Unsurprisingly, therefore, no important heroes have died (we must believe that the zombies are less formidable than before) and the creators have botched the plot of the Whisperers with a heavy, cliché and zero ending offered to Beta. We suspected that this finale wouldn't save the rest of the Whisperers storyline, but this conclusion still brought a sense of immense frustration with an “all for that” side. Because no, zombies that get excited and blood that spurts, it is not enough to excite us. And it is not the collaboration out of nowhere between Daryl and Negan that will make us think otherwise.
A simple teasing
Another great disappointment of this final, even if there too we suspected it a little: the return of Maggie did not bring anything interesting. Teased for months based on interviews and trailers, this comeback has simply served to say: come back next year to have your questions answered. So obviously, Maggie was not for nothing (her presence with Gabriel was notably useful to her in order to grow in her new role), but apart from making us feel that her return was more thought of as a marketing coup than for a scriptwriting interest, everything was missed. Season 11 will have time to catch up with all that, but by dint of projecting into the future rather than the present, The Walking Dead tires us out. We don't watch a series for its twists, but for the content before these twists. Otherwise, it is impossible for us to vibrate.
Speaking of weariness, the end of the episode is the best example of the writers' lack of inspiration / originality. Rather than thinking about making the characters evolve, taking a little more interest in this universe and this world, the writers try to promise us one thing: nothing will ever really change, the recipe will remain the same. Thus, after having put away the plot of the Whisperers, it is now Stephanie's group that could play spoilers. A situation seen and reviewed whose purpose we already know: it will be a disappointment.
To summarize: this final episode of season 10 has been like the series for a few years: it does not dare, does in the classic and the cliché and is running out of inspiration. And it is not his few moments of dazzling that will save the rest. Can't wait for the end, the real one.