Published: Tue, April 17, 2018

The Walking Dead: Giant walker horde teases season 9

The Walking Dead: Giant walker horde teases season 9

The Walking Dead is expected to return in October 2018. Wrath is a particularly stupid episode, with plot contrivances and nothing about the end of this particular story feeling earned at all.

Rick has finally put an end to Negan's reign of terror, but rather than giving Negan a taste of his own medicine, Officer Friendly chose to throw the villain in jail as an example of a more civilized future. Furthermore, one of the best things about Negan's imprisonment in the comics is the way it offers the opportunity to deepen his relationship with Carl, one of its most unlikely but strongest by that stage, which again can no longer happen.

The casting in the pilot should not be seen as a confirmation that her character in the AMC series is doomed, as the report points out that Cohan is not using the casting to "force AMC's hand". "But he does keep trying to make the connection, he does keep trying to put the bandage and antiseptic down and saying 'if I do this for you, will you let me go?' And he does keep trying to do that, and in one way that's a kind of reminder of who he wants to be and who he can't be, and I think that's the dilemma for him for a large chunk of this season". Rick fires a shot towards the tree and strikes the glass, shattering a large portion of it around Negan's feet. It's the manner of this defeat that feels empty, but first I want to address the rapid by the minute mood swings of our lead, Rick Grimes. This is a man who only wanted to survive himself, and he would prefer it if other people didn't have to die, but if that happens, that's the price we have to pay within this world. The communities are going to find a new way to live together. We are life! That's death.

I'll give them to Thanksgiving to bring me back into the fold. The good news: There's a definitive answer to Negan's fate. There's gotta be something after. Following the war against Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and the Saviors, Morgan (Lennie James) is concerned he's slipping back into a version of himself we haven't seen since TWD's stellar third season episode "Clear". Suddenly the smarmiest goddamn camp counselor you were forced to spend an entire summer with that one year is gonna be in favor of taking Rick down because he left Negan alive? The problems here are many and equally ridiculous.

Everything came down to the final battle between Rick and Negan, with Rick making one last plea for his adversary to find a way to move forward without fighting. I don't hate kids, but I sure do hate kids in The Walking Dead.

It looks like that to me. The visuals help to recycle the voice of Carl from a few episodes back, asking for his father to work out a peace treaty with Negan. I could understand if he and Carl shared some screen time that didn't involve threatening to kill the boy or dismembering him as a lesson to his dad. "The things that they say to him when they visited in the Heaps are very much things that emotional Morgan is going to carry with him throughout the season". Rick repeated Carl's vision for the future as he and Negan stared deep into each other's eyes and stood uncomfortably close.

Enough of these two fearless "leaders", let's look at how Rick won the day. I really liked it when I read it because it was unexpected. Ever since reading Carl's letter, Rick has had to struggle with a big decision, and in the finale he finally makes it: He allows Negan to live, as well as the group of Saviors who surrendered, in order to rebuild a civilization like what they had before. Would Daryl and Maggie actually seek the deaths of Rick and Michonne? What that means for the character is unknown, but Negan, despite Morgan's appeal as an actor and a recent rebound for the character, hasn't worked as a big baddie.

4/10 - Wrath is an very bad end to a truly terrible period in The Walking Dead's run.

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