What’s Up With Rick In The Walking Dead?Andrew Lincoln Gives Us The Skinny!


So towards the end of The Walking Dead‘s sixth season, Rick Grimes got a little of an ego. His overconfidence beamed through, particularly as he cared for an sick Maggie Greene and told her, “We can do anything.”

As it turns out, they were not able to do anything. In fact, they were very limited with Negan nearby. Rick’s rash choices landed himself and his family of survivors at the pity of Negan, which is certainly not a fun spot.

Just after The Walking Dead‘s Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, Andrew Lincoln was charged with his thoughts about Rick’s choices looking back at them. Admittedly, he can see the overconfidence, but he stands by his role.

I think it was probably the right thing to do but with too much pride behind it,” Lincoln says, though now Lincoln believes Rick is “powerless for the first time.”

At the beginning of  season 7, we will see a broken down Rick Grimes, which is essentially the complete contrary of the Rick we had been seeing on Sunday nights for multiple seasons now.

Everything he’s fought and bled for and had family members die for, everything that he’s worked for two years to get to, has been shattered in 24 hours,” Lincoln explains. “He’s not an in a good space. If he makes it through the first episode, he’s different. He will be a different man.

The Walking Dead will return for its seventh season October 23 at 9 PM ET on AMC.