There are spoilers from the season finale. Don't read any further, you must see the finale!!!
Let me start off by saying, who knew Morgan was gonna comeback ten times stronger? What a badass! They did absolutely phenomenal at sticking with the comic book as much as possible. Of course a few things were different as always. Having a comic book and a T.V. Show there is a lot of expectations, like trying to keep the audience surprised. I personally was very impressed! We were all on the edge of our seats!
The show splits off to different views and activities; Daryl and Aaron, Glenn, Sasha, Morgan, Rick, Carol, and Maggie. But my main focus today is, whose the most hardcore of this season finale?!?
We saw Morgan at his best! The last time we saw him he was cooped up in a house and was losing it, after the loss of his son. The show opens with him awakening in a car, and he looks up to see a rabbits foot hanging from the rearview mirror. He gives a simple smile so he still sees the beauty and meaning of luck. He encounters the wolves, and to our surprise he whoops them with just a stick. I like to refer to him as Michonne #2. He ends up saving Daryl and Aaron after they walked into a trap, saved them out of a car surrounded by walkers. Personally he was (in my opinion) the most hardcore.
Daryl and Aaron get into some trouble. They were trying to get some food for anyone they recruit. There were three trucks lined up with what they thought was food in the back. Did anyone else think it was suspicious with the empty cans on strings before they opened the truck doors? It was much like the strings and cans our crew would set up around camp, to wake them if any walkers were coming their way. Of course, Aaron opens the truck door and it's full of walkers. It's a trap. They run under one of the trucks, and Daryl picks up chains. He takes three heads off walkers. You could just hear the wind behind it! Daryl never fails to find something to use in short time! They run an get in the abandoned car, and get saved by Morgan right before they decided to fight their way out. I'll forever think Daryl is hardcore, but we saw the hero in him this time.
Alexandria was having a "trial" on if Rick should be kicked out or kept in Alexandria. They are all taking turns on their view on why he should stay or leave, but in the meantime...Rick discovers the gate was left open. Of course walkers made it in to A. So he's running around trying to find them before they could get to anyone. He finds quite a few of them. He takes out a few, and of course one falls on top of him. That walker was sure chomping away. Rick being the badass he is, shoves his gun in the walkers throat and pushes. Doesn't pull the trigger until the walkers about dead. He ends up meeting everyone with the walker over his shoulder, showing them again they need him. Pete comes in absolutely out of control with a knife, ends up slitting Deanna's husbands throat. Abraham gets Pete disarmed and on the ground. Rick of course ready as always has the same gun he killed the walker with, pointed at Pete's head. Deanna is holding her husband and say to Rick,...."Do it!" BOOM! No second guessing, he pulled the trigger. Do you think this will affect Jessie's view? I mean he did just kill her husband, but wait she did give him permission!
We don't see much of Carol in this episode, but when we do....she's is doing some sneaky, hardcore acts! Rick gets his gun taken away after his big scene, what does Carol do? Brings him another one, an says "just in case." Another part I absolutely loved! Carol goes into Pete's house, hands him some food, then threatens to kill him. The whole time she has a knife to his throat pushing him mentally as far as she can. I feel like this was her closure from Ed's abuse towards her, don't get me wrong Carol has come a long way. This was the first time she could speak to someone who was like Ed, in a confident demeanor. These words should've been the last things said to Ed.
After Nicholas being careless and sacrificing Noah and Glenn's life for his own survival, seeing Glenn was still alive was more than disappointing for Nicholas. There's no doubt that Glenn is watching this guy like a hawk. Nicholas ends up climbing the walls of Alexandria, Glenn of course follows not to far behind. We think Glenn has the upper hand, but Nicholas ends up shooting Glenn in the shoulder. Glenn falls back and you think this is it. Nope, Only a trail of blood is left. Nicholas tries to find Glenn in the woods to finish the job, but the badass Glenn is, he sneaks up and jumps on Nicholas. Nicholas is on top of Glenn pushing his wounded shoulder when three walkers came up. Nicholas gets away, and we think this is over for Glenn. Next scene is Nicholas walking alone in the dark with his gun in hand and here come Glenn once again. Glenn ends up getting Nicholas' gun and resting it ready to kill Nicholas. I was ready for Nicholas to die to be honest. Yet Glenn still spares his life, and they help one another back to Alexandria. I think this shows Glenn is a true badass! I say this because he knows if he needs to take Nicholas down again, he can, and he will. Another thing is Glenn believes in second chances, as most of the crew, other than Carol.
Glenn was pretty close up there with Morgan in my vote on; who was the most hardcore this season. I just feel like Morgan's mental state and physical state vs the last time we saw him is a huge improvement. I'm excited what he'll bring to the group! Let me know what you think in the comments and survey!