Rest in peace season 11 episode 24

Daryl and Carol are sitting on a stone bench overlooking a small, quiet lake.

picture: Jess Downs / AMC

Friends, zombies, countrymen, give me your ears! I have come to be buried the walking Dead, not praise it. Actually, I didn’t talk about the trash thing either. But it is important to note that the zombified version of TWD that have been rolling around our television screens for years smashed their skulls and crushed their brains. You know, figuratively speaking.

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I have eerily little to say about RIP, given that it was a sizable episode meant to wrap up the 11 seasons of what was once the most popular show on TV. Everything was season supposed to lead to, that is, war with the Commonwealth, is routinely discarded; It’s almost as if the show was embarrassed by the story. Despite the shooting, Judith is fine. Mercer is captured but is promptly rescued and is safe. Even though everyone was trapped in the middle of Commonwealth Street with a horde of zombies, they were fine. Rosita finds her baby, and he is fine, but Rosita is bitten on the way and then refuses to tell anyone to minimize the drama.

Easier to overthrow Governor Bam Melton. She’s holed up in her gated community with her semi-loyalist faction of soldiers, all staring at the gigantic gate where her low-income constituents beg to be let in lest they be eaten by the zombies who have poured into her. City. There’s too much room inside and too long to let everyone in safely, but Pam has become so one-dimensional evil that she stares at them instead. That is, until all the heroes have arrived, Daryl gives an emotionally poignant speech (“They deserve better than this. We’re not the walking dead.”) which turns out to be exactly What the Commontrooper needed to hear was Pam’s disobedience and not watch dozens and dozens of their friends and neighbors needlessly eaten alive. People are let in, Bam gets caught, and Bam thinks truly It’s hard for her to let herself be eaten by a zombie Hornsby, who pops up, but Maggie saves her so she can rot in prison.

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So in the end, all the Commonwealth needed to do was arrest a mean old lady, and she did. For an action-packed series finale, that’s not much, so the walking Dead The gussies pull off a pretty silly sequence where they lure all the zombies into the gated community, fill it with gas tanks, and tidy up Wile E’s record player. The resulting explosion looks like a scene from a PlayStation 2 game.

If you are at all invested in the walking DeadI imagine he would have been disappointed with the way the Commonwealth story ended, especially since the only main character it bought was Rosita (no, Luke doesn’t count, and he’s ashamed of TWD to pretend he does). The ending felt like there was no blood involved, which is an odd thing to say for a show that used to take pleasure in the misery it could heap on its characters. It might have been rewarding for the show to end up with our heroes defeating the villain in some way other than using incredible violence, but it just doesn’t feel meaningful – it just felt too easy.

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The second half of “Rest in Peace” is a long outro that I can best summarize as follows:the walking Dead They were the friends we made along the way.” It works even better, mainly because we’ve spent over a decade watching these characters. When the walking Dead Started off, what sets it apart from other zombie thrillers is that its story continues when the zombie movie ends. Getting to see these characters finally make it to that end – or see them live to the end – is rewarding in and of itself, even if the endings are a bit lackluster. But how nice would it be to hear Negan tell Maggie he really knows what was taken from her, and give her a genuine apology? Or for Carol and Daryl to tell each other platonically that they love each other? Or to check in on Rick and Michonne one last time, because that’s all anyone still watching the show wanted to see, anyway?

Yes, Rick and Michonne are back at it the walking Dead For a post-credits scene so big that it has to be suspended before the credits. They appear separately and Rick bids farewell to the journal, the shoes, and Michonne’s iPhone later found in the “what are we becoming” While Michonne is shown reading it in the present/future/later. Rick is inexplicably barefoot, wearing a CRM jacket (they’re evil from world behind pop-up, apparently), and possesses an eccentric zombie trident. Apparently he was on the run, as a helicopter was chasing him someone was shouting “You have been located and we are ordered to surrender. Stay where you are with your hands up.”

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Although I’ve spent enough of my life watching the walking Dead I will need to watch Rick and Michonne series To be at peace, I have no questions or oddly interested in speculating about what the hell is going on with Rick. However, I’d be very interested to know where Michonne got some kind of samurai armor for her and a horse, and why she decided it was a good idea to run through a horde of thousands of zombies with her sword drawn. It’s pure walking dead Nonsense, in its way, and I appreciate the hell he got out of it — but it also made me sad because I realized that the best, most enjoyable moment of the entire finale was basically a trailer for a different show.

And that’s it, I think. I’ll have some thoughts later about spending a decade of my life summarizing the walking Dead For io9, but as to the series finale—the final episode of a program that has run for 11 seasons, 177 episodes, 12 years, and was at one time the most popular TV series on the air—I have no more musings, miscellaneous or otherwise.

the walking Dead Die. In a way, that seems like all that needs to be said.

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