We made it through this entire season of The Walking Dead, dear readers. It was a long, arduous journey. Sometimes people died. There were a lot of purposefully gross zombie kills. Two crazy dictators. Many appearances from Ghost Lori. The show never exactly rose to the heights of its heart-stopping first season and now, as it ends its third season with “Welcome to the Tombs,” it never exactly redeemed itself. Sure, there was a high death count in this finale — but at what gain? Even with the Prison vs. Woodbury war finally upon us, the finale still came across as somewhat sterile, with Team Rick opting for leading a “bloodless war” against Woodbury. I applaud Rick’s sentiment, sure. I applaud the logical reasoning for the survivors to join forces and become stronger as one, united force. But while the episode’s opening was very strong, something about this finale just seemed hollow and it’s tough to put my finger on exactly why.