This review of The Walking Dead season 11 episode 17 does not include any spoilers. Negan is in a hurry to get to The Commonwealth.
In the opening sequence of episode 17 of season 11 of The Walking Dead, there is a recap that drives home exactly how far we’ve travelled since the programme first premiered. However, this walk down memory lane will only last for a little while since we will soon be called upon to take action.
While there is a feeling of immediacy in The Walking Dead season 11 episode 17, there is also a heavy undercurrent of nostalgia. It is a tribute to the path that we have travelled to get to the last eight episodes of the series.
Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), who was formerly the most evil monster in the world of The Walking Dead, races to The Commonwealth to put a stop to one Lance Hornsby’s dastardly crimes (Josh Hamilton). Even the tense atmosphere that prevails throughout The Walking Dead season 11 episode 17 is not enough to dissuade him from using foul language. This reviewer freely confesses that he laughed out loud at one of Negan’s…Negan-isms while he was watching the show.
Now that they are aware of the full scope of Sebastian Milton’s criminal activities, the people of The Commonwealth begin calling for his head. There is a sense of discontent that can be felt throughout the streets. Even Carol (Melissa McBride), who is having the time of her life making blueberry pancakes, is aware that something is not quite right. And as if all of this wasn’t bad enough, a swarm of walkers is making its way towards The Commonwealth.
In episode 17 of season 11 of The Walking Dead, Rosita (Christian Serratos) decides not to wear her Commonwealth Army uniform so that she may have a personal day. However, Mercer, played by Michael James Shaw, recruits her assistance in light of the dangers that The Commonwealth is now facing.
As we look ahead, we also look back. A particular sequence between Norman Reedus and Lauren Cohan is one that is touching, full of emotion, and a special treat for long-time watchers. One is left wondering if or not the narrative is nearly too extensive to be told in its entirety during the course of eight episodes. Even when there is a threat that is still there, you may find yourself becoming teary-eyed when you hear references to the past.
How much of a danger is Lance Hornsby, as explored in episode 17 of The Walking Dead season 11?
Hornsby is one of the show’s most formidable antagonists since he is more level-headed than The Governor, a better politician than Negan, and more vicious in his own way than Alpha and Beta combined. What sets him apart from the rest of the pack is the fact that he is in possession of a well-trained army that is fully equipped and armoured to the teeth.
Prior to the airing of the show, Ross Marquand (Aaron) had a conversation with SK POP, in which he disclosed how deadly Hornsby really is:
“I find Hornsby to be quite terrifying. Because, you see, he’s kind of like a used car salesman in the sense that you instantly don’t trust him, but you’re prepared to give him a go nonetheless. And I believe that the death that Hornsby delivers is a death by a thousand stabs… you know, it’s much more premeditated than that.”
In addition, Marquand stated:
“Hornsby is a character who is exceedingly dishonest and shifty. I get the impression that, on the surface, the villains of the past have been rather straightforward and honest about who they are. But with Hornsby, you just never know what to expect.”
— The Walking Dead on AMC (@WalkingDead_AMC) September 14, 2022
In the seventeenth episode of the eleventh season of The Walking Dead, Josh Hamilton gives an outstanding performance as the crooked politician who is out to get our group of heroes. Can our beloved heroes, as skilled as they are at fighting against evil, outwit a politician who is an expert at their craft?
Incredible work was done on The Walking Dead season 11 episode 17. When you consider the formidable ensemble cast that we’ve grown to know and like over the course of the years, it becomes clear why each and every one of AMC’s spinoffs is essential. In an ensemble cast, it seems as if some of them are not used enough.
— The Walking Dead on AMC (@WalkingDead_AMC) September 17, 2022
If the future episodes are even half as good as this one was, The Walking Dead will definitely have a conclusion that is far more satisfying than the one that Game of Thrones had.
AMC will air the first two episodes of the next eight episodes of the series on AMC+ on the same night that they air on AMC. The debut of the final eight episodes of the series will take place on Sunday, October 2 at 9pm ET/8c on AMC. AMC+ subscribers will get access to subsequent episodes one week earlier than anybody else.
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