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Season 6 Finale Gets 90-minutes, But Will It Be a Cliffhanger?

Should fans start rioting now or later?


Earlier this week, AMC announced that the Season 6 finale of The Walking Dead will be an extended 90-minute episode, making it the third episode this season to breach the 60-minute mark. Since it has already been announced that Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s “Negan” will make his first appearance in the finale, it only seems appropriate to extend the episode – after all, fans won’t be complaining.

With Episode 16 only two short weeks away, one of the major questions in everyone’s mind is which character(s) will meet their demise? Many anticipated a major character death in the episodes leading up to the finale, however, last week’s episode “Twice As Far,” ended up killing off the lesser known newbie, Dr. Denise.

It seems that so much time has been put towards theories regarding who might die, without considering one major possibility: a cliffhanger. Season 6 has already utilized the dreaded cliffhanger multiple times this season; once when Glenn was “killed off” only to return a couple episodes later, and again during the midseason finale.

Is it remotely possible that the producers and writers of the hit zombie drama keep fans waiting until the Season 7 return in late 2016 to learn the fate of Negan’s victim? And, this is also assuming that the television series introduces Negan in the exact same way as The Walking Dead comic book series; by killing off a major character in the most twisted game of Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo ever played.

Fans like to say “If Daryl Dies, We Riot.” But with a possible cliffhanger looming for the Season 6 finale, we at have our pitch forks at the ready.

Do you think a cliffhanger ending is possible for the S6 finale? If so, how would you feel about it? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.

Sebastian Compagnucci

Sebastian Compagnucci

Sebastian is the lead host of The Walking Dead Enthusiasts Podcast. In his spare time, you can find him watching trashy reality television like Survivor and Big Brother.
Sebastian Compagnucci
  • Pat

    If Daryl dies, there will be riots.

  • Arobin08

    Oh god, it is a cliffhanger. And when we come back we find out it was Aaron.

    • Misschels01

      How do you know??

  • DamienDhark

    If Darryl dies you’ll be too busy balling your eyes out to do a darn thing. If you do a Who dies cliffhanger in en extended episode thats what will cause riots.

  • Carla

    I feel that TWD has already prolonged its plit this season with the intro of Negan. They really shouldn’t leave their fans guessing for 6 months. That would be very unfair.

  • dee

    Furious at the thought of a cliffhanger. Season 6 has already dragged.

  • sistermarybling

    Even Denise’s death shocked and upset me, so whoever meets Lucille will have the same impact on me. Love this show and all the characters, thank GOD it is only a show. A cliffhanger will not bother me as this show always has my interest and I anticipate the next episode.

  • Anne Nonneemouse

    This wasn’t a 90 minute episode, they just tacked on an extra half hour of commercials.

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