The Walking Dead Season 5 Finale Recap

Let me just start off by saying if you haven’t watched last night’s season finale of The Walking Dead, then you probably don’t want to read this article…SPOILER ALERT! That being said, last night’s finale was probably one of the most satisfying yet torturous one’s of the entire series. I think they ended it really well, I’m excited for next season, but I felt like I was waiting for something that never happened last night. Still it was great and I’m gonna talk about my favorite moments and what my predictions are for next season.

So in the first 5 minutes of the episode we finally see Morgan sleeping in the back seat of a broken down car. He wakes up, makes a fire, and starts eating himself a little breakfast when he gets an early morning visitor. An unidentified man sits across from him and begins having a friendly conversation which wouldn’t be all that alarming, except for the fact that he is pointing a gun at Morgan the entire time…Oh and he was a Fucking “W” on his forehead! Yeah needless to say he had bad intentions and one of his friends jumps out of the bushes and tries to ambush Morgan. Little did they know that they were in for a serious ass whoopin. After Morgan dishes out some pain he ties them up, throws them in the back of the broken down car, and continues on his way.

walking-dead-finale-08Meanwhile everyone in Alexandria is still trying to deal with the aftermath of Rick’s little break down. The fact that this incident was so major to this little community really does prove how unprepared these people are for what the world is like now. Deanna calls a town meeting for later on that day where she will make a decision about the future of Rick and his group. However, our crew is already one step ahead and has a back up plan just in case things go south. After the group converses with Rick, Glenn sees Nicholas jump the wall (which we never really find out why) and follows him without telling anyone else…Bad idea (I’ll get back to that)

Daryl and Aaron finally find a survivor out in the woods and dressed in a red poncho. They track him for a while but eventually lose track of him. they come across a food canning facility where they believe that they have found the mother load of canned goods. Unfortunately it is a large trap set by the group calling themselves the wolves and Daryl and Aaron are the unlucky ones who spring it. Several large cargo trailers filled with zombies open up and they all rush out with a taste for human meat. I thought for sure that this was going to be the end of Daryl or at least Arron, but they were rescued just in time by none other than Morgan himself. Morgan shows Daryl the map he has been following and they take off together.

walking-dead-finale-04Back at Alexandria a careless community member that was guarding the gate leaves for the meeting and trust that Father Gabriel will close it for him. Of course he doesn’t and the damn thing is left practically wide open. Meanwhile Glenn is following Nicholas out into the woods when he gets shot in the shoulder. Nicholas saw Glenn following him and tried to kill him. Glenn escapes and tries to ambush Nicholas a short time later. The two fight for a while but Nicholas gets the better of the wounded Glenn. We see about three walkers sneak up behind them and of course Nicholas escapes and the 3 zombies pile on top of Glenn. Again, I thought for sure it was over for him. Skip a head a few scenes and we see Nicholas trying to make his way back when “SURPRISE” Glenn pops out again and beats the shit out of him. We don’t know how badly he is injured but we do see Glenn assisting Nicholas back to Alexandria…I’ll never understand why.

Now the most memorable scene of the finally was with Rick. After the gate was left open Rick noticed that someone or something had made it’s way into the community. He secures the gate and goes in search of whatever it is (always follow the barking dog). Shortly after he finds a group of walkers near some of the houses and he kills them. He picks up one of their lifeless bodies and takes it to the meeting. He drops the dead zombie in front of everyone and proceeds to monolog about how unprepared they are to survive this world. About this time a drunk Pete shows up armed with Michonne’s sword. He want’s a piece of Rick but Reg (Deanna’s) husband tries to stop him. During the struggle Reg ends up getting his throat slit by Pete, dies in Deanna’s arms and in front of the whole community. Deanna looks at Rick and gives him the go ahead to kill Pete which he does without hesitation.

regdeathsceneThe scene ends with Daryl, Aaron, and Morgan showing up just in time to see Rick standing over Pete’s dead body, a smoking barrel, and covered in blood. Morgan looks at him like he’s crazy and Rick looks at Morgan like he’s seen a ghost. Honestly though i don’t think Morgan can really say much to Rick at this point because the last time these two met Morgan had lost his mind and was looking pretty psychotic himself. There was some after credit scenes that basically just foreshadowed the wolves for next season, but the actual finale was pretty amazing. I felt satisfied though I was waiting the entire time to see one of our main characters die, but no one did. I am happy about that but you always wonder how long does anyone really have.

To relive that last awesome scene I described about check out the video posted below. As always I want to hear from you Nerd Nation. Did you enjoy the season 5 finale of The Walking Dead and what were some of you favorite moments of the season? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below!

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