“The Little Prince”
At the truck stop, the kids watch cartoons while Annie cleans up. Morgan arrives with truckloads of plane parts and makes a plea to the kids for them to stay together and to help them re-assemble the plane so they can rescue their friends. Dylan steps up and agrees.
Later, Morgan radios Grace to update her on his circumstances. Grace turns off the radio, puts on her radiation mask, and crawls over a roadblock. Morgan tries out broomsticks to be his new staff when Alicia catches him and asks him to help her with the landing gear. Elsewhere, Strand and Charlie radio Luciana and Dylan to help them build the plane. Annie reminds Dylan they’re just here to help their new friends leave so they can return to normal.
June takes a look at Annie’s injured ankle and advises she wait a week to run so she’s more prepared. John shows up and tells June he and Dwight are going to continue looking for Sherry. They kiss and June tells Dwight to keep him out of trouble. Outside, Al gets one of the plane’s propeller blades working…until it explodes. A walker approaches and Morgan kills it with his new staff. Suddenly, Grace radios Morgan and tells him to prepare his generator for transport so she can avoid yet another reactor meltdown.
On the road, John asks Dwight about Sherry and he tells him “it’s complicated.” John shows him June’s Scrabble tiles to say it’s always complicated, but they’ll find Sherry. Dwight tells John he hopes the apocalypse never ruins his optimism, but John says the apocalypse actually made him better. Elsewhere, Grace radios Alicia and Morgan that she needs the generator now, so they cut the power on the truck stop. Luciana updates Strand and he promises to get her back. Strand, Sarah, and Charlie struggle to come up with a plan to get to their friends until Charlie says she has an idea.
Morgan drives the generator to Grace while June checks up on Al in the cockpit. June asks if something happened when she went missing but Al won’t budge. June says if she ever needs to talk off the record she’ll listen. Once Annie finds out Alicia’s working with Grace, Annie says she and the kids are leaving. Alicia tries to stop them but Annie’s adamant.
While searching an abandoned restaurant, Dwight tells John that Sherry “left” their marriage to save him. He explains that the person that sent him away (Daryl) empathized with him loving his wife enough not to kill him. Still, Dwight says he needs some of John’s luck. Almost on cue, John finds a restaurant receipt with the word “honey” on it. John grabs a pencil and traces the paper – it reveals a message from Sherry revealing what road she’s on. “I’ve been looking on the wrong road this whole time,” Dwight says in awe.
Alicia finds Annie and offers her a car if she reveals why she won’t go with them. She relents and says her family and friends lived in a camp at the onset of the apocalypse until a walker attack wiped them out. She said these walkers were different because they came from the power plant. She tearfully recalls her parents killing the walkers while being sick from radiation, meaning she had to talk to them from outside of a door. They tasked her with protecting the kids before dying, which is what she’s done. Alicia tells her she understands, but to ask herself if she’s surrounding herself with the dead to avoid the living. She hands her the car keys and tells her to make a choice.
Dwight finds the car identified on the registration he found from Sherry. He scouts the house while John finds a note from Sherry in the glove department. In it, she tells Dwight to stop looking for her because she couldn’t take it if he died trying to do so. “Find something to live for. I love you forever, Honey.” John folds up the note and stares through the windshield.
Morgan finds his staff on Grace’s truck and tells her how the guy who gave it to him (Eastman) made him realize there’s more beyond death. Grace then gets in her truck and tells Morgan he’s not coming with her because she can’t bear losing anyone else. Back at the yard, Alicia tells Luciana about Annie. Suddenly, Strand radios Luciana and tells her they have the propellers. He tells them to look up, and when they do they see Strand and Charlie in Jim’s beer-themed air balloon. Everyone gathers to witness it – and when Alicia runs to get Annie and the kids she finds them missing along with the car keys. Alicia tells Morgan they ran off and he tells her to go find them.
Dwight tells John he found supplies in the house so she must have been here. He asks John if he found something in the car and John lies, saying he didn’t. Suddenly, Strand’s balloon starts to descend but Morgan tells them they can’t because it’s contaminated land. The radio cuts off and it appears Strand and Charlie have crashed. Elsewhere, Alicia looks for the kids by a massive walker road block. Alicia takes out her weapon while Morgan heads towards Strand and Charlie. Safely on the ground, Strand and Charlie quickly get surrounded by walkers.
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I really enjoyed it tonight. So many questions though… where is Daniel? Where did he go..
Who is this militarized group with helicopters? Are they dangerous..
Is our group going to find a home..eventually?
I don’t understand John’s lying to Dwight. This whole nuclear reactor thing seems like a huge tangent of nonsense. I sure hope they start connecting the dots.
Good episode,lots of stories. But who is John to “protect” Dwight from the truth? I hate it when people do that stuff. Now everything he says to Dwight is a lie…no at all helpful. At least Daryl was straight forward in dealing with Dwight.
How dumb can a show get….Not only do people magically know how to fly a plane….magically know how to scale a cliff climbing straight up…magically know how to work on a plane and assemble a whole plane out of pieces…magically know how to fly a hot air balloon…magically think that swaping a planes propellers will work and is a good idea… magically are dumb enough to try to fly a plane that is put together with random pieces even though they already crashed a plane and somehow walked away…magically think that some random generator can be swaped out with one in a nuclear power plant and stop a meltdown…Damn Kirkman…you should have canceled this dumpster fire instead of the comic….what the hell happened to this show over the past 2 seasons?