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!
We’re back to cooking Carol – she’s grabbing some goodies from the store, picking some acorns while in the woods. Of course a walker interrupts and gets her shirt all nasty. No big deal, she takes a shower and gets back to cooking. This goes along with a strange song and then she bakes a whole heck of a lot of cookies and passes them out to everyone. Good times then? Finally our crew makes it back and Rick calls for a team meeting.
While Carol is pondering Rick’s words about needing to fight, Morgan walks up and asks why she hasn’t brought up what he did with the Wolf to Rick. She pretty much says they’re just moving past it. She also left a cookie on Sam’s grave. Single tear…
Rick gathers the crew together and fills in who Negan and crew are. His speech is all about going on the offensive because he knows they wouldn’t be able to take an attack on with such a small food supply. He offers the chance for people to object (because it has to be a group decision) and guess who stands up? Morgan.
His brilliant idea is to go and have a chat with the saviors. Does he know what Negan is all about? Aaron is with Rick though, he doesn’t want what happened with the wolves to happen again. So the plan is for an offensive.
Carol can’t sleep and so she wakes up and pulls out a journal and I have no idea what any of it meant – like the number 18. Hmmm…any thoughts? (According to The Talking Dead, it was a kill list). Glenn and Maggie are having a discussion and Maggie says she has to go because she got them into this.
Carol takes a walk and cigarette and has a chat with one the Alexandrians. I forget his name, but he totally has a crush on Carol. He’s worried about her leaving tomorrow and says he terrifies her because of all the stuff she can handle and do. It’s because she’s a mom to everyone (don’t think I agree with this). But to him, nope – love is in the air! They even share a kiss.
But then love is dead for Abraham and Rosita. What a jerk move on his part. He packs his bag and Rosita asks why he’s packing so much and he says he’s leaving. She demands a reason why (totally understandable too) and he says: “When I first met you, I thought you were the last woman on the planet. But you aren’t.”
Wow buddy. Jerk move.
Rick and crew are meeting with the one hilltop fellow who has all the details and things are set in motion.
Father G reminds Rick he’s in and Rick made me laugh when he asked why he’s still wearing his priest outfit. Ha! Father G comes back saying it will make him blend in the dark.
It’s good to see a lot of Alexandrian folks in the episode. Glenn and Keith find a walker whose head they think will work as Gregory’s. Turns out Glenn isn’t the only one who hasn’t killed a human yet. All these emotional stories lead me to believe that someone is going to die before this season is over. And someone I like.
The plan is to wait until dawn and attack. Rick says if things look fishy, then they’ll come up with a new plan. But “this is how they eat.”
Carol is upset that Maggie is there. Rick tells her it’s because it was her choice and they need all the people they can get to charge the armory. Carol doesn’t care and so she’s staying with Maggie.
They have three heads that look like they can pass for G and Jesus says the noise isn’t right. What does Rick do? He punches the head in the face. We get another classic “What?” and Broken hand Hill Top guy says to Rick “the saviors are scary, but they got nothing on you.”
We catch our first glimpse of the compound. They have some concrete walls and a massive dish. Hill top guy pulls up in the car and shows them the head. They’re a crude and nasty bunch and this is only 20 seconds in. The one guy likes playing with a dead guy too much. Ew. They fall for it though. The one guy leaves and our crew takes care of him and they all go in. Commence my heart stopping.
Why must Rick, Michonne and Daryl be leading? Rick comes across a guy sleeping and immediately kills him. The next room Glenn and Keith comes across have two more sleeping humans. Glenn stabs him (was that Aaron from Breaking Bad?), but it was painful. Being the Glenn that he is, he takes care of the other guy, so Keith doesn’t have to. Then he sees a bunch of nasty mcnasty polaroids of people he’s killed and not at all in a nice form or fashion. DISGUSTING. It’s worse than the Governor!
Sasha and Abraham are together and get in a little trouble when one of the creeps comes out of the shower. Sasha stabs him a few times, but before he dies, he pulls the alarm. Of course he would. Maggie rushes to help them but Carol makes her stay.
Hilltop fellows leave (not Jesus) so the deal is still honored by their team. Inside? Whole different story. All kinds of chaos and gunfights and Jamie not breathing happening during that scene.
Glenn and Keith find the arsenal and have to shot several of the people who were chasing them. You can tell killing all those people wasn’t easy, even if they were trying to kill them. Ninja Jesus saves the day when one tries to shoot them.
And who is this Father G?! Before he kills one of the people outside, he preaches some scripture, shots him and then says amen. A wee bit different from last season no?
Just when you think things are going to be okay, a guy storms out on a bike, they tackle him and then there’s a walkie talkie. Some creepy sounding lady is on the other end. Rick isn’t into talking until she says something about wanting to chat about Carol and Maggie. Commence stomach drop.
And that’s where they leave us. Man oh man….
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