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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?

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The Walking Dead Recap: Did Maggie Kill Negan?

Ever since the brutal murder of Glen on The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 1, the love of his life, Maggie has been desperately trying to find a way to avenge his death. 

Sunday’s episode of the AMC hit found Maggie arming herself to murder Negan, the former leader of the Saviors who carried out the deed. 

Jesus was on Maggie’s side, insisting that Rick was in the wrong for allowing Negan to breathe another day, but was another murder the way forward?

“I am,” she claimed after Jesus asked whether she was the right one to make the decision. “I’ll be back when it’s done.”

As Maggie set off on her fateful mission, Rick was learning a whole lot of bad news from Eugene. 

The bridge the communities were trying to restore was damaged beyond repair thanks to a storm, making all of the efforts a waste of time. 

Eugene felt awful that he couldn’t salvage the bridge and felt like if he had studied some different things he could have helped. 

It was a bad news day all round for Rick as he learned that Carol was taking her people back to the Kingdom and that Maggie was gearing up to kill Negan. 

Rick sent a message to Alexandria to keep Maggie away from the villain and set off to get there to deal with the situation. 

In a surprisingly silly move, Rick accepted a ride from Daryl, who took him in a different direction. That’s when Rick realized that his leadership was being called into question. 

The two men found themselves in a ditch and trying to get to the root cause of their issues, but Daryl admitted he would be ecstatic if Maggie took Negan out of the equation. 

“I’d die for you, and I would’ve died for Carl,” Daryl concluded. “But you’re chasing something for him that ain’t meant to be, man.”

While the men were hashing out their differences, Negan was trying to get closer to Michonne. Negan was having some sort of protest that found him refusing to eat food. 

“The hunger strike ends today,” Michonne complained, but Negan continued to imply that the two of them were very similar and that they would work well together. 

“Behind walls, bars, we die,” he said, before saying she was likely happy that she lost her son. 

“Because you know all he woulda done was make you weak,” the villain said. But Michonne was done listening to him. 

As if that was not enough action for one outing, Carol caught up with the Saviors and realized they knew all about the Oceansiders offing their people. 

The most surprising thing here was that Carol was retreating because she was leading her people home. 

“You’re a weak little woman who got in a lucky shot,” Jed laughed at her, and that’s when Carol opened fire. 

Back in Negan’s little cell, Michonne returned to make him aware that they couldn’t be more different, and that while he has nothing to live for, she has her daughter and will battle for the life she deserves. 

In the end, Rick had to do battle with herds of walkers and found himself falling off his horse and out cold. 

Rick’s final episode airs on AMC next week. Could he be turning into a walker?

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The Walking Dead Recap: Who’s The Killer?

The final path for Rick and Maggie is starting to take shape. 

As previously reported, both Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan are departing The Walking Dead during the first half of the current season. 

Sunday’s episode picked up Justin becoming a member of the undead, but all of the communities had no idea where he was. 

The Saviors were especially mad because they knew something happened to him, but the person was just going to get away with it. 

As all the communities tried to find him, Maggie noticed the reanimated version of him looking for some fine dining on the streets. 

Among the pool of suspects in the spate of disappearances were Daryl, Maggie, and Jadis. Daryl and Maggie have long been against the Saviors, and for a good reason. 

But Jadis had an alibi … or so we thought. Gabriel told the others she was him the night Justin went missing, so she could not be the one in the frame. 

After yet another big bust-up, Alden opened up to Rick about the Saviors feeling more at ease if they were trusted to have a firearm. 

Rick was not ready to reason with him and said that it was not out of the question. It was all a matter of finding out who was responsible for these disappearances. 

“You trust me, don’t you?” Alden said to Maggie. “How about trusting a few other people who’ve made a change?”

Rick ultimately grilled Daryl about the murder, and it showed just how fraught this friendship had become. 

“If I’d-a killed him, I’d-a killed him in plain sight,” Daryl complained, leading to Rick claiming that they were building a better future and they had to do their best to stick to it. 

