Watch the First 4 Minutes of Fear the Walking Dead

Angelo Anderson
April 16, 2018

Tonight's The Walking Dead Season 8 finale on AMC should theoretically be unlike any season finale before it.

While Maggie wants revenge against the man who made her a widow, is planning a coup against Rick any different than behaving like Negan? On the Sunday, April 15 episode, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) finally came face-to-face with Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Her season eight story ends with a confession that Rick was right about saving the Saviors and rebuilding civilization. But Rick may have more pressing problems closer to home. He ordered Siddiq to save Negan, which caused Maggie (Lauren Cohan) to melt down and cry "it's not over 'til he's dead!". When that kid with blue hair called Negan "Hefe" the entire Internet asked the same question: where did that kid get blue hair dye? But while Season 8 Episode 16 "Wrath" gave fans what they wanted by closing the Rick vs Negan storyline, the finale left fans scratching their heads in suspense.

Right after the group spots an enormous herd of walkers in the distance, they hear whistling in a field. Rick slit Negan's throat in an MMA-style brawl but decided not to kill him. Single! Gun! Malfunctioned! Eugene double-crossed the Saviors and made defective bullets that jammed the guns! He is building a new world, and instead of killing Negan, he's going keep Negan alive in it, albeit with a major injury.

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Just as planned, Rick kills the decoy group, and Ezekiel finds the map to lead them to Negan.

Back at the Hilltop Colony, Tara fended off a second group of Saviors with the better-late-than-never help of the women from Oceanside.

Rick chases after Negan. But, a swift kick, a tearful invocation of Carl's philosophy of peace and a precision dagger swipe to the throat felled Negan. Rick seized the opportunity to beg for his life and the future that his son, Carl (Chandler Riggs), wanted to badly. She also believes Michonne was wrong for holding her back.

We'll have more on the premiere episode soon, but for now, we want to quickly dispose of a popular fan theory that has gained some steam in the last few months: That Madison Clark is Alpha, a member of The Whisperers from Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead graphic novels.

Rick tells the rest of the Saviors that they can put their hands down.

At the Hilltop, Alden tells Maggie that most of the prisoners are heading back to the Sanctuary to make something out of it.

A serene Carol (Melissa McBride), realizing the value of community, returned to the Kingdom. What that means for the character is unknown, but Negan, despite Morgan's appeal as an actor and a recent rebound for the character, hasn't worked as a big baddie. Rick thanks him after.

When it comes to Negan, I'm with Maggie: he should have died.

In a twist that seemed out of character, she promised what sounded like revenge. However, Rick was wrong in his decision not to kill Negan. "Michonne, too", Maggie said. "We're going to bide our time, wait for our moment and then we're going to show him", Maggie tells Jesus and Daryl.

Daryl steps out of the shadows. "Yeah, we will", he said. Could there be a peaceful resolution when this "all-out war" finally ends? If Maggie's intention is an indication, all-in war could be on the horizon.

"Carl said it doesn't have to be a fight anymore", said Rick.

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