According to The Washington Post on Oct. 13, it is questionable that season four of AMC's "The Walking Dead" is really going to lead to any kind of conclusion to the show itself. At this point, there is no real intrinsic plan for an end game to this story. It appears that the creator of the comic, Robert Kirkman, even acknowledges that there will be an ending to the show or his comic eventually, but his response was a bit of a very long drawn out estimation.
"I have an end in mind for the comic, and I actually wrote the final scene the other day. I know what I want the final dialogue to be. It may change but the interesting thing to me is that I can never tell anyone involved in this show what the ending that I have in mind is because the comic book most likely will outlive the show. I can't have any nugget of what I have planned making it into the show, because if the show ends on season 12 but the comic doesn't end for, eight, 10 or 20 more years, my ending will be spoiled. That would pi** me off".
For example, this is not unlike when one repetitively asks an IT professional when a certain issue will be resolved and his only answer winds up being, "It'll be done when it's done". Or to quote Walter White, "It's over, when I say it's over!"
This may of course work as a simple fix for dedicated fans of the comic book, but it may stand to reason that with television that, like AMC's "Breaking Bad", for every beginning there is an end.
The show is a hit probably its an exercise in futility as well as nihilistic view point. Basically, at this point in the zombie apocalyptic environment that life simply has no meaning. Eventually will come a time where even television viewers who had once rooted for their favorite character will eventually grow weary of the constant struggle to delay the inevitability of their own deaths by slow moving zombies.
The show seems to have no real ending in sight. There are certain episodes where a zombie will never make an appearance because the characters are busy interacting with each other in the drama that ensues them and their survival. If one were to take a psychoanalytic stand point, one may think that these characters are a part of some morbid and lengthy sociological experiment. Also, the show may seem to be an eerily exaggerated representation of real life.
For those horror fans who enjoy endless amount of blood and gore, one may wonder if such fans will throw up their hands and wonder when it will ever end.
In the the film "World War Z" if Brad Pitt's character was able to make his way to Israel, but yet Rick's group isn't even able to make it across the Georgia state line. Also, Michonne, who seems to be a loner to begin with, could have the capability of going off on her own to even qualify a spin-off show where she may be able to discover a more prosperous"zombie free" location that can then give balance to the initial show's inertia.
Even in "28 Days Later", there was a logical end to a situation where the zombies eventually would stop walking due to a constant state of decomposition and eventually exist to function as they all starve, but not to death.
For those still interested in watching the show as it continues forward, stay tuned for tonight's all new episode of AMC's "The Walking Dead" at 9 p.m EST.