Michael Rooker pitched an ending for The Walking Dead that's actually pretty great

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May 4, 2017, 4:09 PM EDT (Updated)

He might not have a place on the cast anymore, but maybe The Walking Dead should find Michael Rooker a seat in the writers’ room.

While speaking at the recent Walker-Stalker Con, Rooker (best known to Walking Dead fans for bringing Merle Dixon to life) told fans he has his own idea for how the creative team should wrap up the hit zombie series. For Rooker, he sees the series as Carl’s story — and he believes Rick’s eldest child should be the last man standing when it all comes crashing down.

Rooker said the big reveal should be that the entire Walking Dead series is actually Carl recounting the story of his life, and at this point he’s the only person left alive from the show’s group. A bit dark, but hey, this show is called The Walking Dead, right?

Here’s Rooker’s pitch:

“A railroad track … going on forever, into the setting sun. From behind camera, a single individual walks down the middle of the track … into the setting sun. You realize that individual is Carl … all grown-up, a man of his own. No one else is with him — just him. And as he does his voiceover, you realize that all the seasons that you’ve seen is him reliving his past. So everyone on the show is dead. He’s the only survivor, and he’s on his own and walks off into the sunset. And that’s the end of the show.”

Rooker’s guess is as good as anyone’s at this point, since creator Robert Kirkman has indicated pretty much no one knows his potential endgame for the comic and TV series. So hey, it could happen. What do you think of Rooker’s idea? 

(Via Yahoo! TV)