The Walking Dead Recap: Did Rick Grimes Die?

The Walking Dead said goodbye to an original star on Sunday night. 

And no, we’re not talking about one of the recurring players here. We’re talking about the character who kickstarted the franchise on the series premiere, Rick Grimes!

If you watch The Walking Dead online, you know that Rick was injured at the close of last week’s episode after trying to lure two herds of walkers away from his comrades. 

With Rick going in and out of consciousness, he met a lot of his fallen friends, and one of them was Shane aka the man who got jiggy with Rick’s wife, Lori while he was in a coma. 

It was a surprising scene because it took Rick all the way back to his days as a police officer, patrolling the streets of Atlanta with his BFF. 

It didn’t last long, however, and Rick found himself back in the present and a walker about to kill him. He managed to fight it and escaped with his horse. 

Yes, it may seem like Rick is invincible, but he has been fighting these zombies for several years, so it makes sense … kind of. 

Another ghost from the past Rick met was Hershel who told Rick it was okay for him to let go, and that Maggie was growing as a leader every single day. 

All of these visions seemed to want Rick to know that he could die and everyone would be able to move on if they had to. 

The most striking vision was Rick on a huge landscape filled with bodies, but the bodies were of everyone Rick’s ever been close to. 

It was harrowing for sure, but there was a beacon of hope in the form of the dearly departed Sasha. 

“’Cause you did your part like I did mine… like the others did before us,” she said.

“They gave us the strength that we needed to do what we had to do for the others, and the others draw strength from us. We make each other better, and it never ends.”

“It crosses over toward the brave and loving.” 

With that, Rick woke back up and was saved by Michonne and his friends, but he was not out of the woods. As he prepared to die, his girlfriend had some words for him. 

It’s not over,” she said. “We don’t die.”

That’s when we learned that Rick was still unconscious and he imagined the reunion. He continued to try and take the zombies away from his friends. 

Rick found dynamite on the bridge with the walkers who were about to make their way to the other communities, so he blew the bridge up.

Everyone was stunned by the loss of Rick, noting that he died a hero. However, he was well and truly alive down the river. 

Anne appeared and claimed she was going to save Rick from this horrible world.  

“It’s not a trick, not anymore. I’m trying to save a friend who saved me,” she claimed to the people on the walkie-talkie.

“I have something for you now. We have a deal?”

Rick and Anne were picked up by the chopper and taken well and truly away from the danger zone. 

What the eff just happened? As if that big twist was not bad enough, we were thrown straight into the future to meet a much older Judith who was leading the charge on a rescue mission. 

What are your thoughts on Rick’s last stand?

Hit the comments below. 


Rick Genest Commits Suicide; Lady Gaga Mourns Death of Music Video Co-Star

Rick Genest, a model best known to music fans for his appearance in Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” video, was found dead in his Montreal home on Wednesday.

He was 32 years old.

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According to local reports, the Canadian model took his own life, although no further details are available at this time.

In a message on Facebook, Genest’s management company said he “was loved by all those who had the chance to meet him and know him.”

Translated from French, this is what the message reads:

The whole dulcedo family is shocked and pained by this tragedy. Zombie boy, Rico, was loved by all those who had the chance to meet him and know him. Icon of the artistic scene and the fashion world, this innovator, against popular culture, has been able to charm all hearts.

We received the unfortunate news at the beginning of the afternoon and members of the team have come to support his family and relatives in this dark and difficult moment.

We want to present our deepest condolences and the legend will survive human.

Thank you zb for these beautiful moments in your company and for your radiant smile.

Lady Gaga, meanwhile, who has spoken out often about her own struggles with mental health and about the challenges others face in this area, also paid tribute to Genest on Instagram.

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T”he suicide of friend Rick Genest, Zombie Boy is beyond devastating,” the artist wrote, adding:

“We have to work harder to change the culture, bring Mental Health to the forefront and erase the stigma that we can’t talk about it. If you are suffering, call a friend or family today.

“We must save each other.”

The singer subsequently added two other messages along these same sad lines:


Kindness and mental health aren’t one time practices. They aren’t just to do list items.

This fall, in partnership with @btwfoundation, I’ll explore the power of habits to build cultures of kindness and wellness.


Science tells us that it takes 21 days to form a habit, if you are suffering from Mental Health issue I beckon for today to be your first day or a continuation of the work you’ve been doing.

Reach out if you’re in pain, and if you know someone who is, reach out to them too.

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Genest holds a Guinness World Record for the most insect tattoos on his body (a total of 176), as well as another record for the most human bone tattoos at 139.

Prior to his passing, Genest was involved with the Home Depot Canada Foundation, an organization that aims to bring awareness to youth homelessness.

Per iHeartRadio, Genest found work as a model after being featured in the Gaga’s aforementioned music video, modeling for magazines such as GQ, Vanity Fair, and Vogue Hommes.

May he rest in peace.