'The Walking Dead' Season 8 Finale: Rick's choice

Negan in The Walking Dead season 8 finale

The final showdown between The Survivors and The Saviors.

Rick has finally defeated Negan, after two and a half seasons of attempts, but it isn't right. Rick defeated Negan, Eugene betrayed Negan, and Dwight got to live, so Negan had a truly awful day. Rick pursues him and eventually confronts Negan underneath a tree with two pieces of stained glass swinging from its branches - the same tree The Walking Dead has been showing glimpses of all season. He tells all the remaining Saviors that they will be allowed to return to the Sanctuary and work to rebuild and create a better future; that the ways of Negan are over and will never be allowed again.

Rick's decision to spare Negan and make him live out the rest of his life in a cell is met with seemingly negative consequences, particularly from Maggie and Daryl.

It's doubtful, as he told Michonne: "Winning isn't about beating you". So it was time for hand-to-hand combat and Negan gained the upper hand. One of the only other shows now airing which does the 16-episode format is Suits, and even that goes for a 10/6 split to make for rollercoaster ride of a final stretch to a season.

The battle turned immediately, but the disarmed enemies quickly surrendered and slaughter was avoided.

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Once loyal, she declares that she's now out for blood, "Rick and Michonne (Danai Gurira)".

The Alexandrians found themselves embroiled in a conflict with Negan and the Saviors, leaving little time for anyone to question Heath's whereabouts or the meaning of the mysterious card, but fans have been calling for a resolution to Heath's story. Or does she just mean that she wants to kill Negan anyway behind Rick's back?

But Hilltop leader Maggie could not accept that, screaming and crying that the Savior leader had to die - "It's not over till he's dead!" - even as Michonne held her back. However, fans were surprised that more characters from the mothership series made a brief appearance in "Fear the Walking Dead" season 4 premiere, which also served as the last part of the zombie shows' two-part crossover. And Jesus' presence aside, the idea of Maggie slowly evolving into Rick's foil is a promising alternative to rolling out another mustache-twirling big bad for another 40 goddamn episodes. While you wait for the recap make sure to check out all our The Walking Dead recaps, spoilers, news and more, right here! Rick looked teary. Even Negan seemed to get misty.

Unlike most actors in the franchise, Dillahunt says he was actually given a lot of details about John and his backstory up front: "We had some meetings pretty early on but Scott, Ian and Andrew laid out a basic storyline for him and it all sounded good to me". (He said to himself in 2025.) Exit quotation from IndieWire, describing Rick slashing Negan's throat: "Don't worry, though!" It was trying to bring it under the same universe as Walking Dead and to have some of the iconic and the intimate, that stuff, those story values that we pursue there. This seems highly out of character for Jesus. (Cohan isn't signed for next season but AMC program chief David Madden last week said he expected "something positive to announce" soon.) "Rick was wrong to do what he did". Would he imprison Maggie and whoever else is involved too? It's no longer about just surviving, but about peace and rebuilding, and as we'll see in the upcoming season, the show will continue to evolve as they face new obstacles, including problems with each other as Maggie, Daryl, and Jesus plot, as well as the possibility of new groups and dangers on top of the massive group of undead we saw in the finale. With a new showrunner and new characters stepping into the limelight, The Walking Dead is poised to be a show more focused on creating life than destroying it. And it's coming for us, unless we stand together. Could there be a peaceful resolution when this "all-out war" finally ends?

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