Andrew Lincoln

Rick Grimes, main character of AMC’s The Walking Dead played by Andrew Lincoln, officially has only two episodes remaining.

Trailers have been released for episodes 9×04 and 9×05, in which AMC has coined them “Rick’s final two episodes”. Episode 9×04 titled “The Obliged” will air on October 28th, while Lincoln’s last episode, “What Comes After”, is set to air November 4th.

While there is still some speculation to how Grimes character will exit, the description of episode 9×05 only adds to it. The official synopsis for “What Comes After” reads, “Rick is forced to face the past as he struggles to maintain the safety of the communities and protect the future he and Carl envisioned.” In an interview with, though, Lincoln did mention that his “relationship with this part is far from over”, but would not elaborate on what he meant.

It was announced back in July, at San Diego Comic Con, that Andrew Lincoln would be leaving The Walking Dead in the early part of season 9. He has cited wanting to spend more time with his family in London, as the reasoning behind his departure, though it is still a bittersweet feeling for him.

Lincoln, with co-star Danai Gurira, at SDCC 2018 -Photo Credit: Karl Walter

“As soon as it finished, the panel, I walked off the stage, it was more profound — my sadness — the actually wrapping up on the show. The show, I was so proud of where the story was going and where the season was going. It’s a brilliant launching pad I think, the episode that I leave, into the rest of this incredible season. All of that was more than just ‘Oh, I’m pleased that I’ve completed it.’ This was, ‘Oh, f—.’ I’m leaving,” Lincoln told, after The Walking Dead’s panel at SDCC.

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.