Finally got caught up on the last two episodes. They sure ended the half-season excitingly! It did kind of end up feeling like they spent these last episodes mainly to get us invested in Lily and Meghan to be sad when things happen to them and get enough background on some of that other group to cheer when they die. The Governor ended up exactly where he was when we saw him last so that he could finally end the prison/Woodbury story line like it probably should have last season. As soon as he reverted to the Governor, he got much less interesting again.
Although, I actually think that that side plot with the Governor and his new group might have worked better if, instead of splitting it off into its own two episode arc, they just meshed it in with the rest of the season. Wouldn't even have to add any additional plot or anything, just alternate groups throughout the previous episodes where appropriate before finally bringing them together in the explosive, blood-spewing confrontation we ended with. Would have made the half-season flow better and probably give a better connection to those other characters since we'd have been following both groups the whole time.
For a moment, I thought they were actually going to agree to live together, but then in a horrifically tragic twist, have Carl get a little trigger happy or just twitch wrong and shoot the Governor or one of his people, causing the whole thing to erupt and go bad. That would have been interesting!
I liked the Children of the Corn showing up to save the day, but I really hope they didn't just leave Judith sitting there, out in the open, totally unattended while they did that... Still trying to decide if we don't see her body because she isn't dead or because they didn't want to show that on TV. Was the carrier not ripped apart or even laying on its side because zombies didn't do it or because the prop guy just left it sitting up? Guess we'll find out in February!