“Walk With Us”
Alpha’s attack on Hilltop continues. Daryl swings his mace, Aaron slashes his sword, and Earl releases the catapults. Lydia falls back as Ezekiel leads the women and children away. Suddenly, he notices Judith is missing. Cut to Judith, who’s cutting down walkers before she stands above a Whisperer. She can’t do it, so Earl finds her and leads her away. Eugene sprints towards the house as more explosions hit the Hilltop. Yumiko draws her bow and spots Magna walking among the walkers covered in blood. Carol watches in horror as the Hilltop burns.
The next morning, Negan, Alpha, and the Whisperers survey the damage. Negan puts a dying Hilltop soldier out of his misery but Alpha reminds him to go for the heart so they can replenish the guardians. She then tells Negan the job isn’t done until she finds Lydia. Beta says she’s not among the dead and he won’t rest until he finds her. Negan calls Beta his comic nickname, “Frowny McTwoKnives,” and says he’s at his service. Beta orders him to herd the remaining walkers; Negan reluctantly agrees and calls him “a dick” under his breath.
Elsewhere, Alden struggles to keep Adam calm so he hands him over to Mary. Adam immediately stops crying and Kelly looks at Alden like, “I told you so.” In the woods, Negan gives up trying to herd the walkers and decides to bash their heads instead. Suddenly, he spots Lydia through the trees. He chases after her until he sees Aaron, who’s caring for an injured Luke. Aaron’s furious to see Negan dressed as a skin. Negan tries to explain but Aaron’s not having it. “Enough of your bullshit!” Aaron screams. Walkers quickly arrive so Negan leaves him and finds Lydia. She tries to attack him but he blocks it, telling her to stop.
Alden asks Mary about her sister and tells her she’s good with Adam. Suddenly, walkers appear and the three of them make a run for it. Alden, Kelly, and Adam hole up in a van as Mary locks them in and takes the walkers on by herself. After she’s done, Beta appears and stabs her in the stomach. She hits him as he asks if she’ll walk with them. “Never!” she screams before ripping off half his mask. Beta pulls the knife up through her chest and leaves her by a tree. A Whisperer spots Beta and recognizes him. “It’s you!” he says, before Beta kills him. Mary reanimates but gets shot in the head by Alden nearby, causing Beta to flee.
Carol eavesdrops on Magna as she tearfully tells Yumiko how she lost Connie while blending in with the horde. Carol prepares to leave so Yumiko confronts her, asking if she’ll abandon her again. When she doesn’t answer, Yumiko punches her in the face. Eugene then checks on Carol, who laments he might not be able to make the meeting he planned with Stephanie. “Eugene, just go to her,” Carol advises. As he walks away, Carol notices a gun hidden in the leaves.
Daryl, Rosita, Jerry, and the others arrive at an empty rendezvous as Nabila breaks down over her children. In a nearby cabin, Earl comforts and gives water to Judith, RJ, and Jerry’s kids. He goes into the other room, hammers a giant nail into a table, and rolls up a sleeve to reveal a bite mark. Judith sees it and says, “You lied to us.” Earl tells Judith she’s brave and asks her to keep the kids safe from him.
Back at (what’s left of) Hilltop, Jerry and Daryl find Ezekiel alive in the rubble. He panics and tells them Earl has the kids. Back in the cabin, Earl kills himself by slamming his head into the wooden spoke. Judith inspects him as Earl reanimates and grabs her. Daryl, Jerry, and Ezekiel arrive outside and prepare for the worst. Thankfully, all the kids run out to greet them. Daryl goes inside to find Judith sitting next to Earl’s body. He takes away her katana and puts his arm around her.
Negan tells Alpha he found the thing she’s looking for. Alpha washes her face and happily follows him towards her daughter. On the way, Alpha praises him for coming through again, asking him to be her lion. He then tells Alpha he lost his wife from pancreatic cancer, causing him to stop feeling things. Then, Negan flips it and accuses Alpha of pretending, calling her whole philosophy bullshit. She says Lydia getting killed is her destiny.
