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2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Features U.S. Walking Out to ‘Gangnam Style’

The 2018 Winter Olympics officially kicked off while everyone on this side of Earth was asleep … and while ya snoozed ya also lost out on Team USA walking out to “GANGNAM STYLE”!!! The U.S. of A was led by flag bearer and luger Erin Hamlin at the…

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The Walking Dead Finale Sparks Controversy, Slamming of Showrunner

SPOILER ALERT:

Do not read the following post unless you have seen The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 8.

Okay? Got it? Ready? Don’t say you haven’t been warned…

On the midseason finale of this beloved AMC drama, we learned that Carl Grimes had been bitten by a zombie and was knocking very loudly on death’s door.

Played by one of the drama’s original cast members, Chandler Riggs, Carl was believed be one of the few characters remaining who wasn’t in danger of being killed off.

Hence, the shocking reaction from fans.

Those who watch The Walking Dead online or on television obviously expected major deaths on a near-weekly basis.

But young Carl?!? Say it isn’t so.

It is so, however.

“Yes, Carl is going to die,” Riggs told The Hollywood Reporter after the finale aired, adding simply:

“There’s no way he can get back from that. His story is definitely coming to an end.”

Again, a long-time character bidding farewell is pretty much par for The Walking Dead course.

But this storyline has sparked a different reaction than prior deaths because Riggs’ father has actually come out and slammed the series of essentially firing his son.

“Watching [showrunner Scott] Gimple fire my son 2 weeks before his 18th birthday after telling him they wanted him for the next 3 years was disappointing,” William Riggs wrote on Facebook last night in a post that has since been deleted.

But this is the Internet.

It will live on forever.

“I never trusted Gimple or AMC but Chandler did,” William added.

“I know how much it hurt him.

“But we do absolutely know how lucky we have been to be a part of it all and appreciate all the love from fans all these years!”

In the graphic novels on which The Walking Dead is based, Carl does not die.

However, Chandler told The Hollywood Reporter that he was made aware of his character’s fate several months ago.

He told the outlet:

“I found out when I was doing rehearsals for episode six back in June. It was quite the shocker for me, Andy and everyone because I don’t think anyone saw it coming.

“It’s definitely not a bad thing because it has been awesome being on the show, but now I get to go and do a lot of other stuff that I haven’t gotten to do before.

“Scott wanted to meet in person because it was such a big deal.

“We had just finished rehearsing for a scene in episode six and he wanted to meet with me and my mom and dad and talk about what’s going to happen.”

Sounds a lot more diplomatic than his dad, doesn’t he?

The Walking Dead, meanwhile, returns to AMC Sunday, February 25, at 9/8c.

Were you stunned to see Carl go? Who do you think gets killed off next?

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The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 8 Recap: Who Is Dying?!

There’s only so long one side can have the upper hand in the war. 

That was the biggest takeaway from The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 8 which picked up in the immediate aftermath of Negan’s team managing to overthrow the walkers at the Sanctuary. 

Rick realized that there was about to be a whole lot of pushback from the villains, but before he got lost in his thoughts, Carol and Jerry conveniently picked up, and they got ready to find a way to save themselves. 

Everyone in Alexandria had no idea that Negan managed to get the upper hand, so things seemed to be going well for them. That all changed when Negan showed up and started yelling expletives through a megaphone. 

He told the Alexandrians to form a line outside their homes, and he would spare the person who was the sorriest about everything that happened. 

He threatened to bomb their homes if they did not follow his orders, and destroy the whole compound. Maggie was worried about the Saviors being there because she knew they would not come in peace. 

But Maggie knew straight away that something was not right when a tree was conveniently cut down to block the path back to the compound. 

That’s when a group of Saviors appeared and made it known that Negan was back and in charge. 

Carl sprung into action and tried to save all the Alexandrians he could because he knew that things were going to get worse with Negan back in power. 

Carl said he wanted to be the one to die for the sins of the past, but things took a turn when the bombs started exploding, and everyone worried about what was coming next. 

Dwight led a group of Saviors right to Daryl, Michonne, Tara, and Rosita, before turning the gun on his people to prove to the others he was the. 

The same drama was playing out at the Kingdom, and Ezekiel set off an explosion to lay waste to the place before the villains could take up residence. 

Maggie went into full-blown killer mode back at Hilltop and killed the Savior who had an answer for everything. 

Dwight tried to get Daryl to keep him as part of the group, or he would be killed, but Daryl only took notice when Dwight revealed that Eugene was the one who saved the Saviors. 

