We're going to war! The Walking Dead may have ended on that explosive promise from Negan, but there was an awful lot of smaller — yet still significant — things going on in the season 7 finale.
We almost lost Michonne in a vicious rooftop fight with one of Jadis's treacherous cronies, and the relationship between her, Rick and Carl was one of the emotional touchpoints of the finale episode.
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#TheWalkingDead showrunner Scott Gimple told EW that there was an extra scene between Rick, Carl and Michonne — but it was cut from the finale. Dammit!
"There is a lovely scene with Rick and Carl with Michonne and I’m hoping I put it in the deleted scenes. I’m pretty sure I did. That sets up that moment a little bit between Rick and Negan. And I don’t feel we needed to set it up. But it was a lovely scene that kind of did. It was strictly about time. This was already an hour and a half episode. This was sort of a long scene and it wasn’t 100 percent necessary, but I really did like it and I believe it will be included as part of the deleted scenes."
It sounds like this unseen segment was pretty important to the events of the finale, because in Gimple's mind, it's still very much a part of the story:
"That scene in my mind absolutely did happen in the show. You just didn’t see it. And I think about that a lot. I think there are a lot of scenes that go on that we don’t see. And I could have followed any one of those characters throughout the whole day. It’s actually a very flummoxing sort of part of this. When you have an ensemble show and you want to have beginnings and middles and ends of each character’s story, you could easily tell those. It’s just a factor of time and also wanting to also keep things moving along and not overload the audience with information. Maybe in the future, we’ll be doing ensemble shows where we do all 18 characters and take a deep dive."
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