Welcome to another Walking Dead recap! As always, this post has spoilers from the episode, so if you haven’t seen it yet, feel free to read previous recaps first!
Alright y’all, another Sunday, another episode! I will say this wasn’t this most fast paced, but things took some unexpected turns about half way through.
We start off with Abraham and Sasha coming back from a shift, him throwing out his random commentary and stories. He’s also a bit nervous about Maggie being pregnant, but Sasha reminds him that it’s because the way things go. He talks about seeing her tomorrow, but then she says Eugene wants to help out, so he’ll take over her shift. Something is up with this situation. Is he creeping on Sasha?? He’s with Rosita, but he keeps thinking about Sasha. Sasha on the other hand is distancing herself. Hmmm….
Next up is Maggie with Glenn, doing some midnight planting. Glenn encourages her about the plants, but then they see Abraham and Denise run into a room and they go chasing after.
Ninja Jesus is in the house and Carl comes across him and asks what he’s doing here. He says “I’m waiting for your Mom and Dad to get dressed.” Talk about an awkward way to find out about your Dad and Michonne. The rest of the original crew shows up in the house and they all have a chat.
Ninja Jesus says he finds other settlements and they trade. SOUNDS FISHY.
As they are leaving, Denise has some snack for Daryl. I kinda love Daryl and Denise’s friendship. They crack me up.
“I’ll pick up something then”… Daryl
“Like rabies?” Denise
Rick has a chat with Carl and he says things with Michonne just happened and Carl smiles! Awww….. Carl decides to stay back with Judith and a whole crew load up in the RV and heads out. Why must they all be together?!
Abraham asks Glenn if he and Maggie planned to have kids. Glenn answers yes, and Abraham doesn’t understand why. What does Glenna say?
“We’re trying to build something, me and her. All of us.”
They come across a car flipped with burnt up walkers and Ninja Jesus says it’s his people. He claims it’s not a trick and they are probably hiding in the building. Maggie stays outside watching Ninja Jesus and they all go in to check out the place They find four of Jesus’ people. Abraham almost kills one cause he thinks is dead, but turns out he’s just badly injured.
One of the people they rescue is a OBGYN. To which I say TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. I’m such the pessimist with this show.
The van gets stuck in some mud, but it’s right before the entrance to the “Hilltop.” My first thought is they probably planned the mud hole because I trust no one except my people on this show. Second thought is how is Ninja Jesus still so clean?
They walk up and two guys with spears are getting antsy. Jesus convinces them to let them bring their guns and then asks Rick and crew to trust them. Rick does and the gates open. The place isn’t as big as Alexandria, but it has some live animals, a fancy brick house (Barrington House), gardens, but no ammo. There’s also some FEMA trailers and legit walls.
We also meet Gregory, the leader of the crew. He keeps trying to get them to clean up. Raise your hand if you think that’s weird. *Hand up.*
Abraham decides to ask Daryl what he thinks of Rick and Michonne and settling down. Daryl isn’t much into it, so he walks away. Crisis of dating is what Abraham is having.
Maggie goes to chat with Gregory and she gets right into it. She wants to know how they’ve survived this long. He’s into 20 questions and it makes me not trust him in the least. He thinks they have nothing and so says he can offer “jobs” and really hook up Maggie. Tries coming on to her in all around creep mode.
We’re back to NJ and our people. He promises to talk with good ol Gregory and see why they need the trade. While having this chat, guys run in and it looks like they had an encounter with Negan. He says he has a message and then stabs Gregory. I didn’t like him, but dang….
So our people fight them and the results are as such: Rick has to kill the guy who stabbed Gregory because he’s trying to kill him. The girl punches Rick and so Michonne is having none of that. Abraham is being choked and I’m curious who he “saw…” Sasha or Rosita? Ninja Jesus stops it from getting any worse. Rick’s line after killing the guy and looking around? “What?” ha!
Gregory doesn’t die, but the good news is we find out more about Negan and how these people got involved with him. He comes up and threatens the people (killing a poor 16 year old in front of them) and then demands half of what they have every month. Rick and crew think they can take on Negan’s group and get their man back, so they offer to take out Negan’s group and then get a cow and other such needs in return. Maggie is the voice of reason and says it will still cost them something.
Gregory wants to talk to Maggie and it seems to be all settled. Maggie doesn’t mess around. She demands half of everything they have right now. She is not going to play. Here’s the thing, I don’t think they realize how crazy Negan is. Sigh, I know that’s coming.
Maggie gets a ultrasound and we have a little picture! Everyone is happy in the van and it’s a cute moment. Aww….I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts!
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