The second half of Season 4 has been a story of journeys. Not since the opening season and the trip to the CDC have we seen so much movement, and never have we seen the group scattered so badly. Yes, Rick woke up alone before finding the group in Season 1; Andrea was separated from the group at the end of Season 2; and we spent a couple of episodes with Daryl, Michonne, Tyreese, and Bob as they sought out antibiotics earlier this season away from the main group – but they always knew there was a home to go back to. These past seven episodes since the Mid-Season Finale and the destruction of the prison have been a series of focus pieces that have not only shown the group members alone and dependent on their own devices, but has enabled us to get to know them much more intimately than we had before. This, of course, sets the viewers up for a much more emotional season finale. New people have been introduced: the good (Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene); the bad (Joe, Len, and the other marauders); and the not-necessarily-but-could-be-ugly (Mary, and the other inhabitants of Terminus). All of this combines to bring us to what could be a grand climax at the appropriately named end of the line: Terminus. Does the finale live up to the season that’s come before? Click through after the break to get my take.
<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss at length plot points of The Walking Dead S04E16, “A.” TRIGGER WARNING: There is a sexual assault in this episode that I will be discussing. There may also be some mild language as I discuss some of the things different characters said in the episode. Read more at your own risk.>>