The Walking Dead Season 8 trailer gave us everything: explosions, awesome Negan lines, All Out War scenes, and OLD MAN RICK?! The trailer concluded with a dreamy scene of the current comic-looking Rick waking up in a bed with flowers next to it, not unlike he did in the pilot episode in the hospital.
But in this instance the flowers are fresh and alive, and Rick seems to be at home. So what does it all mean? Is this a predictor of the future or a red herring? We can’t tell you, but we CAN give you context on the possibilities.
In the comics the story jumps ahead a few years following the events of All Out War. Everyone’s a bit older but Rick is the most changed. The battle with the Saviors (most specifically Negan) left Rick slightly disabled, hence the cane shown in the trailer. Judging by that and his beard, perhaps the show WILL time jump…but why would they reveal that before All Out War even begins? Does this mean Rick makes it? Who didn’t make it? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!
(Rick with a cane on the cover of The Walking Dead Issue #139)
It’s a Dream
*Biggie voice* It was all a dream! Judging by the way this scene was shot some could argue it’s a dream sequence not unlike the one we saw at the end of the Season 7 premiere. In that instance we saw recently deceased characters Glenn and Abraham enjoying a cozy meal with our characters (that too, was in a hazy filter). Perhaps at some point Rick’s on the brink of death and he envisions what his life COULD be after All Out War.
Rick Wakes Up From His Coma
Just kidding guys, that is 1000% not what is happening. But we know you conspiracists were thinking it.
What do YOU think is happening? Predict and discuss with us in the comments!
+1 to the ” *Biggie voice* ” part. Nice one, Johnny
All my own work. Too excited and goosebumpy after seeing the amazing trailer. He’s not that old, and he looks fine. I hope it’s a dream sequence but not like bloody Dallas? Bobby Ewing in the shower? I remember that as a teen. Awful. No it’s not but it’s a good puzzle and I’m still reeling from the delicious trailer to put too much thought into it. I only started watching the WD when it was under a million viewers because Andrew Lincoln was in it and I’m a fan. Now I’m in love with Rick Grimes. Oh and Daryl, MIchonne, Carol. You get the drift. Can’t wait to read others conspiracy theories. Love to you all at Comic Con so jealous stuck in the UK. But thanks for bringing it to us. I appreciate it. Suzy
What an astounding trailer!!! I have been watching WD since day 1 and never have I seen such a thought provoking scene. I am inclined to think it is a dream but having just watched it once,I need to think some more!!
I think it is a time jump. It would be so cool if it is. Still dating Michonne, Carl’s grown up, moves to the Hilltop, and meets Lydia, then the Whisperer War. It’s all gonna be a blast!!!
The only way a time jump can take place is if marty mcfly and the doc are involved…
maybe he wakes up and aliens have invaded. That would be epic
I need shane