'The Walking Dead' big finale question: Will Rick kill Negan?

'The Walking Dead' season 8 finale: What happened to Negan, Rick, and the rest of Team Family

Here's What Happens to Negan in The Walking Dead Season Finale

You can check out last week's recap here. There was a lot of set-up, a lot of planning, a fair amount of double-cross.

Rick, Carol, and the others take out a group of walkers and Saviors on the road.

While Eugene's plan works despite being completely ludicrous (only Negan tests a weapon - nobody else does), we'll leave that alone for now. What Rick and the others found was a roadblock, complete with Saviors. Considering he nearly certainly knows what and where that is referring to, what will he do once they find each other?

Later making it back to the scene of the attack (with help from newfound Oceanside ally Cyndie), Heath was gone.

Of course, this was Negan's "f*** you" to all of them. Then continued "In many ways, Morgan leads both the original audience, and perhaps newer audiences, to Fear the Walking Dead because in some ways the show is seen through his eyes, just as we didn't have to follow Rick Grimes' police career before we watched The Walking Dead or we didn't have to see the beginning of Negan to follow him". He is speaking into a walkie-talkie, broadcast over a bullhorn. This effectively neutralized Negan's army and left them helpless against Rick and his group. Does this mean that Maggie now wants Rick's head too?

I am honestly not sure what happened here. Could there be a peaceful resolution when this "all-out war" finally ends? They will keep him locked away in a jail cell to rot in the hope that the future will change for the better.

Rick chases after Negan. So it was time for hand-to-hand combat and Negan gained the upper hand. He and Rick had a showdown near a tree that was conveniently adorned with some framed stained glass. Rick and the crew charge at them.

Anyway, Rick eventually has Negan saved (still not sure how that's possible, but okay) and everyone moves on with their lives.

Dillahunt has an interesting history with the franchise - he actively campaigned for the role of Negan, which apparently put him on showrunner Scott Gimple's radar when he was conceptualizing John Dorie.

It is very quick - and not lethal. He lays out the new rules. As Negan gasps and starts to bleed out, Rick addresses The Saviors, telling them that this war is finally over before calling for Siddiq to come and patch up Negan. This very much lived in the world that Rick began with. It echoed their first meaningful encounter with the group as they carried Maggie (Lauren Cohan) through the woods as she suffered a awful bout of plot convenience disease (who may or may not be pregnant considering how they've ignored that aspect for the past year-and-a-half or so),. They won't kill him; instead, he will be an example for the kind of society they are building. Maggie believes he should have, and Negan has to die. "We have to make it right!" she screamed through tears. "Michonne too. So we're going to bide our time, wait for our moment, and then we're going to show him". The two boys agreed with her.

In a twist that seemed out of character, she promised what sounded like revenge. He is the one who advocates love and living together. I don't know why he would agree to this.

Not much info here as to who will be on the battlefield, but it's safe to say everyone is going to get a piece of action. It really never was a long con with this guy. Maggie let Alden (Callan McAuliffe), a redeemed former Savior, remain at the Hilltop, and Daryl (Norman Reedus) banished but spared Dwight (Austin Amelio), who had treated him so poorly at the Sanctuary. Eugene was playing the long game.

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