The End of An Era…or is it? Recap of Rick Grimes’ Last Episode of The Walking Dead Series

We’ve see the official end to the Rick Grimes chapter of the The Walking Dead series.  I stopped loyally watching after Negan killed Glenn. I stopped checking in when Carl died. and this will be the last time I dip my toe into the series again. I became a fan because of Rick’s plight. A man that was lucky enough to survive an injury, but unlucky enough to wake up in a world plagued with The Walking Dead. His goal was to find his family and he did, but in doing so, he opened himself to years of trying his best to keep those he loved safe. There were many valleys to the peaks. There were crushing moments and moments where we could almost see his hopes and dreams coming to fruition and we stuck right by him.

The end began with Rick being impaled on rebar, if it was any of us, we would have been walker fodder. However, Rick got himself up and off that rebar. Throughout the episode, Rick is constantly fighting unconsciousness, which is brought on by massive blood loss. Each time he passed out, someone from his past urges him to find the strength, to find a reason to live, and to wake up.

The first one was Shane. He is reliving his last moments as an officer before he was injured and woke up in the hospital. Shane thanks him for what happened in the field, but tells Rick that he needs to find the rage within to get stuff done.

He wakes up and the refuge he found is filled with walkers and he barely makes it out. None of the walkers touches the blood soaked horse, which is interesting, no?

The second was Hershel. Scott Wilson passed away this year and seeing his serene countenance brought me to tears. Hershel is in what he would have considered to be heaven. He tells Rick that Maggie is a strong person and her son will make her stronger. But, even though he was tired and that he wanted to find his family there…Hershel was not having it.

The third visit happened when Rick opened the double doors in the hospital and he saw the light, well I thought that was it. But, it was everyone that has died and Sasha gets up and reassured Rick that everything was okay because he gave them the strength to make each other better. Everything  does not even out, it crosses over towards the good, toward the brave, toward love. His family is not lost and Rick is not lost.

The last visit happens as he lays on the bridge. This time it is Michonne and the rest of the survivors that he considers his family. Michonne tells him that she loves him because he is a fighter and that he never gives. She asks him to fight for her and everyone.

On the bridge, that he wanted completed, the walkers come. Everyone figures out his plan and the women race towards Rick as Daryl tries to pick off the walkers that are headed to Rick. Michonne runs…and then one the walkers tips over the dynamite that was on the bridge, Rick shoots and then the bridge goes up. Seeing Michonne distraught. That’s tough. To see the man you love, the man you were hoping to spend the rest of your life with go out in a bang.

Luckily, for you and me, Rick survived and a helicopter that was supposed to pick up Jadis, ends up saving Rick. He is a “B”. What that means? No se. Where is he going? No one knows. But, the show continues and there is a new set of survivors. One of them was in Fantastic Beasts. Any who, you know who saves these poor survivors?

Judith Grimes, who looks to be about 12. That’s the time jump for the next episode.

There was a side story of Maggie finally resolving her issues with Negan. Imprisonment has made Negan a shadow of what he used to be and she walks away without hurting a hair on him.

So, where does this leave Rick? Well, we learned that AMC will be making three feature-length movies that revolve around Rick. Andrew Lincoln will reprise the role that solidified him as a star. The first of these movies will go into production next year and it will be penned by Scott Gimple. Also, there was news that Andrew was going to direct an episode for next season. So, I believe that Andrew Lincoln will forever be tethered to this universe that AMC is trying to expand.

Unlike Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohen will not be in any future episodes or projects due to her other commitment to a show titled Whiskey Cavalier. The door was left open for Lauren Cohen to return.  Yet, everyone involved with the show calls the end of the episode as the mark for a new beginning.

So, will you continue with the series or will you hop off and wait for the movies?

Can’t Make It To New York Comic-Con, But Want To See Your Favorite Shows?

New York Comic-Con is one of the largest entertainment events in the United States. Shows, Movies, and Games, of all kinds, are shown at the Con in hopes of creating momentum by fans across the tri-state area.Like any entertainment driven event, trying to get tickets can be hard. However, if you do not have a badge to any of the days, that does not mean you can’t see some of the hottest entertainment guests.

If you love Dungeons and Dragons and know who Matt Mercer is and what Critical Role is, than you are in luck. Critical Role will be in Little DR on the 4th at the United Palace Theatre, which is located at 4140 Broadway in Manhattan. Even though the prices are a bit steep, if you love this type of gaming than how can you say no? For more details about the event, go here.

If you do have tickets to Comic-Con and want to see what the schedule is for Critical Role, than click here.

P.S. This show and this game has taken up almost every Saturday night of the last six months. Family dinner has segued into family game nights. BTW, I am a Cleric and my husband is a Ranger. Smh.

For those of you that love TV, the east coast branch of the Paley Center will be having their PaleyFest around the same time as Comic-Con. Some of the shows that might pique your interest are The Walking Dead, Outlander, Murphy Brown, The Conners, and that is just to name a few. If you love David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones), here is your moment to profess how much you love the shows that he has worked on.

Just so you know, the venue is nice and intimate and you might get a chance to rub elbows with your favorite show’s cast before or after the event.

If you are interested in going to one of these events, please be mindful that members of The Paley Center get first stab and then the general public will get a shot to get tickets. For more information, click here.

If I hear of any new events that may coincide with The Con, I will post it on the site!

~M.

 

 

 

A Walking Dead Actor is Taking a Break, But We Saw this Coming…

If you keep an eye on movie trailers and casting news in general, than you know Lauren Cohan’s star is on the rise. She is in Mark Wahlberg’s Mile 22, which comes out August 17th and she has been cast in Whiskey Cavalier, which is a mid-season replacement dramedy on ABC.

From the ABC Press Room:

WHISKEY CAVALIER

“Whiskey Cavalier” is a high-octane, hour-long action dramedy that follows the adventures of tough but tender FBI super-agent Will Chase (codename: “Whiskey Cavalier”), played by Scott Foley. Following an emotional breakup, Chase is assigned to work with badass CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: “Fiery Tribune”), played by Lauren Cohan. Together, they lead an inter-agency team of flawed, funny and heroic spies who periodically save the world (and each other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics. The series is from writer/executive producer Dave Hemingson and executive producer Bill Lawrence with Warner Bros. Television.

The series stars Scott Foley as Will Chase, Lauren Cohan as Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge, Ana Ortiz as Susan Sampson, Tyler James Williams as Edgar Standish and Vir Das as Jai Datta.

Dave Hemingson is writer and executive producer; Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold (Doozer Productions) are executive producers; Peter Atencio is director and executive producer (pilot), and Scott Foley is producer of the series from Warner Bros. Television.

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Trowbridge, Ana Ortiz as Susan Sampson, Tyler James Williams as Edgar Standish and Vir Das as Jai Datta.

Dave Hemingson is writer and executive producer; Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold (Doozer Productions) are executive producers; Peter Atencio is director and executive producer (pilot), and Scott Foley is producer of the series from Warner Bros. Television.

In regards to Ms. Cohan’s Walking Dead character of Maggie, the character may pop up again in a limited or full run in season 10. It just depends on how everything works out with the new show.