The Walking Dead’s tenth season finally concluded over the weekend. The six extra episodes that extended the season has been divisive over The Walking Dead community as nobody can universally agree on which episode they liked over the other one. Today, I am going to rank the extra six episodes of season 10 based on my opinion, the fan reception, and the story of the episode.
Giving fans an update on what Daryl was doing for six years while he was searching for any clues of Rick Grimes is not a bad idea. I did like “Find Me”, but the mixed to polarizing reactions to this episode influenced my decision to rank this on the lowest on the list. It also does not help that adding Leah to this time gap was insulting to most while some was intrigued by the character. The end of the episode did however showcased how real life couples or best friends have a blowout in real life.
“Diverged” was not for me. I thought it was one of the most boring and pointless episodes of the entire series. But for Carol fans, I can understand why they like the episode as it explored her dealing with the aftermath of “Find Me” while also seeing what the residents of Alexandria do on their daily lives. As boring as “Diverged” was to me, It at least did not insult me. The episode made me think of how people deal with a giant argument and how they come back together after it. I could not get into “Diverged”, but there were a few good things that came out of the episode.
1017- Home Sweet Home
Even though “Home Sweet Home” suffered from choppy editing and a laughably bad explosion scene, it was a nice return of the show while also setting things up for the 11th season. I will place this in the middle of the rankings because I am still divided about “Home Sweet Home” to this day. But I am happy to see Maggie back on The Walking Dead. I am also waiting to know more about Elijah and to see more of Hershel Jr.
“Splinter” may be a bottle episode, but we got a little of what to expect of The Commonwealth on season 11 when the group finally arrives at the large city. Their soldiers are ruthless enough for me to take them seriously. Paola Lazaro did a incredible performance as Princess for this episode. One splinter caused The Princess’ mental state to get affected and it made you question what was real and what was not after the plot twist happened. This is also the only episode of the six episodes to end with a cliffhanger that will be resolved early on in the final season.
1022- Here’s Negan
Not only that “Here’s Negan” is one of the best written and produced episodes of season 10, it is one of the best episodes of the series. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton Morgan went all out with their scenes and bringing that chemistry from their real life marriage on screen to the characters that they both played. The origin story of the character exceeded my expectations and was fleshed out better than the source material. “Here’s Negan” is a masterpiece and I highly recommend it.
1019- One More
As much as I loved “Here’s Negan” , I feel that the episode was more for Negan fans. “One More” is a perfect example of a classic The Walking Dead episode that rivals the earlier seasons. A Gabriel and Aaron episode is something that I did not know that I wanted until this episode happened. What started as a fun game and good stories, lead up to a dark turn when Mays appeared. Robert Patrick made an impact on this episode of The Walking Dead with a phenomenal performance even though it was one episode. “One More” ranks the highest on my list due to the fact that this episode is for everyone of The Walking Dead fandom.
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