A Potential 'The Walking Dead' Season 9 Roadblock Should Be Resolved Soon

Danny Woods
April 17, 2018

Check out The Walking Dead Season 8 finale recap and behind-the-scenes videos in the players below!

At least Carl didn't die in vain.

How do Rick and the Survivors finally overcome Negan and his band of Saviors? Was Rick right to keep Negan alive and use him as an example of civilization?

As for what it was like to film his possibly final scenes with Lincoln, McBride, and Payne, James told Entertainment Weekly that it didn't really feel like shooting an extra scene for "The Walking Dead" even though it was shot on the set of the mothership series. And he's hoping others will fall in line or they too can be behind bars like Negan. Lucky for them they are saved by Althea, played by Maggie Grace.

Eugene also revealed to Rosita that it was his plan all along to sabotage Negan in some way. All their guns exploded in their hands, courtesy of defective ammunition designed by Eugene (Josh McDermitt), who had secretly switched allegiances again. With all that went down in the finale, there's plenty of scope for change and - more importantly - improvement.

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Once loyal, she declares that she's now out for blood, "Rick and Michonne (Danai Gurira)".

Back at the Hilltop, Tara and the Saviors who turned their back on Negan receive help from Aaron and the women of Oceanside when the latter shows up to help defend the community from a group of Negan's people. But, a swift kick, a tearful invocation of Carl's philosophy of peace and a precision dagger swipe to the throat felled Negan. As Rick details in his letter to Carl, Carl's own words reminded Rick of who he was, and while facing Negan he realized it was about "restraint rather than revenge and love rather than hate", not only to not lose himself but to create a better future for all of them.

The long-awaited Season 8 finale of "The Walking Dead" aired Sunday night (April 15), feeling, like most finales, like both the conclusion and beginning of something. This very much lived in the world that Rick began with.

The remainder of the episode played out in mostly peaceful terms. I think this will spell trouble for the Maggie in the future. Plus, most notably, the arrival of the next big bad group of The Walking Dead mythos, the stealthy, primitive, walker-skin-wearing group, the Whisperers, is a sure bet for Season 9. Negan seemed to have the upper hand until Rick told him he didn't want to fight anymore. But otherwise it's just going to be Jeffrey Dean Morgan sitting in a cell until his eventual release or escape, which isn't going to be that much fun to watch on TV (just another of many things that will get lost in translation with that character). It sure looked like that was going to be the end of the leather-wearing baddie, but at the last second Rick called for Siddiq and told him to "save him". Maggie goes ballistic, screaming that Negan killed Glenn and it's not over until he's dead. And how will the dynamic of the trio fit in with her and the rest of the characters? However, the show's climactic final battle in question ultimately did not see Rick sustain any such injury, which leaves the time-jump notion further in question.

"The other exciting thing for us in having those moments with Rick, Jesus, and Carol is that these are three people who Morgan has spent a long, long time being close to", Ian added. Here Daryl stepped out of the shadows to say: "Yeah we will".

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