Everyone has their own coping methods, each of which are on display in a video capturing The Walking Dead fan reactions to Carl's bite mark.
In the video above, fans of the top-rated show on cable for 2017 watch the action-packed midseason 8 finale. From Simon capturing Jerry to Carl getting the best of Negan at Alexandria's gate, each fan has their own hilarious reaction worth watching. However, the tears start flowing late in the video when the fans reach the end of Episode 8x08. It seems few can believe Carl Grimes has been marked for death, revealing a walker bite on his stomach.
The reactions to the bite start around the video's 10:00 mark.
Dozens of fans yell "What?" at their TV screen, others pouring on some foul language and claiming, "They can't do that!" Well, they certainly did that!
"In the comics, [showrunner] Scott [Gimple] was trying to figure out why there was a hole between Rick slitting Negan's throat at the end of the All Out War arc and then there's the time jump and Negan is alive and in prison and Rick didn't kill Negan," Chandler Riggs told THR of Carl's death. "Scott was trying to figure out how to bridge the gap between Rick not wanting to kill Negan and Rick also really wanting to kill Negan, which he does right now [in the show's story]. Scott's way to get around that was to make Carl this really humanitarian figure and person who could see the good in people and see that people can change and not everyone out there is bad. That's what Carl's talk to Rick was in this episode: there's no way that they can kill every one of the Saviors and not everyone is a bad person and there has to be some way forward than just killing people."
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