At the conclusion, Rick and Negan fought it out, but Rick realized it was too late and made off to meet with Michonne. The final portion of the episode found Carl being struck down with a zombie bite. 

Yes, the kid is dying!

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The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 7 Recap: Time for After

With just one episode to go before the midseason finale, The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 7 set the wheels in motion for what is sure to be a doozy of an end. 

When the episode got underway, Eugene knew the truth about Dwight’s betrayal but said that he would not reveal the truth to Negan. 

In fact, Eugene said that he would keep quiet if Dwight stopped working with the enemy. This confirmed that Eugene was done with his former team. 

It’s crazy how one little bit of power can make you become one of the most morally bankrupt characters on TV. 

Dwight was not ready to give up and told Eugene the Saviors had already lost the war. This was a tactic to try and get Eugene back on the side of his old people. 

Eugene was still very much against flipping on Negan, but Father Gabriel had a word with him about doing what was right. Oh, and Gabriel was dying of infections. 

That’s when Negan’s wife, Tanya appeared back in the mix and told Eugene they could still get on board with the plan to off Negan and end the war. 

After a somewhat awkward encounter with Negan, the tech wizard had a plan to use a remote control device to take an iPod emitting noise and create a device to lure the walkers away, 

Just when it seemed like his plan was working, Dwight appeared with a gun, ready to shoot. Yes, Eugene is in a lot of trouble. 

While that was going down,  the rest of the heroes were trying to take down the Sanctuary once and for all. They knew that creating an entrance would give the walkers a safe passage to take all of the Saviors down. 

As Daryl drove the truck to the Sanctuary, Eugene decided to defy Dwight’s orders and launch the flying object. Dwight shot it down, and the walkers made their way inside. 

Eugene then decided he was no longer a prisoner and turned to Negan with yet another plan to save everyone. He just needed Negan’s bullet making equipment to make it a success. 

Rick was still in the clutches of the Scavengers. He eventually plucked up the courage to take a walker down, attack one of Jadis’ henchman and even had a tussle with her. 

Rick asked Jadis one last time to think about what it would mean to join him and his team. She then decided that she was on Team Rick, but her loyalty is always wavering, so we will see how long she sticks it out. 

Rick said that he wanted to be the one to pull the trigger on Negan. 

When everyone assembled at the Sanctuary, the walkers were no more. This made Rick (and me!) question what was going on.

How will it end?

Find out next Sunday!

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The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 6 Recap: The End of the War

Who knew that Rick and his people would become pen pals while in the midst of war?

On The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 6, the various factions continued the war to end all wars, and everyone got caught up with one another via letters. 

Rick sent a letter that brought hope to all. He said they were winning the war, and that they would all meet up at the Sanctuary in two days to take Negan and his people out of the equation for good. 

Winning the war would make people happy, but Michonne and Rosita went on a mission to check what was really going on. A part of them did not believe Rick’s words, so they hit the road. 

The two ladies found out quickly what the other Saviors meant by “the fat lady.” It was a truck, and two Saviors were trying to get the music pumping to get the walkers away from the Sanctuary. 

A scuffle ensued, and the female Savior almost got away with the truck, but Daryl appeared in the nick of time and rammed the woman off the road. Things then took an exciting turn when it was revealed that they were headed for the Sanctuary with a truck full of explosives. 

Maybe they should try and get on board with their leader because this is just plain sad. 

Remember the man Carl encountered on The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 1? Carl went out of his way to find him this week, and he found out his name was Sadiq. 

Carl gave the man food and water and a lengthy excuse about why Rick flipped out on him. Sadiq opened up about killing a healthy dose of walkers because he felt like he was honoring his mother’s wishes by freeing their souls back into the world. 

In a weird way, it’s actually nice, right?!

The two formed an unlikely bond and Carl reiterated that he would be helping him from here on out, but what will Rick say about it?

Meanwhile, at the Hilltop, Jesus and Maggie continued to bicker over the prisoners that were delivered. Maggie was still bitter about what happened to Glen and felt like showing mercy to them would be a bad move. 

Maggie then chatted with Gregory who gave her an idea to build a compound for the prisoners. She announced they would be kept there, and treated well as long as they worked on the side of good. 

Oh, and Gregory was thrown into the pen. There goes his chance of making it back to being the leader. Maggie revealed that she was only keeping them alive in the event they are needed. 

Rick then went to Jadis and tried to negotiate a new deal. He wanted her to be part of a post-Saviors coalition, but she did not want anything to do with him and had him thrown in a shipping container with the letter “A” on it. 

This cannot be good. 

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