The Walking Dead Season 5 Finale Promo and 2 Sneak Peeksby Jon Lachonis / March 23, 2015
Last night’s The Walking Dead, “Try”, set the stage for a show down between Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the leadership of Alexandria. After pulling a gun on the Alexandrians and lecturing them about survival in the post apocalyptic world, Rick was knocked unconscious by Michonne, setting the stage for a tribunal to decide whether or not Rick should remain in Alexandria. Let’s review what we see in the clips.
First, things do not look good for Rick. He rattled nerves and the very people he rattled are going to decide his fate, but is Rick right? Yeah, he went full on Shane, but maybe Shane turned out to be more right than we thought. There is the mystery of the ‘W’ marked roamers, and the sick minds behind them that seem to be drawing closer. Readers of the Walking Dead comics have already worked out that the baddies behind this are the nefarious Wolves, and if they turn up at the gates of Alexandria, well Alexandria is going to need Rick Grimes.
Then there is the question of whether Rick’s own people will stand behind him. Some have openly rejected his plan to take Alexandria, and he’s going to need all the support he can get when the open forum takes place.
In clip two Maggie makes a chilling case for keeping Rick on board, but Deanna is quick to point out that the fears of the populace will not decide whether Rick stays or goes, the decision is hers alone. It would seem something drastic would have to happen to change her mind, but this is The Walking Dead — drastic things happen all the time.
Meanwhile, even though Rick’s plan to execute Pete seems dead in the water Carol seems perfectly willing to carry it out on her own. I have to say that her pivoting between Betty Crocker and Carol the Zombie Slayer makes for some chilling scenes. Wouldn’t want to mess with Carol.
The Walking Dead season 5 finale, “Conqueror”, is 90-minutes long and airs March 29th, 2015 on AMC.