- Warning: There are spoilers for “The Walking Dead” season 11, episode 18.
- In a twist, “TWD” killed off a character who murdered Rick in the comics.
- Ross Marquand told Insider he’s glad the show changed things up, calling Rick’s comedic death “lame.”
In a huge departure from the comics, “The Walking Dead” unexpectedly killed off Governor Milton’s spoiled son Sebastian (Teo Rapp-Olsson).
In Season 11, Episode 18, “A New Deal”, Sebastian receives a zombie bite on the neck and slowly dies surrounded by Commonwealth citizens who refuse to step in and help.
It’s a big shocker for comic book fans. In Robert Kirkman’s series, Sebastian ends up killing the show’s protagonist, Rick Grimes, by shooting him defenseless while he was in bed.
Ever since Sebastian’s introduction to the show, fans have wondered who could take on Rick’s iconic comedic death. Unless there’s going to be a remix in the next few episodes, it looks like the answer is no.
For Ross Marquand, who plays Aaron on the show, this is welcome news.
“It’s a really lame way to kill someone,” Marquand recently told Insider via Zoom about how Rick died in the “TWD” comic. “I’m glad they didn’t go that route.”
Ever since Rick (Andrew Lincoln) left the show in 2018, fans have feared that Aaron might get Rick’s comedic death. Today, Aaron bears an uncanny resemblance to Rick at this point in the comic with a forearm and a long beard.
Before the final season of “TWD” was announced, plans for future seasons were being outlined. But when asked if there were ever discussions about Aaron coming out the same way as Rick, Marquand said, “No, that was never really discussed, at least with me.”
Marquand then surprisingly added, “I die in a very different way than the comic book.”
Always the joker, it was hard to tell whether or not Marquand was serious.
After a brief pause, Marquand said he never had any discussions with the show’s Angela Kang about the potential death of comedian Rick.
“This was never addressed,” he said. “At least Angela never talked to me about it.”
If Aaron dies before the end of the show, that would be a surprise.
He is a survivor of “The Walking Dead” comic book, living out the rest of his days with Jesus. The latter was killed off the show a few seasons ago.
But, as we’ve seen many times now, AMC’s “TWD” has taken plenty of departures from the comic book, and it wouldn’t be out of line to see Aaron make a sacrifice if it meant his daughter Gracie’s or his own survival. community, Alexandria.
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