'The Walking Dead' lost another major character in the penultimate episode of season 8.
'The Walking Dead' has really been going through the motions as of late, but in this week's episode - which served as the penultimate offering of season 8 - put a focus on Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and the Saviors, and in particular Simon (Steven Ogg), who had been working to overthrow the Savior leader and claim the role for himself. With conspiracy and corruption running deep through the Sanctuary, Negan realised that something drastic would have to happen if he were to maintain control.
Steven Ogg stars as Simon in 'The Walking Dead'
Learning about Simon's plan in the most recent episode, Negan would take his trusty barbed wire baseball bat Lucille and force his former loyal friend onto his knees. Able to take him out with a few quick and brutal swings, Negan decided that he would give his ex-comrade one last chance to change. It turned out to be one chance too many.
The series makes its return this October for an eighth season.
When 'The Walking Dead' season 7 came to a close, it was unmistakable to fans that this was the start of a famous comic book story arc called 'All Out War'. As Negan's Saviors prepare themselves for an attack by Rick and his fellow survivors, there's going to be countless blood shed and attempts at revenge, but just who will fall? That remains to be seen.
Steven Ogg plays Savior loyalist Simon in 'The Walking Dead'
One of those whose time may be up is Savior loyalist Simon, played by actor Steven Ogg.
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We'll be seeing a lot more of these already established characters...
Though 'The Walking Dead' season has wound down following the dramatic conclusion to the show's seventh season a little earlier this year, talk is still rife as to what fans should expect when the series makes its return for the start of season 8 in October.
Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon in 'The Walking Dead'
While we know that there's an 'All Out War' on the way - which means a lot more for comic book readers than it does for those who are fresh to the story arc - those behind 'The Walking Dead' have often changed the narrative to surprise everybody watching.
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