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Robert Kirkman’s The Ending to AMC’s The Walking Dead

AMC The Walking Dead Finale

Robert Kirkman is a pretty classy individual whom wrote a comic novel that interconnected deep human behavioral and psychosocial dynamics within an ever growing post-apocalyptic world. He never intentionally planned for such a progression of characters as he never imagined just how popular his comic would become. After upwards of 32 million fans and 5 beautifully written episodes, Kirkman, has come up with an idea of how the television series would finally come to a screeching halt. Kirkman, whom is playing a chess match (far ahead of everyone else)… with himself, is going after an idea that for some reason has eluded many others.

For example, the classic George Romero zombie movies like Night of the Living Dead never really answer the age old post-apocalyptic question. What happens after? Like in George Romero and other zombified movies, there seems to never fully be an answer. It is more of a cop out to say the least. Many other movies including Zombieland (not the greatest example) and Dawn of the Dead leave the audience reeling. Robert Kirkman wants to change this as he stated,

“The goal… I hope ‘The Walking Dead’ goes on long enough that at the end, everyone is like, ‘Good thing we took care of those zombies!”

Although this is something no real director or writer has overcome or tried to present to its viewers, Kirkman explained that above all else, The Walking Dead is about overcoming these insurmountable odds. While the television show is not coming to an end any time soon as execs have made it clear that this series will run for 50 seasons, the result thought process must be made.

When I write articles about The Walking Dead (as horribly written as they sometimes may be), I look into the psychosocial and human behavioralistic aspects of the show. Human behavior and personality bleeds differently. It bleeds even more so differently in an animalistic sense, when Darwinism (Survival of the Fittest) plays a role. This television series is being begged to be viewed in this light. It might force us to look deep within ourselves and help determine just what type of personality I am. How can I best help the initiative? In any regard, Robert Kirkman finishes by saying,

“People talk about how ‘The Walking Dead’ is bleak, and if you take a certain cross-section of the story, then yeah. Horrible. People have their loved ones eaten and they have a horrible time. But I see the story from beginning to end, over many many years about humanity overcoming this insurmountable apocalyptic situation.”

The Walking Dead Season 6 starts in mid-October with no ending in sight.

The Unbelievable Trailer Release of Season 6 of the Walking Dead

While Season 6 of the Walking Dead doesn’t start until the infamous day of 11 October 2015, AMC has provided its viewers with a very very sumptuous and tasty morsal of video.

The television series re-opens its doors from the very last moments where it left off. And while previously there was much turbulence in trust in Rick and his group, now calm and reserved. Now, Morgan has something to say about it. For those of you who do not really remember Morgan, we found Morgan far ahead mentally and psychologically than Rick and the rest of the other group back in the 1st season. After the loss of his family, he basically went ape crap crazy.



Fortunately, we are re-engaged and connected back with a more patient and accepting Morgan, who understands just how difficult nows world is. Having Morgan as a bystander increases Ricks credibility. After what happened at the end of the last season, Deanna and the rest of the contained residence do not really have any resistence towards Rick and the group. They aren’t equipped yet for the realities of the outside world, which will inevitably spell bad things not only for them, but for Rick and the group. 

This trailer amplifies this, and trust me when I say it might be one of the best trailers I have seen come out of AMC yet! Take a watch below.

The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 15 Sneak Peek And Thoughts

Episode 14 of the walking dead really took a turn. Many things culminated to an episode that shocked the television world. The problem is, it all could have been prevented. Rick and the group already pointed out that these people were weak. They were a danger to themselves and to others (the group). Going back to my original statement, the weakness we see; this naivety stems all the way back on Hershel’s farm. The innocence; the not wanting to kill the walkers… This new group of individuals haven’t really faced anything extremely difficult yet, so they have no idea how to react to anything in the proper manner. Will Rick treat them like Maggie and her father at the farm or not? They have been sheltered from the realities beyond the wall. In addition, it seems that this group within the enclosure use outsiders to do their bidding. Rick’s group seems to be doing all the heavy lifting, when in the end they are being used and exposed. Who are the real mathematicians here? Is Rick and the group really in full control? We all knew someone was going to die due to their negligence, but maybe that is what it takes for them to realize they cannot survive unless Rick and the group are completely in rule.

Furthermore, Gabriel shouldn’t come as a shock to the readers of the comic and the viewers of the television series. In fact, Gabriel has this false notion that he can somehow repent for his previous actions by trying to do something he finds good. Why the group finds the need to keep him around when he is constantly getting them in trouble is a mystery. Everything about the man screams false and dangerous, which includes his name.
 




