A moment’s silence please for the new Walking Dead trailer, which has now been released and shows us Carl’s heartbreaking last moments.
Yes, the season 8 midseason trailer is a love letter to Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) who, as we all know and are devastated over, was bitten in the midseason finale.
The trailer gives hardcore Carl fans the chance to say goodbye to the youngster, as he clings on long enough to give his dad Rick (Andrew Lincoln) some words of wisdom.
In an emotional conversation between the pair, Carl tells his pops: ‘You put away your gun. Hell, you stopped fighting. It was right, is still is. You can still be like that again.’
‘I can’t be who I was. It’s different now,’ Carl replies.
And let’s hope the series give a proper goodbye to the young character – especially after news of his demise didn’t go down too well with fans of the show.
Viewers even went as far as starting a petition to have showrunner Scott Gimple fired for the move.
Rigg’s father also took to Facebook to blast AMC for killing his son off, saying: ‘WatchingGimple fire my son two weeks before his 18th birthday after telling him they wanted him for the next three years was disappointing.
‘I never trusted Gimple or AMC but Chandler did. I know how much it hurt him. But we do absolutely know how lucky we have been to be a part of it all and appreciate all the love from fans all these years!’
But Chandler didn’t seem to stay mad at being dropped from the series for too long, as he went and got his Carl hairstyle chopped at the first opportunity.
And while this trailer is filled with great sadness with his obvious departure, there is one teeny tiny ray of sunshine, in which we see Tara, Rosita and Daryl carrying Judith, reuniting with Morgan, Carol and Maggie at Hilltop.
The gang’s back together!
We catch glimpses of Negan throughout, but the preview ends once again with Carl, who speaks of his mother, who was killed back in season 4.
‘Before Mom died, she told me that I was gonna beat this world,’ he says to Rick. ‘You will.’
We’re not crying, you’re crying!
Prepare to get emotional when The Walking Dead returns to FOX UK on February 26 at 9pm.
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