The Most Hated Things About The Walking Dead Season 8B Premier

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2018-03-07

There have been a lot of complaints about the last two seasons of The Walking Dead. Fans have left the show and many others have threatened to leave. Either way, we’re mainly happy with the show. Even so, there are three things that bugged us in the latest premiere.

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

The Carl Grimes montage at the beginning of the episode was nice. It showed that he spent his last day on earth the best way that he could, while “Bright Eyes” played in the background. But it seemed a bit much for him to be planting a tree. Hopefully, this humanitarian initiative has more meaning down the road. Now, let’s talk about that long goodbye.

A Tearful Goodbye On The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

The Walking Dead promised us a tearful goodbye. Carl Grimes had somewhat of a living funeral in the episode, “Honors.” Daryl gave him props, Saddiq agreed to honor him, and he gave his hat to Judith.

The hat scene was somewhat expected and done well, but it felt a little out of place for Judith to actually cry. It’s possible that she was simply crying but there’s no way she understood that she would never see her brother again. Perhaps it was just the tone of the sewer, but it felt like a weak exclamation mark after a powerful scene. Then, there’s Rick Grimes’ potential death.

Another Major Cliffhanger And Potential Grimes Death

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

At the very end of the episode, Rick and Michonne sat outside of a burned-down church while Carl Grimes took his own life. Moments before he turned into a walker, he killed himself with his own silencer.

Then, the close-up shows of Rick and Michonne finally panned out to show the two digging a grave for the boy. But as if it wasn’t enough to take the life of Carl Grimes, the writers decided to give us one more cliffhanger.

In the very last scene, another scene was panned out to show a larger reveal. Throughout the episode, we see Rick’s bloodshot eyes and then hanging church-like window in a tree.

Finally, they revealed that Rick Grimes has a gunshot or knife-wound or bite on his torso in a similar spot as Carl Grimes. At first, we’re wondering if he’s dreaming this about his son, but clearly, this is something else. Now, it looks like Rick Grimes is going to die during the war with Negan.

Do you think this means that Rick Grimes doesn’t listen to his son’s dying wish?

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Brock Swinson is the author of 'How Hollywood Screenwriters Annihilate Writer's Block,' which includes advice from Aaron Sorkin, William Monahan, and Cary Fukunaga. Get it for free or listen to interviews at the "Creative Principles with Brock Swinson" podcast on the website above.

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