Spoilers under for The Strolling Useless’s newest episode, “Monsters.”
For years now, Strolling Useless followers have been questioning what the present could be like as soon as Maggie’s baby was born and following in Judith’s tiny footsteps as this story’s subsequent era of survivors. Properly, the zombie drama flipped the new child script on followers by introducing Gracie, the daughter of a Savior that Rick killed, who went again to Hilltop with a mourning Aaron on the finish of “Monsters.” Gracie (and her crib toy) are on the middle of a fan principle that includes Judith getting killed off and changed in time for Rick’s huge flash-forward. However how legit is that principle at this level?
The primary piece of visible data driving this principle is a stuffed rabbit that has appeared in two completely different locations. (Or has it?!?) The primary time viewers laid eyes on the toy bunny, it was a fast flash in the course of the Outdated Rick sequence within the season premiere, when non-baby Judith comes out to speak in regards to the truthful outdoors. The second time, it was in Gracie’s crib upon Rick discovering her (and then Morales, briefly order). Try the pics under.
One prepare of thought has led folks to imagine that it is really Gracie we see within the flash-forward with the toy, and never Judith, with the likeliest situation backing that up being Judith’s loss of life inevitably occurring sooner or later within the near-ish future. In spite of everything, why would Rick simply steal Gracie’s bunny to provide to Judith, after already having killed the previous’s (evil henchman) father? And Judith’s loss of life may simply encourage Rick’s tearful-eyed moments we noticed within the premiere, to not point out giving the replaceable leader a life occasion so mind-numbing that it prematurely turned his hair gray.
It is definitely straightforward to get caught up in that line of considering, however provided that all the correct assumptions are made. We did not really see Rick convey that rabbit down from the Saviors’ outpost, nor did we see him give it to Aaron, so we might must assume that the present would clarify that element away sooner or later. Additionally, the credit listed the premiere’s flash-forward character as Six-Yr-Outdated Judith, so we might must assume that the ruse carried over into the credit, which is a neater one to just accept.
However it additionally necessitates the idea that Rick’s future imaginative and prescient was concrete actuality, which is not at all a certain thing simply but. To not point out the truth that Judith’s loss of life would must be adopted by Aaron giving Rick custody of Gracie, which is technically doable, if not as seemingly as different conditions the place each kids are nonetheless alive in the show’s future. In fact, there’s another choice right here that places Gracie at loss of life’s door within the upcoming storyline, which means Judith would then inherit the rabbit doll from the doubly-depressed Aaron. However that is one other can of worms, which isn’t the perfect flip of phrase there.
By all means, The Strolling Useless has not shied away from presenting some really horrifying moments involving kids. From Lizzie and Mika on the TV present to Judith’s a lot earlier loss of life within the comics, this can be a franchise that goes that additional miserable step when it must. So Judith may very effectively meet her early maker with out understanding something about what was occurring, however I am nonetheless not satisfied that it will occur, or something about Old Rick. What do you guys suppose?
The Strolling Useless airs Sunday nights on AMC at 9:00 p.m. ET, and we’ll hopefully not be coping with any toddler/toddler deaths within the close to future in anybody’s secure haven. To see what different exhibits will seemingly additionally stay away from killing youngsters off, head to our fall TV premiere schedule.