The Walking Dead midseason finale delivered some shocking twists and a big death that will change the way the story moves forward.
The Walking Dead midseason finale delivered on the promises of lots of action and a pretty significant moment that will change the future of the show forever.
Even though there was a lot of action in the midseason finale there weren’t too many deaths. Enid and Aaron went back to Oceanside to try to get their help with the war. As Enid and Aaron were sleeping in the car the women of Oceanside surrounded them. Aaron got hit on the head by Natanya and Enid shot her. Hard to imagine that Oceanside is going to want to help them now that Enid just killed their leader.
When Simon and The Saviors surrounded Maggie, Jesus, and The Hilltop fighters Simon shot Neil from The Hilltop to make a point. It looked for a moment like Simon shot Jesus, but thankfully Jesus is ok.
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After Maggie, Jesus and the rest of The Hilltop people were allowed by Simon to return to The Hilltop on the condition that they keep producing for Negan Maggie killed one of The Saviors that were being held prisoner at The Hilltop and set the body out where The Saviors would find it bearing a message that there are more prisoners that will be killed if The Saviors don’t back off.
The biggest shock of the midseason finale was the reveal that Carl had been bitten when he and Siddiq took on the walkers in the woods. Carl managed to save the people of Alexandria and stall Negan long enough for them to escape, but by the time he made it out himself the fever and sickness were setting in. He revealed the bite in the sewer tunnels to Michonne and Rick. Although he is not dead yet, the bite is fatal.
It’s hard to imagine how the story will move forward without such a pivotal character. It’s also hard to imagine what losing Carl will do to Rick. Everything that Rick has done has been for Carl, and for Judith. In The Walking Dead comic Carl has a lot of important storylines so it will be interesting to see how the show handles important storylines now without Carl.
It will take some time to process the loss of Carl, the child fans have watched grow up over the last eight years. The Walking Dead family has lost another member of the Atlanta originals, and that never gets any easier. But it does make it clear once again that the show’s creators, writers, and producers are not kidding when they say that no one is safe on The Walking Dead.