It took me this long (well, not really, I had a deadline to meet on Monday LOL) to finally be able to discuss the season finale for The Walking Dead.
Ready to talk about the secret behind Terminus?
FOUND: One set of balls, aka Rick FINALLY embracing the kick-ass nature he needs to use to survive.
That was a KICK-FUCKING-ASS episode. By far THE best episode to date of this whole series. I’m talking adrenaline-pumping, MASSIVELY masterful storytelling, the whole grisly enchilada right fucking there.
Poor Hubby’s ears. During the fight scene (WHY have we NOT had non-walkers using teeth before now???) I was screaming and cheering and then I mistakenly thought Daryl got shot, and I literally HOWLED. HOWLED, I tell you. Poor Hubby was sitting there with his hands over his ears, and I freaked out the dogs and cats. Fortunately, I was wrong once I saw Daryl getting up.
And Terminus. Ta-da! Cannibals.
Okay, so I was (thankfully) wrong about Glenn biting (haha) the big one. In this episode, at least. But I think I freaked Hubby out when I correctly guessed Rick’s line that they’re “screwing with the wrong people.”
And yep, you know they are. Don’t know how the showrunners will pull this one out of their ass, but interviews with them so far promise an action-packed season next year, also divided into two “mini seasons” like this one was. Also, a season that will be like a whole new show. Every season from here out will be like a “reboot” in a way, meaning we’ll likely start seeing some more things from the novels come into play in future seasons.
I saw some people on Twitter during the show talking about what poor shots the Terminus sharp-shooters were, duh, they were herding the group. (Again, I called that one right based on the preview of the animal snare Rick was showing Carl how to make.) If you go back and watch the scene again in slow-mo, you’ll see how the walls get pockmarked from previous battles (whereas the first ones aren’t), you’ll see the uh, remainder pile from previous meals, etc. And you could hear people in some of those other storage containers screaming during the fight.
We have Daryl and Abraham in that box car. You cannot tell me between those two they won’t kick some serious ass in figuring that shit out to lay waste to Terminus and their chow-happy cannibals.
I’m also thinking Rick and Michonne pulling Carl back from “random eyeglasses guy” getting eaten (aka The Talking Dead recap) by a herd of zombies is going to be symbolic of Rick et al saving themselves and maybe not saving others currently being held hostage at Terminus. Well, hostage isn’t the right word…being fattened up? Feed-lotted? Hmm.
Let’s hear your theories about how the gang will get themselves out of this one. Feel free to sound off in the comments.