The 22nd episode of The Walking Dead, titled “Faith,” was a great episode leading to the series finale. Our survivors are in dire straights; some have come back together while others are in a Commonwealth labor camp. The story has been brought full circle as Outpost 22 is their former home of Alexandria.
This article contains spoilers for The Walking Dead season 11, episode 22, “Faith.”
Each week Undead Walking choices an MVP of the episode. This person could have performed a heroic act, a significant kill, or another impressive act. Some episodes require multiple MVP honors, but we’ve narrowed it down to one this week.
Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) deserves acknowledgment for his sacrifice, although viewers know he will live to star in his spinoff. And Rosita (Christian Serratos) for going full mama bear in feeding the Commonwealth warden (Michael Weaver) to one of his reanimated soldiers.
But this week’s MVP was someone who did something impressive by standing up for someone he has great hostility for.
THE MVP FOR FAITH – EZEKIEL
The Walking Dead – Ezekiel
In the previous episode, “Outpost 22,” Ezekiel (Khary Payton) called Negan out for several of his past actions. Most especially his conversion of women. This week he tells him that just because he agreed to help escape the labor camp doesn’t make them friends.
Ezekiel reminds Negan of Benjamin (Logan Miller), a young man Zeke considered a son that was killed by Jared (Josh Mickel), one of Negan’s Saviors. In the series’ final episodes, the writers have done a fantastic job honoring characters that have died with scenes like these.
When Negan sacrifices himself to the warden, with whom he made a deal, and the warden reneges on the said deal by bringing Negan’s pregnant wife Annie (Medina Senghore) before the firing squad, Zeke couldn’t stand idly by.
Ezekiel is a great leader who will always do what is right. Despite his feelings toward Negan, he knows he can’t stand by and let Annie and her unborn baby be killed. In the previous episode, Negan told him that he would be the one to stir up emotions in the other captives, which would lead to a revolt. And he did just that.
Things are gearing up toward a major altercation with the Commonwealth.