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Matt McGloin

The Walking Dead Season 3 Finale Underwhelms; Sees Major Character Death: Spoilers & Thoughts

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6465 Tonight on the Season 3 finale of The Walking Dead we got a major character death.

Spoilers below regarding that and some thoughts on the season.

 

I was a tad bit disappointed with not only the Season 3 finale of The Walking Dead, but the second half in general.

They really drew the storyline for Rick vs. The Governor out far too long, and when all was said and done, it was really anti-climatic and underwhelming.

Especially if you are a comic book reader of The Walking Dead. Not only the Governor vs. Rick ending wasn't up to par, but talk about decompression?

Really, you could watch the first episode of the second half of Season 3 and watch the last, and not miss a beat.

An issue I had with tonight's episode was the obvious death of Andrea scene. She's tied up, has a way of escape, and talks with the soon to be biter?

I was glad to see Nicole Brown brought this up on The Talking Dead; it wasn't really done well at all.

And like everyone didn't see Andrea's death coming a mile away; you fool no one, Chris Hardwick.

Basically what happened to Andrea was the same thing Merle did to Glenn, but the zombie succeeded this time. So you know it wasn't going to not happen twice.

Offing herself I didn't see coming, and that was an emotional scene.

At least we still have this to remember Andrea by.

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Another issue I had was: Why wouldn't Rick take his crew out of the prison and move them into Woodbury? I suppose a case could be made that they successfully defended the prison and feel safe there. Still, a warm bed beats a cold prison cell anytime.

Now there is the issue of the prison, which they still occupy. As I said earlier, this season was a bore-fest; the prison needs to go. Perhaps a zombie horde will come by at the start of Season 4 forcing them to abandon it?

I mean, what's going to happen? The Governor is going to come back with new men and we'll have the same thing all over again? I don't agree with AMC keeping The Governor around for another season of The Walking Dead. It will get old - and has - too quick as this show needs lots of surprises and changes. At least, IMO.

The Walking Dead has dug themselves into a hole - or grave - that's going to be difficult to dig out of.

It's not all bad, though, as obvious pluses for the series are Tyreese, Daryl, Michonne and Carl.

Speaking of! Woah! Go get em' Carl! 

I suppose there is an argument that Lori could still be alive and we might see her popping up for real in the first episode of Season 4, but it's almost too late and would seem pretty weak.

I know Glen Mazarra is gone from the show, if he was responsible for how this half the of season went, I welcome the change.

Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy the show and look forward to watching it, but the writing needs to improve a bit.

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