Do you know what would be totally fucked? Opened ending in the finale where Negan would be picking the guy he killed... And he wouldn't kill him in that episode because it will have opened end...
I wouldn't be surprised. TWD11 said that we would find out who was killed EVENTUALLY.
I would think that it would be hard to keep that a secret due to seeing who was or was not on set for the next seasons filming.
That would COMPLETELY ruin the emotion of that scene if that happened.
I think that that is a very real possibility that they may end it there. Or the last line of the season is Negan saying, "Bring him up." And then the credits roll.
What do you think?