Table of content    
  1. 1. Rick and Michonne explained
  2. 2. What Happens To Rosita In The Walking Dead Series Finale?
  3. 3. Why Does Maggie Leave Pamela Alive In The Walking Dead?
  4. 4. How The Walking Dead's Heroes Beat Pamela & Save The Commonwealth

The Walking Dead Series Finale Ending: Simple Explanation

The Walking Dead series finale brings stories to a close, new chapters are laid open for the future. "Rest In Peace" not only paves the way for Daryl Dixon, The Walking Dead: Dead City, and the Rick Grimes and Michonne spinoffs, but also makes major mythology swings that will inevitably have massive repercussions across all three projects.
The Walking Dead may be over, but "Rest In Peace" becomes a somewhat misleading title by the time credits are rolling. Here is the comprehensive explanation for the finale ending.

1. Rick and Michonne explained

The Walking Dead Series Finale Ending ExplainSource: Radio Times

The series finale took a dramatic turn in its final few minutes, looking both ahead and back as viewers saw the return of Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes and Danai Gurira's Michonne — both of whom will return for an AMC spin-off series in 2023. While the two were in different locations, they were linked by images of campfires and the sounds of their voices reciting words from journals. It turns out to be the same journal.
That's because as we saw Rick (shoeless and wearing jeans and a Civic Republic Military jacket) in one scene put his boots, journal, and phone in a bag and then toss it on a boat to avoid it being confiscated by an approaching CRM helicopter, we also saw Michonne with that very same bag, journal, boots and phone in another — the clues that have led her on her journey to find her lost husband.

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"I think of the dead all the time," Rick wrote in his letter as the faces of friends both living and dead— shout out to T-Dog! — flashed across the screen. "And about the living. Who I lost. I think about them all every day. Their faces. What I learned from them. How they made me who I am. So much more than all of this made me who I am."
Michonne then sprung into action, sporting a fancy new samurai-like suit and slicing the head off one walker while galloping by on horseback, as Rick was approached by a helicopter informing him that "you've been located and are instructed to surrender. Remain in place with your hands up," and then adding, "C'mon Rick. It's like she told you. There's no escape for the living."
The final scene ended with Rick's arms raised, surrendering as the helicopter descended from the sky between him and a devastated city across the water. Rick looked up and… smiled? The scene then cut back to his children, Judith and RJ, at the Hilltop, where Judith told her little brother, "We get to start over. We're the ones who live."

2. What Happens To Rosita In The Walking Dead Series Finale?

The Walking Dead Series Finale Ending ExplainSource: Entertainment Weekly

To the surprise of no one, Jules perishes almost immediately, and Luke soon follows when a leg amputation fails to save him from a bite. Undoubtedly the biggest casualty in a mostly deathless The Walking Dead series finale, however, is Christian Serratos' Rosita. The injury happens off-screen, leaving the specifics of Rosita dying in The Walking Dead somewhat ambiguous, but the bite occurs as she, Gabriel and Eugene flee from the Commonwealth's children's home after rescuing Coco and the remaining tots.
Despite mounting an epic fightback, Rosita receives a chomp on her back after falling from a surprisingly sturdy pipe and being swamped by undead. She keeps this dark secret to herself, most likely to avoid distracting the group before the Commonwealth takeover is completed, but also to enjoy some precious last moments with her daughter and their "found family." This entire scenario adapts Andrea's death from Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead comic books. Not only did Andrea get bitten while fighting off encircling zombies, she impressively kept the injury hidden just long enough to fulfill her goal and reunite with her family.
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3. Why Does Maggie Leave Pamela Alive In The Walking Dead?

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Initially, Negan wants to sacrifice himself for the greater good of the group by personally assassinating Pamela. Although the motivations are similar, Negan's motivation here differs from when he killed Alpha. Negan's futile attempt to gain acceptance in Alexandria was silenced by the chief Whisperer, but by shooting Pamela, Negan hopes to divert the ensuing heat away from Maggie and the others. In a nod to The Walking Dead season 11's Outpost 22 incident, Negan is willing to die once more in order to protect the people he once terrorized.
Maggie refuses to let Negan go alone, and two unique factors are at play here. On one hand, Maggie is learning to accept Negan as a changed man. Despite having a clean shot, Maggie and Negan voluntarily stand down once the situation swings in Mercer's favor, backtracking on Negan's previous claim that a still-breathing Pamela would always be a problematic Pamela. This decision is almost certainly inspired by Negan's own fall from grace.
Telling Maggie, "Hell, a person like that... it's a fate worse than death," Negan is tacitly admitting how being made to live with his crimes was a greater punishment than if Rick Grimes had killed him. These words prove enough to stay Maggie's hand, and explain why she puts a bullet through a dead Lance Hornsby when Pamela tries to take her own life. Pamela's attempt to get eaten by her former assistant's reanimated corpse is a moment of symbolic reflection upon her sins - death via a man she looked down upon for so many years.

4. How The Walking Dead's Heroes Beat Pamela & Save The Commonwealth

The Walking Dead Series Finale Ending ExplainSource: Screenrant

The Walking Dead's assembled protagonists are secretly ushered into the Estates - a wealthy, gated district where Pamela and her inner circle have taken refuge, condemning the remaining thousands of Commonwealth citizens to death - through Mercer's remaining influence among the armored Commonwealth soldiers. Thus, Tomi is able to save Judith's life, and Mercer can launch his mutiny from inside.
However, Daryl Dixon's speech, which was originally delivered by Rick Grimes in the original The Walking Dead comics, is the biggest game changer. Daryl persuades both sides to lower their weapons by quoting Rick's immortal "we are NOT the walking dead" line, which means that life brings hope for the future and that the dead should be the living's only enemy. Pamela Milton loses her military support, effectively ending the fight. Gabriel then opens the Estate's gates and allows desperate citizens to seek refuge, bringing redemption for the congregation Gabriel abandoned outside his old church and highlighting his enormous character growth.
With Pamela Milton officially canceled, the only immediate threat to the series finale is the zombie horde ravaging the Commonwealth. Because variants, unlike regular zombies, are impossible to herd, the survivors force a truck through the horde to collect gas from a fuel depot, which they place beneath the Estates and ignite after luring the zombies there with music - a nice nod to the fallen Luke, who used the same strategy against Whisperers in The Walking Dead season 10. Of course, the metaphorical blowing up of the Estates represents a shift in the Commonwealth's social regime, with the rich no longer squeezing the masses. is a website that provides you with Entertainment updates and creative ideas to brighten your day. Don’t hesitate to visit our site to know more about updated celebrity and entertainment news.
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