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Kirkman on Midseason – “Deadly, Unexpected Events to Unfold”

robert-kirkman-interviewIt’s safe to say that this has been one of the most highly anticipated seasons of The Walking Dead since its creation. With Scott Gimple taking complete reigns over the show, he’s made it his own – his attention to detail and dedication to the comic book source material has shown through and through. Season 5 has been pursuing some major story lines in only the first 6 episodes – the adventures of Beth; Eugene’s big reveal about Washington D.C.; the Terminus/Hunters massacre, to name a few. As we steadily (and rather quickly) approach the midseason finale, everything seems to be coming to a head.

With that, fan theories and potential spoilers for the midseason finale have been making the rounds across the web. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Robert Kirkman weighed in with his teasers for the midseason finale, adding additional fuel to the fire.

“This confrontation is definitely going to be substantially different from the confrontation with The Governor or Gareth,” Kirkman told them of the upcoming attack on Grady Memorial Hospital. “We do continue to evolve these human-to-human conflicts in very interesting ways and this is no different. There’s going to be some pretty unexpected events in our midseason finale, which is as it should be. On scale of one to 10, I’d say [the midseason finale is] pretty deadly.”

Hmm, unexpected events? At this point, I honestly believe Robert Kirkman probably hears 99% of the fan rumors that are created – sometimes he even takes the time to respond to them via Twitter. But what’s more interesting is that Kirkman could be alluding to any number of events that fans haven’t even thought of.

As of now, fans are speculating that either Beth and/or Carol will meet their demise in the midseason finale. With such widespread speculations already going around the internet for a number of weeks, could Kirkman be suggesting that fans might be completely caught off guard regarding a major character death in the midseason finale? Honestly, I wouldn’t hate it – I would love nothing more than for The Walking Dead to surprise the shit out of me.

That being said, what do you guys think the “deadly, unexpected events” might be? Other than the obvious (Beth and/or Carol), what other main character(s) could get the axe in the midseason finale? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below!

Sebastian C.