Here we are! We’ve finally reached #1 on the countdown and you know what that means? The Walking Dead returns tomorrow!
Yes, it is finally here and I am so freaking excited! However, before it gets here, I need to talk about my favourite Walking Dead episode. And that episode is the season five finale, “Conquer”.
This episode was an hour and a half and was completely action-packed and phenomenal! I did have a hard time decided whether this should be number one or two on the list and I switched it around quite a bit with “Consumed”. I ultimately listed this as number one though because this episode features all the characters.
There were so many things that happened this episode, but I’m only going to mention three to keep this from being too long.
First, I loved Carol in this episode! At one point she takes some food over to Pete and then threatens to kill him with her knife, saying no one would believe she had done it on purpose, but just out of self defence.
As if we didn’t already know Carol was badass, this moment definitely proved it and it also showed just how much she’s changed between her first appearance in season one episode three. Pete is exactly like Ed, but unlike season one where she cowered away from confrontation (can’t blame her at all), she knows she has power now. She knows how strong she is and she uses that and it’s so wonderful.
Another moment I loved when Daryl and Aaron’s recruiting trip. They ended up setting off a trap set by the wolves, but thankfully they both make it out alive.
This moment was huge for several reasons. Like Carol, we saw just how much Daryl has progressed since his first appearance on the show throughout his conversation in the car with Aaron in which both of them offered to sacrifice themselves.
This was also huge because it revealed just what the wolves are capable of and it served as the introduction of Morgan to a member of Rick’s group.
And that leads me to the third thing I want to mention about this amazing episode and that is the moment at the end.
While everyone is debating what to do about Rick, Pete shows up with Michonne’s sword. He’s clearly drunk and the end result of this is that he ends up killing Deanna’s husband Reg. I have to admit that this is actually one of the few moments on the show when I had to look away.
Noah’s death and Reg’s death are two that I can’t watch no matter how many times I watch the episodes because of how gruesome they are.
This catastrophe led to a merging of Alexandria and Rick’s group, at least between Rick and Deanna. Deanna finally realized that sometimes you can’t talk your way out of a situation and that in this new world sometimes you have no choice but to kill which is exactly what Rick did to Pete. And he did this right as Daryl and Aaron arrived with Morgan.
This was insane! Oh my gosh, the screen went black and now we’ve been waiting months and months for the show to return.
I was shouting and crying and feeling so many things! From the looks of it, season six picks up basically right after this point and I am so incredibly excited to see what happens.
Thank you so much to everyone who has stuck with me in this countdown. I’ve had a lot of fun and I would love to hear what you think! Which episodes are your favourite?
What are you excited to see in the new season?
I’ll be reviewing the new episode tomorrow night so look forward to that!