Why The Walking Dead Chose THAT Ending for Negan in the Season 8 Finale

Why The Walking Dead Chose THAT Ending for Negan in the Season 8 Finale

This interview contains spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 8 finale, titled “Wrath.”

The Walking Dead chose to end Season 8 with mercy prevailing over wrath, as Rick cut Negan’s throat but still let him live  during their climactic final showdown.

The eleventh-hour twist probably won’t come as a surprise to fans of Robert Kirkman’s comics, since the moment is virtually identical to how it played out on the page: just when it seems like Negan might be coming around to Rick’s proposed peace treaty, Rick unexpectedly slashes his throat.

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Why The Walking Dead Chose THAT Ending for Negan in the Season 8 Finale