Having a close affinity with the dead, in this show, has an important metaphorical meaning. It is a way of showing the dark side of a group or character. In case of good characters, having an affinity with the dead tells us that they are going through complex inner struggles. Hence, for them, switching between the dead and the living is a way of showing how their inner struggles are progressing.
Rick’s last episode showcases his legacy as a leader through four visions. Three of these reconnect with his past, but their overall message blends with the themes of this season of The Walking Dead. The visions highlight four main qualities of his leadership: violence, reconciliation, sacrifice, and resilience. Shane's scene recalls how Rick resorted to … Continue reading The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 5 Review: Rick Grimes: Four Shades of a Leader