Credit: Gene Page/AMC Photo: Walkers Hang From the Ceiling in The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 12: “Still”

There’s a lot to fear when it comes to The Walking Dead Season 4 finale — especially when the word “brutality” is featured in the synopsis — but there’s also a lot to look forward to. This show is awesome and The Powers That Be always find ways to surprise us, even when we think we know what’s coming.

Comic book writer/producer Robert Kirkman talked to TheWalkingDead.com about Episode 16, “A,” and even though it’s his job to promote the series, he does seem pretty pumped to show fans what they did. “There are some moments in the finale that I think are some of the coolest stuff we’ve done in the show, and that’s the stuff I’m really excited about,” RK teased. “We’re wrapping this season up in pretty great form.” He warned that there’s a lot of “shock” coming and fans will be “startled” with what happens and we’ll be anticipating the return of Season 5 in October 2014.

We’re down for some cool stuff, and hopefully that’s what we’ll stay excited about instead of having our jaws on the floor from a shocking death or other crazy event. (Please don’t pull another Andrea with this finale! That’s all we ask!)

A while back, Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) told Vulture Ep 16 would be a "very ambitious" episode, adding "they went big with it."  An AMC exec teased, "We know where this season ends, which is not unlike when we got to the prison — it’s a glimpse of what Season 5 will be." They got to the prison on the Season 3 premiere, ending a long stint on the road by finally finding a safe haven. (For a while anyway.)  RK previously told TV Guide the second half of Season 4 would start bleak but end on a “more hopeful” note so it would make sense if they did find a new safe place.

Are you excited for the cool stuff of the finale? Worried about what will happen? Already dreading that horribly long wait until the October premiere? Share your thoughts below!

The Walking Dead Season 4 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.

Source: TheWalkingDead.com