Virgil and Michonne travel a boat to the island where he lives with his family and where Michonne expects to get weapons for the survivors. But soon she is drugged, locked in a cell and learns that she was lured by Virgil. Her bad trip begins.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
User Reviews: It seems there’s at least one major character leaving the show every season now, and I guess that makes sense given how many seasons this show has gone on for, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find a good story reason to write these characters off. However, I think we all knew the only fitting way to say goodbye to Michonne (for now) would be to have her go try to find Rick, thinking that he still may be alive, which of course he is.
‘What We Become’ was the proper sendoff this character deserve, even if it started off rather choppy and needed to leap logic here and there for it to fit together. But Danai Gurira does a wonderful job of balancing her character’s strong physical presence with her desire to be a good person and not let those abilities tarnish the other. Having her final episode display her decision to help strangers when she didn’t have to certainly wrapped a nice bow on her storyline from the very first time we saw her save Andrea.
And I don’t think any of us didn’t love the idea of the show picturing her as a Savior if she took a different path. The way they intertwined old scenes with new was clever and helped the audience take a walk through memory lane while still looking ahead at Michonne’s journey to come. It’s always important to remember where someone came from to understand where they may be going.