By: Mike Chen
Episode 2 of The Walking Dead: Michonne ended in a bit of a cliffhanger, with Michonne and company facing imminent danger from Norma’s crew. What We Deserve, the final episode of the mini-series, picks up immediately at this point.
What unfolds next is a short and intense ride that packs many emotional wallops while creating an escalating sense of danger to the already heightened scenario. What We Deserve does an excellent job at closing out the side story crafted by Telltale (which is canonical in the comic universe) while diving deep into Michonne’s psyche at her lingering guilt about her missing children.
This episode runs the two stories in parallel, cutting between present day and hallucination moments that culminate in a final 15-20 minutes that brings everything together. If there’s one shortcoming to What We Deserve — and is representative of the entire mini-series — it’s that it’s really short, even by TellTale standards.
TellTale episodes are usually 2-3 hours. The last two episodes of this mini-series have each clocked in at about an hour. In fact, given the cliffhanger of the second episode, the two could have been combined and saved the consumer a few dollars.
What We Deserve is an emotionally packed and intense conclusion to the Michonne mini-series. Fans will find satisfactory closure to both Michonne’s emotional journey and the side story, but they may be disappointed by its short one-hour runtime.