Quote:Is he such a key character that if he ever got zombied/killed off, that the series would come crashing to a halt?
Quote:I see him as being like Alan Alda was in mash, carol oconner in All in thge Family, as the focal point the show is built upon, and so when they moved on, the show would just die off with them!
Yes he's exactly like Alan Alda in MASH except without the passion, wit or charm.
He's our main character and we're stuck with Rick whether we like it or not. No matter how boring he is or how weird his southern accent is.
That is my main point, as he is to me the one member that could not be written off without the show grinding to a halt and jumping the shark...
Only way that it might work would be as the final show, and have him pass the baton unto his son to be their new leader now.