Norman Reedus says The Walking Dead finale channels Braveheart
Go ahead and picture Andrew Lincoln doing a jig. Because that’s what The Walking Dead star says he did upon reading the script for the season 7 finale that will air on April 2. It turns out he wasn’t the only one.
We asked Norman Reedus what he made of his costar’s dance moves and it appears the man who plays Daryl Dixon may have joined in himself. “I think he likes to do little jigs here and there,” says Reedus of Lincoln. “But I get it. I did the same thing when I read that one.”
Okay, we’re going to pause for the cause to allow you to now picture Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln “jigging” together. Take your time.… (First the bromance hug and now this? Amazing.)
But Reedus has good reason for slipping on his dancing shoes as he was happy to see the Alexandrians (and others) finally get up the gumption to take on Negan, something that has been building and will keep building until the finale. “I was like, yes, let’s get back to it!” Reedus says about reading the finale script. “It’s nice to finally let a window open up in this room and let some of this air out of here, and it’s nice to get some freedom and some dirt underneath your feet and start running towards killing this guy.”
So how does this year’s finale compare to ones from years past? Showrunner Scott M. Gimple has already promised that unlike last year’s cliffhanger, this one will have an “ending” of sorts. But Reedus says the season 7 ender is unique in other ways as well. “It’s completely different than all the other ones,” says Reedus. “It has similar elements, but it’s completely different, and, you know, there might be a little William Wallace in it.”
William Wallace?!? As in the knight and Guardian of Scotland who fought in the Wars of Scottish Independence and was played by Mel Gibson in the Oscar winning Best Picture Braveheart? Yep, that would be the one. It certainly makes sense if you look at Eugene’s hair, since Dr. Porter is probably the only individual in the zombie apocalypse who could competently challenge Gibson’s Wallace in a “mullet-off.”
Regardless, Reedus’ comparison pretty much confirms that we are indeed headed towards the events that take place in The Walking Dead’s celebrated “All Out War” arc. And that arc could begin on April 2.
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AMC's zombie thriller, based on the classic comic book serial created by Robert Kirkman.