At the end of Season 8, Episode 10, Rick Grimes opened his dead son’s letter to Negan. Both Rick and Michonne were surprised to know that Carl Grimes saw Negan in this peaceful future but that doesn’t mean he’s already on board.
In fact, it could mean quite the opposite. At the end of the Carl Grimes death episode, Rick Grimes was leaned against a tree, bleeding from his torso. Now, in the next episode, he told Negan he didn’t believe in a peaceful conclusion.
But before he denied peace, he quickly showed us the letter. Fans with a pause button have frozen the still to read a portion of Carl’s letter for Negan.
Carl Grimes Letter To Negan Read…
The letter partially read, “Negan. This is Carl. Back when I… I got bit. We didn’t ever become a…doing… I was just helping someone. And… You might be gone. Maybe my dad… he killed you – but I don’t think so. I think… working on a way out. Maybe you got out. Maybe… lost cause and you just want to kill all of us,” he wrote.
The scene was quick and only showed a portion of the letter. But, basically, he was telling Negan how he died and the reason for his death. If nothing else, he wanted to make it clear of his beliefs. He also said his letter might be a “lost cause.” But, there’s more to it than that.
”You Have To Be Who You Are…”
“I think you have to be who you are. I just want what you wanted [and] I wanted to ask you… Maybe you’ll beat us. If you do, there’ll just… The way out is working together. It’s forgiveness…have to be a…offers you peace… start…” he wrote.
Above all else, Carl wanted for Negan to be himself, a leader but in a different way. For this to happen, they will all have to work together and ask for forgiveness from one another. Carl wanted peace between the various communities. Based on Negan’s reaction to Simon, his underlying message is similar to Carl’s message. While we can’t see the full letter between the two, we get the gist of it. Also, we have our fingers crossed Rick will showcase the full letter soon.
What did you think of this letter between Carl and Negan?