As the people of Alexandria decide what to do Rick, the truth about the W’s is revealed. Meanwhile, Morgan gets closer to the safe-zone.
The Walking Dead wrapped up its season with an extra long episode. There’s tons to wrap up, or take on, and the episode kicks off with two big mysteries, what are the “W”s and where is Morgan?
Sitting out in the forest, Morgan is enjoying a meal when he’s approached by an individual with a “W” carved in his forehead, referring to himself as a wolf, he’s there to wake Morgan and everything he has. Soon Morgan is kicking ass and taking names. Two answers, sort of, checked off.
Back in Alexandria, the fate of Rick is up in the air, and while there’s lots of politicking, there’s also plans made in case things go south when it comes to the fate of Rick.
Aaron and Daryl are out scouting when they come across a person in a red poncho. Following them, they wind up in a trap, surrounded by walkers. Morgan comes to the rescue at the last moment, and saves them. Daryl figures out a connection between Morgan and Rick, after Aaron invites Morgan back to Alexandria.
Father Gabriel though is acting a bit weird, and wanders outside killing a few walkers. In a white tshirt, which I’m sure we can argue is symbolic in some way, he stumbles back into the compound, but leaves the gate slightly open.
Glenn follows Nicholas who sneaks off, and a bit to the death begins after Nicholas shoots Glenn.
Next up is the fate of Rick, who finally tells Michonne the plan, and we learn where her loyalty is. Where is it all going, the tension ramps up to crazy levels as the episode builds and builds.
The episode quickly gets into “dark mode” with four plotlines playing out. The community gathering to talk about Rick, the battle between Nicholas and Glenn, Rick taking on walkers, and Sasha and Father Gabriel fighting as Gabriel has gone batshit insane. Then, there’s the guy in the red poncho, who is with the Wolves but not for long.
The last moments are absolutely amazing. That’s how you end the season. Bring on season 6.
Overall rating: 9