We all know The Walking Dead is one of the most ruthless shows on television (right behind Game Of Thrones). Melissa McBride, who plays Carol on the show, recently sat down with ComicBook.com and had these interesting words to say about the upcoming season finale of The Walking Dead:
"It was so very dark... I couldn't say anything after I had finished reading it. I felt like I had dropped into a blackhole."
That's everything that we want to hear about what's shaping up to be one of the best seasons in recent memory. Check out what I have to say about the latest episode down below:
(There will be spoilers for Season 6, Episode 13 'The Same Boat')
Now, this was an episode of The Walking Dead. In the past, these self-contained episodes bugged me, but this one really showed the changes one must go through to survive in this world. Let's look at three of the main themes of this episode and just think damn — we're so happy that Maggie and Carol survived!
A Scared Little Birdie
Melissa McBride deserves an Emmy this season for her portrayal of how truly badass Carol is. Throughout the episode you're supposed to draw parallels between the captor (Paula) and her. Ever since her tussle with Morgan, Carol has been in deep contemplation about her way of life. (And, on a side note, I am always happy to see one of the main crew get a little action on the side (eat that cookie.))
When Paula was scolding Carol about how scared she was, I was watching in anticipation for Carol to give her what she deserved. Paula did say something that interested me though: Carol's group is made up of killers. But we root for these characters, they're the ones that we want to see win whatever you win in a zombie apocalypse (last week they massacred Negan's group and I was cool with it!). I didn't care about Paula one bit, therefore the stuff she was saying ceased to matter to me and I all wanted was to see if Carol would kill her at the end, which of course she did. When I watch this type of show I want to see carnage! But Carol's performance is riveting to see because she can transform in any given situation. Oh yeah, and Carol's kill list could be as high as 22 now — she's not sure and I stopped counting after 18!
So, Negan Runs A Cult?
Every time the gang tries to find out who Negan is, people respond by saying that they're all Negan. This is really setting the terror-level up a notch — I mean, what the heck does that even mean? I am probably wrong, but with the Jesus symbol (that's what I'm calling it) that helped Carol break free, it seems that they're trying to set him up as some sort of religious figure. Now, I know that they're called the Saviors, but jeepers (I have not read the comics)! I know that he's one of the greatest villains in the history of The Walking Dead — and so far they're doing a great job building up anticipation on the show; the way they use and say his name, it's like they know a huge secret and we should be afraid.
There's No Way Maggie's Going To Make It Till Season 7
Maggie tries to bond with her interrogator, and I really didn't care about her backstory about Frank. I don't know why, but I never had a feeling that Maggie was in trouble in the last episode (I was a little worried about Carol). The way they're building this pregnancy up, she's going to die this season at the hands of Negan. I thought that Morgan was going to take Glenn's place, but as the writers keep focusing on Glenn and Maggie's child, it's almost a certainty that she's going to meet Lucille (Negan's name for his trusty barbed-wire covered bat). I love Maggie and I think she's an amazing character, but it seems like the show is leading up to her end. I am also wondering how she will react to killing all those people. This show has got me hooked again!
'The Walking Dead' airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.
Who do you think will die in the season finale?