Rocco’s Remote: The Walking Dead Mid-Season Finale

So, Sunday night was the last episode of Walking Dead for a while. Perhaps it’s too happy of a show to keep on during the holidays? Or, maybe AMC has another lighthearted show to test out? Regardless of the reason, our last fix of everyone’s favorite zombie apocalypse show went out with a dramatic, albeit predictable bang.


The governor just couldn’t let the past go. Instead of just leading his new group of survivors and taking care of his new family (that happened to be a perfect replacement for his first). He just HAD to go back to that prison. He could not let Rick and his merry band of misfits be.

The Governor (David Morrissey) in Episode 8 / AMC.com

The Governor (David Morrissey) in Episode 8 / AMC.com

Personally, I think that the moment he saw his former assistant Cesar leading this new pack, he was done. It brought back everything evil about him. He convinced his new group that the prison was the perfect home for them and that Rick’s group was the ones who raided that other camp.

The Showdown part II was going to happen. The only thing I wondered was if they would drag it out more, so I was happy they didn’t. I wasn’t sure why they had the Gov’s girl bring her dying child to the battle. That was a little over dramatic. And while I’m there, Rick’s very Hershelesque dialog before the fighting began: Really? Not feeling it. Sorry Rick. Once Hershel smiled though, I knew HE was done. I am happy to finally say Good Riddance to the Governor. Maybe now the show will stay with the one group and see them to whatever finish line awaits.

I have not read any of the comics or graphic novels that the show is based on so I don’t actually know where it’s going. I only know where it should go in my opinion. And that’s forward. Not backwards. And with the bad guy really gone this time, and no place to call home, that’s where we should find it when we see the survivors again in January.


RJP -3NEXT TO HIS WIFE AND FAMILY, VAN HALEN IS WHAT MAKES ROCCO HAPPY.
WHEN HE’S NOT ROCKING OUT TO VAN HALEN, YOU CAN OFTEN FIND ROCCO CATCHING UP ON WELL-WRITTEN TV SHOWS ON HIS DVR SUCH AS: SONS OF ANARCHY, BREAKING BAD, AND THE BLACKLIST. A LIFE-LONG NY METS FAN, ROCCO KNOWS ALL TOO WELL THE HIGHS AND LOWS THAT COME WITH THE TERRITORY.






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