Walking Dead Season Finale

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Last sunday’s episode of AMC’s monster of a show “The Walking Dead” was received by 12.1 million viewers according to AMC’s website, with an actual viewing average of 13 million people. As popular as the show is, many fans were left wondering why they force themselves to sit through the hour of suspense of horrors, as the shows final episode for this year proved to be by far the most traumatic, intense experience fans have had to this day.

The group has finally left the prison, a hideout which has always really been a disaster waiting to happen, especially with the Governor on the loose. In a way, that’s exactly what the mid-season finale was; a bloody, horrific, epic disaster. The Governor finally accomplished his unspoken goal of destroying Ricks world, by rounding up his very own group of survivors and convincing them, that in order to do what it takes to survive, they must be willing to take from, and even kill others. The Governor proceeded to obtain a military tank and drive it straight through Ricks’ prison walls, but not until after he ends the life of one of the show’s most endeared characters.

It was a sight to behold, and the ensuing battle was definitely one of the show’s greatest, featuring some of the best gun fights ever seen on television, which was only a base for a 3-way battle between Ricks group, the Governors group, and of course, walking corpses everywhere trying to eat everyone still alive.

The show ended with a heartbreaking notion that one more of the characters may be dead as well, but fan’s will have to wait until Feb. 9, 2014 to find out what exactly has happened to this once strong and steady group. If “The Walking Dead” has taught us anything, it’s that in a survival situation such as this, things can only get worse, and humanity is really the only thing left to hold onto. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” remains the highest-rated series in the history of cable television, and for a good reason, no show has ever had the ability to present such humanistic characters, in such a morbid hopeless world. This deadly combination makes for one of the most suspenseful, terror-filled, yet heartfelt series to ever be broadcasted to the home theatre, and fans can only hold on, and hope that the Group may find what they are looking for when the show returns in a few months.