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Walking Dead review: Finale good, not great

I couldn't wait until "The Walking Dead" wrapped up Season 3.

The first half of the season was fantastic, pick up where the second half of Season 2 left off. But the last half of Season 3 had its ups and downs.

I'm glad to see Rick survive, along with Daryl, too. Those two characters add spice to the show.

However, Andrea, was time to go. She started to grow on me in the last two episodes, but it was hard to feel too much emotion to see her go -- and I'm sure it was supposed to be an emotional ending. I was sorry to see Merle go and not Andrea.

Walkers bit the dust, which was cool, and The Governor became unhinged, but there just seemed to be something missing from the episode.

Maybe I wanted more from the big showdown between Rick and The Governor. 

Maybe I wanted another cliffhanger, like the mid-season finale.

Sunday's episode wrapped up too nicely, with Rick leading citizens of Woodbury to a new home in the prison.

It was a good contrast to the Season 1 and Season 2 finales, where Rick's group were left looking for a new place to live.

But I wanted something more. Something to look forward to.

I keep coming back to the Season 2 ending, where we first got a glimpse of Michonne and the prison. And we knew The Governor was around the corner.

Season 2 ended and I couldn't wait to see Season 3.

Today, with Season 3 over, I still want to see the start of Season 4, but not with the same eagerness.


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