Now that AMC
has announced that The Walking Dead
's upcoming season 11 will be its last, we have to wonder if Andrew Lincoln
will return to provide a full-circle moment to the story he helped bring to life over 10 years ago. Granted, a lot has changed since season nine when Rick Grimes
flew away from the outskirts of Alexandria aboard a helicopter piloted by the Civic Republic Military. But with showrunner Angela Kang
adding six additional episodes to the 10th season (set to premiere Feb. 28) and the expansion of the season to a whopping 24 episodes, there is room to weave our favorite Deputy Sheriff back into the story in a manner that brings closure. It's only fair he help us transition to the next iteration of the franchise.
Unfortunately, there are two things blocking the probability of a triumphant Rick Grimes return to the flagship property: the Walking Dead
movie trilogy and Andrew Lincoln himself.