But Daryl had heard it all before and felt like the Saviors took a lot of their comrades from them. 

“But killing each other when the world already belongs to the dead, it’s not the way, not anymore,” said Rick after claiming that killing is not the way forward anymore. 

Gabriel continued to question whether Jadis was only with him because she wanted a cover story for all of her misdeeds. 

The plot thickened when Jadis returned to her former stomping grounds, and brought out a walkie-talkie and called someone. 

“What do you have, an A or a B?” said the man who replied. “I paid my share,” she responded

After going back on forth on letters, Jadis said she would have an A by the next day. 

Okay then. 

When she returned to Gabriel she gave him the following offer:

“There’s another place that’s far from here,” she said, “but if we go together, we can get there.”

She was trading people for supplies for her people. But Gabriel did not want to help out and found himself knocked out. 

Daryl and Maggie found their way to a house that Cyndie once lived, and they found Cyndie, Bea and another girl going at it with Arat. 

The Saviors had murdered all of their friends and family, and that’s why they took action to take them down. 

After some back and forth, Maggie and Daryl allowed the women to murder Arat for his crimes. 

“We gave Rick’s way a chance,” she said. “It’s time to see Negan.”

What will become of these characters?

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The Walking Dead continues Sunday on AMC. 

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The Walking Dead Recap: Another Power Struggle Sets Up Lauren Cohan’s Exit

Building a better community is no easy task, and Rick learned the hard way on Sunday’s episode that he was not going to be able to blend these communities in the way he hoped. 

The episode was all about the revival of the bridge which was obliterated thanks to a storm. Without access, it was difficult to make supply runs, so it had to be fixed. 

While Aaron and Daryl were chatting as the communities rallied to fix the bridge, a fight broke out between Henry and a Savior named Justin. 

Henry was tasked with giving water in exchange for hard labor, and Justin did not want to play by the rules. But Henry proved that there would always be a punishment, so he knocked the man off his feet with a stick. 

As expected, it resulted in a full-on battle between everyone on the bridge. Rick arrived and was unimpressed that these people could not work together to secure the future of the blended community. 

Daryl continued to have doubts and told Rick that the Saviors would actually be an asset to them down the line if they’re already causing trouble. 

Daryl left the scene immediately when Rick defended why they were doing it, and it was down to Carol to let Rick know that he might be dreaming if he thinks any of this is going to work. 

Tensions were still high at the Hilltop following Gregory’s well-deserved execution. Tami Rose was not allowed to see her husband Earl for his involvement in the plot to kill Maggie. 

It didn’t stop Tami from trying to get more people on her side to turn against Maggie. The true shocker was that Jesus was not fully on board with Maggie. 

“I don’t know if she hanged Gregory for everyone, for herself or both,” he shared, “but I’m not against a grieving mother seeing her husband.”

Instead of fully turning against his friend, Jesus went to Maggie to find out where her head was truly at. He admitted that she was going way too far by ostracizing Earl and that there would be some pushback. These decisions were ballsy, according to him. 

This gave Maggie some food for thought, and she agreed to let Tami Rose visit her husband. Once his wife was gone, Earl got a visit from Maggie who wanted to know more about him. 

Earl was desperate to know why Gregory was the one who was killed, but Maggie skirted around giving an answer. It turns out; she wants to hold her cards close to her chest. 

“What I did to you was in me,” Earl confessed. “Gregory didn’t make me do anything.”

Okay then. 

Things took a wild turn when thanks to a siren not being sounded, the walkers showed up at the bridge, and the unarmed Saviors were sitting ducks. 

Jed was scared to death, and let go of the rope he was holding … allowing all of the lumber to crash down and trap Aaron’s arm. Rick managed to dispatch of most of the walkers, but there was no saving Aaron’s arm. 

Daryl tried to make sense of what went down and opted to blame Justin. He was supposed to sound a siren to send the walkers away, but he didn’t. 

His defense? 

The walkie-talkie was dead, and Daryl was not buying it. He went all in kept hitting the kid before Carol showed up to tell him to quit the BS. 

