When it comes to a season finale, expectations are high, and The Walking Dead has done is best to perfect the art. The show’s sixth season left fans gaping thanks to a cliffhanger that has since gone down in pop culture history, and season seven went down on a triumphant note as well. The loaded episode followed Rick’s gang as Alexandria prepared for war against Negan and the Saviors. However, there were a few scenes which had to be cut from the episode, and the showrunner of The Walking Dead is now detailing one of its more emotional snips.
“There is a lovely scene with Rick and Carl with Michonne and I’m hoping I put it in the deleted scenes,” Gimple said.
“I’m pretty sure I did,” he continued.” 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.”
In the finale, fans watched as Rick finally pushed the his followers to rise up against Negan. However, things go south as Negan and the Saviors bring some unexpected allies to their side. The finale of season seven forced fans to say goodbye to a fan-favorite character thanks to Sasha’s end, and Michonne was thought to be next though she ultimately survived. By the episode’s end, the survivors of the Savior’s ambush are left to stand in front of Rick, Maggie, and Ezekiel once the Kingdom’s soldiers arrive. The three make their place as leaders known in the war against Negan, and they group prepares for battle.