All Out War has been packed with more individual storylines than nearly any previous season of the series. From Carl’s demise to Simon’s shocking takeover of the Saviors to Rick’s grief to Dwight’s two-facedness to Oceanside’s reluctance to join the fight to Jadis’ loss of community to Morgan’s loss of mental fortitude to seemingly a dozen other mini-storylines…there have been a lot of balls in the air. And with four episodes remaining it’s no wonder fans have wondered how they’ll get closure on even half of them.
According to Norman Reedus, most of them will wrap up by season’s end. “There are four things that happen that could be the finale, and they all go off at once at the same time,” Reedus told Entertainment Weekly. “They head in different directions, and they’re all individually as good as the next, and they’re all very, very satisfying. I like that about it. I like that it’s not just one person’s story. There are probably four, maybe five, different directions that the show could’ve ended on and it went in all of them. It’s very satisfying.”
This isn’t the first time Reedus has commented on All Our War’s satisfying closure. Back in February he also told EW, “It’s all resolution. “It’s all the tying up of these ends of what’s laid out in front of us in all these different directions…There’s been all this action and all the fighting and all these different factions that have been splitting off in these different directions, and it all kind of comes together in the end with closure in several different avenues.”
Will one of those wrapped-up storylines involve Daryl’s tumultuous relationship with Dwight? “We all do horrible things in this world and Dwight did a bunch of crappy stuff and Daryl gets it,” Norman Reedus said. “…and Daryl knows that Dwight’s operating from a place of fear. Not to give anything away, but I’m very happy with that storyline going forward.”
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