The Walking Dead: 5 Things we want to see in 11C

Michael James Shaw as Mercer - The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC
Michael James Shaw as Mercer - The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC /

Season 11B of The Walking Dead has drawn to an intense close. How time flies! We have seen eight action-packed weeks of Walking Dead goodness, along with news about more spinoffs.

Recently, news of a Maggie and Negan spinoff, Isle of the Dead, has been announced, which is set in New York City. A new miniseries entitled Fear The Walking Dead: Dead in the Water has also been confirmed to air exclusively on the AMC+ subscription service. This series goes right back to the start of the outbreak and follows a crew onboard the USS Pennsylvania submarine who must try to escape before it’s too late.

By the end of season 11B, The Walking Dead has run for 169 episodes, with season 11C consisting of 8 episodes, bringing the total to 177. Viewers of the show still have part three of the final season to look forward to, and there certainly are many loose ends fans want to see before the conclusion of the series.

5 things fans want from The Walking Dead season 11C

Mercer and Princess’s relationship

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Paola Lázaro as Juanita ‘Princess’ Sanchez – The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 10 – Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC /

Positive and loving relationships of any kind are so important in life. And especially to people who are living through an apocalypse. Season 11 has significantly grown on this topic, extending many character arcs through their connections with others.

Mercer (Michael James Shaw) and Princess (Paola Lazaro) have been rather flirtatious with each other from the off, with Princess referring to Mercer during 1102 “Acheron Part 2” as the ‘fine-ass dude in the orange suit’ through to Mercer repaying compliments in 1110 “New Haunts” when he asks her to accompany him to the Masquerade Ball. Their relationship has undoubtedly grown; that much we can see from them waking up after spending the night together in 1115 “Trust.” However, the pair have found common ground on a deeper level after Mercer opened up to Princess about his self-doubts and worries. Fans hope to see their relationship continue to grow in 11C, taking on any threat that comes their way and living their lives together.

Hopefully, there is also more content from a potential rekindling of Carol and Ezekiel, Magna and Yumiko and perhaps more with Negan and his new wife, Annie. There are too many relationships to mention within the series, but 11C is sure to further them all for fans.

Lance’s comeuppance

The fight between good and evil has been prominent since Day 1 of The Walking Dead. And that is still extremely important right now. Although the Commonwealth isn’t all bad, it definitely has its downsides, and not everyone can be trusted. When you’re living in a confined community, it isn’t ideal.

The mid-season finale of 11B “Acts of God” proves Lance (Josh Hamilton) really isn’t a great person, even hiring Leah to kill Maggie, which ultimately resulted in Leah getting herself killed. Alongside overthrowing the other communities, Lance just yearns to be the leader of these groups and will do anything to get there. In 11C fans need to see Lance get his comeuppance once and for all, perhaps in the Commonwealth jail, banished outside the walls or in an epic fight scene alongside the protagonists he has wronged. Lance has differed from his comic counterpart due to the fact in the show he is entirely evil, which makes me feel that during the later part of 11C, he will meet his match, maybe against Carol.

A wedding?

Josh McDermitt as Dr. Eugene Porter, Margot Bingham as Max, FKA Stephanie – The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 5 – Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC
Josh McDermitt as Dr. Eugene Porter, Margot Bingham as Max, FKA Stephanie – The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 5 – Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC /

Alongside Princess and Mercer’s relationship, Mercer’s sister, Max (Margot Bingham) has finally met Eugene (Josh McDermitt). We can also see they have grown an incredibly strong bond that has transferred over from their days on the radio. This duo have promised to support and care for one another despite Max’s relationships with the Milton’s being nearly at a breaking point and Eugene’s 1111 “Rogue Element” threat to expose Lance for who he really is, this couple’s arc is growing rapidly. I can’t help but feel fans will see the couple together in the majority of their 11C screen time, continuing their puzzle-solving/detective work to reveal the threats of the Milton’s plus the Commonwealth.  Hopefully (deterring from the comics slightly, as Stephanie passes away), they can build a train together in their final scenes on the show, not Eugene alone.

However, is it possible that in 11C, we could also see a wedding in the Commonwealth between this adorable couple? Weddings in the apocalypse can happen; just look super cute John and June wedding from Fear The Walking Dead’s 516 “End of the Line.” I really, really hope this scene will be something fans get to see within the final eight as their bonds continue to flourish.

Rick and Michonne’s Return

Fans are absolutely dying to see Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) make a final appearance in the show. The last we have seen of him was during 905 “What Comes After,” when he heroically blew up the bridge to save his family. However, even though some believe him to be dead, Daryl searched for him alongside Michonne (Danai Gurira) who never gave up hope. Viewers know Rick is still alive and was traded to the CRM by Anne, aka Jadis Stokes.

Michonne left to find Rick in 1013 “What We Become” after finding a pair of Rick’s boots alongside a drawing of herself and Judith carved into a phone. These clues confirmed to her that he at least survived the bridge explosion and could still be out there. The final scene fans watched of Michonne entailed her joining a group of vagabonds that may have helped her further in her mission to find him. It is still unknown if she did or not, but it would be awesome to see the duo arrive together in the final episode re-joining our protagonists.

A happy ending

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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – JULY 20: The Walking Dead cast attends The Walking Dead Walker Horde at Petco Park during Comic Con 2019 on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for AMC) /

Who doesn’t love a happy ending? After the twists and turns, highs and lows I think fans across the globe would appreciate seeing a happy ending rounding out the joyous 12 years the show has been running. Although it can’t end exactly like the comics did (due to Carl’s death in the show), it may end similarly. Perhaps Judith (Cailey Fleming) will be seen as an adult overlooking a possibly new world rebuilt by the survivors.

I think the remaining characters all deserve to find their place after all they have been through, and for each to come to find their contentment would be awesome. There are so many options open that it really cannot be predicted what we will see in the final episode, 1124. Part of me hopes the Commonwealth can be a place to live their lives without worry. That is, of course, if they can take down Lance. Whilst I don’t think a cure will be found, that still can’t be ruled out. Maybe Eugene can figure out some form of cure alongside Max.

It is so hard to pick just 5 things from a wealth of stories fans want to see, and this is just a handful of them. With family and friends at the forefront, final visuals of all our favorite characters happy and settled would be an epic payoff. It’s for sure going to be emotional seeing all the hard work the cast and crew have put in. Whatever happens next, it has been one wild and fun ride into this apocalyptic world that has changed so many of our lives for the better. While I don’t want it to end, I cannot wait to see this next chapter of The Walking Dead.

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Catch up or re-watch 11B of The Walking Dead on the AMC+ subscription. UK viewers can catch up with Star on Disney plus. Alternatively, Fear The Walking Dead 7B begins on AMC April 17, with AMC+ viewers getting the first 2 episodes April 17. UK Viewers can catch the return of Fear the Walking Dead on April 18 on Amazon Prime.