 
On the contrary, it is weird though. We have become so numb and humanized towards Rick’s group that sometimes we sympathize their need to do things that might be a little egregious or unnecessary. Here is a question. How would you view Ricks group if the show originally followed the group of individuals within this enclosure? How would we really look at them? How would you look at Rick’s group? Would they be savages? Would you think they are too aggressive? In my minds eye, I believe they still rationally think and have experience. They aren’t running around doing what they will and acting on impulse… all the time.

We look back on all the people we come across and each one of them in a different situation with different experiences. Many of the things they did and impulses acted on were not the proper responses, but survival. Rick and the group share these experiences moving back and forth from crazy to sanity. The only one who hasn’t waivered too much has been Daryl… none of this really is a major change to him. The only one that properly stands the tests of this storyline is Daryl. Now, even he is being waivered which could lead to serious repercussions.

I seem to be spitting all over the page but this far into the show, we must kind of understand the symbolism of this new network of people. We are faced with individuals that are probably years away from where Rick’s group used to be… so how will it be dealt with? This is the major test of human morality. Or are these calculated risks this group is making? Things to think about.

Below the sneak peek of episode 15.
 

Sneak Peek of Episode 14 of The Walking Dead Season 5

Tonight’s episode of AMC’s the walking dead season 5 episode 13 brought up some very important things and more so really pursued Norman Reedus’ character, Daryl. As we have seen during the time he has been there, he has kept his distance. In fact, the only group he ever seemed to feel like himself was only with Rick. This sudden growth within Daryl in tonight’s episode has rocked the bed with me. It has placed me in an uneasiness because he is getting so comfortable, so fast. Something to think about.

Below is the sneak peek episode of episode 14. Enjoy!
 




 

“Weakness and Naivety Within the New Walls” of The Walking Dead & Sneak Peek 513

Rick feels extremely uneasy in this new enclosure. Should he be? Deanna made it clear that they were very inexperienced and they left their gates open. On several occasions viewers have seen the group be increasingly naive making it clear that they cannot be trusted. What seems to be uniform across the ‘family’ is the “weakness” and more importantly, “naivety.” Episode 12 reminds viewers where Rick and the group were not so long ago. What they had to find out the hard way. And it seems that maybe this new group might also have to find out the hard way. Rick, Carl, Glenn and others are now finally seeing the weakness. These people are not being decisive nor understanding the severity of their situation. They cling onto false notions that human are inherently good people all the time. Rick explained this well when sitting down with Deanna, it is all about survival. People size you up and instantly understand what they can take from you. This group has been protected the entire time that they know nothing about risk. They know absolutely nothing about the dangers of the people, more so, the dangers of having Rick and the group around them.
 
We have bare witness to the group falling into several new positions. Instead of Rick and the group finding themselves in a position they must fight to survive, here they are with a group that lack of a better phrase, is the “Allegory of the Cave” to an extent. They know what has happened, but have no clue what has changed around them nor the full scope and danger it brings. They have zero experience with the outside world and know nothing about the dangers. That makes them a danger to themselves and Ricks group. This gets pointed out several times within the episode by Carl, Carol, Glenn, and more so, Rick. Without going too far in depth into the analysis of the past episode, it seems clear that the group is going to have to take the enclosure over if they are going to stay, or else there is too high of a chance for mistakes, errors, and death.
 




Sneak Peek of Episode 513

The Introduction of Episode 512 Sneak Peek Video Get Blood Pumping

Throughout this point, we have been exposed to many enclosures. None of which have provided security and normality, partially due to the world in the current situation. Every individual living through the apocalypse share post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, or a combination of both. In this sneak peek of the walking dead season 5 episode 12, still there is uneasiness from the group.. which should come as no surprise. Regardless if the containment location is safe, they are dealing with highly volatile personalities and thus in itself deserves hesitance. Within the “enclosure,” Carl seems to be securing a house when he comes into one of the only shut doors within the complex. I do not expect anything behind this door other than elevated blood pressures, but something very important will be revealed and thus why the sneak peek has been presented.
 




 

The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 10 Trailer

The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 10: Them. The Trailer looks behind what is going on as Michonne and Sasha talk to one another. The series on AMC airs Sundays at 9:00pm.
 




 

The Walking Dead Season 5 Midseason Premiere Review and Analysis

Episode 9 of AMC’s television zombie series mid-season premiere kept no one waiting. Off and running from the very beginning minutes of the show it had became clear to the group that staying in their location was going to yield absolutely nothing. Rick makes the call drive to Richmond, VA for Beth’s sake. Beth and Noah had originally come up with a plan to check out his parents house in Richmond. With the belief that his family was protected by large gates, they drive the 250 miles to Richmond only to find a ravaged cage.
 
