This has been a weird season for post-apocalyptic deaths. Don’t get me wrong, I think the best post-apocalyptic shows are the ones where you have no idea who’s going to live and who’s going to die, and you’re constantly in fear that a random death will affect one of your favorite characters. I mean, this is pretty realistic for a post-apocalyptic world anyway, you know? But the recent deaths on some of my favorite shows are happening a little *too* frequently.
This post has major spoilers for Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead, and The 100. You have been warned.
Just last night, The 100 killed off a character that I really liked. I know a lot of people didn’t like him anymore, but darnit, I liked Jaha a lot. No, he’s not Octavia level of greatness and badassery, but I was really sad to see him go. He had amazing character growth, he had a fascinating story, and I was really interested to see what would happen to him next. 🙁 And his last words about Wells… So incredibly sad. 🙁
I’m feeling emotional because Wells was mentioned so many times tonight. RIP Thelonious Jaha. pic.twitter.com/7JE9qDZ2LK
— Brooklyn. ∞ (@belIamyblake_) May 2, 2018
And guess what happened just a few days earlier? Fear the Walking Dead killed off my favorite character on the entire show: Nick. Yes, the actor wanted to leave. But that didn’t make it any easier. Nick was the most interesting character on the show at this point and had the most potential to become a hardened, smart, post-apoc leader. And they killed him off.
Oh, and let’s not forget when The Walking Dead killed off Carl. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?
I came up with a much better solution for The Walking Dead universe. Frank Dillane (Nick) wanted to leave, even though all the viewers wanted his character to stay. And Chandler Riggs (Carl) wanted to stay. AND they were doing a crossover anyway with Morgan. Why not keep Chandler Riggs and let him cross over to Fear The Walking Dead too? Imagine how amazing THAT would have been. Carl could have gotten so mad at Rick for his killing ways that he decides to set off on his own. And Morgan decides to follow him, to make sure he stays safe and alive. Then they BOTH arrive in the Fear The Walking Dead universe, right before Nick dies.
Oh well. 🙁