The Walking Dead season nine ended with the survivors going up against the Whisperers.
The show debuted the iconic villains from the comics: a group of survivors who disguise themselves in the skins of walkers they’ve defeated. This allows them to hide in plain and to sneak up on unsuspecting victims.
However, the introduction of The Whisperers wasn’t the only big thing to happen in season nine: Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) left the show.
However, it was then revealed that Rick would be getting his own trilogy of spinoff movies on AMC, seemingly confirming he would survive his near-fatal injuries.
The character was, up until recently, alive and well in the comics series, and was still the leader.
At the moment, the comics main storyline is focusing on the growing tensions between Rick and Commonwealth leader Pamela Milton.
Things became particularly bad when Pamela ordered her army to attack Rick’s people.
Thankfully, Rick delivered one of his signature speeches, and he managed to stop the fight from happening.
Rick then looked at Sebastian and asked: “What did you do?”
It’s not clear whether Rick will die from his injuries, yet he did start to cough up blood which seems to be hinting towards the worse possible outcome.
If Rick does die in the comics, could Andrew Lincoln’s version of the character share the same fate?
Season nine’s finale hinted at the Commonwealth being introduced in the series thanks to a mysterious voice on the radio.
However, with Rick no longer being a part of the main show, it’s unclear how they’ll end up adapting this storyline from the comics.
Rick does play an essential part in this particular storyline, so without him, it’s not sure how it’ll play out.
Meanwhile, The Walking Dead’s creator, Robert Kirkman, did hint that Rick would die in the comics back in 2017.
“Hopefully there have been points where you go, ‘Is this it? Is this where Rick dies?’ And he doesn’t,” Kirkman said in 2017.
“One day, the moment will come where you go, ‘Oh my god, it is!’
Fans will be looking forward to finding out what will happen to Rick when the movie trilogy airs on AMC.
The Walking Dead season 10 premieres on AMC and FOX in October 2019.