Last night we got the final installment for season 6, Last Day on Earth, and it really was for one character. However. They
fucking clowned us left us hanging until next October. Before we get to the rest,
***** Spoiler Alert*****
It might have been the anticipation of meeting Negan, but I thought this was a particularly weak episode. Especially considering it was a 90 minute show. 90 minutes for that? The whole show was pretty much in the last 20 minutes or so. My first take is disappointment.
It’s a good thing I watch it a second time before I finish my post. It’s not as bad the 2nd time, after your expectations are removed. It was a pretty solid episode, but it was not as strong as it could have been.
Bro, take the car: Instead of following Carol and possibly bleed out. Kind of left over from last week, but I don’t see why the surviving Savior would wander slowly off to go after Carol, when he could have taken the car and made his way back.
Thinking straight: Carl is the only one thinking straight at this point in time. He locks the person he cares about most in a closet, then goes off to do his duty. Solid move. Enid might poke him in the good eye, but maybe not when she finds out one of them is dead. Carl definitely will be affected and hopefully get some revenge in season 7.
I’ll be your anchorman. Yes, I damn will: I said it before, they can not kill Eugene. Ever. He’s gotten some of the best lines in season 6. He nuts up again, and I thought it was curtains for him. I see a lot of potential for this guy and hope it comes out next season.
Charles Gabriel in charge: Never thought I would see it, but Rick left him in charge of Alexandria’s defense. You would think it might be Spencer or Tobin. Nope. I kind of like this new holy warrior idea. Let’s see how he holds up under pressure.
Shots fired: Morgan saved Carol, and had to a) fire the gun Rick gave him, and b) kill someone to do it. This will be huge going forward. Hopefully, it doesn’t suck him down into the same kind of moral conflict it has taken Carol down.
Thy Kingdom cometh: Almost lost in this episode is the fact that Morgan runs into the guy who was looking for his horse, and he seems to be a nice dude. Now, this is The Walking Dead, so we maybe should take that with a grain of salt. All things considered, I will be pretty happy about it–until proven otherwise. Morgan making allies can be huge for season 7.
On the plus side: On the plus side, only one of our beloved group will die. I was thinking at least 2 would die, and possibly more.
Questions: Very disappointing to see we didn’t get to find out what was happening with Maggie. It was also mentioned we would “find out what Daryl’s fate would be”. Sure we know he is alive (for the moment) but we don’t know if he will be alive next season.
Who was it? Biggest question of the night. So big, it’s got it’s own post. Check out my thoughts if you haven’t already.
Will Maggie’s baby live? This is a question that popped up last week, and went unanswered in the season finale. Booooo!
How did the Saviors know where Rick and the group would go? Seems like they had them pegged from the start. Each roadblock had more and more Saviors. Was it luck? How did they know that they would eventually walk right into the middle of their camp? Seems a little too perfect.
Where is Jesus? Not that Jesus–zombie apocalypse Jesus. We haven’t seen him in a while. Was he working with the Saviors telling them which way the group would go?
Why didn’t Rick kill the first group they ran into? It was a small group. Rick doesn’t take chances anymore. Was very out of character for him. Bad or lazy writing? Perhaps.
Why did Morgan cut the walker down? I guess it was making noise, but I don’t think the other walkers were going to go anywhere, what with that nice horse on the other side of the fence. Again. Seemed like bad/lazy writing. I don’t want to get overly critical, but they are usually so brilliant, these little things are annoying.
Zombie kill of the week: Carl takes a walkers head off, which was pretty nice. However, Morgan firing 6 shots into a living person is an exclimation point. So, I’m going with that. Plus, it was to save Carol, and that’s pretty great too.
Thankfully Fear The Walking Dead starts next week, so I get to write about that for a while. We will forget all about what’s his name and who did or didn’t die. See you then!