This season adapts material from Issues - of the. The cinema screening also included an extra half-hour of exclusive bonus content. The man watches him as he leaves. Jesus scoffs at the man's claims, insisting that the Hilltop now stands with Maggie. Verdict All told, this was the best episode in weeks, but it still left much to be desired. It's the moment where she really becomes the leader of the Hilltop.
His death received negative reactions from critics and fans. Carl thanks his father for making him the man he grew up to be. He traces Carl down to the sewers, where the boy had helped others find an escape route from the community. Maggie has the group of captured Saviors placed in a holding area and forces Gregory to join them as punishment for betraying Hilltop. Just then, though, Ezekiel's pet tiger Shiva leaps among the Walkers. As the group prepares to transport the King, Carol and Morgan approach by stealth and begin picking off the soldiers one by one.
Within the Sanctuary, Simon discusses the situation with the other lieutenants, who believe Negan may be dead. Awkwardly, there were no walkers — and no Negan either. He finds himself taken to Eugene's bullet factory, where he is forced to go to work sorting shell casings Meanwhile, Daryl leads the remaining survivors from Alexandria to the Hilltop. As Rick's group arrives at the Sanctuary, driving a convoy of vehicles that have been armored with sheet metal, Negan steps out with his lieutenants. After a lengthy chase, Rick manages to stop the shipment, although he causes the vehicle to crash in the process. Carl, who wasn't allowed to accompany Rick to the battle, goes back to the spot where he had earlier encountered the survivor. After nightfall, Aaron sees a figure in the dark.
He shows Jadis photos of dead Saviors in the aftermath of the three outpost battles, and tells her that the Saviors are close to defeat. Carol finds Henry alive in the woods and they return to Hilltop. Jeffrey Dean Morgan is at his best in this scene, his jovial animosity shattering for a moment into something more like rage, and perhaps a little like fear. Michonne and Rosita head out for the Sanctuary. Rick's group heads for the surface, as Rick and Michonne remain behind to tend to Carl. Eventually Gavin realizes what is happening and retreats to the theater. Rick orders the surviving Saviors to return to their home, and proclaims that Negan's rule, and way of life, is over.
More than that, the stage has been set for an intriguing mid-season finale next week. Eugene attempts to explain himself, but Rosita dismisses his words, saying he's a coward who would sacrifice his only friends in order to live. He goes to the outdoor cell where the Savior prisoners are being held. Carl encounters Siddiq in the woods and recruits him to Alexandria. When Negan later tells Rick that he A brought Carl home even though he tried to machine-gun him and B killed the guy who was trying to get Negan to kill Rick, I had to agree with him.
That's not the world I want to bring my children up in! Daryl and Rosita plot to stop Eugene from crafting ammunition for the Saviors. Aaron promises to return the child to the Hilltop. There he orders the final order of ammunition to be finished for a trap that Negan has set. He soon hold a weapon on Jadis. After the meeting, Eugene suddenly realizes that Dwight is a mole.
Meanwhile at the Hilltop, Rick is obsessing on several tasks, in spite of Michonne's warning that he needs to deal with his emotions regarding Carl's death. Surrounded by walkers, Gabriel hides in a trailer, where he is trapped inside with Negan. Meanwhile the workers, suffering from the heat now that the power has been turned off to conserve supplies, move up onto the second floor, against their normal orders. Still, Dwight carefully doesn't reveal the presence of the Alexandrians, which causes Tara to reconsider her earlier opinion of him. While clearing an outpost with Daryl, Rick is confronted and held at gunpoint by Morales, a survivor he met in the initial Atlanta camp, who is now with the Saviors. Rick and Daryl then question a surrendering Savior, who tells them that the guns they are seeking have been moved to Gavin's compound.
Rick was still in his boxers and surrounded by heavily-armed garbage denizens. Alden and Tara head back to distract the invaders, only to find Oceanside soldiers throwing Molotov cocktails at the Saviors, wiping them out. Morgan and Jesus argue, as Morgan still believes that all of the Saviors should be killed. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel leading the Kingdom — Negan and the Saviors' grip on this world may finally be coming to an end. As Rick tries to get through to the man, Daryl sneaks in behind him and kills him with a crossbow bolt to the head. Unable to free himself, one of the next villains in the comic series stumbles upon Gabriel and kills him on the spot.