At the gate, Glenn peers over the 10 foot gate. Everyone looking up at his gaze and facial expression, Noah looking onward for up. All he gets is broken hopes. Noah, unwilling to comprehend the facial expressions of Glenn, climbs the 10 foot gate with everyone in toe. He runs down the street trying to gain access to his childhood home only to stop in pure emotional pain. With Tyreese the only individual that continues to tear away at his own feelings, tries to console Noah. With everything on the line, Noah must physically see the death of his loved ones. I mean, who could stop him? You want to know if truly your family has been ravaged.
 
Noah takes off down the street with Tyreese in quick pursuit. Everyone is trying to get answers and supplies but Noah salvation. Noah finally stops as he reaches the far end of a donut shaped neighborhood right in front of a house. Tyreese not wanting to allow Noah to go in pleads with him. Tyreese understanding no is just not an option, tells Noah that he will enter first. Opening the broken glass front door, the anticipation that something occurred here was looming over viewers. Before Noah, on the other side of the couch that blocked him, was his mother lying with her skull gashed open. His worst fears had come to light and as Noah slowly places a covering over her mother, Tyreese checks the rest of the house. In the room, he locates pictures of Noah’s twin brothers. Reminiscing over his own past transgressions, not aware of what looms next to him, gets bitten by an unknown walker on him arm. Able to fight him off, he is left by Noah (going to seek help) to fight the demons that he experienced.
 



Coming back in and out of frame, the governor, the girls, Bob, Beth, and others explain that its easier to just give in. The viewers hearts continually jump out and back in hoping for Tyreese to survive the mortality that faces him. Minutes go by and the group fights walkers to finally come to aide. Lying in the childs room within Noahs house, Michonne cuts the arm off while Rick and all hold him down. Is it too late? We all hold our breathes as Michonne, Glenn, Rick, and Noah lift the broken man and rush him all the way back to their car. Fighting through walkers and every second slowly ticking away. Time slows down and the viewers can completely here their hearts beating… the group drives down the street, miles after miles as Tyreese fights the demons that appeal his longing to give up. In the midst of the driving, surrounded by those that have been for him but passed, Tyreese takes his last breathe.
 
From a back ended view of the car driving down the road, we see the car come to a slow stop. Everyone exiting the vehicle hands on their heads as they slowly pay their last respects for such a strong individual. The pain Tyreese had longed to release and be gone had finally come to fruition… but not without a fight.
 

Analysis

 
Throughout the episode, it became very apparent that something was going to happen to Tyreese. Too much of the show had been spotlit onto him. He was given lines that made one remiss and deeply think about the tough lives we all live. Experiences that would break even the biggest and toughest teddy bear, can bounce back knowing that it isn’t the end, there is much more to continue fighting for. This planet contains many people that feel like the only way out is to give up. To wash out, as to say. A very strong quote that comes from Rocky is,

“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” ~ Rocky

We see this continued hope that goes all the way back to Dale. This inability to believe that things can get better. If this can fight for so long to die out, then it is clear that the world we sometimes lose in our lives, is never lost.

Something to think about…

Stay Tuned for Breaking Bad Prequel, “Better Call Saul” after The Walking Dead

Fans of the walking dead, this week points towards the return of the televised hit series, the walking dead. We return to a more broken world than we left it. For those reading this blog that haven’t seen the past few episodes as of yet, things occur and you might want to stop reading.

As we know, Beth was killed in the last episode of the midseason finale. Twitter and Facebook went on an explosive uproar. People completely broke and watching “the talking dead” with Chris Hardwick afterwards was even tougher. Emily Kinney made an obvious appearance for the last time. She was unable to keep from streams of tearing poring down her face. Never had she had such a close cast in her life. It was something that for all of us was hard to watch. In the world of the walking dead, this is what occurs. You can’t save everyone.
 




 
This Sunday the walking dead season 5 returns with an all new 8 episodes. On a side note, following the show on AMC instead of “the talking dead” with Chris Hardwick, will be the premiere for the prequel of ‘Breaking Bad,’ “Better Call Saul.” Starring Bob Odenkirk, Saul Goodman is the famous Trial Lawyer that has used unconventional ways to keep Walter White out of prison. This television series explores Saul Goodman before Breaking Bad, before his methods. Behind closed doors, he is a completely different person.

Some of the premiere episodes have already been watched and are getting unbelievable reviews.  Many are saying the writing is better than Breaking Bad. So if you are a fan of Breaking Bad, this is something you should hang on to watch.

The Walking Dead Season 5 Midseason Premiere Video Leaves Viewers In Anticipation

The scene opens with Ricks raspy southern voice. Professing a new idea, an idea that requires doing what it takes to stay alive, then we get to LIVE! The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres February 8 at 9pm. Standing firm and resolute, speaking with conviction, there is no hesitation in Rick’s voice. He and the group will do whatever it takes to stay alive. After the death of Beth, there are no fucks to give.