Sunday night's episode of The Walking Dead brought several beloved characters back to life – not in the gross zombie way either. While Shane, Hershel, and Sasha, Rick started to have hallucinations about several deceased people in his life, which included a horde of hungry walkers. But as great as these mini-reunions were, fans could not help wondering why Carl and Lori were not in Rick's final Walking Dead episode when so many others were resurrected (pun intended) for Andrew Lincoln's departure.
After all, would not they be the first people to pop into Rick's head during his final moments on Earth? Rick has done throughout the years. Every decision Rick made and every course of action he took to make the future better for his last – to give him a better life than the one they were currently stuck in. So why exclude him from seeing his father once more when a perfect opportunity like this arose? From a pure fan standpoint, it felt like a complete and total oversight that many scratching their heads by the end of the hour.
However, as perplexing as the viewers, showrunner Angela Kang shared her reasoning to HuffPost about why these two pivotal characters were suspiciously MIA for the special occasion. "We do not go into this idea of the third man phenomenon," Kang told the outlet, adding:
"When people are close to death, sometimes they have imagine seeing somebody that they know or they do not know that. [Shane, Hershel and Sasha] Luke or Carl, he would feel like, 'OK, I fulfilled my, and I felt fulfilled. mission. I found them. I'm home. I can lay down and die now. ''
Throughout the episode, Rick was constantly mumbling that he needed to get to his family, which is a large part of what kept him going throughout the pain and suffering he felt at the time. Kang went on to explain:
"What are you doing?" "What are you doing?" "What are you doing?" "What are you doing?" He has been working for a while now, and he's always been there for the family. He has a lot of fun. give up. "
Sasha would rank higher than Carl when it comes to subconscious visits, from the same time, it's hard to believe that Rick's search for his family was a snap, the grave. Rick's farewell episode and why a few choices characters were left dead and buried, so to speak.