In the Season 8 premiere of The Walking Dead, Rick Grimes loses his cool. Maggie, Rick, and the King attack the Saviors and take down Negan’s walker wall. However, Rick nearly loses it and gets himself killed. After a quick chat with Father Gabriel, however, he settled for a Rick Grimes Polaroid moment instead.
There has never been a moment where Rick Grimes has shown any interest in photography, so fans questioned the moment. It didn’t really make any sense for our hero to take his last few seconds to snap a photo.
So what was this Rick Grimes’ Polaroid moment all about?
Rick Grimes Polaroid Tells Us…
For those who remember Season 6 and Season 7, Negan likes to use Polaroid images to torture people. There were several images in the first outpost, and we saw Polaroid shots used when Glenn and Abraham were killed.
While Daryl Dixon was a hostage, Dwight came in and handed his prisoner a picture of a deceased Glenn. Negan likes to use these Polaroid snapshots to torture those around him in a sadistic manner for submission.
Clearly, Rick Grimes is also thinking of his vengeance when he snaps the photo.
Andrew Lincoln Talks Rick Grimes Polaroid
“That will be answered in a little bit,” said Andrew Lincoln of the Rick Grimes Polaroid. “The cutaway to an important purpose is all I will say,” concluded the actor about his character.
For Rick Grimes, this moment is another character shift. Rick Grimes will be shifting, once more, to more of a vindictive type of person. This downward turn is the result of the war with Negan.
For comic book fans, this will play out to who Rick later becomes. After he gets down in the dirt with Negan, he will come out on the other side a better person.
In the comic, this later leads to Rick not deciding to kill Negan.
It’s hard to imagine a moment where Rick Grimes doesn’t kill Negan. He’s literally talking about it in his speeches and nearly getting himself killed to shoot his enemy.
When he changes this season, we’ll see him get much worse before he gets better.
Do you think Rick Grimes is too obsessed with killing Negan?