Everyone desperately scrambles to live out the coming destruction on their own terms.Everyone desperately scrambles to live out the coming destruction on their own terms.Everyone desperately scrambles to live out the coming destruction on their own terms.
The previous episode had Strand leave Morgan to get eaten by walkers, there's some bad blood between them. I had my problems with Morgan letting Teddy and his ally live and go free but I understand his reasons, it leaves for some drama and us getting more of John Glover which is truly fantastic in the role as Teddy Maddox. Onto the finale, the missile was fired and Teddy's plan was partly executed. This episode deals with the aftermath of the nuclear missiles that was launched, plus how the characters will deal with it or in other words... survive. I don't really know what to say about the episode, it was good but nothing special but maybe my expectations were too high. The showrunners failed Alicia Clark but succeeded with Victor Strand, I'm so happy that they understand Strand now in S6 as he finally feels like the character we loved from Dave Erickson's run. Daniel Salazar's arc this season with dementia, at first I wasn't really fond of it but after this episode and giving it some though I can say it's a great character's arc but I miss Daniel from S1-3, not often you get well written anti-heroes like that. This finale was about each character getting their endings as we don't know who will survive the nuclear blast. That made for some incredible character interactions and even showdowns between heroes and villains.
There were loads of great performances in the season finale. Colman Domingo, Austin Amelio, Zoe Margaret Colletti and Karen David stood out the most. Colman Domingo have shown again and again how great an actor he is, and delivering dialogue and monologues is something he is extra keen with, he was simply terrific in this episode. Though Alexa Nisenson didn't bring a great performance, it was nice to see her get more screen time and not be forgotten as she is or at least was an important character. It was nice to see almost the whole cast in this episode, Maggie Grace wasn't there physically but in voice over the radio. The episode would have been better if Alycia Debnam-Carey would have been in the episode, it makes zero sense to me that she wasn't in the penultimate episode nor the finale.
It was a great finale though and with a finale comes conclusions to character and story arcs, the showrunners succeeded in the various of character arcs as I found all of them interesting and they concluded them in a good way. In my opinion, season 6 was a great season. They placed the Fear back into the show and it was nice to see Dwight and Sherry get a lot of screen time. Too bad Althea and Alicia got less to none screen time. I can't wait for the seventh season, but I also wonder where they will go from here.
- Jun 14, 2021