In The Walking Dead Season 9, Rick Grimes blew up a bridge to protect his people and was taken away on a CRM helicopter. The series finale reveals that he is still alive in a Civic Republic institution far away. Fans have been wondering where Rick was since Andrew Lincoln left the show in 2018. Michonne found a clue indicating Rick's survival before leaving in Season 10. The finale confirms Rick's presence at the CRM and reveals that he is a "consignee," indicating the CRM's obsession with labeling people. Rick is seen using a modified weapon used by Silas in World Beyond, suggesting he is working at a decontamination center. The Ones Who Live spinoff trailer hints at Rick's new life as a walker disposal worker and raises questions about why the CRM is interested in him. The spinoff will likely answer these questions and explore Rick and Michonne's stories separately before their reunion. The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live is set to premiere on February 25, 2024.