Sunday night episode of the Walking Dead brought several beloved characters back to life – not even rough zombie art. As he bleed and did his best to overtake a horde of hungry walkers, he began hallucinating on several dead people in his life, including Shane, Hershel, and Sasha. As great as these mini-reunions were, the fans could not wonder why Carl and Lori were not in Rick's final Living Dead Episode when so many others were revived (pun for Andrew Lincoln's departure).
Would not they be the first ones that hit Rick in the head while he thought that this would be his last moments on earth? Above all, Carl has been a driving force behind everything Rick has done over the years. Any decision Rick made, and every course of action he took, was to improve the future for his son-to give him a better life than the one he was in, how did it come about? From a fan-only point of view, it felt like a complete and total oversight, with many scratching their heads at the end of the lesson.
Although the decision may seem so startling to viewers, showrunner Angela Kang shared her argument with HuffPost as to why these two main characters were suspiciously MIA for the occasion. "We plunged into this idea of the 'third man phenomenon'," Kang told the outlet, adding:
"When people are close to death, they sometimes imagine seeing someone they knew or did not know helped to survive and keep them alive." We had these three special characters [Shane, Hershel and Sasha] who in some way fill an emotional need for him, but Rick's whole journey is looking for his family, and I felt like I was being creative, if he saw Lori or Carl, he'd feel like & # 39; OK, I met mine Mission. I found them. I'm home. I can lie down and die now. "
Throughout the episode, Rick kept muttering that he had to join his family, which was a big part of what kept him alive despite all the pain and suffering he felt at that time. Kang continued:
"He had to go on with the family that is still there, and with such unrest," I still have not found them. Where are they? Where are they? "Bringing him back to recognize his family has always been there all the time, that the people he's fighting for are still his family – that keeps him alive.
In a sense, this makes sense, as Rick's search for his family was the main thing that kept drawing him into consciousness, but at the same time, it's hard to believe that Sasha is ranked higher in subconscious Beyond Visits than Carl's grave. Regardless, hopefully this explanation will help fans close something about Rick's farewell episode and why some of the characters are dead and buried, so to speak.