Spoilers forward for the midseason finale of The Strolling Lifeless.
Season eight of The Strolling Lifeless has been a doozy. With All Out Warfare in opposition to Negan and The Saviors raging, the complete first half of the season occurred in just some days’ time. Gunfights have been current in each episode, and we have seen numerous unnamed characters fall in battle. However the midseason finale introduced the one vital character loss of life, as Carl Grimes was revealed to have been bitten whereas bringing Siddiq to Alexandria. Whereas followers and actor Chandler Riggs are nonetheless processing this unprecedented transfer, Riggs’ mom Gina lately posted a touching tribute to the followers who watched her son on TV for the previous eight years.
Thanks, thanks, thanks from the underside of my coronary heart! The quantity of messages, texts, and calls we’ve got gotten is overwhelming. We really feel the love!!! I’ve learn each remark tonight and I’m so pleased that my candy Chandler had such a huge effect on so many lives by means of his portrayal of Carl. Please know that though we have been shocked and upset to start with, we’re all GOOD now. Chandler is pleased and continues to be working, doing what he likes to do. It is a robust enterprise and he is dealt with himself like a real professional.
This submit, from Gina Ann-Riggs’ private Instagram, present how a lot the household is coping with Carl being killed off so abruptly. There’s a lot to unpack for the household that has been working and residing out of Atlanta for near a decade, and with the character not set to die within the comics anytime quickly.
Carl’s death was one thing that followers have been theorizing about for years. The Strolling Lifeless neighborhood is consistently arising with new fan theories, which achieve traction when the rabid fanbase posts them on-line. Whereas some believed Carl to be the ultimate survivor of the sequence, others have been counting down till Rick’s son bit the mud. And with Chandler Riggs going off to school within the subsequent yr or so, it appeared like solely a matter of time earlier than Carl acquired taken out.
However that is apparently not how Chandler Riggs and his household thought. After he was killed off, Riggs’ father posted a scathing letter in regards to the choice. Regardless of Riggs’ school ambition, the character’s loss of life appeared prefer it actually hit everybody concerned out of nowhere. However per Gina Ann-Riggs’ submit, it appears that evidently the injuries have already begun to heal. Chandler was lastly in a position to cut his hair, and has booked a movie undertaking already– neither of which may occur if he have been nonetheless on TWD.