Lauren Cohan’s Maggie says, “We have to get them. All of them.” She’s talking about The Reapers in the previous episode of TWD, “Promises Broken.” In the The Walking Dead Final Season part 1 finale, “For Blood,” Maggie and the Reapers leader Pope (Ritchie Coster) are out for each other’s blood. The Walking Dead Final Season Part 1 finale trailer previews each side going to war over Meridian — the community Maggie and her group, the Wardens, lost.
The Walking Dead Final Season Part 1 Finale Preview
Daryl (Norman Reedus) on the inside of Meridian’s wall with Leah (Lynn Collins) while Rosita (Christian Serratos) and Judith Grimes (Cailey Fleming) are among the survivors holding down the fort back in Alexandria.
The Walking Dead Final Season part 1 finale splits two storylines that, of course, will end in a cliffhanger. TWD returns early next year with Part 2 of season 11, which also consists of 8 episodes. All 16 remaining episodes of The Walking Dead’s final season will air in 2022.
“What I can tease is this conflict between the Reapers and our team on the outside, which includes Maggie, Negan, Gabriel (Seth Gilliam), and Elijah (Okea Eme-Akwari) at this point, and then our person on the inside, Daryl — all those things are starting to converge on each other. Also, we’re going to see that things in Alexandria are being pushed even more to the brink,” showrunner Angela Kang told EW ahead of “For Blood.”
Kong hopes to close out The Walking Dead Final Season Part 1 in a “big fun storyline” when “For Blood” premieres October 10 on AMC.
“So the way we approached it actually was kind of like a normal midseason finale, because we had worked on the general shape of episodes 1 through 9 before we knew that this was the last season. And then there some things that had to change along the way once we went and did the Season 10 extended episodes,” Kang explained of the season 10 bonus episodes that aired earlier this year. “And then there are a lot of things that changed along the way because we’re trying to hide our pandemic limitations, but there’s pandemic limitations in every single episode that we’ve produced and are producing. So there are certain things that we had planned to do in episode 8 that we just simply could not. But other than that, we’re trying to deliver on a big fun story line there.”
“It’s not going to totally close out all the stories because we’ve got a lot of threads going,” she teased, “but we’ll see things starting to crash together and get to a really a high point in the drama.”
The Walking Dead Final Season Part 1 finale, “For Blood,” is now streaming on AMC+ and premieres Sunday, October 10th on AMC.