'The Walking Dead'
A picture of Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes in "The Walking Dead" TV series. The Walking Dead/ Facebook

When a major character showed a zombie bite in “The Walking Dead” season 8 mid-season finale, there was a lot of disappointment and outrage among fans. However, there are two theories that suggest that the character is not done yet, and that he may still survive this. Did the show just pull another Glenn (Steven Yeun)? The following article contains spoilers.

When Carl (Chandler Riggs) showed the bite mark on his stomach, it was immediately assumed that all is over for the character. But what if it isn’t?

The first of the two theories, posted on Forbes, suggests that Carl was not bitten by a zombie but a man pretending to be one. Strange as this may sound, there is a new group the heroes are yet to encounter that has found a way to survive the zombie apocalypse by imitating the walkers. The group is called the Whisperers, and getting one of them to bite a major character may be an excellent way to introduce them.

The other big possibility that can keep Carl alive is that he may be immune to the zombie virus. The theory suggests that this may be a good way for the show to move towards a rational ending. When the heroes find out that Carl is immune, it may drive them to find a lab to find a cure for the outbreak, which will help them save the human race.

Will Carl’s bite be revealed to be another fake death experience like that of Glen’s? Either way, the bite has been a significant revelation on the show, and fans are certainly not happy.