'The Walking Dead': Grade the Season 7 finale!

Season 8 of "The Walking Dead" has a long, uphill battle ahead of it.

The writing had been on the wall for Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) for weeks now, not least of which because the actress has been cast in a lead role in the upcoming "Star Trek: Discovery" series on CBS All Access. And Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), after endless shadow-boxing and monologuing, is finally gearing up to wage total war on the insurgents. Then again, after a season of mediocre and slow build-up, Negan's death likely would have been disappointing regardless of how the writers did it.

In Sunday's emotional episode, we said goodbye to Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) after she took a suicide pill and almost got to Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as a zombie.

The Walking Dead season seven will come to a close on Monday night and fans have been busy speculating about what they can expect to see from Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group. But it's a good thing she, as well as the Kingdom, chose to head over-because the Scavengers betrayed Rick and company.

Dwight claims he can be trusted, but given his double cross of Daryl when we are first introduced to him, I'd trust him as much as I would Negan with a hot iron or "Lucille".

Negan manages to escape Sasha's bite, though he is not the only character to experience a brush with death in the episode.

The finale did bring back a familiar face in the form of Michael Cudlitz's Abraham - giving us a small chance at closure after his death in the premiere, which was undeniably overshadowed by the shock of Glenn's murder immediately after his. She had to take her path with Rosita, of all people, which led her to that epic final moment.

It was particularly clear why she needed that comfort when the show revealed just where Sasha was as she listened to the song.

Sasha appears to be falling in line with Negan, how she'll help with the attack, but only one person has to die, little do we know, that one person she is referring to, is herself. But before Sasha was put into the coffin, we see her speaking with Eugene, telling him that she still has hope that he will do the right thing. All season long, a friend of mine has been saying that Shiva had to be the one to take down Negan.

There was an emotional end to this season of The Walking Dead. The show, which doesn't come back until October, saw declining viewership and mediocre reviews this past season.

When the Saviors arrived, Sasha pressed the detonator on the bomb, but nothing happened.

  • Essie Rivera