With 4 episodes left, The Strolling Lifeless Season 11 Episode 21 ought to have had much more motion within the plot.
Introducing a functioning prepare line ought to have landed with extra of a thud as a result of it is one thing not one of the survivors thought they’d ever see once more.
Nonetheless, the tempo was in every single place on “Outpost 22,” an hour that felt like a little bit of a waste of time within the grand scheme of issues.
We would have liked to examine in with characters as a result of a lot of them have been lacking for a lot of the remaining season.
Maggie having to kill the younger walker and her subsequent speech about taking all the pieces again from Pamela felt like two callouts to the incomparable fearless chief, Rick Grimes.
The ache on Maggie’s face as she realized she needed to kill the undead little one was harrowing as a result of she did not wish to do it, not whereas she was unaware of whether or not her son was alive.
The psychological and emotional toll this mission for survival placed on Maggie has given her a ruthless edge that the Commonwealth will remorse beginning when this struggle will get underway.
One factor that irks me to no finish is the believability issue of the prepare storyline and the way Pamela hasn’t had all of our favourite characters killed.
You’ll want to take into consideration this strategically as a result of letting folks she is aware of have beat the percentages all through the previous 11 seasons reside runs a excessive threat that they’re going to break away and battle again.
I envision Maggie, Carol, and Daryl main separate groups into this battle as a result of they every have a confirmed capability to make selections that hold their folks secure.
Connie being designated as somebody they will by no means see once more wasn’t shocking, both. Deep down, Pamela knew Connie was accountable for the article that catalyzed the downfall of the Miltons.
But it surely’s exhausting to consider Pamela needed to ship her someplace in the midst of nowhere to kill her. You’ll suppose there could be a extra particular finish for these survivors in Pamela’s thoughts.
It is exhausting to grasp how this can play out, however there are a grand whole of zero stakes within the narratives as a result of we all know most characters will survive to seem within the extra expansive TWD universe.
Whereas the present wants stakes, I am joyful the group managed to meet up with Connie as a result of she’s been such a badass, and a few off-screen loss of life would not sit proper with the fanbase.
Connie’s loss of life could be surprising and would have an effect on everybody, however there are nonetheless so many sides of Connie we have not seen that make it unhappy the sequence solely has three episodes left.
Ezekiel and Negan making a short-term deal to work collectively was a pleasant method of reiterating that Negan’s actions because the chief of the Saviors nonetheless have ripple results all these years later.
There was a really apparent battle for survival because the folks labored on the prepare, and the Commonwealth troopers had been ruthless.
Killing three folks we have by no means met earlier than for working away did not resonate with me as a result of I am not invested in random characters. I am invested within the arcs I’ve adopted because the survivors first appeared on-screen.
Rather a lot was occurring all through “Outpost 22,” however none of it was important with out stakes.
I favored checking again in with Rosita as a result of the sequence appears to love not giving Christian Serratos little to do.
Rosita hasn’t had a lot of a plot for years, and it is right down to the writers treating her as a recurring participant as an alternative of a full-fledged common.
One other subject for me is that we realized on the Contained in the Episode on AMC+ that Rosita and Gabriel have damaged up.
There have been indicators that that they had parted methods on the present, nevertheless it’s simply horrible writing to not inform the viewers ON the present we have been invested in.
Hopefully, Rosita’s damage to her shoulder would not hinder her capability down the road on this inevitable battle for survival.
Rosita is clever and resourceful, and calling the Outpost posing as a Commonwealth soldier was sheer genius, however the revelation about Alexandria is a bitter capsule to swallow.
Taking everybody again to the place they known as dwelling — as prisoners — is fairly sick, nevertheless it’s par for the course with a ruthless chief like Pamela.
I hope that the Alexandrians regain management of their dwelling by the top of The Strolling Lifeless Season 11 Episode 22, permitting them to shore up allies and battle again within the remaining two episodes of the sequence.
It is exhausting to consider that we have now three episodes left as a result of it is changing into more and more evident by the episode that the sequence is not going to have the ability to wrap each character arc by the point the ultimate scene comes round.
I do know that having so many characters should be difficult, nevertheless it’s exhausting to be excited concerning the ending when there are nonetheless so many free ends.
Hopefully, the sequence will get a jolt in the best path, and I additionally wish to discover out what turns into of Annie.
She could have been a late-in-the-game character, however she’s a survivor who’s carrying a baby.
Okay, The Strolling Lifeless Fanatics. That is all I acquired.
What are your ideas on the trajectory of those remaining episodes?
Do you suppose “Outpost 22” was a waste of time in some points?
Which characters do you wish to examine again in with?
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