AMC’s official Twitter account for “The Walking Dead” has confirmed that Andrew Lincoln’s final episode as Rick Grimes will be the current ninth season’s fifth episode which is set to air on the network on November 4th.
Titled ‘What Comes After’, there’s been no hints as yet regarding how or why Rick will leave the story – prompting much speculation regarding his fate. The character has been the series lead since the first season began in 2010.
Actor Jon Bernthal is returning to the show as Shane for one episode this season, likely in flashback, which means he could well be a part of the episode which has special makeup effects legend Greg Nicotero helming. Matthew Megrete and Scott M. Gimple penned the episode.