SPOILERS: Here’s How Rick Grimes Exits ‘The Walking Dead’

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SPOILER ALERT: The following article discusses how Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) exits AMC’s The Walking Dead in episode 9×05, “What Comes After”. Read at your own risk. 

Episode 9×05 of AMC’s The Walking Dead entitled “What Comes After” is the swan song for the series’ main hero, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln). After months of build-up following the announcement that Andrew Lincoln would be leaving the blockbuster series, we finally see how Rick Grimes is sent off.

Rick Grimes finds himself bleeding as he prepares to sacrifice himself to protect his family after leading a group of walkers to a bridge away from the camp. Rick ends up lifting his python to shoot at the  dynamite to explode on this particular bridge. As he does so, Rick whispers his last words on the series, “I got them.”

However, despite being the last episode for Andrew Lincoln, Rick Grimes survives these events, leaving the door open for the series to explore the status of his character even after Lincoln’s exit from the series.

Now, Judith Grimes is ready to carry on:

What did you make of tonight’s episode? Are you satisfied at how the series sends off Rick Grimes? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news about The Walking Dead.

Here is the synopsis for tonight’s episode, “What Comes After”:

“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.”

The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Austin Amelio, Tom Payne, Khary Payton, Katelyn Nacon, Pollyanna McIntosh, Callan McAuliffe, Avi Nash, and Samantha Morton as Alpha.

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.

Noah Villaverde

Noah Villaverde

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