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Get Scott M. Gimple to rehire a certain actor before he dies in The Walking Dead

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On season 8's mid-season finale of AMC's The Walking Dead, a character who was written in the comics as meant to survive and become the "future Rick Grimes" has been bitten by a Walker.

Carl Grimes is expected to die in the premier of the second half of season 8 in February. This has been confirmed by actor Chandler Riggs, who was shockingly fired from the show after being told he would remain on the series for the next three years. (William Riggs, Chandler's father, wrote a since deleted Facebook post mentioning this.) Chandler Riggs even mentioned recently buying a home near the set in his Hollywood Reporter interview. Chandler's mistreatment has created enough controversy alone to turn some viewers away. Not to mention, the fact that Carl is still alive and well in the on-going comics written by Robert Kirkman. Fans, and not even the actors on the series itself, saw this coming.

GOAL: There is one thing that could save the entire series from this huge mistake, and that is the introduction of Whisperers. They dress like walkers, but aren't dead at all. Introducing Whisperers into the series will give The Walking Dead an entirely new arc. One which will be interesting, will stay on track with the comics, will keep fans engaged, and will give Rick a reason to continue fighting. Either that or rewrite Carl to be immune.

The one way to save this mess is if this reaches Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, he changes his mind, contacts Riggs and Chandler Riggs consents, this would save The Walking Dead and give a dude his job back. 

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