Throughout The Walking Dead‘s run, many characters have come and gone. Their exits would typically be brutal deaths that left fans and fellow characters reeling. But then there are the select few that have been able to survive walkers, cannibals, and more.
Rick Grimes is one of those survivors who seems invincible, given he is the main character. That, however, isn’t really the case. “I’ve said before, Rick does not survive to the end,” said the show’s creator, Robert Kirkman at Comic-Con. “It was years ago, so you guys probably forgot, but I foresee there being more story after his eventual demise.”
So does this mean that we will finally see Rick die in Season 8 ? There is a theory that we might, and it’s partially fueled by “Old Man Rick,” who we glimpsed in the recently released trailer and will show up in the upcoming season. Curious on what is the strongest theory focused on Rick’s death? Here it is, along with six reasons why it’s possible and unlikely.
The theory: Rick dies and son Carl tells his story
Fans have unsurprisingly tried to figure out how the show would end. YouTube account, MovieIDOL believes the entire show is actually a retelling from an older Carl. So everything we have seen is more of a flashback. This frame for storytelling isn’t uncommon.
There are many shows that end with it all being retold from a certain character, as in How I Met Your Mother. This doesn’t exactly give a timeline on when this possible reveal could happen. It may be in a short flash-forward sometime before the show’s finale actually airs, so it could be in Season 8.