Twitter reacts to Rick's final episode on a landmark The Walking Dead
Presented by: Christian Long
Andrew Lincoln's small-town sheriff-turned-master zombie killer has led his loyal group of survivors from the outskirts of Atlanta across the Georgia countryside until finally settling in Alexandria and beginning to rebuild some semblance of society. He's fought -- and won -- against The Governor, The Claimers, The Terminus cannibals, The Wolves, and most recently, The Saviors.
WARNING: Major spoilers for the latest episode of The Walking Dead below.
Last week, Rick was thrown from his horse and landed straight on a pile of crumbled concrete with a piece of iron rebar sticking out of his torso while two hordes of the undead stumbled in closer. Now, as we've known for months, Rick's time is coming to an end -- but how?
Given that The Walking Dead has spent the first half of season nine laying the groundwork for a new era, one that doesn't include Rick Grimes, fans wasted no time to let their feelings known.
#TheWalkingDead emotionally im not ready for this episode
— Tore-annosaurus Rex 🦖 (@opwnusprime) November 5, 2018
— Bex™ (@Bex1230) November 5, 2018
Even though Rick got out of his initial jam, the situation didn't exactly improve.
This is so hard to watch 😫 #twd
— TWD (@chamblergrimes) November 5, 2018
— Virginia (@SirDidymusBarks) November 5, 2018
Then came the eagerly anticipated 'surprise' appearance from Jon Bernthal's Shane.
— Ivy Lou (@IvyLouLou) November 5, 2018
Shane’s back and he’s still an asshole. Loving it 😂😂😂 #TWD
— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas97) November 5, 2018
Who else is crying seeing those two together? #TWD
— Sonya Iryna (@sonyairyna) November 5, 2018
— F¡thola (@fithola) November 5, 2018
Things got even more emotional when Hershel Greene showed up, given that actor Scott Wilson recently passed away.
— Beth Hannel (@bethhannel) November 5, 2018
— Jessica Alsman (@jnalsman) November 5, 2018
After another tearjerking appearance from Sonequa Martin-Green's Sasha, Rick hobbled across the bridge he vowed not to lead the walkers down. But he had one last move up his blood-stained sleeve.
I've had like 10 heart attacks so far. Anyone else ?#TWD
— Lami Blue (@OsleyLashawna) November 5, 2018
— 12NightsOfHorror.com (@12nighthorror) November 5, 2018
None of you better disrespect Rick Grimes ever again. Even as a meme. #TWD
— trumpetnista (@trumpetnista) November 5, 2018
— Superman81 (@ManOfSteel37013) November 5, 2018
— Samantha💚💛 (@SamxNicole) November 5, 2018
— Princess Doncrell (@princessdoncrel) November 5, 2018
But then, just at the last second, the show pulled the rug out from under us. A couple times.
#TheWalkingDead is playing with my emotions!
— Lady Statuesque (@statuesque_lady) November 5, 2018
— Ursula Brooks (@FabulouslyUrs) November 5, 2018
THE WALKING DEAD JUST UPPED THEIR GAME #TWD
— Brady (@Brady_423) November 5, 2018
Holy crap! Judith!! Let’s goooooo! #TWD
— Treasure Groh (@trinketbox24) November 5, 2018
What did you think of Rick's sendoff on The Walking Dead? Let us know in the comments.