Michael Rooker Imagines a Lonely Walking Dead Series Finale

Speaking at a recent fan convention, former Walking Dead actor Michael Rooker offers his take on how the series should come to a close.

Michael Rooker in The Walking Dead

Whenever a property as popular as The Walking Dead comes around it's only natural to wonder what the perfect ending to the story will be. As far as AMC's ratings winner, the question has been raised many times – almost as often as the question of when the series will end. While executive producer Gale Anne Hurd has hinted that Rick and the other survivors will continue to battle the undead for the foreseeable future, that doesn't preclude fans (or former actors) from theorizing on what will make for a memorable finale to the apocalyptic series.

The question becomes a little tricky following series creator Robert Kirkman's statement there will be two endings – one for the TV series and one for the comic. That means, like the Westeros-sized expectations facing George R.R. Martin and the creators of HBO's Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead will have two chances to either hit it out of the park, or leave its audience crying foul. But while Kirkman says he knows what the ending to the series will be, he's certainly not telling anyone (making it easier for him to change his mind), leaving the door wide open for the aforementioned fans (and former actors) to offer up their best guess as to how the story of the end of the world will come to a close.

While appearing at Walker Stalker Con recently, Michael Rooker took it upon himself – after some prodding from the audience – to describe his ideal ending for The Walking Dead. Not only did the man who brought Merle Dixon to life have an answer seemingly at the ready, but he also somehow managed to make the already bleak series end on decidedly lonelier note.