Too often in the Walking Dead series, Rick will make dumb, brash decisions that put his whole camp in jeopardy, so in that sense, it's tough to root for him and feel he's a smart leader. He does it time after time, but in a land where there are few options for survival, I can understand it. Forgiving his ill decision making, he has become a ruthless leader against those who stand against him, and a person without mercy. But his son, who undergoes a change in perspective, tries to influence his father to see things in a more peaceful light. This season features so much gunfire and machine gun action, that one has to wonder why they're wasting so much ammo, firing it ceaselessly into the side of other vehicles, rarely hitting their targets hiding behind. That aside, the series continues to offer lots of gruesome zombie herds, but also heartfelt moments in the final episodes that remind me why I started watching the series to begin with. In that way, season 8 is one of the better seasons in this long running epic zombie series.