Titled, "Last Day on Earth," the season 6 finale of The Walking Dead was great all around. The suspense held till the very end. Even causing fans around the world doing dead pool-like guesses on who died.
There's a smell before it rains from a blend of oils released from the earth into the air. It's a pleasant smell. Though totally unlike the storm that awaits the Alexandrians and Rick's group in The Walking Dead.
After wrapping up his career-defining run as Jesse Pinkman on AMC's Breaking Bad, actor Aaron Paul hasn't missed a step, nimbly jumping from star vehicles like 2014's Need For Speed to ensemble pieces like the upcoming Eye in the Sky and the heist pic Triple 9, in theaters now.
Atlanta is past. The Governor, Gareth, and Dawn Lerner, all killed. A new locale brings new crises, and a new nemesis. This begins part III, an appreciation of Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead, season's 5 and 6 first half.
Rick and his group discover an abandoned prison to become a fortified home. Before that, they have to get rid of the walkers first. This begins part II, an appreciation of Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead, seasons 3 and 4.
He's led his group from Atlanta, Georgia to Richmond, VA to finally Alexandria, VA with losses along the way. This begins part I, an appreciation of Rick Grimes and his close-knit group in The Walking Dead, seasons 1 and 2.
Carol takes charge. Carl takes charge. Maggie takes charge. Rosita engages. And Morgan dazzles. In Season 6 episode 2, titled "JSS," the Alexandrians are in diapers, except Aaron, while Rick's group are the Avengers.
The season 6 premiere starkly presented how two factions face imminent peril. There's the Alexandrians, who've always been naïve at best, and negligent at worst. And Rick's group, always exigent, and ready to go downtown.