From the looks of comments on various sites, many people were disappointed in and/or didn't like the finale. Of course, many people did like the finale, but usually those who complain are louder or more vocal.
I am one of those people who did like the finale, at least for the most part. I usually share my thoughts scattered throughout and at the end of my recaps, but I decided to have a separate post for this.
Where to begin, where to begin.
I guess we can start with Andrea. I am so incredibly sad that she's dead. Like I said in my recap, I actually gasped, like a big dramatic gasp like TV characters do when they watch TV, when she revealed she was bitten. I thought she was going to live and they were just building up the drama by not showing anything. Her story really is quite tragic. She didn't want anyone to die; she wanted peace. But she had so many opportunities to kill The Governor. And because she didn't, she's dead, not to mention all those people who The Governor massacred. Which is why I find her death so tragic. T-Dog heroically went out saving Carol. Lori's death was also extremely sad, but her death came with life, i.e. Judith. Everyone has long forgotten about Oscar, but he wasn't that important anyway. Hell, Merle went out with a bang in a heroic stand giving his brother and the group a better chance. But for Andrea, all those people did die. The one thing is that her real group- did not die, but that really didn't have too much to do with her. Of course, there's the whole debate about hero vs.martyr, and bla bla bla, but I won't get into that.
But what bothers me, and I'm sure so many others, is that she kept stopping to talk or just straight up stare at Milton instead of working to get the pliers and break free. And I'm supposed to believe that The Governor is able round up his army, attack and search the prison, fail, flee, slaughter his army, and Rick is able to regroup, chat up his everyone, talk to Carl, save Karen, and enter Woodbury ALL before Andrea is able to break free? That makes absolutely no sense and nearly ruins it. But Andrew being able to survive and then orchestrate that whole intricate Walker invasion thing back in the "Killer Within" when he had absolutely no experience with walkers and didn't even know about them until Rick found him, didn't make sense either. Neither did The Governor being able to survive all those walkers AND being able to catch up with Andrea at the right moment in "Prey."
I'm just sad that we're never going to get to see Andrea become more like her comic book character
Now on to Milton. For a supposedly smart guy, he was pretty stupid. What did he think The Governor was going to do after Milton scorched the walkers. He should have done something more useful. Like kill The Governor when he had the chance.
I know many people, including the characters, were quick to criticize Carl, but he had good points. He seemed to be the only one to acknowledge the fact that these people were ready to kill every last one of them. They told that kid to drop his weapon. He didn't. He claimed he was going to hand over his weapon, but he could have easily struck Carl instead and started shooting. The kid had at least a few feet on Carl. That kid should have dropped his weapon like he was told. You can see Carl think about it before he did it.
I'm conflicted about The Governor.
I wanted him to die. Hard. With A Vengeance. And no one thought to shoot back instead of running? And as far as I'm concerned Martinez and Shumpert (yep, that's the other guy's name) need to go too. They could have stopped him. They were in shock, but still. And I understand why they went with him. Where are they supposed to go.? And I kind of wanted to move on from The Governor. Part of me was getting tired of him and how long can he really live for.
But the other part of me understands. It's so obvious to have him die in the finale, and by keeping him alive past this season, they are preventing from going that root where there's a main villain each season who dies in the finale.
But I'm just mad that nobody went after him after they got to Woodbury.
I'm interested in seeing where we start off timewise next season. Will they let us see things right from the end of the finale, or will they do a time jump, whether short or long?
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