The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 9 Recap: Farewell, Carl Grimes!

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Carl Grimes is out!

On The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 9, we finally said goodbye to another member of the Grimes family, and boy, it was emotional. 

We picked up with Carl assessing the fatal wound he had thanks to the walkers invading Alexandria. Carl was told about Michonne making her way to the Sanctuary, and she left him a note. 

The note gave Carl the guts to realize his time in the world was coming to a close, and he decided to write letters to his nearest and dearest. 

This kid has had a profound effect on all of the characters, so it made sense that his death would be such a big deal. Carl wasted no time in taking one last picture with Judith. 

Carl and Rick Fight for Survival on The Walking Dead

He subsequently left both of their handprints in front of the house. Yeah, this episode was a real tearjerker, but it's difficult to say goodbye to a long-serving cast member. 

Elsewhere, Morgan found himself in a difficult situation because the walkers were essentially gone, and he had to decide what was the best course of action. 

Carol was on hand to help hide some of the Kingdommers, and she returned to help Ezekiel make his way out of a deadly situation. 

Rick in Trouble on The Walking Dead Season 8

The next big gut punch came when Carl revealed all about his bite to Rick and Michonne. Siddiq proved he was a good egg by offering to help care for Carl as his time ran out. 

That's when Siddiq revealed that he was a medical resident. At that moment, he became useful to the rest of the team. They needed someone to help with medical instances. 

Carl continued to see Alexandria in the future, but Michonne wanted to get the kid to Hilltop to say his goodbyes and make sure he had the best care out there. 

Back above ground, Carol and Dwight continued to try and save Ezekiel from a certain death. They went to extreme measures and dispatched of Gavin's friends. 

But Gavin made a getaway, and Morgan was mad. Morgan had to run for dear life to try and find the villain before it was too late. 

Back underground, Carl said goodbye to Michonne and admitted that she was his best friend. Carl said to Rick that the world could go back to normal and they could strive for change. 

Michonne & Rick Meet Back Up on The Walking Dead

Carl then told both of them to let him kill himself when the time was right. Carl killed himself, and Rick and Michonne got ready to bury the kid. 

That's when we were treated to another flashforward, but this one showed Negan and Judith in the same scene. It looks like the villain is not going to be dying anytime soon. 


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