A Russian promotional image for the upcoming Midseason premier entitled, ‘No Way out’ for season six of The Walking dead has had the effect of revealing a great big spoiler for the next Walking Dead episode coming next Sunday, February 14, 2016, on AMC.
While it is only one image, it clearly shows Carl Grimes as played by the young and talented Chandler Riggs, with his face and eye bandaged. Readers of Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead comic from Image Comics, know all too well that Carl is in fact shot in the face by the comic version of Deanna (Douglas) Monroe as played by Tovah Feldshuh, and loses his right eye along with a portion of his face in the comic storyline of the “No Way Out”.
While the promotional image depicting Carl with his eye bandaged is very likely not from the upcoming ‘No Way Out’ episode, it is a good bet that next Sunday night’s premier episode of the Walking Dead will see Carl get accidentally shot in his eye.
As Douglas Monroe is being devoured by zombies in the comic, he reflexively fires his weapon, which accidentally hits and seriously wounds Carl just as he, Rick and the others are in fact trying to escape through the zombie filled streets of the not so safe walled community in Alexandria.
While comic fans might very well be anticipating Carl’s accidental shooting, what is not so clear is where the bullet will come from, with a still very angry Ron as played by Austin Abrams, being a very distinct possibility.
Likewise, it was quite interesting that we are now seeing Rick’s ax, which he has not been brandishing as of late on the television show, but it has always been by his side throughout the comics. An ax which was incidentally used in the comic version of ‘No Way out’ to hack Jessie’s hand clean off as played by Alexandra Breckenridge, as she succumbed to the zombie horde while still holding onto Carl’s hand in a death grip.
It could possibly be that in the show Ron fires at Rick as he sees his Father’s killer hack off his Mother’s hand in order to save Carl and his little ass kicking baby sister. While only time will tell, it does seem quite likely that we will at the very least be scared into thinking that Carl dies in the upcoming midseason premier of the Walking Dead.