I guess AMC doesn’t consider this character’s departure a spoiler, since they call this promo “Rick Grimes’ final episodes.” What do you think? Will you be sticking with the series once Rick exits? I know I won’t be. For eight, going on nine years, The Walking Dead has been must-see-tv. But things have gotten repetitive lately and aimless, and I just don’t care anymore.
I still like the core characters well enough, but they seem to shuffle through their story arches like walkers just waiting for someone to chop off their heads. Maybe things will change, now that the show has jumped forward in time, and gotten a new showrunner. Or maybe it’ll just be more of the same. I guess we’ll find out in October.
NOTE TO AMC: I think the Big Bang Theory has the right idea. Now that Sheldon, the show’s lead, is leaving; They are ending on top. Now! The Walking Dead has been a great show for nine kick-ass years!! So if, after Rick’s departure, it’s clear that the show has peaked and is on the decline. Don’t let it languish and decay like so much rotting meat, just because you want to keep riding the money train. Show a little class, and let The Walking Dead go out on top!