Walking Dead Midseason Finale Ratings Slip from past year

Lawrence Kim
December 14, 2017

After a Walking Dead midseason finale that had always been promised to shake up the faltering zombie show, episode eight of Season 8's viewership continued a decline in viewership.

While Chandler, who played the son of protagonist Rick Grimes, has remained dignified in the face of the news, his father William was more outspoken as he took to Facebook to share a seething post.

Fans of the show initially thought they'd missed the moment and it had taken place off screen, but showrunner Scott Gimple has revealed we did in fact see it - but we might have missed it because it wasn't when we expected it.

"Watching Gimple fire my son 2 weeks before his 18th birthday after telling him they wanted him for the next 3 years was disappointing", Riggs wrote. I know how much it hurt him.

Riggs ultimately wished the show success, despite his obvious anger: "I hope the show keeps doing well!" "We didn't see the absolute bite, but we saw when it happened and we even saw Carl's reaction to it after it happened in one of the episodes that we've seen this season".

For his part, Gimple insists that it's all part of the bigger story, and it'll be "apparent" why Carl had to go. It's all having to do with the greater story of the season. The most recent live score is still up a shade from the previous week's season low, which marked The Walking Dead's smallest audience in six seasons, but it's one of the clearest signs yet that the show is on the downturn. It will be very apparent, the relationship of this bad incident - this very intense story turn - to the greater story. Theories are already circulating that it wasn't a real zombie who bit him, but instead a "Whisperer" - people who dress like zombies but aren't actually dead.

Mr. Riggs' opinion doesn't exactly represent that of the fans, but not many if any fans expected Carl of all people to be killed off.

The Walking Dead will pick up its eighth season in the spring. Or is Carl really on his way out?

In a not-so-surprising turn of events, "The Walking Dead" midseason finale saw an explosive revenge from Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his group called Saviors.

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