Carl Grimes (played by Chandler Riggs) may be dead, but his presence is still felt on The Walking Dead as he continues to exert his influence from beyond the grave—via a series of very personal letters. We heard Carl’s voice narrating his letter to Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and, on last night’s episode, we heard the young man’s letter to his father’s nemesis, Negan (Jeffery Dean Morgan).
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The moment came when Michonne (Danai Gurira) read the letter to the leader of The Saviors in an attempt to end the ongoing conflict between the two camps. Unfortunately, Negan wasn’t swayed. Still, it was a poignant moment and, now, you can read the entire text of Carl’s letter below.
“Negan, this is Carl. I was helping someone. I got bit. We didn’t even have to be doing what we were doing. I was just helping someone and now I’m gone. You might be gone. Maybe my dad made your people give you up and he killed you, but I don’t think so. I think you’re still around and you’re working on a way out. Maybe you got out. Maybe you think we’re a lost cause and you just want to kill all of us.
I think you think you have to be who you are. I just wonder if this is what you wanted. I wanted to ask you. I wish I could have. Maybe you’ll beat us. And if you do, they’ll just be someone else to fight. The way out is working together. It’s forgiveness. It’s believing that it doesn’t have to be a fight anymore. Because it doesn’t. I hope my dad offers you peace. I hope you take it. I hope everything can change. It did for me. Start over. You still can. — Carl”
The Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead, Wrath, will be the Season 8 finale; check out the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: Don’t miss the Season 8 Finale of The Walking Dead, Sunday, April 15 at 9/8c.
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