After he realizes he won't be able to take Ezekiel any further, Gunther decides to kill him and take his head back to Negan. Later Eugene checks in on him, and immediately sees that he is falling ill with a fever. Morgan and Carol launch a rescue mission for Ezekiel and successfully retake the Kingdom from the invading Saviors; their lieutenant, Gavin, is killed by Benjamin's vengeful younger brother, Henry. Way to go from being one of the most compelling, badass character on The Walking Dead to being utterly intolerable, Carol. Though Gabriel's death doesn't come for some time in the comics, it looks like the show may be changing things up. Rick's group manages to defeat the Savior reinforcements, and he takes the baby girl he'd found and gives it to Aaron, who is grieving after his boyfriend Eric succumbed to his gunshot wound.
As with any battle, there will be losses. For this season, , , , and were promoted to series regular status, after previously having recurring roles, while and were added to the opening credits. The lyrics certainly apply to Eugene's current moral state along with some of the other characters on Rick's side of the war. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless — but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. Negan might be a little better after tonight, but there was nothing bold or interesting about his choice of victims. Still, Jadis continues with her preparations, which will begin with burning Lucille.
Elsewhere, the combined Hilltop and Alexandrian forces are escorting about 30 captured and shackled Saviors who had surrendered after the battle at the satellite outpost. Daryl spares Dwight, on the condition that he find Sherry and never return. Harlan Carson and Gabriel have escaped the Sanctuary, with help from Eugene. Given the choice between continuing to fight for the weapons or saving her friend, she decides to go with her conscience and give aid to Ezekiel. Rosita should probably have tarried a little longer.
After a conversation with Eugene, however, Negan has a brainstorm. Jesus, however, insists that they should capture anyone who is willing to surrender. Satrazemis Eddie Guzelian April 1, 2018 2018-04-01 6. 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. The first half of the season was nominated for at the.
On the way, they come across a small group of Walkers feeding on a dead elk. After Negan crawls out of the wreckage, he is pursued by Rick into an abandoned building. I even laughed at some of his bad jokes. It was heartening that he cared enough to provide an answer — but surely this wasn't the best moment? Stopping by Eugene's bullet works, Negan is disappointed by the slow production speed. Surrounded by walkers, Gabriel hides in a trailer, where he is trapped inside with Negan. Little Clementine became Telltale fans' only hope for a crossover and with the game's series finale fast approaching, demand for a live-action Clem has intensified.
If only the rest of his storyline followed through. Meanwhile, Rick and Daryl argue over how to take out the Saviors, leading Daryl to abandon Rick. Morgan is close to killing the man, when Carol and Ezekiel intercede on his behalf. Jadis tortures Negan until he informs her that he had nothing to do with Simon massacring her people; a helicopter flies nearby, but Jadis fails to catch its attention. The season's seventh episode had a lot of little callbacks to the comics that show watchers may have overlooked. The two of them are now trapped inside, as hundreds of Walkers swarm outside.
Her whole speech from the comics is worth a read. The group systematically takes out Savior lookouts, the regular location of which Dwight had provided in a note he secretly supplied to Daryl. And he was almost likable at times. However, when they arrive at the Sanctuary, Rick is horrified to see the breached walls and no sign of the walker herd. Negan eventually escapes, only to be captured at gunpoint by Jadis. Rick continues to be held prisoner by the Scavengers. This is the first season not to include , , and since their first appearance on the show , who were all credited as either a series regular or main cast member in previous seasons.
Ogg's final episode is the penultimate episode of the season, where his character is killed by Negan. With this emotional hurdle cleared, the two men then make plans to make it back into the Sanctuary. It fell to Rosita Christian Serratos to point out that, with Negan's defeat certain anyway, risking everything on a crazy heist was suicidal. Michonne insists that it is time that the Hilltop begin to again gain friends. Lucille When Rosita tries to shoot Negan—thank god someone actually made an attempt! Rick tells the men -- Dwight, Simon, Gavin, Regina, and Eugene -- that he will spare their lives if they surrender and abandon Negan. Once the Walker attack begins, Negan makes his choice. On one of the upper floors Rick has to kill one of the Saviors, then is filled with self-loathing when he realizes that the man had been guarding a baby.
The boy firmly tells the group that the Saviors had nothing to do with it; it just happened as he was helping Siddiq. Because none of the victims, including Carol's old boyfriend Tobin, had been bitten by Walkers themselves, the group realizes that the weapons the Saviors used must have bee coated in Walker blood. Dwight, still angry at Negan for past treatment, and also wanting to feel the situation out, goes along with the ruse. Most of the Saviors quickly surrender, but Rick and Negan continue their fight. With the Sanctuary overrun, everyone leaves except Gabriel, who reluctantly stays to save Gregory, but is left behind when Gregory abandons him. He then reveals that he and Tara are also on the way to the Sanctuary.
The eighth season also features the departures of series regulars , , and. Upon Rick and Morgan's return, Michonne encourages Rick to read Carl's letter to him. As frustrating as the character and his speaking pattern can be, actor Josh McDermitt turned in great work this week as Eugene slowly breaks down over the course of the episode. Still, Dwight carefully doesn't reveal the presence of the Alexandrians, which causes Tara to reconsider her earlier opinion of him. Seeing this opening, Rick's army charges. They make it back to the Kingdom, but the experience has left Ezekiel emotionally shattered. Before she can carry out her plan, a group of Saviors appears.