“The Walking Dead” fans may have lost Richard (Karl Makinen) in last week’s episode, but he will forever live on in their memories. At least, in 55% of fans’ memories. We ran a poll after the Kingdom soldier was murdered by Morgan (Lennie James) in “Bury Me Here,” and a majority of fans voted that they will indeed miss Richard on the show. Conversely, 28% of poll respondents say they won’t miss Richard because they never trusted him, and the other 17% of readers simply voted “meh.”
Richard made his first appearance earlier this season in “The Well” during a memorable hunting scene in which it was revealed the Kingdom forced the pigs to feast on walkers so their bellies were filled with rot for the Saviors. Richard then got in his first of many fights with the Saviors at their food exchange, and Richard was informed he’d be the first to die if their quota was not met.
Most of Richard’s scenes were with King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and Morgan, but he also had a memorable scene with Daryl (Norman Reedus) in “New Best Friends.” When Richard devised a crazy idea to kill Carol and blame it on the Saviors so that Ezekiel, who cared for her, would become enraged and want to fight them, Daryl beat him up and shut the plan down.
In last week’s episode, Richard was at a point where he was willing to give up his own life to ensure that the Kingdom would join the battle against the Saviors, so he decided to short-change the Saviors of their melon offering. Unfortunately, his decision resulted in the death of young Benjamin (Logan Miller) instead, and when Morgan found out he took Richard’s life.
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