Fans react to last night’s divisive episode of the Walking Dead

Spoilers ahead

As The Walking Dead continues its eighth season run, fans are having a tough time figuring out where the show is going following last night’s [Sunday 25 March] episode.

The show, which first debuted in 2010, follows Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and a group of individuals fighting it out for survival following a zombie apocalypse.

The latest season has been receiving mixed reactions from fans following showrunner Scott Gimple’s decision to kill Carl Grimes – one of the shows leading characters – earlier in the season.

In the episode, titled ‘Do Not Send Us Astray’, a handful of characters where killed off following the Saviors attack on The Hilltop, thrusting Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and the community into survival mode.

In true Walking Dead fashion, fans didn’t get any resolution on Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Jadis’s (Pollyanna McIntosh) road trip that shocked audiences in the last episode; but instead witnessed Simon leading the Saviors to glory by tainting their weapons with walker guts – a new way of infecting people, apparently.

Check out some fan reactions to The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 13 below:

In February, it was reported that Cohan was yet to reach an agreed new contract to return as Maggie in season 9 following dispute over her salary. Before signing onto ABC’s Whiskey Cavalier for its pilot episode, AMC had offered her a “modest salary increase in exchange for a long-term contract.” Cohan is reportedly seeking for a salary closer to her leading co-stars Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus.

“I would be surprised if Maggie Rhee wasn’t leading from the front as she always has done next season,” Lincoln told The Independent, “that is, of course, if she and Rick make it through the next four episodes.”

The Walking Dead airs Monday at 9pm on Fox