Wondering if It’s Walky! would have been stronger if it just ended here.  Walky and Joyce drop the burden placed on them by prior generations and just go live somewhere out of the way while everything important is solved by other people who weren’t kidnapped into the roles they serve.   It’d definitely be a little more subversive than the inescapable Big Fight At The End that the narrative is definitely making happen no matter what.

also it helps to forget all the dying that happens while walky and joyce actually try this out

maybe instead headcanon the narrative twisting a different direction to make this the happy ending