The Walking Dead has returned, at least for one episode. After having to postpone its Season 10 finale earlier in the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that episode has now aired. Except, now it’s not the Season 10 finale. A lot has happened with AMC’s zombie universe mothership since the last new episode aired.
It was announced in September that not only would six additional Season 10 episodes be shot to air sometime in 2021, but that the show would end after an eleventh season to air at an even later date. Knowing now that The Walking Dead will end after its next season takes quite a bit of a sting out of what would normally be a high-stakes Season 10 finale. Warning: The following contains spoilers for Season 10, Episode 16 of The Walking Dead, titled “A Certain Doom.”
There’s no way the show would kill off what few of its memorable characters are left. Over the last several seasons, the show has gotten rid of Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Carl (Chandler Riggs), Glenn (Steven Yeun), and any number of other fan-favorite characters for a variety of reasons. In their place, a string of newbies have come and gone–some semi-memorable, others not so much, none of them ever fully filling the void of beloved characters.