The Walking Dead has a long history of foreshadowing its big events. From twists and deaths to symbolism and metaphor, its producers and writers love to hint at what’s to come–sometimes subtly, sometimes a lot less so. So how did the show foreshadow Carl’s death in Season 8?
While viewers had to wait months to find out which major characters were leaving the show at the start of Season 7, Carl’s death was played differently. We’ve known since December that Chandler Riggs has been written out, giving us time to look back over the past eight episodes to see what signs and hints were left about Carl’s death. And in true Walking Dead style, there were a few. Let’s take a look.