Okay, let’s talk about what went down Sunday night on The Walking Dead.
Nobody is happy it seems, and understandably so. We were introduced to Negan and although he did brutally smash somebody’s head in with his barbed wire bat named Lucille, we don’t know who it was.
Let’s backtrack to the first half of the episode. I thought it was brilliant! The Eugene and Abraham scenes were actually heart- wrenching, especially if they convinced you that one of them was about to be a goner. That music-the same
music that has punched us right in the stomach before the deaths of previous characters we’ve loved was probably to blame for my tears.
The group being continuously cornered and having to turn back really did create this sense of hopelessness. It made me tear up to see the group that helpless. Rick saying “turn around, let’s go back, let’s retreat” Is never a good thing to hear. Quite scary. That part of it really was powerful.
And when Negan had every single one of them them kneel down, that is probably the most
hopeless we’ve ever seen them. Aside from Carol and Morgan, (who are in no shape to even barely walk) there’s nobody removed to swoop in and save them. That’s it!
Now in most cases, all of us fans would be like “WHY DO WE HAVE TO WAIT 6 MONTHS TO KNOW WHO DIES?” But you know what? Nobody is even saying that.
We wanted to see the death, bottom line. The 6 months won’t make a difference, and this time around may even dampen our need to know who it was. The hype was too crazy for that to be what we were left with.
I know that AMC chose to tell the story this way, but it
doesn’t make all that much sense to me.
We were already put on a mid season cliffhanger with Glenn’s death the first time. (I think it will end up being him again this time.) Part of me says, okay, Glenn deserves a great death. This is not a great death, it’s just a drawn out death. I just wish my tears that flowed up until the final blow were worth it. (I’m sure they were but we don’t know for sure, Negan could have smashed a watermelon). I could have been crying over a watermelon.
This leads me to also say that it doesn’t seem that The Walking Dead itself doesn’t even know who it actually killed! Chandler tweeted this the other day:
if it makes you feel
any better i still don’t know who got killed and
it’s been like 6 months
since i read the script #whoisit
— chandler riggs (@chandlerriggs)
April 4, 2016
This is a show that means a lot to a lot of people, I just hope that in 6 months, everyone has forgotten their woes and this all gets cleared up!
What did you think of the finale?
Shannon Toohey is Editor-In-Chief of FanFest.com. She graduated from Hofstra University in 2015 with a B.A. in Journalism from the Lawrence Herbert School of Communications. Shannon has been a proud member of the Fan Fest team since 2013. Tweet her in your prettiest bird voice: @shannontoo