During The Walking Dead's panel a PaleyFest in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago, a fan asked Andrew Lincoln and the rest of the cast how they would write and direct the final moments of The Walking Dead. Lincoln took the opportunity to share his absolutely amazing, fitting, shocking, and hilarious ending to the series.
Now, a video of the hilarious, epic moment and story has surfaced online. You can check it out at the top of the page.
"I got one," Lincoln said, ready to share it despite executive producer Greg Nicotero having advised against it.
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"I'm gonna say this now, this is how I want Rick to die," Lincoln said. "Do you want to hear it? I was gonna say it, anyway."
That's when the idea began. "So, we're going through a desert somewhere and I jump off the bus," Lincoln said, pointing out that he shared this with Nicotero while the two were in Spain. "In a very heroic act, Rick jumps off, 'Cororororal.' He's still alive. Maybe it's the last thing I say."
"I jump off and I'm like kung-fu kicking, earn my action figure, half way through I get bit... Ow! Doesn't matter, keep going!" Lincoln went on. "Anyway, I deal with that, and I'm dying on my own. Just waiting to die. I wait and I patch up and a day passes."
Melissa McBride can't stop laughing, at this point.
"I patch myself up, I don't die," Lincoln said. "The final shot is, "Holy s---! Maybe I'm the cure!' High shot, the whole thing... High shot, herd of zombies coming: Rick gets up, follows the tracks to go see 'Coral,' walking, the herd comes towards him, and they separate. He walks through. Boom!"
The Walking Dead's writer and creator Robert Kirkman has previously promised that he will kill Rick Grimes "eventually" before the series comes to an end. While Lincoln's theory is one of pure fantasy, there are several credible series making their rounds on the Internet, which have been rounded up right here.
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