Andrew Lincoln’s Ending For Walking Dead Will Blow Your Mind

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-05-08

Andrew Lincoln’s Huge Reveal At Paley Center

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

British actor Andrew Lincoln has mastered his southern drawl to play Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead for seven full seasons. As an archetypal hero, Rick hit his lowest point when he met Negan at the end of Season 6 for the zombie series.

“This is how I want Rick to die,” said Andrew Lincoln. “We’re going through a desert somewhere and I jump off the bus. In a very heroic act, Rick jumps off. Carl is still alive. Maybe Caaaarrrrllll (Carl) is the last thing I say,” jokes the actor.

Lincoln makes sure to enunciate Carl’s name, as it’s a common joke with fans. 

“Anyway, I jump off and I’m like kung fu kicking, you know, to earn my action figure. Halfway through, I get bit. Doesn’t matter, keep going, Caaaarrrrllll! They’ve gone. Tracks through the desert. High shot. Beautiful. “

“I’m dying, on my own,” said the actor. “Just waiting to die. I wait and I patch up and a day passes. I’m a survivalist. Anyway, I patch myself up—I don’t die. Final shot is: Holy sh*t, maybe I’m the cure.”

“Herd of zombies coming. Rick gets up, follows the tracks to go see Caaaarrrrllll. High shot. The herd comes towards him and they separate. He walks through and boom, right?”

Nicotero Urges Secrets On Set

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

Lincoln also revealed that he had already told Greg Nicotero the idea and the director really liked it. Nicotero actually told him it was a good idea that he should keep to himself until the show came to an end.

Andrew Lincoln clearly wanted to share the idea with fans. His ideas does seem like a possibility, but it’s likely that Robert Kirkman already has a great idea in mind for the finale of the epic series.

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Brock Swinson

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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