The Walking Dead season 11 episode 16 Acts of God MVP

Kien Michael Spiller as Hershel, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee - The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
Kien Michael Spiller as Hershel, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee - The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC /

The Walking Dead’s final midseason finale gave fans something to talk about. This episode was full of action and excitement, making it worthy of ending a segment of episodes. There have been many outstanding episodes at the midway point of the seasons during the series, and “Act of God” ranks in the top three.

This episode saw many of our favorite survivors doing great things. Maggie, Elijah, Marco and Lydia were preparing to defend Hilltop and the survivors of Riverbend against Lance Hornsby. Maggie would then go head to head against Leah, the last remaining Reaper. Daryl, Aaron and Gabriel would embark on their own mission to break away from the Commonwealth.

Each week we choose an MVP of the episode, and although many were worthy this week, like Daryl for killing Leah and wounding Hornsby, another one stood out more. This one for bravery in battle but for also admitting something viewers never thought they would witness.


The Walking Dead – Maggie

Maggie Rhee has endured more than her share of heartbreak throughout the 12 years of The Walking Dead. She has taken on burdens she probably didn’t have to bear alone and has become a leader who will do what she has to ensure the safety of those who follow her.

In this week’s episode, she readied to take on Hornsby as he was out for blood, knowing Hilltop had something to do with the massacre of his troops at Riverbend. She didn’t expect to see Leah involved with Hornsby, which resulted in the fight viewers had been waiting for.

Although Leah was a trained mercenary, Maggie learned her skills in an apocalypse where she was trained by others with many amazing skills; it was a fair fight. In the end, it might not have ended well for Maggie if Daryl wasn’t there to kill Leah. But, the final Reaper has been killed and Maggie now has closure on that chapter in her tragedy.

Another reason Maggie gets this MVP this week is that conversation with Annie and Negan. Maggie will most likely never forgive Negan for what he did to Glenn, but she can see that he is a different person now, and she can be grateful to him for saving her son. For her to voice this and actually state that she is beginning to trust Negan was a huge step for her. This admission will not only help her own heart but help Negan feel he doesn’t have to watch his back as they work together to keep Hilltop and the other communities safe.

The final eight episodes will be here sooner than we know. It will be bittersweet as our excitement builds to find out what happens next knowing this is the end of The Walking Dead series.

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