“The Walking Dead’s” Carl’s “Journey Ends” Video will break you!
Oh boy Horror Fans, this is going to be a tough weekend. After 7 and a half series, Carl Grimes is bowing out of the walking dead, and I could not be sadder. This coming Sunday night “The Walking Dead” returns for the second half of its eighth season, and all eyes are on the finale swan song of one brave young man. A new promo video from AMC prepares us for the bitter conclusion to actor Chandler Riggs story and you better bring your hankies.
In the comics, Robert Kirkman has made it clear that Carl Grimes will out-live series main character Rick Grimes, and that it will be Carl that will lead the comic series forward. However, the show, which has always told it’s own alternate version of the story, shocked it’s fan base with the killer mid-season revelation that Carl Grimes had indeed been bitten by a zombie.
So tune in on sunday, and check out the video below…it’s gonna be tough!
The official synopsis for the eighth season of The Walking Dead reads:
“All out war has had a devastating impact on every person involved. The communities themselves are fractured. Alexandria has been destroyed, the Hilltop finds themselves pinned, and the Kingdom is shattered — half of them dead, the other half controlled by the Saviors.
At the very center — Rick, having been distracted by the conflict, has just returned home to learn that Carl, who heroically shepherded the Alexandrians to safety during Negan’s attack, has been bitten by a walker. Once his sole motivation in this otherwise stark existence, Rick is forced to deal with this reality. Carl has always been a beacon of hope, a symbol for the remaining thread of humanity — lessons that the survivors around him would be wise to take with them as this war surges onward.
But Rick isn’t the only person who’s living in peril. Aaron and Enid are in a dire situation at Oceanside — unclear if they’re in friendly territory, or if they’ve just made new enemies. Father Gabriel will do his part in attempting to smuggle Dr. Carson safely back to the Hilltop and a pregnant Maggie is wrestling with the many moral gray areas that come with leadership during war. In a standoff with the Saviors, she must decide how to proceed with the dozens of POW lives she’s currently in control of, as well as new complications that come with being a leader.
In addition to the war, Negan continues to deal with struggles within his ranks as workers, traitors, and others’ thirst for power cause conflict at the Sanctuary. Having gifted the Saviors a major victory, Eugene’s loyalty is repeatedly tested as new obstacles present themselves.
As all-out-war consumes us, the line between good and evil continues to blur. People fighting for what they believe in. Everybody working together for something bigger — to feel safe and have a world worth living in.”