Lydia starts freeing herself from her restraints. Negan kisses Alpha before she heads to the cabin. Alpha opens the door and doesn’t find anyone inside. Lydia simultaneously opens her door and doesn’t find anyone outside. Alpha turns around and Negan slits her throat, holding her as she bleeds out. He kisses her one last time before she finally dies. Later, Negan tosses Alpha’s reanimated head onto the ground at Carol’s feet. “Took you long enough,” Carol says.
What did YOU think of this week’s insane episode of The Walking Dead? Sound off in the comments!
Negan! Tied Lydia loose and slit Alpha throat. Now on to Beta. Carol act like she was not surprised a bit
OMG OMG omg omg OMG OMG
JDM just rocked my world – Talk about kiss and kill – OMG!!!!
OMG never saw that one coming!!! And what the hell is up with the talking Dead going black temporarily…I’m seriously getting pissed off with all the bullshit happening with this damn “virus” ??
WTF just happened lol WALKER 20
Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!! I loved it!!!
Go figure…The only good part of this episode is the part that they followed the comic almost perfectly…So kudos for not screwing up the Alpha/Negan scene….The rest of this episode was horrible…How dumb is Aiden?…If he could clearly see that Gamma was a walker…Why didnt he shoot and take out Beta? Dumb …Its kind of funny…there is a big battle going on and I could care less…most of the main characters left on this show are so annoying I want them to die…Carol, Kelly, Miko, Magna and Luke are cringworthy…but that is what you get when you inject a woke wahmen agenda into your storylines…The comics are a goldmine of source material and yet the writers/producers seem to screw everything up to push that bullshit…
Amazing! Finally TWD that I fell in lovthen why u keep watching..e with is back!!
INSANE! Didn’t see Carol and Negan in cahoots !
First the whole Alden not letting Mary near the baby bcbs of who she was; he does remember where he started out… Glad she got to hold the baby before she died.
Second, someone recognized Beta!!!?? And Beta kills him… Hmmmmm……
Third, poor Judith. I think she is finally realizing who and what the walkers are. Before I think she just thought they were “dead” people. But, bcbs she had to kill Earl, it clicked.
Thank You Angela Kang and Director and all involved it was satisfying. Although not close to comic but will except it and no one else got Negan second big iconic scene Alpha Awesomeness
I agree with Carol. About damn time Negan. But Carol’s behavior has been getting on my last nerve
Loved every minute!! Surprising kills and since when did Carol/Negan become a team? This was a great episode,I was left speechless many times. So glad Alpha is gone,now who will have the pleasure of offing Beta? Can’t wait till next Sunday!
I realize the necessity of The Talking Dead going silent, so I am looking for analysis and feed back to last night(Season 10 Episode 12) to debrief of sorts
Didnt expect Negans action in this episode
thank goodness got rid of alpha..got so last year couldn’t watch any more of her. so carol let him lose? but she sure has made a mess of things. i may have missed .who is the radio contact?? but i do give this episode a 9.. watching again
When will the others all get angry with Carrol and kill her? She is the primary one responsible for the destruction of Hilltop, their way of life, and all of the death that followed. I know she’s been on the team for a long time, but she should be held accountable for all the things she’s done. The things she did was worse than what the former Hilltop leader who was hanged did. With careless and reckless regard for the lives and safety of the community, she continually sought to take a selfish action, revenge, that resulted in the loss of a community, their lives, and well being.
Very sad to see Alpha killed-off so early. She had so much talent and evil tricks that can make all the other bad asses on TV look like sissies.
I REALLY think the head being thrown in front of Carol was a dream she was having.
Great episode. Lots of
Great episode. Lots of OMG moments.
Negan killing Alpha, Beta killing Gamma (hate to see Thora Birch go) and poor Judith. I think she is traumatized after killing Earl. What is wrong with Jerry’s wife? Was she injured?
Jerry’s wife got burned, I didn’t notice till my second watch. She says it still feels like it’s burning, and you can see our on her arm.
Best episode yet! Can’t wait to see Beta’s reaction and the whisper that he killed with Mary; was that some thing there???