The decision was made a long time ago, before any of us knew each other.  We were all strangers who would’ve just passed each other on the street before the world ended.  And now we mean everything to each other.  You were in trouble.  You were trapped.  Glenn didn’t know you, but he helped you.   He put himself in danger for you.  And that started it all, from Atlanta, to my daddy’s farm, to prison, to here, to this moment now.  Not as strangers, as family.  Because Glenn chose to be there for you a long time ago, that was the decision that changed everything.  It started with both of you, and it just grew.  All of us.  To sacrifice for each other.  To suffer, to stand, to grieve, to give, to love, to live, to fight for each other.  Glenn made the decision, Rick.  I was just following his lead.
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Maggie Rhee

Carl Grimes was the heart and soul of the series. Chandler was fired out of nowhere (probably because he was about to turn 18). EK, SY, and other were also fired without warning for a “good story.” Lauren is likely leaving. Andrew is tired and wants to go home to his family. Danai is becoming a big Hollywood star.

Do it, AMC. You can’t quit while you’re in your prime anymore, but you can still quit before it gets worse. It will get worse. End it now. Free us all.