The Walking Dead's much-anticipated finale fell short of expectations, leaving fans in suspense about the victim of Negan's fatal blow. The episode, stretched to 90 minutes, disappointed viewers who now have to wait seven months for answers. The extended runtime seemed excessive as the plot primarily involved Rick encountering obstacles on the way to The Hilltop and eventually facing Negan.
The climax felt drawn out, with Rick realizing the underestimated threat posed by the Saviors. The long buildup and cliffhanger ending left fans frustrated, questioning the need for such an extended finale. The episode's title, "Last Day on Earth," felt ironic as the majority of the runtime played out as a prolonged chase. The finale's impact was diminished, and fans are left anxious for the next season to unravel the mystery.