Dwight Previews Negan’s Cell

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC In the finale, Dwight was in the jail cell built by Morgan when Rick and the gang spoke with him. This jail cell is vital for the story, but it actually plays a larger part much later in the series.

In the comic, the jail cell is where Rick holds Negan after the war dies down. Rather than killing Negan, which is what he promised to do and what it seems like Rick would do, he actually decides to imprison him.

There’s a method to this madness.

Creating A Civilization 

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After Rick deals with the Saviors, he then starts to consider ways to rebuild civilization. The first step will be putting fair trade in place, so Alexandria, the Kingdom, and Hilltop can exchange goods and services.

The next step will be creating laws. The major law, which Rick has broken time and time again, will be killing others. In order to create this law and give it true meaning, Rick decides not to kill Negan, but to keep him in Alexandrian jail instead.

Negan’s evil becomes a symbol of what civilization can stand for.

Rick’s New World Of Prosperity

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In Rick’s new civilization, the various communities can finally work together and live without the fear of the Saviors. At this point in the comic, there is somewhat of a time jump that shows an extended period of success.

While there’s no definitive proof that the AMC version will be much different, at this point of peace and prosperity, the Whisperers arrive. Rick spends his time as a farmer once again, but then needs to become the Ricktator.

The AMC version may change things up here, but more than likely, Negan will be around for quite a while, one way or another. The series returns in October, but there’s lots of war to go before the Whisperers arrive.

Do you think Rick will still have to kill again?