ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

Many long-time fans of The Walking Dead have their own theories about how the show could (or should) end. Most people want Rick, Daryl and the gang to find a real, lasting home and relative peace in the fucked up world they live in.

Some fans — and I'm guessing Robert Kirkman himself — envisage a more melancholic, even tragic end to . TWD star Michael Rooker (fan favorite Merle Dixon) popped up to give his two cents on the eventual end of the show at the 2016 Walker Stalker Con:

''A railroad track...going on forever, into the setting sun. From behind camera, a single individual walks down the middle of the track...into the setting sun. You realize that individual is Carl...all grown-up, a man of his own. No one else is with him—just him. And as he does his voiceover, you realize that all the seasons that you've seen is him reliving his past. So everyone on the show is dead. He's the only survivor, and he's on his own and walks off into the sunset. And that's the end of the show."

Hmmm... as long as he doesn't start singing...

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There is a kind of poetry to Rooker's idea: the hope that a child can grow to full maturity even in a post-apocalyptic world is kinda beautiful, while the fact that all the people who helped to raise him didn't make it is appropriately tragic. What do you guys think will happen at the end of The Walking Dead and what do you WANT to happen?


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