MVP from The Walking Dead episode 1015 ‘The Tower’

Khary Payton as Ezekiel - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
Khary Payton as Ezekiel - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC /

The Walking Dead 1015 served as an introduction into who Princess is, as well, as what our characters are doing to escape Beta’s wrath. Who came out on top?

The Walking Dead season 10 episode 15 will, unfortunately, be the last episode we have for the foreseeable future. However, on the upside, the winner of MVP gets to wear the crown longer than normal.

In “The Tower” fans get more insight into what makes Princess who she is. Viewers also got to see how everyone in team family are pulling together to help one another and stay alive.1015 showed fans that all of the characters currently alive after all of this war and destruction were together in the tower of a hospital previously inhabited by cats.

During this episode, a few characters are outside of the group keeping watch and making sure the horde is heading away from everyone else. These efforts prove less than successful as Aaron and Alden are captured by whisperers, and the hospital is inevitably attacked.

Meanwhile, Yumiko, King Ezekiel, and Eugene are thrown a few curveballs while dealing with the new character Princess. This week’s MVP is someone who showed true direction during stressful times as well as signs of them getting back to their old self. While events didn’t go as planned they stayed collected as they helped everyone around them.

This week’s MVP is King Ezekiel!

King Ezekiel showed major strides forward this week thanks to Princess. Just last week during “Look at the Flowers” fans saw the king break down. He struggled to fight walkers, he had to put down his horse and he was at a point where he was questioning why he came on this journey to start with. Then along comes Princess and he immediately goes into king mode, voice and all. Not to mention we don’t see him struggling, so this encounter could have mended his broken spirit.

One very important occurrence in this episode is not just the fact he metaphorically stepped up during a time everyone was stressed but he physically stepped forward as well. During the opening scene, he steps forward to meet Princess. Then again in the minefield to speak with Princess about her state of mind. He approaches her with fondness because the king can tell she does mean well. Perhaps he feels they are kindred spirits.

During the time viewers see this group, King Ezekiel is often standing closest to Princess and observing her in a caring manner. He advocates for her to Yumiko and Eugene giving her a chance even after they discovered her lies. He successfully mediates multiple times through this episode showing what a leader he can be and the value he has to them going forward. Also, fans can’t deny, seeing the man behind the, “and yet I smile,” quote actually smile again was amazing!

This week’s honorable mentions go to Aaron and Alden. The only thing holding them back from crowns is that their scouting mission ended with them being captured. If it had been successful they would have gained it with ease. Staying within Alexandria to gain intel with Beta standing just a few feet away took hearts of steel.

Considering what was just lost they took this time to further help the group when they could have been with their children. Them being captured made them fall just short of King Ezekiel’s actions because without the king, this episode could have gotten very messy, very fast. Considering how much King Ezekiel has been through, it’s about time he found a reason to smile and get back to the great leader he can be. Baby steps king, and hold your crown high!

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