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The Walking Dead Finally Ended Rick's War With Negan–Not With a Bang, but a Whimper

They promised all-out struggle and so they weren’t mendacity.

Within the season eight finale of The Strolling Useless, the seemingly unending battle between Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Negan (Jeffery Dean Morgan)—and their respective armies, in fact—lastly did attain its climax. And all of it ended up just about precisely as you thought it might, particularly when you’ve ever checked out how this specific arc wrapped up within the present’s supply materials.

Negan thought he had Rick’s forces useless to rights, however he did not take into account that Eugene (Josh McDermitt) may not be a complete weasel and really had a plan up his sleeve. That plan? When all of the Saviors opened fireplace directly, all their weapons backfired on them because of some sneaky bullet tampering. Nicely performed, Eugene. It is about time you proved you are not completely nugatory.

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As Rick closed in on Negan for his or her massive showdown, he tried to attraction to Negan’s affection for Carl (Chandler Riggs) with discuss a potential future for everybody. And as Negan lastly confirmed some humanity, Rick slit his throat. However his mercy did, in truth, prevail over his wrath. “Save him,” he instructed his troops as Maggie (Lauren Cohan) flipped out.

“It isn’t over till he is useless,” she screamed as Michonne (Danai Gurira) defined to her this was the one method. 

“We will not make it proper, however this makes it over,” she instructed the nonetheless grieving widow. “It is over.”

From there, Rick despatched everybody to rebuild. “So go residence. Then the work begins. The brand new world begins,” he instructed everybody on that hill. “All this—all that is simply what was. There’s gotta be one thing after.”

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And whereas it looks as if the present’s rapid future is perhaps certainly one of peace, it seems like Rick and Michonne have already earned themselves a brand new enemy out of Maggie, who expressed within the last moments to Jesus (Tom Payne) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) that they should bide their time and construct up their energy earlier than proving to the ability couple how flawed they have been to let Negan reside out the remainder of his days from a cell. Oh brother.

What did you consider the finale? Hold forth along with your ideas within the feedback beneath!

The Strolling Useless returns for season 9 later this 12 months on AMC.

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