Back at the Hilltop, Maggie and Michonne got into it over the recent decisions. 

“We can talk about common laws, but I’m not giving up the right to do what I think is s best for my people,” Maggie said to her friend. 

They continued to bicker, and Maggie relented that she did not regret wiping Gregory out because he was a danger to everyone. 

Meanwhile, Justin continued to prove he was a loser when he lashed out at Rick, trying to throw all the blame on him for what went down. 

“Stitches won’t fix what I do to you,” Rick yelled after telling him to get the eff out of the Sanctuary. 

As for Aaron? He did not blame Rick for losing an arm. Instead, he said that his friend was a beacon of hope. 

“You changed all that, Rick. It’s not the end of the world anymore; it’s the start a whole new one,” he said. 

Rick closed off the hour by visiting his nemesis, Negan. 

“It was a hard day,” Rick said. “People were at each other’s throats… [But] when the day was done, they came together. Not all of ’em. But enough.”

“That’s a real pretty picture you paint there,” Negan responded. “When do I get to see it?”

“You’re gonna die behind these bars,” Rick snapped. 

In all honesty, if the likes of Jesus is worried about Maggie, then there’s a good chance she’s going to be relieved of her duties before long. 

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That could lead to her running off with her child or worse; she could be killed off. This is The Walking Dead!

What are your thoughts on the episode?

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The Walking Dead continues Sundays on AMC. 

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The Walking Dead Recap: Who Died?

The Walking Dead returned to AMC with a lot of surprises for longtime fans of the series. 

There was a time jump, two deaths, a proposal, blindsides and a whole lot of zombie action. 

The episode kicked off with a cute scene between Judith, Rick, and Michonne, showing that Alexandria really did manage to weather the storm. 

It was rising up thanks to the leadership in Rick, but there was a new mission for him and his allies to work on:

They embarked on a trip to Washington D.C. to garner supplies, but these weren’t the usual supplies these zombie slayers usually pick up. 

These ones would allow them to create transport that would not really on gas. Instead, they would rely on horses and a whole lot of manpower. 

That’s why the gang made their way to the Museum of Natural History because that was the best place to get some equipment to make carriages for the horses. 

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What followed was a tense scene as the group worked in tandem to get a carriage down a set of stairs and across a large room without making a noise. 

There were walkers right below them, and what made it even scarier was that it was a glass floor separating them. 

In a somewhat predictable chain of events, the ceiling gave way, and Ezekiel fell down. Thankfully there was a bit of rope that kept him dangling just long enough for his pals to save him. 

The first death of the hour came when the group was on the way back with the supplies. Walkers appeared from every direction. 

Ken did not want to see the horse die, so he quickly tried to slice the shackles to save it, but he gave up his own life in the process. 

One of the walkers feasted on his arm, and that was the end of him. His mother and father blamed Maggie for taking their son out to find supplies. 

Gregory was on hand to turn them against Maggie because that’s what the loser does. He always pops up to cause some drama. 

He successfully managed to get the boy’s father to try and murder Maggie as she was doing a midnight patrol around the Hilltop. 

Maggie was saved in the nick of time and went straight for Gregory’s place. The villain laughed at the very notion of trying to kill here before attempting to stab her on the spot. 

Maggie overpowered him and decided to call a town meeting. That involved bringing Rick over from Alexandria. 

Rick pleaded with Maggie to offer some assistance to the Saviors, but she was against it. If you watch The Walking Dead online, you will recall that she wanted Negan dead, but Rick saved him. 

Maggie offered a deal to Rick:

She will offer food and resources to the Saviors, but they will be the ones to build the bridge and provide most of the labor. 

Maggie then said that she was supposed to be in control of everything and that Rick was still grating on her nerves. 

She had a point, and Rick was genuinely blindsided by it. 

Maggie then executed Gregory, saying that everyone knows there are rules and she will inflict them on people if she so desires. 

Elsewhere, Daryl was freaking out when someone started writing “We are still Negan” on the walls of the Sanctuary. 

