The Walking Dead and Rick Grimes are about to head their separate ways, which means that the entire Internet is collectively holding its breath in anticipation of the character’s big exit.
The exact circumstances of Andrew Lincoln’s departure are being kept firmly under lock and key for the time being, safely stowed away inside the AMC vaults, but according to the folks over at ComicBook.com, the latest promo for season 9, which aired tonight, may have already revealed when we’ll say goodbye. Apparently, it dubbed 9×04 and 9×05 as “Rick’s final two episodes.” That means that within 2 weeks from now, our fearless leader will be off the show for good.
We’re not crying, you’re crying!
From what we understand, episode 9×05 is titled “What Comes After” and looks set to be a Grimes-centric hour (appropriately so), with a previously released synopsis telling us that “Rick is forced to face the past as he struggles to maintain the safety of the communities and protect the future he and Carl envisioned.”
As for how he’ll be written out of the show, well, everyone expects Rick to be killed off as is often the case on TWD, though Lincoln’s been careful not to confirm or deny anything. What we do know is that he’s only got a short number of weeks left on The Walking Dead, and you’d best have a tissue box ready on November 4th when you tune in for “What Comes After.” Because no matter how the writers choose to part ways with Rick, you can bet that it’ll be a very emotional goodbye.
While we wait to learn more about what AMC has planned, tell us, how do you think Grimes will go? A bloody death, or a peaceful departure? Make yourself heard in the comments section down below!