It’s the end of the line for Rick Grimes — almost, anyway.
The Walking Dead hero still has at least some undisclosed portion of season nine in his future, before riding off forever. But Andrew Lincoln, the actor who has played the iconic zombie-killing protagonist since the AMC drama’s debut so many years ago, has already finished filming his work on the season, leading to an emotional farewell to the fans gathered at New York Comic Con.
“Don’t make me cry, guys,” said Lincoln, speaking on front of a packed crowd of hundreds at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, all of them standing and chanting his name. “We have an hour!”