Sunday, as we reach the end of the first of the three arcs that make up the 11th and final season of The walking dead, not only did Daryl’s undercover stint with the Reapers come to a dramatic conclusion, but everything from walkers to the weather conspired to leave just about every character in the series in grave danger. Who seemed to be particularly [bleeped]? Continue reading …
“TOUR MAMAN IS ALWAYS WITH YOU” | At the start of “For Blood,” a storm raged in Alexandria, forcing the house everyone tends to hide in to be barricaded as if auditioning to play a set in. Night of the Living Dead. Soon after, Carol ventured out with Connie and Kelly to fortify the wall (some of which were already blowing like a towel in the breeze), and Aaron and Magna rushed over to the windmill to put out a fire. Meanwhile, Rosita, Virgil, Lydia and Judith would stay to try to keep the kids cool and the house upright. Easier said than done, with the rotten front door clicking on its hinges as hard as Gracie was shaking in her shoes.
Speaking of Aaron’s daughter, she managed to get caught out of a window by a walker, prompting Rosita to come out and cut down on the number of stray zombies. The disturbing musical signals, not to mention the children’s views on his fight, suggested that Gabriel was on the verge of becoming a single parent. But Rosita came back inside, exhausted but intact, impassive: “Let’s stay away from the windows. When everyone was forced to go upstairs in case that rickety door didn’t hold, Judith – Virgil’s assurance that Michonne was reflected a lot in her every move – set off in search of the troublesome Gracie. , and the two got trapped in the basement. On the ground was a rising tide; in front of the door, walkers galore.
‘THE LORD SPEAKS THROUGH ME’ | In Meridian, Pope was informed that the horde was not only a horde by the fact that the Reaper he sent to take them away never returned. Rotters “didn’t kill him,” said the madman. “She did. My enemy.” In other words, Maggie. Although impressed by the fact that she had armed walkers – and apparently never heard of the Whisperers – Pope was not worried about the gates being held. Bombs between them and the horde would keep the Reapers safe. But what he didn’t realize was that his enemies were mingled with the walkers, and soon, thanks to Daryl sending a guard, inside the compound as well.
As Leah tried not to watch Pope’s babble, he called out (I swear he said) the Watch-It, which everyone looked like a huge fireworks launcher. Alone with his ex, Daryl confessed that his people were among the walkers and invited her to run away with him. Would she just like to stop Pope and not let her family bottle blow themselves up? Before Pope could begin her fireworks display, Maggie drove a truck through the front doors in order to let the horde in. Change of plans, Pope said. Aim for the court. Even with our people there? Leah asked, aghast. “God will protect them,” he replied. Of course, Jan. Finally, Daryl pointed his knives at Pope and Leah stabbed her boss in the neck. He forgot that what mattered was the people, she told Daryl. His people. And just like he would, she would do anything to protect her people.
Except kill Daryl, it seemed. Instead of doing this, Leah spoke over a walkie talkie that Pope was dead and Daryl, one of the enemies, and let her ex escape. At the same time, Negan & Co. was baffled that the Reapers were withdrawing. Why would they do this? Oh shit. Leah was going to start all the fireworks after all. Could it be death by the Roman candle for Elijah and Maggie? And where the hell was Dog through it all? I don’t like the idea of Daryl heading for the hills without his four-legged friend. (I don’t buy it either.) What you say, Deadheads? On the way to commenting with your questions and criticisms of the fall finale, stop by the poll below and rate it.