The Walking Dead finale shows power

Luis Martinez, Administration Editor

Anyone who is avid fan of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” must have tuned this past Sunday for the season 5, 90-minute finale; it was a pretty good episode. While the episode was a lot less action packed than some episodes this season, it was still a pretty good way to end the season.

In the events leading up to the season finale, fans were treated to a lot of truly memorable scenes, such as what happened in Terminus—the group getting rescued by Carol, Father Gabriel’s biggest sin, and many others. I mean who doesn’t remember tuning in and seeing the Hunters from Terminus eating Bob’s leg, or the group trying to rescue Beth from the hospital. I mean honestly, who is upset that the writer decided to kill off Beth? It was such an unexpected scene.

Sure, you could argue there were a lot more memorable deaths like Sasha killing Bob before he turned, or when Rick’s group killed every single Hunter in the church. All of this was just in the first half of the season, and I already knew I was going to be in for one wild season.

During the second half of the season, I remember just waiting to see what was going to happen next, seeing how the characters were coping with Beth’s death. Next thing I know, at the end of the episode, Tyreese is bitten by a walker and hallucinates about past friends and enemies—the Governor, Lizzie and Mika return and it was just a “what-in-the-world-is-going-on” kind of moment.

At the point the group is just coming to terms with what the world has become and next thing I know, out comes Aaron, a scout for a gated community called Alexandria. Immediately, I think it’s a trap—a result of the last gated community in the show, Woodbury.

Anyway, a couple of episodes later and the group makes it to Alexandria and while it seemed nice and civilized, I kept expecting to see some twisted-minded leader and the community would all be a lie. But what I didn’t see was the problem was with the community, it was in Rick’s group. I mean they were so detached from what civilization was truly like. They were having a hard time readjusting.

Of course they were offered jobs in the community, but I was just waiting for something to happen.

Then we come to the final three episodes, and things are just breaking down. Probably the most disturbing moment from these episodes was Noah’s gruesome death. Honestly, the scene is right up there with the Red Viper’s death in Game of Throne, and that show has some really graphic death scenes.

Rick is a constable in Alexandria and he finds out that one of the residents named Pete is beating his wife and son. Rick gets into a bit of an altercation with Pete, and goes nuts.

In the finale, Rick goes on a trial type of deal, but as his group argues what Rick does is to help people survives, and then Pete shows up with Michonne’s sword, kills the husband of the leader of Alexandria, and gets tackled to the ground.

Rick gets the word and puts a bullet in between the guy’s head, and the very last scene of the episode, Rick sees Morgan, the man who saved him in the very first episode and then, credits roll.

What a cliffhanger. Early when season five was announced, it was also announced that the show would be renewed for a sixth season, well before season five premiered.  The show is based of a comic books series of the same name, and so I have an idea of what the show has planned for season six.

Luis Martinez  is  a  freshman  journalism major.  He can be reached at  [email protected].