What will we find in Season 9? Furthermore, one of the best things about Negan's imprisonment in the comics is the way it offers the opportunity to deepen his relationship with Carl, one of its most unlikely but strongest by that stage, which again can no longer happen. While improvement is subjective, change is definitely a-coming. The finale serves as a point of closure for the show's narrative up to this point, with Season 9 set to go in a new direction, according to Gimple.
The season 8 finale of The Walking Dead took care of plenty of business on Sunday night.
Being a slave to the comics won't help anyone at this stage. I still don't see any real reason why Carl had to die to justify the ending of the season.
Victor Strand went from con artist to business man, but that doesn't mean he's gone totally legit.
This attitude could get them in trouble in the future.
The Walking Dead season 8 has been plagued by arthouse-style montages, strangely-formatted episodes that mess with chronology, and other weird filmmaking choices to try and make it into something it's not. It serves as a new beginning for The Walking Dead and its characters.
Al wants to know "one real thing" before Morgan goes: "Why'd you leave Virginia?" Keep it simple, and we'll come flooding back in droves.
Rick tells Siddiq to save Negan, not simply to honor Carl, but to show himself and the groups watching that there is a better way. That's interesting. That's new. Or do they? Before the series spends it's final few scenes flashing forward to the future, we see a wide shot of Rick sitting against the tree where he just took down Negan.
Cohan (whose distressed reaction to Rick's let-him-live decision was the best part of the episode) nabbed the lead role in the ABC pilot Whiskey Cavalier, which, coupled with her lack of contract, could make fulfilling her Walking Dead duties hard.
The Walking Dead " s season opened with an Islamic hadith, with calls for mercy. He spent the episode inexplicably sparing people he had every reason to kill, too.
Forget about serialising everything; there's definitely more room to explore these characters. One problem: Eugene chose to sabotage the Saviors by making bullets that would backfire instead. The ensemble cast was one of The Walking Dead's biggest strengths - so use them. They'll be dealing with things we haven't seen them deal with before and dealing with each other in ways we haven't seen before.
Seriously. It's a exhausted trope now.
In a vicious fervour she hinted: "We're going to bide our time, wait for our moment and then we're going to show him".
"I lose people and then I lose myself", he replies.
It is the voice of Daryl, crossbow in hand, fully supportive of Maggie's decision for an eventual reckoning to come...
"When we did do that, and what Lauren does with that scene is like Michael Corleone", Gimple said.
As for why Lincoln, McBride, and Payne were the only "The Walking Dead" stars to cross over to "Fear the Walking Dead" with James, Goldberg's fellow showrunner Andrew Chambliss pointed out that Rick, Carol, and Jesus are three characters Morgan has very different relationships with.
"It was like, 'how can I get him to stop calling me about Negan?". If Rick can be bumped off, then so could anyone else, at any time. Intuitively, viewers who didn't bail on the show during its arduous, tedious war knew that eventually, somebody was going to have say, "Guys, what's our end game here?"