Spoiler alert: In the event you haven’t seen Sunday’s Season 9 premiere of “The Strolling Lifeless,” cease studying and shut off your gadget.
OK, with that out of the best way, let’s be aware who didn’t succumb to the zombie apocalypse final night time: Collection star Andrew Lincoln lives to see one other week. As followers of “The Strolling Lifeless” realized in July, this season would be the actor’s final within the position of hero sheriff Rick Grimes.
Naturally, particulars of Rick’s exit haven’t been made public. When will it occur? (Subsequent week? Subsequent yr?) How will it occur? The suspense is sort of inhumane.
Within the meantime, the present’s writers are serving up some bloody distractions, kicking off the brand new season with a significantly grotesque death.
Gregory, the Hilltop higher-up performed by actor Xander Berkeley, met his maker after botching an try and assassinate Maggie (Lauren Cohan), the chief of the Hilltop group. When Maggie realized her political rival was behind the failed coup, she swiftly exacted revenge within the type of a public hanging.
The scene’s brutality and lack of zombie involvement made the death notably jarring.
As an actor, Berkeley is aware of learn how to make a dramatic exit from a TV present. Followers of Fox’s “24” will bear in mind him as crotchety counterterrorism boss George Mason, who contracts deadly radiation poisoning towards the top of Season 2. Already doomed, Mason sacrifices himself by flying a nuclear time bomb into the desert.