Back in the first season of The Walking Dead, there was a moment when Lori Grimes took the time to cut her son’s hair. After Lori’s death, Carl Grimes never got another haircut. With Chandler Riggs showing off his new buzz, we’re thinking this really is the end for Carl Grimes.
Some fans thought there was a chance that Carl Grimes could survive the walker bite. One theory involved the walker wearing dentures, while another discussed the possibility of the bite coming from a whisperer (the next enemy in the comic book).
After being killed off the series, Chandler Riggs headed straight to the barber.
Chandler Riggs Jokes About Hair Cut
“I feel so exposed like a naked mole rat or something,” joked the actor, Chandler Riggs. The young actor actually looks a lot younger with his haircut (plus he’s got both eyes and isn’t covered in blood or walker guts).
Despite the fan theories about Carl Grimes potential survival, this hair cut somewhat seals the deal for his death. After all, Daryl Dixon actor Norman Reedus has turned down movie roles because he couldn’t cut his hair.
Now, Chandler Riggs has the chance to explore his acting and music career, but what will happen on The Walking Dead?
Missing Character Will Drastically Change Show
The biggest problem with this new death is that Carl Grimes is a vital character in the comic book. After the “All Out War” with Negan, Rick’s next enemy is a group called the Whisperers.
The entire story arc around the Whisperers heavily involved Carl Grimes. If he’s not going to be there, there’s a chance that the show will take another turn and skip over this next enemy all together.
Since we won’t have Carl Grimes and because Rick just saw a helicopter, it’s possible the show could catch up to the comics without a time jump. And, the “Old Man Rick” storyline appears to be just another homage hidden behind a lie.
Without Carl Grimes, we don’t really know what’s next for the AMC series.
Do you think the show will continue to veer away from the comic book?