This would be like the Glenn dumpster thing all over again.
When “The Walking Dead” brought the first half of Season 8 to a close last year, Carl revealed to his father – and to us – that he had recently been bitten by a walker, suggesting that this month’s mid-season premiere will be the young Grimes’ final hour. We’ve taken for granted at this point that he’s gonna die, but hold that thought.
During a Walker Stalker Cruise Q&A panel over the weekend, “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman said something pretty damn interesting about Carl’s fate…
“He’s not dead yet,” Kirkman said. “He might not die. You never know. But I think if, were [his death] to happen, I think that it would have some interesting ramifications on Rick, that I think would energize and really kind of set things in motion in a really interesting way leading to the resolution of All Out War in a way that will make for a very exciting back half to season 8, so I think it’s going to be really cool.”
Is Kirkman just messing with us, or is he preparing us for a premiere that doesn’t quite deliver what we’ve been expecting? We recently examined a handful of fan theories that could explain how Carl ends up surviving his bite; maybe they weren’t so crazy after all.
“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC with an extended premiere on Sunday, February 25.