‘The Walking Dead’
Eric (Jordan Woods-Robinson) has been killed off from “The Walking Dead” Season 8. AMC

“The Walking Dead” Season 8 star Jordan Woods-Robinson recently opened up about his character Eric’s shocking fate in Sunday’s episode.

Warning: This article contains spoilers from the recent episode of “The Walking Dead” Season 8. Read at your own risk!

In “Monsters,” Eric died from a single gunshot wound. While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Woods-Robinson revealed that executive producer Scott M. Gimple gave him a call a few months back and told him that Eric will be killed off.

The 45-minute call also included a conversation about the entire battle sequence that will eventually see Eric’s demise. “I was filming the first episode of the season when we talked, and he told me what was going to come up in the next episode and how we were going to be fighting at the satellite location and then he told me how it wasn’t going to be like it was in the comics, which I was so grateful for,” he said.

During his final moments, Eric was slumped on a tree. He had a conversation with Aaron (Ross Marquand) and told him that he should return to war and just leave him there. Eric made Aaron believe that he could survive, and he even made light of the situation. Unfortunately when Aaron return, he saw Aaron turn into a walker.

“With as far as Eric supporting Aaron, I’ve always seen that in Eric, and this is a rough analogy, but I’ve always viewed him as the first wife of the White House,” he said.

In the emotional scene, Aaron told Eric that he loves him, and instead of saying, “I love you too,” he replied, “I always had a hunch.” According to Woods-Robinson, he and he co-star felt this line was more impactful so they decided to go with it.

“The world has gone to hell, but our relationship has been there and it has been stronger than either of us or anything else around us, and that line for us really brought everything back home and said, ‘This is what it’s all about,’” he explained.

“The Walking Dead” Season 8 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EDT on AMC.