Posted 02 April 2019 - 06:39 PM
Well, that was a very different look at the Zombie Apocalypse. I've always wanted to see the Zombie Apocalypse in the dead of Winter, so this was kind of fun. I loved seeing the frozen Zombies get knocked into frozen chunks. I couldn't quite figure out why some were frozen and some weren't, but the Zombies rising up out of the snowbanks was a cool visual. This season of Walking Dead has certainly expanded the show's repertoire of atmosphere and settings, from spooky graveyards to blizzards. It's kind of odd that we've never seen weather like this before, even though the dialogue suggested that it's happened before, just not so early in the season. Perhaps ten years of the Apocalypse has reversed global warming and Winters are growing more harsh.
It was also a different sort of finale, luckily, since the penultimate episode was so gruesome. But most of this was Man versus Nature, rather than Man versus Man or Man versus Zombie. But I'm happy with a finale that includes Daryl in a snowball fight with a bunch of kids. And along the way we got to see Carol save Lydia from herself a couple of times, and Negan save Judith (and dog); whatever else goes on in his psychotic mind, he seems to have transferred his affection for Carl to her and was willing to risk his life for her. Unfortunately, we also got to see a rift develop between Carol and Ezekiel-- hopefully that is not permanent. Nor should the fall of the Kingdom be permanent, especially now with a formal alliance between the communities.
And it seems we have a new player on the horizon if that crackly voice on the radio is any indication. At first I thought it might be Jaydis, but why would she be asking if anyone is out there? It seems more likely to be some new complication.