"The Last Light" is the tenth and final episode of the second season of AMC's The Walking Dead: World Beyond. It is the last episode of the series overall. It premiered on December 5, 2021, the same night as "PADRE", the mid-season finale of the seventh season of Fear The Walking Dead. It was written by Matt Negrete, Maya Goldsmith & Carson Moore and directed by Loren Yaconelli.
- Susan Savoie as Dr. Amanda Siegel
- Carey Van Driest as Person with Laptop
- Oryan Landa as Person with Gun
- First (and last) appearance (in World Beyond continuity) of Edwin Jenner. (Video Tape)
- It is also exactly 11 years since his last appearance in "TS-19".
- Last appearance of Iris Bennett.
- Last appearance of Hope Bennett.
- Last appearance of Silas Plaskett.
- Last appearance of Elton Ortiz.
- Last appearance of Felix Carlucci.
- Last appearance of Jennifer Mallick.
- Last appearance of Leopold Bennett.
- Last appearance of Will Campbell.
- Last appearance of Elizabeth Kublek.
- Last appearance (in World Beyond continuity) of Anne.
- Last appearance of Dennis Graham.
- Last appearance of Indira.
- Last appearance of Asha.
- Last appearance of Frank Newton.
- Last appearance of Diane Pierce.
- Last appearance of Terry Ellis.
- Last appearance of Dr. Amanda Siegel.
- Last appearance of Cohen.
- Last appearance of Robertson.
- Last appearance of the Civic Republic.
- Last appearance of the Campus Colony. (Flashback)
- Last appearance (in World Beyond continuity) of the Civic Republic Military.
- The title of the episode, "The Last Light", refers to Jadis reminding Elizabeth that the CRM is the last light of the world, shortly before arresting her.
- This episode was made available for streaming to subscribers of AMC Premiere on November 28, 2021.
- This episode is played directly after the mid-season finale of Season 7 of Fear The Walking Dead.
- Both episodes feature a main character having an arm amputated after being bitten.
- As of this episode, Natalie Gold (Lyla Belshaw) and Ted Sutherland (Percy) have been removed from the opening credits.
- This is the last episode of World Beyond.
- It is also the first series finale in The Walking Dead Television Universe.
- It's revealed that it has been two months since Monument Day and since the Endlings left the Campus Colony.
- The date is also confirmed from Jennifer's watch, which reveals that it is October 26, 2020, meaning Monument Day is around August 26 as it is unclear if it has been two months exactly or just in general.
- While talking with Huck, Dennis mentions a missing friend of his from the early days who had a cabin in the Smoky Mountains. This is a reference to Beckett.
- It's confirmed that the supply drop that Dennis had mentioned in "Blood and Lies" was in fact a cover for the delivery of the Chlorine Gas to the culling facility.
- Jadis reveals that while she had traded Rick Grimes to the CRM for her place in the Civic Republic, she had lied about him being a "B" in order to spare Rick from becoming one of Lyla's test subjects, feeling that she owed Rick that much to spare him the fate of becoming a test subject.
- Jadis reveals that Huck indirectly caused the genocide in Omaha and the Campus Colony as the intelligence that she had gathered during her undercover mission showed the CRM where and when to strike.
- At the end of the series, the fates of the main characters are as follows:
- Jennifer is dead.
- Jadis has a remorseful Kublek imprisoned for treason of everything that happened.
- Silas joins the CRM as a soldier and Jadis takes a personal interest in him. However, Silas has infiltrated the organization and his true intention is to make his way to the right people in the Civic Republic and warn them of what the CRM has done.
- Leo, Indira, Felix, Will, Hope and the scientists remain behind to continue their research into stopping the empties.
- Felix and Will have gotten married and have a dog.
- Elton is bitten in the arm while protecting Hope. His arm is partially amputated and he ultimately survives.
- Iris, Elton, Asha and many of Indira's people make their way to Portland.
- An unknown amount of time passes between the departure of the Endlings from the underground mall and the final scene. However, it is presumably months since they have crossed the entire country from New York to Oregon and Silas is a CRM soldier rather than just a cadet.
- Elton's pictures that he has taken over the course of the series are developed by Hope, particularly the group shot of the Endlings from "The Wrong End of a Telescope".
- It's revealed that there are variants of the zombie contagion overseas, including one in France that causes a faster, stronger and more aggressive type of zombie.
- It's also implied that the apocalypse may have started in France, possibly even in la Biomédicine DDMI itself as it has a message that reads "Les Morts Sont Nes Ici" which translates to "The Dead Were Born Here". The man accuses the scientists working in the facility of "starting this" and then making it worse.
- This episode is tied with "Who Are You?" as the least viewed episode in the entire The Walking Dead franchise.
- It is also the least viewed season finale in the franchise.
Episodes of The Walking Dead: World Beyond
|Season 1||"Brave" • "The Blaze of Gory" • "The Tyger and the Lamb" • "The Wrong End of a Telescope" • "Madman Across the Water" • "Shadow Puppets" • "Truth or Dare" • "The Sky Is a Graveyard" • "The Deepest Cut" • "In This Life"|
|Season 2||"Konsekans" • "Foothold" • "Exit Wounds" • "Family Is a Four Letter Word" • "Quatervois" • "Who Are You?" • "Blood and Lies" • "Returning Point" • "Death and the Dead" • "The Last Light"|