- “The Walking Dead” is ending in October after 11 seasons with eight final episodes.
- The show has a lot of storylines left to wrap up and there are some that will likely be left untouched.
- Insider rounded up characters who we’d love to see get closure after disappearing over the years.
Before Rachel, Cyndie was the leader of Oceanside. Sydney Park’s last appearance on the series was season 10, episode eight, which aired on TV in November 2019.
The show has never addressed why the actor hasn’t appeared again.
In a 2020 interview, Park confirmed to Where Is the Buzz TV that Cyndie’s character was still alive. Currently, the women of Oceanside are held captive by the Commonwealth. Will she return to save the group?
Corey Hawkins’ character was last seen on season seven, episode six of the series. Hawkins went on to several movie projects, but “TWD” oddly never mentioned his absence on the show.
No one put together a search party or anything to look for Heath, making our group look like a bunch of jerks. The same would never happen if Daryl, Maggie, or one of the main characters went missing.
It seems like “TWD” creators have wanted to continue Heath’s story, but nothing has worked out over the years.
In 2018, showrunner Angela Kang told Insider that Heath was kidnapped by Jadis and traded to the Civic Republic Military.
That same year, at New York Comic Con, “TWD” creator Robert Kirkman discussed his hopes to bring Hawkins back into the universe to “tell his story.”
“There are definitely plans in place there. It’s just a matter of making sure that everything can line up because it is somewhat complicated,” Kirkman said at the time.
When Insider spoke with “TWD” universe chief Scott M. Gimple in 2020, he also expressed interest in wanting to work with Hawkins again.
When Insider spoke with Atkinson in 2018, it sounded like she was expecting to appear again, telling us, “I do believe we could see her again.”
That hasn’t happened yet.
Instead, Georgie wound up being a very minor character, the “brainchild” of “TWD” chief Scott M. Gimple as Atkinson told us, who gave Maggie (Lauren Cohan) a blueprint to help build up a community.
When Cohan later left the show for a season, viewers were told Maggie went to go live and work with Georgie to build up other communities. Since Maggie’s been back, we’ve heard Georgie referenced a few times, likely to close the loop on her story, but nothing more.
If Alexandria and the Hilltop are rebuilt using Georgie’s plans and they’re holding a celebration, it would be a nice little Easter egg to see her appear in the background on the series finale.
Other than Rick Grimes, Morgan Jones (Lennie James) is the only remaining character left alive from the show’s pilot.
Morgan’s been on the series’ spin-off “Fear the Walking Dead” for a while, but it seems wild to end the flagship series without acknowledging one of the few characters to make it all the way through the series.
When Insider spoke with James in October 2021, he said he had a conversation about whether or not he would return to “TWD” in its final episodes.
“That’s about as much as I can say,” James told Insider with a laugh.
On “Fear the Walking Dead,” we’ve seen how Sherry (Christine Evangelista) has coped and managed PTSD from her time as one of Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) many wives when he was first introduced on the series.
When Insider spoke with Evangelista in 2020 about Negan’s redemption arc on the flagship series, she said, “It’s kind of jarring in a way to see your abuser really just out kind of getting a second chance.”
“People want to be able to forgive and they want to be able to know somebody can change their ways and can become enlightened, or whatever you want to call it,” Evangelista continued. “You don’t have to be evil forever. You can change. That’s something that maybe we need to preach more with people, but, it’s hard. It’s definitely a hard thing to do.”
Evangelista added that “seeing this person that victimized you, getting a new lease on life, it’s very complicated.”
“TWD” has confronted a lot of Negan’s past transgressions on the series, but a confrontation with one of his former harem members would’ve made for a strong scene.
If we can’t see the two on “TWD,” then perhaps there’s room for a Negan and Sherry confrontation down the road on the “TWD” spin-off, “Isle of the Dead,” which features Negan.
On season 10, Michonne (Danai Gurira) went off in search of her partner Rick once she learned there was a possibility he was alive.
It’d be awesome to see a tease of where Michonne’s travels have taken her in a post-credits scene.
Honestly, it’d be weird to not see a glimpse of Michonne by the series’ end when she played such a large role on “TWD” and when her kids are both at the Commonwealth without her.
We haven’t seen Rick (Andrew Lincoln) since he departed the series in 2018 on a Civic Republic Military helicopter. Where has he been in the years that passed?
Now that we know Rick is returning in a spin-off next year, is it possible we can get a post-credit scene teasing his whereabouts?
Jadis/Anne (Pollyanna McIntosh) was the last person seen with Rick on the flagship series when she made a life-saving decision to carry him away on a helicopter.
We have no idea what happened to Rick since then, but we do know from “TWD: World Beyond” that Anne reclaimed her older name Jadis and started working for the Civic Republic Military (CRM) again as a respected leader within that community.
There’s a large chunk of time missing from the moment that Jadis flew away with Rick on a chopper to when we see her again.
The “TWD” universe should be taking advantage of opportunities to weave its shows together seamlessly. Otherwise, the spin-offs feel completely disconnected from the flagship series.