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The Walking Dead Season 11 Episode 9 Scene That Fans Thought Made No Sense

The three-part final season of "The Walking Dead" is once again underway as more than a decades-worth of storylines come to an end and several spin-offs are set up to follow. Season 11 Episode 9, "No Other Way," picks up with Maggie's (Lauren Cohan) group as they continue their bloody standoff against the remaining Reapers. Their explosive feud ends with a jaw-dropping twist and the departure of a polarizing group member.

Back at Alexandria, the survivors continue battling the severe weather and an onslaught of walkers as they attempt to restore their fallen community. As the sun begins to shine and the herd clears, however, the arrival of a new group presents more problems.

The show's new direction has been praised by critics, but longtime fans remain critical of consistent problems they can't help but notice. On the popular "The Walking Dead" subreddit, several fans agreed that one scene from "No Other Way" made no sense.

How did Lydia rescue Aaron?

Over its 11 seasons, "The Walking Dead" has featured its fair share of questionable rescues. Fans were quick to point out that the off-screen scene in "No Other Way" where Lydia (Cassady McClincy) rescues Aaron (Ross Marquand) from the flooding, walker-infested basement is one of the most eyebrow-raising of them all.

It's implied that Lydia tosses Aaron a rope that she's secured to the neighboring house, which he uses to pull himself out the window. However, the ceiling pipe he clings to is falling, and he only has one hand to tie the rope to something stable. Perhaps the dodgy logistics of the scene are why it wasn't shown, which fans pointed out on Reddit.

"What the heck was the end of the rope that was inside the basement anchored to, and who tied it there?" asked u/CanConCasual.

"Step 1: get rope. Step 2: ??? Step 3: he's saved!" reads a popular comment from u/JDGO3P. Everyone agreed that it was already unrealistic for Gracie (Anabelle Holloway) and Judith (Cailey Fleming) to escape this doomed scenario, and the added confusion surrounding Aaron's rescue further frustrated fans.

"It's scenes like this, where no matter how much TWD improves in some areas from time to time, that hold the series back from being even close to prestige TV," said u/driftw00d. "Too many smack and shake your head moments in every single episode to ignore."