The Walking Dead cast members all have interesting ideas for how the hit AMC series will end when it comes for the final shot to grace our TV screens. Luckily, they don't write the show and that honor is left to Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, and a pool of people with even better ideas.
During the show's panel a PaleyFest in Los Angeles over the weekend, 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.
While the rest of the cast cautiously look to Scott Gimple for advice, Lincoln jumped on the opportunity.
"I got one," Lincoln said, as executive producer Greg Nicotero advised him to keep it to himself.
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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 audience burst out, loving Lincoln's epic but also hilarious idea, which will certainly never be brought to television. Lincoln was not the only cast member to share a take on the show's ending. Sasha actress Sonequa Martin-Green also chimed in, sharing a story Larry King had offered up to her during a conversation.
"How about last shot, last everything, whoever's there, we get to the coast, you pan out, and you see all this ships blockading, in which you find out that it's just America," Martin-Green said.
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