He confronted Rick about not wanting to work there anymore, but Rick said that someone else would have to take his place. 

Carol overheard the conversation and agreed to take over from her friend, so he had a break to get it together. 

We also learned that Carol and Ezekiel’s relationship was going from strength to strength. Ezekial even tried to propose marriage to Carol. 

She declined, and we’re left to wonder why. 

What did you think of the premiere? 

Are you on board? 

Hit the comments below. 

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Scott Wilson Dies; The Walking Dead Star Was 76

Scott Wilson, a veteran actor of the small screen and big screen, has passed away from complications related to Leukemia.

He was 76 years old.

Wilson had an extensive resume to his name at the time of his death, one that included well over 50 movie credits.

But he’s likely best known at this point for his long-running role on The Walking Dead of Hershel Greene.

In both the comic books on which the AMC drama is based, along with television series itself, Hershel was introduced by saving the life of Carl Grimes, the son of Rick Grimes, after the boy is shot by one of Hershel’s neighbors.

During his stint on the program, Greene served as the moral center of his group of survivors.

Wilson appeared on 37 episodes of The Walking Dead, debuting in 2011 and leaving in 2014.

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Scott’s rep, Dominic Mancini, spoke to TMZ and confirmed the cause of death fo the celebrity gossip website

He added that Wilson was “a national treasure, a calm voice, and a gentle spirit to everyone who came in contact with him.”

He reportedly passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles.

At The Walking Dead’s panel at New York Comic-Con just this week, showrunner Angela Kang said that Scott (along with former stars Sonequa Martin-Green and Jon Bernthal) would be returning for the upcoming ninth season.

It premieres this Sunday, October 7.

(This announcement took fans by surprise, considering Hershel was decapitated in the season four episode Too Far Gone, only to have his head turned into a zombie and then killed again in the later episode After.)

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While most modern TV fans know Wilson well from this role, he arrived to The Walking Dead after many decades in the entertainment industry.

Wilson’s career got underway in 1967 when he landed a role in the classic film, “In the Heat of the Night.”

He went on to appear in a multitude of other iconic movies, such as “In Cold Blood,” “The Great Gatsby” and “Dead Man Walking.”

Scott earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for playing Captain Billy Cupshaw in the 1980 film, “The Ninth Configuration.”

His other recent television roles include Hostiles, The OA, Damien and Bosch.

Tweeted Titus Welliver, the lead actor in the final show listed above, upon learning of Wilson’s passing:

Scott Wilson has departed. I am heartbroken. We are fewer. Go easy into the light brother.

Wilson’s survivors include his wife, Heavenly, an artist and attorney.

No memorial plans have been announced.

May the beloved actor rest in peace.

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The Walking Dead Season 9: What’s About to Go Down?

The Walking Dead Season 9 premieres on AMC on Sunday, October 7 at 9/8c.

It will feature the final run of episodes by Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, as the actor shocked fans by announcing his departure from the beloved series this summer.

"I love this show. It means everything to me. I love the people who make this show," Lincoln said at Comic-Con in July, adding at the time:

"I promise not to cry, I've done enough crying on screen. I'm particularly fond of the people who watch this show…

"This has been the most extraordinary, amazing, and beautiful experience of my career, and largely, because of you guys and the relationship we have here with you in this room and also rooms across America and the rest of the world."

Will Rick be killed off? It's very safe to assume.

But we get no indication in the official AMC synopsis of just how Rick will say goodbye.

Scroll down for a look at how the network is teasing the upcoming season; via this official summary and then a bevy of gorgeous character photos…

1. The Synopsis Begins as Follows…

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Last season brought the culmination of “All Out War,” which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan. With Negan’s life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him. By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group…

2. It Continues:

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Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick’s steadfast leadership. It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for our survivors…

3. And It Continues:

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As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.

4. Ready for a Look at the Main Players?

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AMC has shared the following collection of pretty awesome character/actor/actress photos in anticipation of Season 9. Check them out below!

5. Ross Marquand as Aaron

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6. Lauren Cohan as Maggie

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