“When I read the script, I was a bit concerned when I slit his throat, because up until now, Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been wonderful, and one of the greatest assets he has brought to the show is the fact that at the end of each season, he does a three-page monologue”. Season 9, however, isn’t too far away.
Following the showdown, everyone had to figure out more of what the future was going to hold. While improvement is subjective, change is definitely a-coming.
Warning! MAJOR SPOILERS for The Walking Dead season 8 finale ahead! “I think it’s a fantastic opening scene, I think it’s courageous, I think it’s amusing, I think it’s touching, I think it’s a brilliant introduction of a character and a brilliant introduction of the world and where we are”. TV rules should dictate that anything more than 13 episodes is in danger of stretching things a little too thin. This hesitation from Negan would make a lot more sense if the show cut some of the filler that keeps this story barely ticking along for more than an episode of the two sharing some common ground. It echoed their first meaningful encounter with the group as they carried Maggie (Lauren Cohan) through the woods as she suffered a awful bout of plot convenience disease (who may or may not be pregnant considering how they’ve ignored that aspect for the past year-and-a-half or so),. Give us 8 (or 10, max) episodes, so every minute can mean something.
Not only that, but he found a kindred spirit in John and Al was able to get him to open up about his past and his feelings, even if it was only for a short while. And she’s not giving up on making sure that Negan gets killed. Heck, an 18-month break might even work wonders for both the cast and crew, who look to be going through the motions thanks to the hectic workload.
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The Walking Dead as it has been known for eight years is over.
While we still don’t know which character will be crossing over along with Morgan, several media outlets are speculating the involvement of characters like Norman Reedus’ Daryl, Corey Hawkins’ Heath and Lauran Cohan’s Maggie. And we finally, finally got our Eugene back.
Maggie and Daryl, on the other hand, feel that Rick made a poor decision in not killing Negan. That’s interesting. That’s new. It seems after a season of All Out War, we’re heading to at least a couple episode arcs of a civil war between the Hilltop and Alexandria. “In that fleeting moment, that’s when he decides, ‘If I continue with this and don’t try to save this man’s life, it’s over.’ It ultimately is a story about restraint rather than revenge and love rather than hate, which has always been integral to our show”. This makes Negan hesitate slightly, nearly appearing to break Negan emotionally, giving Rick just enough time to use a shard of broken class from the ground and swipe it across Negan’s neck. The Walking Dead may not be in a great state but there’s gotta be something after.
That’s a wrap on recapping Season 8.
Gimple also promises that the character won’t be an enigma for long: “We take a deep dive into Mr. Dorie”.
Biggest waste: Lest we forget that this is the apocalypse and resources are scarce. 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.
Seriously. It’s a exhausted trope now. “So we’re gonna bide our time, wait for our moment, and then we’re gonna show him”. And this wasn’t just a juggernaut leading into a spin-off show for a ratings boost. Rick didn’t really react much to this news, just seemed to accept it.
You want a new story with a brand-new narrative, as Scott Gimple described it? She just wants Negan dead.
We flash forward to present day. When Morgan first came into contact with Rick all that time ago, Rick was also known to wear a very distinctive hat.