I’m currently watching episode 7 of The Walking Dead season 9. Episode 5 was the last episode with Rick Grimes as the main character of the show. He was presumed dead by his friends but infact he was blown away by the force of the explosion, fell into the river and washed ashore to be found by Anne. She took him with her when the helicopter came looking for her (who is she talking to I have no idea) and he is being taken care of in the chopper as they leave.
So TWD is now without Rick, without the leader of the gang and main man. Without stuff and thangs. Without him saying “Coraaal”! And now Norman Reedus aka Darryl will be the main male character in the series. Initially I thought he would be killed off, I think 2-3 seasons as Reedus was getting offers from other shows and movies as well. But no he stays and Andrew Lincoln leaves the show though he is slated to star in three tv movies based on the TWD universe.
I like the way the show is headed to now with the little time jump and the new antagonists being lined up. Things look interesting and I hope the show picks up in quality.