All the Most Shocking "Walking Dead" Deaths

Showrunner Scott M. Gimple confirms THAT bite "will play out as bites play out in the show."

"The Walking Dead" is known for killing off key characters during its midseason and season finales and this year was no exception.

Sunday's supersized episode saw the end for a few familiar faces, and started the goodbye process for Chandler Riggs' Carl Grimes.

Fans have watched Carl grow up before their very eyes, going from innocent little kid to the one-eyed, bold and brave young man who started his farewell this evening. Carl, it seems, was bit by a walker before all of the action in the finale -- likely while fighting off zombies with Saddiq -- and kept it a secret.

The move was a shocking one, as Carl is still alive and well in the source material.

While we didn't see him die just yet, showrunner Scott M. Gimple confirmed that the bite "will play out as bites play out in the show" during "Talking Dead." He also said there will be no "shank cutting" to save him from the attack.

He added that Carl, "right now, is alive and he has some business to attend to" when the show returns in February. "That is a one-way ticket, but I'd like to think that the things that we see in the next episode are so important in his life and the other characters' lives," he also said.

Here's how the Internet reacted to all the major moments, starting with Carl:

The first to go was Natania, leader of the Oceanside group. She was shot by Enid, who - along with Aaron - was on her way to the all-woman community to recruit them. Killing their HBIC probably wasn't the best way to accomplish this.

Then Simon killed someone named Neil who was traveling with Maggie and Jesus. Not sure if we're really supposed to care about this one, as Twitter didn't really remember who he was in the first place.

After poor Neil was killed, Maggie and Co. returned to Hilltop and took it out on one of the Savior prisoners. After the guy who previously attacked Jesus called Maggie "Cupcake," she had no problem blowing him away. "We're not even but its a start," she told Jesus after.

While nobody was necessarily mourning this guy's death, they were celebrating Maggie being a total boss.

Our last big moment before calling it a night: Michonne going HAM on a Savior after she returned to Alexandria to look for Carl ... before learning his fate.

"The Walking Dead" returns in February.

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