Rick Grimes is gone from The Walking Dead. The end of the era has come and it is bittersweet to say the least. Andrew Lincoln decided to bow out of the role to spend more time with his family, and who could begrudge him of that? That said, Rick's final episode (What Comes After) happened over a week ago and it was a fantastic way to say goodbye to the main character of one of TV's best ever shows.
The journey of Rick Grimes from small-town cop, husband, and father, into the fearless, deadly leader of a zombie-killing faction has been phenomenal. As Rick once said to Hershel, "what the world is out there isn't what you saw on TV. It is much, much worse, and it changes you."
It's debatable if Rick changed into something worse, something more feral than his original self, or if he became the man he always could be; self-reliant, cut-throat, and fiercely loyal. Whichever way you view it, there's no denying that Rick Grimes is one of the most iconic television characters of all-time, and his greatest moments only tell part of the story, but it's one worth telling.
'Ello 'ello, this ere's me profile and I don't know why I'm talking like this because I ain't even English. Anyhoo, I'm actually a bloke from Ireland who now lives in Canada but still spends his days playing video games, watching wrasslin', listening to podcasts, and binge-watching Netflix, and generally avoiding the outdoors at all costs. Y'see, Canada is a cesspool of crazy people and ungodly weather - not just the sixth month long winters, it's currently 40 degrees and I'm wearing SPF 50 to save my pale emerald isle skin tones. Well, it seems I got a little lost. I'll just show myself out.