"TWD": Andrew Lincoln Channels Beatles, Coolio for Danai Gurira [VIDEO]

So by now, fans of AMC's The Walking Dead have come to terms with the fact that Danai Gurira's Michonne will no longer be a part of our weekly lives – but "What We Become" gave both the actor and the character a final episode worthy of what they brought to the Walking Dead universe.

Now, since you've seen the episode by now (spoilers) then you know that Michonne got her hands on Rick's (Andrew Lincoln) boots and phone – and now she's on her way to see if her instincts ring true. Of course, the safe assumption would be that she's joining Lincoln in the upcoming-ish Walking Dead film trilogy (safe bet)… but until we get the official "official," it's all just speculation (grrrr).

But that's "crystal ball"-future stuff – back in the here-n-now, Lincoln is making his feelings known about the time he spent with Gurira on the long-running series. Wishing his former/future (???) co-star the best of everything, the following clip is a fascinating mash-up of The Beatles, Coolio, and a self-deprecating confession about the the first day of filming with her.

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Here's your look at Lincoln's message to Gurira – and we're going to go ahead and say it: as funny and heartfelt as his message is, he won't be taking "Weird Al" Yankovic's crown as "satire song god" any time soon – but he meant well.

Plus he's Rick F'N Grimes… he gets a pass…

Take a look at the official promo and preview images for this Sunday's "Look at the Flowers" – and again, I would strongly suggest that Judith (Cailey Fleming) and all of the others kids in the remaining communities stay as far away from Carol – and her cookies – as possible:

"The Walking Dead" season 10, episode 14 "Look at the Flowers": Everyone reckons with the aftermath of the Hilltop fire; Eugene leads a trip to meet Stephanie.

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Ryan Hurst as Beta, Mark Sivertsen as Rufus – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
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Ryan Hurst as Beta, Mark Sivertsen as Rufus – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
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Josh McDermitt as Dr. Eugene Porter, Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko, Khary Payton as Ezekiel – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
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Khary Payton as Ezekiel, ,Josh McDermitt as Dr. Eugene Porter Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
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Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko, Khary Payton as Ezekiel, Josh McDermitt as Dr. Eugene Porter – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
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Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko, Khary Payton as Ezekiel – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
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The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
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Khary Payton as Ezekiel – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
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Josh McDermitt as Dr. Eugene Porter – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
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Ryan Hurst as Beta – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
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Ryan Hurst as Beta – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
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Ryan Hurst as Beta, Mark Sivertsen as Rufus – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
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Ryan Hurst as Beta, Mark Sivertsen as Rufus- The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
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Ryan Hurst as Beta, Mark Sivertsen – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
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The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
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The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
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Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
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Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan – TWD _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
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Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan – TWD _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

"The Walking Dead" Season 10 Reviews

We didn't mince words over how impressed we were with season opener "Lines We Crossed" (check out our review here). Then we had Morton, Hurst, and Birch raising the bar even higher with "We Are the End of the World" (check out our review here), – offering up some Whisperers backstory.

"Ghosts" elevated the paranoia as McBride continues delivering an award-winning performance (that review's here) – while "Silence the Whisperers" proved once again why it's "In Cudlitz, We Trust" (review here).

"What It Always Is" had a now-free Negan beginning his redemption arc (???) while Alpha raised the stakes against our survivors (review here).

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Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier – TWD _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC

"Bonds" had Negan being tested, Carol and Daryl possibly making matters worse for the community by "picking up" a Whisperer, and Eugene reaching out… and getting a response.

"Open Your Eyes" (review here) saw our theory about Siddiq (Avi Nash) completely, totally, and tragically put to rest. That brought us to midseason finale "The World Before" (reviewed here), as the drumbeats of war grew louder.

After a mideason break, we learned that those drumbeats had turned into thunder, as "Squeeze" (review here) and "Stalker" (review here) turned up the heat on what was once a stealth "cold war" back-n-forth between Alpha and our heroes.

Then with "Morning Star" (review here), that heat caught fire… literally – only to see the entire direction of the war get flipped on its end in "Walk With Us" (review here).

What could top that, and cause a break in the action? That would be "What We Become" (review here), with Danai Gurira's final run as Michonne… or is it?

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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