Andrew Lincoln’s Ending For ‘The Walking Dead’ Is Perfect

by : Francesca Donovan on : 28 Mar 2017 16:59

In an unbelievably meta moment, you can now watch Rick from The Walking Dead describe how he thinks Rick should die. 

Andrew Lincoln, who has played the charismatic leader of men, Rick Grimes, for seven glorious seasons preempted the loss of his character’s life during Paleyfest, much to the delight of the audience.

Lincoln plays the ‘archetypal hero’ who has been brought down to his lowest by the brutal narrative of The Walking Dead. However strong Grimes may be, that hasn’t stopped Lincoln from imagining his demise.


Lincoln’s proposal goes a little something like this: In a very heroic act, involving lots of kung-fu kicking – so Lincoln can ‘earn his action figure’ – Rick Grimes gets bitten.

Yet, after days of battling the bite, he doesn’t die. He realises he must be the cure. Lincoln continues to describe how he envisions the final ever scene as a beautiful high shot, depicting a heard of zombies hurtling towards Rick.

You can watch his full creative reenactment of the fictional finale below:


And Rick, ever the survivalist gets up and walks towards his impending doom, at which point the zombies separate and let him pass.

Considering so many fan favourites have met an untimely demise throughout The Walking Dead, surely Rick will suffer the same fate?

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.

Topics: News


  1. Vimeo

    Andrew Lincoln explains how he thinks Rick Grimes should die on 'The Walking Dead'