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"Conquer" addresses some unresolved issues with suspense and, as a good finale should, paves the way for season six, even if it leaves a few threads untied.
The heartwarming plot point of Morgan on a journey to find his friend quickly became heartbreaking when they arrived back at Alexandria.
This finale had a lot to do, and it nailed some of its crescendos a little more smoothly than others.
Are we OK with the fact that all of our core heroes will return in the fall, when we'll crank up the old death-watch machine once again? Was the contract fulfilled? Let's say yes.
A whopping hour and a half (with commercials) instead of the usual hour. And for good reason, there was a lot of ground to cover.
For the first time in years, we can be excited by The Walking Dead's unpredictability once more.
Just straight-up poor writing, forcing nonsensical and unlikely scenarios on the audience because they can't or won't figure out a plausible way to get from Point A to Point B in the story.
Let me start at the end and say that if the goal of a finale is to provide enough resolution to satisfy the viewers who have stuck you with for a full season, but also introduce the elements that lure us in for the next, then mission f'ing accomplished.
Most importantly, this was a finale where I was actually pumped to see where things would be going next.
From start to finish, this episode-aptly titled "Conquer"-was the knockout conclusion that this incredible season deserved, a fact made all the more surprising by the way it didn't deliver what fans have come to expect.
If you were expecting an episode that culminated in a shocking death, you may have been disappointed. If you were looking for suspenseful, thrilling action that should set up an epic Season 6, you are in luck.