Season 6 of The Walking Dead ended on a cliffhanger.
The Biggest Bad’s arrival had been teased for the second half of the season, and finally, in the last segment, Negan arrives after a dramatic buildup of tension. Then, he kills someone with a barbed-wire-wrapped bat.
Fade to black.
Look, it was a nice cliffhanger. Not that I’m a fan of cliffhangers. But we’re talking about a TV season finale, and that sort of nonsense is to be expected.
What peeved me was the writers’ explanation for it on The Talking Dead:
I would have preferred him to skip the BS literary excuse: “The cliffhanger isn’t the story…. The story of who died…is the story for season 7.” Sorry, dude. The story for season 7 is how the survivors carry on after this character’s death and with the complications of Psychopath Negan. That excuse would only be true if we spent all of season 7 trying to figure out who died. Or even who killed him or her.
I expect a lot out of The Walking Dead’s writers. They are very good and obviously put a lot of thought and detail into their plots and characterizations. It’s fine if they wanted a cliffhanger, but don’t give me that BS literary excuse.