‘Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman Responds To A Popular Theory Involving Rick Grimes

Senior Pop Culture Editor
10.24.14 30 Comments

Some nutjob on a two-bit website recently wrote about a popular theory that The Walking Dead‘s Rick “Take a Bite Out of” Grimes, father of CORAL, killer of zombies, is actually still in a coma, and that the series finale (in 2087) will go all St. Elsewhere on us. He pleaded to creator Robert Kirkman, “We’re not asking for a huge press conference. Or a lengthy explanation. Just a short statement on the record that The Walking Dead will not end that way. Do us that solid.” And a solid, he did.

So, Rick’s pretty much Crazy Gemma from Sons of Anarchy? OK, but what if Sons of Anarchy is actually a Walking Dead prequel, and in the last episode, everyone with a connection to SAMCRO (and seven million more escorts) dies, except for Gemma, who travels to Atlanta and while getting a sex change inspired by Venus Van Damme, she’s placed in a medically induced coma, and when she wakes up, she’s actually Rick Grimes? Also, a bear eats Pete Campbell. Your move, Kurt Sutter.

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