i’ve never been one of those “if my favorite character dies i’m never watching this show again!!” type of people, and despite the walking dead having its
many flaws, i honestly don’t think any character death, not even rick’s death necessarily, would have made me stop watching it.
but carl is the exception. carl was supposed to make it. he was supposed to outlive everyone else and be the last man standing. he was always the one who was supposed to survive.
that should be obvious to anyone who has spent seven and a half seasons watching this show. literally every single thing rick has ever done has been to keep his family safe and alive. killing carl is an insult to carl’s character, to rick’s character, to chandler, to the fans, to the comics, to the whole fucking show.
killing carl vitiates everything both rick and carl have gone through. it just makes no sense.
i can’t even bring myself to be sad about his death because i am just so fucking mad. carl dying is the worst thing that ever could have happened on the walking dead and i’m not going to watch this show without carl in it because there’s just no point. none of the things that have happened on this show matter without carl.
if carl dies, so does the walking dead.