While the garbage pail gang is dead, we probably haven't seen the last of its weird lady leader with the Bettie Page bangs.
I suppose that was one of the few ways the writers could kill him off while letting him linger long enough for a sappy death scene with Rick and Michonne. With Carl dead it's an obvious move for the show to concentrate on Rick's grief, but he meant as much to Michonne too, both as best friend and surrogate mother. I can't imagine they'll come to an agreement, because they are too similar.
In a moving moment, Michonne noticed the handprints Carl and Judith made on their front porch, crying as she saw them. Carl would sit on the roof. Or will they try and rebuild again? They leave Alexandria behind. "Did he want us to stop fighting?"
For the first time, Rick admits aloud that Carl is dead leaving Negan stunned and heartbroken. I got bit. We didn't even have.doing.
So they head to the junkyard. After seeing more of them make it out of the building, Morgan makes his getaway when they start shooting at his hide-out. But when they enter, a booby trap seals the entrance with garbage. In a standoff with the Saviors, she must decide how to proceed with the dozens of POW lives she's now in control of, as well as new complications that come with being a leader. We are in the conference room at the Sanctuary.
The final moments of the episode were Negan telling Rick how it was his fault that his son died. Simon asks her why she chose the dump. Simon tells them to relax. Simon is not happy with the plan. He's 100% correct on that score as Maggie's parcel containing a dead Saviour and a message of defiance proves his point. She only answers - The Saviors. Simon is furious. That was his crew. Enid tells Cindy she is making a mistake if she is planning to kill them. Enid does not back down.
So they were at liberty to rejoin the others? They should cut their losses and go find a less aggressive community to save. He was just starting to work out deals with the Hilltop and the Kingdom, and he wants that to continue without the interference from Negan. The Saviors arrive at the junkyard. Jadis thinks it over, then decides to capitulate. Simon takes matters into his own hands. Know what? What's the deal with the helicopter?
In fact, Negan comes off the more remorseful of the two. She screams her apology. Getting rid of Rick, however, might inject some life into the series-and set it firmly on a new and more interesting path. Negan asks if there was trouble.
Simon, Simon, Simon. Are you going to defy the big boss?
Rick presses his fingers into his forehead a lot and uses the walkie-talkie he grabbed at A-town to dial up Negan.
The fifth card says "Jadis". They see a bereaved Jadis in a white slip.
Rick wasn't feeling sorry for Jadis in the least, and went out of his way to not help her escape. He grabs a auto door as a shield.
Jadis is alone on a trash pile. She looks around at their home as walkers begin to infiltrate their streets. She delivered him and they shot him. She then walks to a cabinet hidden behind trash. Jadis's stagnant speech was annoying, and we never knew what the community's angle was.
Rick is emotional in the van while he drives with Michonne. Was it just me?
Rick made Negan a promise he intends to keep. If he kills Negan, would the rest of the Saviors fall in line to stay alive?
Negan's attempt to bring Carl over to the Saviours past year had been laughable with bells on. Rick tells her he is done with her games. After seeing their greatest enemy in his vision of a brighter future, Carl thought that perhaps mediating a truce between the two parties through his letter would make the cold-hearted Negan agree to his plea. Rick should have been there to stop him. The mustachioed henchman is fed up with sending messages and wants to kill a bunch of Junkers for their betrayal.
The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Sonequa Martin-Green, Alanna Masterson, Christian Serratos, Josh McDermitt, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Austin Nichols, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Tom Payne, Austin Amelio, Xander Berkeley, Pollyanna McIntosh, Steven Ogg, and Katelyn Nacon. But that's a series wrap on one of the most controversial (and objectively bizarre) additions to Walking Dead lore in recent history.