The Walking Dead Season 6 Finale (Spoilers!)

The Walking Dead Season 6 Finale (Spoilers!)

Brandon Sumulong

The season finale of The Walking Dead aired on Sunday, delivering a new villain that fans have been waiting for: ‘Negan’, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. He appeared in Watchmen as the Comedian. The episode, Last Day On Earth was 90 minutes leaving a gruesome ending and a cliffhanger.

The story starts off with Morgan continuing his search for Carol. In the previous episode, Carol purposely leaves Alexandria during the middle of the night leaving Tobin behind. She drives off encountering the saviors on the road shooting out her tires. The men recognize the vehicle that Carol was driving; they demanded that they take them to Alexandria. Carol begs them to return home and unexpectedly, Carol opens fire at the Saviors. Leaving one man alive, the guy continues to follow Carol’s tracks. Morgan finds a horse in which the guy was looking for at the barn. He goes to a town and spots Carol at the library. Carol begs again to leave her alone. Morgan examines Carol finding that she was bleeding on her torso. He fixes her up and she threatens Morgan that if he doesn’t leave her alone, she will kill him. Carol said that she cares for the group but tells herself that she can’t go back. She even says, “If you care about people, there are people to protect. There are people that you will kill for. If you don’t want to kill or if you can’t then you have to get away from them. You do not get both.” Carol then disappears after Morgan was exploring outside. During these 90 minutes, it shows Morgan repeatedly fixing Carol’s wounds. With Carol seemingly trying to get herself killed, she encounters a savior from the one she saw on the road. He shoots carol in the arm twice. Morgan shows up to save her shooting him in the process. Throughout the episodes, Morgan is seen not killing a person stating that “all life is precious”, with this scene it shows moderation considering that Morgan had to kill the Savior in order to save Carol. Two men show up wearing armor along with two horses presumably coming from the Kingdom that appears in the comics. They shake Morgan’s hand willing to assist Carol.

The saviors were chasing a man fleeing out of the woods. They whistled at him and surrounded the guy. The group leader tells the guy that the people at the library had broken the rules; if they break the rules they were going to die. Consequently, the guy gets beat up. The name of the guy was never mentioned. Looking at were Morgan finds Carol at the library, there were several walkers and a hanged walker mentioning that the people were trying to fight the Saviors. This shows an example of how brutal the Saviors are.

Rick works on the RV to take Maggie to the Hilltop colony for medical care. Sasha, Abraham, Eugene and Aaron insisted on joining. With Carl packing his weapons in the bag, Enid pleads to join them to help Maggie. But Carl refuses; he didn’t want to risk putting her into jeopardy. He then locks her up in the armory; and she questions on what will happen if they don’t return. Carl replies, “Just somehow survive.”

Father Gabriel approaches Rick to assure protection of the Alexandria Safe Zone. In case the saviors attack, his first priority is to protect Judith. Gabriel asked him if he feels comfortable about taking charge of Alexandria; Rick agreed. Spencer then shows up to Rick asking about making a deal with the Saviors. He told him to wait since he was going to make a proposal to them. The group departures out of Alexandria.

On their way to the Hilltop Colony, the saviors block the road with the guy that they captured to show an example of him. The group exits the RV making a deal with the Saviors. But the Saviors wanted all of their stuff; Rick did not accept the deal. They head back to the RV watching the man get spray painted. Rick asked the saviors if they wanted to make their last day on Earth. The Savior leader says no asking the same question. As soon as the group leaves they see the man get beaten up. Later another roadblock appears with more Savior gangs consisting of 16 people outnumbering the group. They retreated seeing a savior firing his rifle up on the air. More roadblocks appear throughout the episode; the group sees walkers chained up on the road. They investigate noticing that Michonne’s dreadlock was stapled on one of the walkers and Daryl’s crossbow bolt was on a walker’s chest. Shots were fired at them but only at their feet. Rick cuts the chains off letting the walker’s loose allowing them to escape. It turns out that the Saviors wanted Rick’s group to head North. Maggie’s fever was getting worse but this time they come upon a pile of logs blocking the road; they see the captured guy getting hanged and then the logs blocking the road on fire. Aaron wanted to save him but Rick interrupts telling him that they need to conserve bullets.

The survivors began debating their next move plotting their course on the map. Eugene recommends to take an alternate route knowing that the Saviors want the RV. Abraham discusses about why Eugene didn’t want him to drive. Abraham says he didn’t think he would make it but he knows he can. Eugene drives off and the rest of the survivors are on foot. Later, the group heads to the woods hearing whistle noises. They looked around, ran and lights shined on their face. Eugene was tied up with over 100 men surrounding the group. The head Savior disarms the survivors and forces them to get on their knees. Dwight drags Glenn, Michonne, Rosita and Daryl out of the van in which we hear at the beginning of the episode. Finally, Negan comes out of the RV stepping up to Rick. He introduces himself and says that he does not appreciate him killing his men. He offers a job for them to work for the Savior’s explaining the survivors has a lot to give them. It turns out that when Negan sends his group to kill them, Rick’s group killed majority of his men. Negan tells Rick that he is going to regret crossing him in a few minutes. He tells Rick “You see Rick, whatever you do, no matter what, you don’t mess with the new world order and the new world order is this.” Negan continues talking “if that’s too much, you can make, find or steal more and it’ll even out sooner or later. This is your way of life now. The more you fight back, the harder it will be. So if someone knocks on your door (chuckles) you let us in – we own that door.” Negan wasn’t going to let the group go without a punishment. He introduces Lucille his barbed wire baseball bat and he chooses on which one was going to get the honor. The group began freaking out. Negan couldn’t decide on which one of the survivors he was gonna kill. Instead he points out “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe”. He warns the group “You can breathe, you can blink, you can cry,” he says, raising his bat. Negan chooses his victim and swings his bat at one of the survivors. He remarks that they are taking it like a champ. The whole scene goes blank with blood dripping and we wouldn’t know who dies. It turns out to be the cameraman. Fans have been wanting to know on which major character had died; turning as the one of the most legitimate cliffhangers.

In Talking Dead, Scott Gimple, Norman Reedus, Robert Kirkman and Jeffrey Dean Morgan show up to discuss the season finale.

“As far as The Walking Dead goes, I think the ending cliffhanger was a great way to go,” exclaimed Mr. Charles. “I know that in the comics Glenn is supposed to be taken out by Negan. However, I think it could be Eugene or Abraham. It could also be Norman Reedus because he has his own show coming this June on AMC. There will definitely be a great deal of speculation until the new season comes next fall.”