Things were not going to end well for Simon, and that was proven at the end of this past episode. "I ambushed your ambush with an even bigger ambush", crowed Negan. One problem: Eugene made a decision to sabotage the Saviors by making bullets that would backfire instead. However, as they are about to open fire, an explosion occurs when the Saviors approach the gates. Aaron and the women of Oceanside arrived in the nick of time to lob Molotov cocktails at them.
Also satisfying to see: Rosita punching Eugene for vomiting on her in the previous episode.
As one would expect, Maggie was furious over the decision. When that didn't work, Rick straight up slashed Negan's throat with a piece of glass. We did not tell him. Like, he could kill Negan. When are we going to get answers about that helicopter, or the ultra mod living space she was in? Do you think Negan will stay in jail for long? He adds that anyone who can't live with that will pay the price. When discussing which characters he would like to come back, McDermitt said he'd like to star alongside John Bernthal (Shane Walsh) because they never worked together on the show. Although it follows closely to what happens in The Walking Dead comics, the way Negan's "death" plays out feels somewhat of a disappointment. Welcome back to society, criminal justice system! At the end of the day, Rick just isn't good for Morgan, and maybe with this change he'll be able to find some sort of healing. "As Andy says, I don't think the story between, about the relationship between Rick and Morgan, is over yet".
After he spared Negan, Maggie had a breakdown. We have to end it.
Now, Comic Maggie definitely isn't a fan of Negan having survived beyond the All Out War, and she does go above and beyond to make her hatred felt. Later, back at the Hilltop, she had a meeting with Jesus and Daryl, where they essentially formed an anti-Rick alliance.
"Rick was wrong to do what he did". Until then, check out what we learned about Fear the Walking Dead's new character Althea from star Maggie Grace, and then head to our midseason premiere schedule and our summer premiere schedule to see what other shows are on the way. The two boys agreed with her.
Obviously, "The Walking Dead" is too much of a cash cow for AMC to part with the show blithely, but at this point, it wouldn't be insane to start contemplating an end game, one that would allow viewers to follow Rick's story, at least, toward some sort of natural conclusion.
Though it was clear to everyone that Dwight didn't voluntarily lead the survivors into Negan's trap, not all of them were ready to fully forgive him for past transgressions. Daryl instead showed some mercy, throwing keys at him and telling him to get the hell out of town. At this point, Gabriel throws himself out of the vehicle, but Eugene and Negan find him in the woods and load him back up. "You go out there and you make it right". Dwight drove to the house where he had found a note from his wife Sherry after she fled the Sanctuary and found another one, with a single word: "Honeymoon". But Carl's letter has been weighing heavily on his old man. Considering he nearly certainly knows what and where that is referring to, what will he do once they find each other? Fans know that post All-Out-War conclusion, Lennie James' Morgan will be migrating to Fear The Walking Dead to join the Clark family.
After almost killing Henry with his bo staff and seeing visions of Jared, it was clear he was a danger to those around him, those he truly cared about. But this is him finally realizing that he has to choose a different way. Then he tells Siddiq to save him, and Maggie flips out. Maggie's rise to dominance within Hilltop also had a few striking differences from the comic book, and in keeping Negan's wounded-but-alive fate intact in the adaptation, the show is introducing the character's most fantastic turn yet. Here's what you need to know.
Unless The Walking Dead season 9 premiere has more story and gusto than the entirety of season 8 and season 7 combined, I - along with the hordes of angry viewers still clinging on with hope of series redemption - am checking out of The Walking Dead club forever. Maggie even noted this before laying out her eventual plan to him. After all she's been through, she deserves it. And then there was a ridiculous distraction that had Gabriel jumping out of the auto as it swerved to avoid a walker and running through the woods, except his eyesight was so bad he was running into trees, so of course he got caught. So when I slit his throat, kind of thought... oh, it's going to have to be me. And, if so, just how big of one will we get?
But first, just how did season 8 wrap up?