Naturally, I never expected Rick to not die. They all saw it with their own eyes. He sacrifices himself by blowing up the bridge much to the sadness of the group. Waking up becomes Rick's mantra, and he keeps repeating it to himself—either as himself or via the memories of all his old friends—time and time again as he struggles to keep himself moving. Negan begged to be killed so he could be with his wife Lucille again. That loop, the closing of Rick Grimes' journey, is accomplished via a lot of fever dreams and a lot of Rick passing out.
And whom should she spot on the embankment? It also forced Daryl into a leadership position and Connie into a baby-saving situation. That was a rollicking rug pull. Rick and Shane talking in the car reminded the whole audience of just what the show has lost and why many consider the early seasons of the show to be its best. See also the kid in the first episode of season nine who is introduced and gets killed within the same episode. One particular scene that stood above others was when Rick was again dropped off his horse, and uses his gun to take out a few walkers, only for hundreds more to appear.
Gabriel finds out and after refusing to keep it a secret, Anne kidnaps him. The messaging here, even though Rick survived the entire ordeal, was that Rick could die because everyone who dies is a building block that helps everyone else grow stronger. Siddiq gives a eulogy as he was with them when it happened. I thought it would feel like a cheap shot. What's more, it seemed strange that none of these issues ever came to a head in the year and a half we skipped over. In the night, Carol burns them all alive in retaliation. Gimple March 12, 2017 2017-03-12 10.
Danai Gurira and Cohan have good chemistry as antagonists, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan has done a good job at deflating Negan's bluster into nothing more than a pathetic attempt to have someone else kill him because he lacks the wherewithal to kill himself. Justin is removed off the project but is abducted by an unknown group while on his way to the Sanctuary. But his significant other insisted that he fight to carry on. Carol begins to see her true colors and tells her she is not weak. Henry decides to go the Hilltop to learn how to be a blacksmith to help keep his home afloat.
While Michonne and Daryl in particular reeled from the loss, the chopper arrived a ways down the river to pick up Anne. Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee The Time Jump Finally we come to the time jump. She has a revolver and a small sword. After Ezekiel and Judith finish conversing on the radio, a voice sounds through asking if anyone is out there. Satrazemis LaToya Morgan March 3, 2019 2019-03-03 4. This is why the giant time jump at the end felt so great.
Maggie Greene surprisingly convinced Michonne to step aside so she could take out Negan without a fight. They Grow Up So Fast Time passed, as we met a new group of survivors who were about to meet their premature end. I enjoyed the Tyreese episode but he got a whole hour to talk to phantoms complete with dead characters returning and reflect on things too? After all, it's not about Rick, Carl, or any one person, it's about the world they've built, and the future of that world seems to be in steady hands. She insisted that Negan come into the light, where she finally saw him for the broken man that he is. When a walker knocked over a box of dynamite, he shot the explosives, sending the bridge up in flames. However, a new show-runner and a chance to freshen up the cast and plots might be enough to pull the show out of its doldrums. He ruthlessly teased her about killing Glenn, as he pretended not to remember his name.
From there, we fast-forwarded years — we could tell it was ages by how much the trees had grown from scene to scene — and joined in progress the flight of newbies Magna, Yumiko, Connie, Kelly and Luke from a bunch of walkers. Anyhow, Rick's journey was able to slyly skirt this convention in the final beats because - well - he didn't die! Gimple March 24, 2013 2013-03-24 10. That night, Maggie hangs Gregory publicly with the intent to not let it happen again. They played their part, like she played hers. Michonne followers and rescues her from a Walker and the two finally get their feelings out. Meanwhile, Anne attempts to have a Walker bite Gabriel but cannot bring herself to do it and knocking him unconscious again, she leaves him in the Heaps with a goodbye note. While Jesus and Aaron are out and about, they come across an injured and fatigued Rosita who informs them of Eugene's whereabouts.
January Channing Powell February 19, 2017 2017-02-19 11. . Be prepared for an emotional episode with some familiar faces from past seasons as Jon Bernthal, Scott Wilson and Sonequa Martin-Green return for a cameo appearance as previously announced. They are soon joined by Michonne, Magna, and Yumiko who provide their escape. They go in separate directions to divert the herd with Rick being thrown off his horse onto a concrete slab, impaling his torso with rebar and knocking him unconscious.