels, all four or five seasons. Because of the cult following the comic has (aside from the cult following the show now has of haters) and the massive numbers each episode has brought in over the years (even with dropping viewership), they have made each season 16 episodes and claim they don’t see an end in sight. By the time the series finally ends, I’m sure it could have been summarized nicely in 6 seasons, tops. It would be nice if the Marvel Universe would come to an end as well. Unfortunately, we live in a time when most things are over-saturated. Comic adaptations, Fast and Furious franchise, celebrity careers, cell phone models, loot-boxes, and general middle fingers to consumers of just about everything.

  • FlixtheCat

    “which amounts to over an hour of the show + commercials!”

    HAh. Yep.

  • Tyler McPherson

    Mid season finale will end the All Out War storyline and the second half of the season will be Whisperers.

  • Dennis Giles

    So to summarise 70 mins of speeches about “kicking ass” and 10 mins of Carl,Negan,and Gabriel in a water park in Florida ?

  • American Atheist

    Daryl will die mid-season and be replaced by Dwight. Ezekiel will die at the end of the season starting the Whisperers confrontation.

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