Rick Grimes began his journey in The Walking Dead series as the leader of a group of survivors. Played by Andrew Lincoln, Rick used his previous training and skills as a sheriff’s deputy to guide his decisions and keep his family safe. Lincoln departed the series in season 9. Did Rick ever return?
The Walking Dead concluded its story with its eleventh season, which tied up many storylines and left things open for others to continue their stories in the spinoff series. The series’ final scene saw Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) say goodbye and ride off on his motorcycle. This ended the series’ main story, and sadly, Rick never returned.
Fans were treated to a pleasant surprise at the end of The Walking Dead. A code scene was added to the last episode featuring Rick and Michonne (Danai Gurira), who left during season 10.
Rick Grimes – The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live
Rick may not have returned to the main series, but in 2024, he and Michonne will return to The Walking Dead universe in their own spinoff, The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live. This series is the third direct spinoff of the main series, expanding the universe with stories continuing the stories of several characters.
Rick and Michonne became a couple in season 6, to the delight of many fans. They make a fantastic power couple, and when Michonne witnessed what she believed was Rick’s death during the bridge explosion, she was heartbroken. She would later discover he survived and set out in search of him. Years later, she is shown in the coda scene still searching. She has never given up hope of finding him.
In Rick’s coda scene, he throws his personal items onto a boat, which Michonne would later find on Bloodworth Island. A helicopter arrives, addressing him as Consignee Grimes, and tells him, “Come on, Rick. It’s like he told you. There’s no escape for the living.” He raises his hand in surrender with a smirk on his face.
The Ones Who Live will feature the reunion of Rick and Michonne and reveal more about the CRM (Civic Republic Military).