We understand it. Things do not look good for Rick Grimes
The last time we saw him, Andrew Lincoln rode his white horse, a la Khaleesi, to lead the zombie herds away from the super sick camp that they all have built, all where get along happily if there is no mutiny.
But Rick's horse was frightened when another large zombie herd appeared and threw it so hard that it was impaled by a few metal shards. Rick fainted as the two big herds approached.
It seemed like a cliffhanger. We're going to Rick's last episode. However, "Walking Dead" could already have spoiled Rick surviving the last chaos.
In a trailer aired at the San Diego Comic-Con in the summer, a number of different attitudes could have betrayed Rick's fate. I scoured material from Season 9's previous episodes and find the scenes nowhere, which makes me believe they have not aired yet.
One of the moments is a short clip in which Rick wakes up as a zombie approaches and gains consciousness just in time to possibly thwart an attack. (Hey, it could only be Norman Reedus mixing it up in the morning to say hello, but I would turn to the former.)
Another shot shows someone in boots that is bloodied and seems to be running on Bridge Rick So much for the construction of the whole season. If the Ricks are boots, that means he somehow broke away from the metal bar that impaled him. As long as he got his tetanus shot, our boy has a chance!
It also plays the next shot from the trailer.
OK, the coup de grâce. There is no question who we are looking at here. It is Mr. Grimes who prefers the side of his body that spits blood everywhere. He just chills on the bridge while his friends run to the rescue. Yay!
But wait. They can not come to the rescue. We've been told repeatedly in AMC marketing that Rick is not in the series and the episode is his last Sunday.
Lincoln recently wrote a long farewell letter to the media poetically speaking about his "wild ride". "What's's?
There are a few possible answers:
If these trailer shots corrupt what happens in Episode 5, it's possible that they're all just Rick's hallucinations when he dies. The promo for Rick's latest episode showed him some past "Walking Dead" locations that could be part of a fever dream. We also know that Season 9 features many characters from the past, including Jon Bernthal's Shane and Scott Wilson's Hershel. Characters on "Walking Dead" have already hallucinated before the threshold of death, and it would make sense to say goodbye to some of the returning in Rick's.
To top it off, everything about those shots seems like "An Incident at Owl Creek Bridge." Just as the Confederate plantation owner falsely imagined he would escape the noose in this late 1
If the shots are not hallucinations, Rick's story could be left open.
At the San Diego Comic-Con, Lincoln said his relationship with Rick was far from over. Meanwhile, his letter to the press ends with the sentence: "Until our paths cross again."
If Rick's story remains open, he may slip out of blood loss into a coma and leave the show in the same way
My personal theory is that the group of people who operated the mysterious helicopter were Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh) has contracted to capture victims as an experiment. The prisoners are deliberately infected with the zombie virus and then used as test animals for a cure. As part of the experiment, the group needs the victims they call A (alpha?) Because it is believed that they are strong enough to survive a bite. Rick is sure to be an A, so it would make sense that the helicopters would try to save him if he was bitten by a zombie to push their experiment.
Or, there is also this bizarre but amazing theory from a Reddit user claiming that helicopters are real helicopters, like the cars in Pixar movies:
Five helicopters will surround Rick's mortal body and they will explain that they can save him, but they will have to change him. Tears reticent, Michonne agrees, and the operation begins.
Later, Rick wakes up and he's fine, but now he's a helicopter too. He and the other helicopters fly away from Alexandria and into the sunset. As he flies away, Maggie says, "I believe in Copter Grimes."
Is it a hallucination? Is it literally helicopter people? Will he roll at the last minute under a dumpster? We will find out next Sunday. Until then, Copter Grimes.