“The Calm Before”
A happy survivor couple finds their way to Hilltop and quickly integrates into the community. Overtime, they’re seen making crafts and eventually boarding a carriage to the Fair at the Kingdom. Unfortunately, their love story is cut short by Alpha, who ambushes and kills, and scalps them at their camp.
The Fair is finally here. Ezekiel addresses the crowd and declares they’ve finally accomplished Rick, Carl, and Jesus’ dreams of reuniting the communities. “Let the fair of new beginning begin!” Ezekiel says. Shortly after, Daryl, Michonne, and the convoy arrive. Carol scolds Henry for running away while Michonne greets Ezekiel, who’s shocked to see her. “I was in the neighborhood,” Michonne says. Carol and Ezekiel marvel at how much Judith has grown while Tara spots Lydia among the group. “The plan was to bring Henry…just Henry” Tara says.
Michonne convenes the leaders and tells them she’s finally ready for Alexandria to help out. “We’re here now,” she says. Gabriel announces Alexandria is willing to grant asylum to Lydia but Tara warns if her mother retaliates it’ll be against Hilltop, not Alexandria. Michonne warns her that none of them were trusted when first introduced to Rick’s group, and Tara relents.
They all agree to send some of their own to Hilltop to guard against any potential attacks from the Whisperers and Michonne decides to re-establish the charter. That way, an attack against Hilltop counts as an attack against all of them. Ezekiel then retrieves the original charter as Tara and Michonne finally make up. They all sign it and Michonne tells Gabriel he should sign for Alexandria as the head of the council.
Later, Henry and Lydia walk around the Fair, which is full of booths, survival lessons, and more. Ezekiel tells them he hopes to see them at the movie tonight while Luke tries convincing Alden to perform with him. Enid accidentally calls Alden her boyfriend but he decides that it’s ok, making it official. Kelly emotionally tells Connie how upset she is that she left without saying goodbye and Connie apologizes but says she had to protect that baby. She hints that she may have lost a baby in the past.
Michonne informs Siddiq she’s going to leave for Hilltop with the first group and he hints he has baby news for her, but says he’ll fill her in when they’re all back at Hilltop. Addy apologizes to Henry for ratting him out but he forgives her. Gage and Rodney introduce themselves to Lydia and tell her that Addy has a thing for Henry, warning her not to mess anything up.
Daryl, Carol, Michonne, Magna, Henry, Tara, and others leave Kingdom and meet the highwaymen on the road to the Hilltop. They show them an abandoned camp where a struggle happened…it’s clear the Whisperers were here. Carol, Daryl, Michonne, and Yumiko decide to track them while the rest head to Hilltop.
That night, Daryl and the gang get attacked by a group of walkers; they take them out one by one until the Whisperers surround them. Beta emerges from the trees and tells them to drop their weapons. “You just had to give me the girl,” he growls at Daryl, telling him their deal is off. Flashback to earlier that day – we see Alpha in disguise at the Fair wearing the clothes of the woman she murdered earlier on. Eugene tells Rosita that he’s collected radio parts to make it easier for the communities to communicate with each other. Rosita tells him that despite her pregnancy things don’t need to change between them.
Elsewhere, Henry assures Lydia he’s not into Addy. They kiss and he leaves to check on the pipes. Ezekiel introduces himself to a disguised Alpha, who tells him she has a feeling it’ll be a long winter. That night the Kingdom shows the movie and Lydia worries about Henry not being back yet. Then, Alpha sits down next to her and quietly tells her not to say anything.
Later that night, Alpha, now out of disguise, approaches Daryl and the gang tied to a tree. She tells them she ran into trouble on the road as she wipes her bloody knife on her pants. Michonne warns her if she tries to get Lydia back they’ll respond in force, but Alpha assures her Lydia isn’t her concern anymore. She takes out a shotgun and tells Daryl to come with her alone.
As the sun rises Alpha forces him to the top of a cliff where a massive horde of walkers and Whisperers walk beneath them. Alpha says Daryl’s communities are a joke and that people should conform to her way of life or there will be chaos. She then tells him his friends at the camp are fine, but the next time her people cross into her land she’ll release the horde into theirs. She clarifies she marked the border and Daryl asks if she killed Lydia.
Flashback to earlier that night – Alpha confronts Lydia about being a traitor but she tells her this is a better way of life. She then threatens to scream if she doesn’t leave and Alpha tells her she was never one of them. Lydia breaks down in tears as Alpha leaves. Flash forward to Alpha telling Daryl she didn’t kill Lydia and doubts she he can protect her. Later, Beta asks Alpha about Lydia and she tells him, “I want to be alone.” One of the Whisperers accidentally witnesses Alpha crying so she stabs him in the neck, killing him, so no one sees her being weak.
On their way back to Kingdom Daryl, Michonne, Carol, and Yumiko find Siddiq tied to a tree. Limping and bloody, he points them to a nearby hill, which has 10 spikes in the ground. Each spike has a severed head stabbed through the top. The group walks towards it in horror, examining each one. Among the victims are Ozzy, DJ, Alek, Frankie, Tammy, Addy, Rodney, Enid, Tara, and Henry! Each head is revealed through a juxtaposition of people at the Fair asking others where they are. Lydia rushes up to Ezekiel to tell him her mother was here and she can’t find Henry. (Cut to Henry’s head). As Carol finally realizes it’s him Daryl comforts her and tells her to look away, but it’s too late. Carol is overwhelmed with emotion.
Later, the gang returns to the Fair and Siddiq addresses the crowd to deliver the tragic news. He tells them how brave everyone was in their final moments and how he was intentionally kept alive to tell this very story. He encourages everyone to remember the fallen. Later, Daryl and Lydia return to the border. Lydia leaves the necklace Henry made for her on the ground by the spike, and the two walk away as snow flurries begin to fall.
And that wraps up our recap for “The Calm Before”! We want to hear ALL your thoughts on this Season Finale-esque episode in the comments below. How do you feel about the pike victims? Are you relieved they deviated from the comics?
This was a tough episode to watch. I can’t believe that they killed off Henry,Tara and Enid ?
The time jumping was WAY OVERKILL. I recorded e15 and e16 and watched them b2b. e15 ends with Alpha and Lydia in the theatre. E16 begins with “previously on the Walking Dead” and shows scenes that DID NOT occur in e15. Henry and others now missing without explanation. Lydia tells Carol, “Your son is dead cuz of me.” WTH?! E16 ends with Alpha out in the woods with no snow taking lashes. Then King back on radio talking to Judith on radio. Coyou tube has scenes not in either episodes. Confused as Hell.
Same thing happened on my DVR. I had to go to AMC website a d watch the last like 10 mins of the show. They really screwed up the time slot on tv
I was genuinely excited to see Tara on the pike! 😀
But… since Henry is gone, who gets Carl’s story now? It’s probably better left untouched tbh.
Hmm, good question. Someone on Youtube had a theory – that Lydia could get Carl’s story (in some way at least). And I think that Daryl could take her with him, since he doesn’t live like the others do, and who understands Lydia better than Daryl? No one. They were both abused, and Lydia is used to live ‘without’ people, just like Daryl. So who knows, maybe she will get something from Carl’s story…
Judith could get part of Carl’s story line
What a mind-tolling episode. Great preformances. The feels…just…wow.
I’M IN SHOCK!!!!! I totally did not see that coming in the end! WHY HENRY!!! WHY TARA!!!! WHY ENID!!! This episode brought tears to my eyes 🙁
A very emotional episode to watch. I was So scared it would be Carol or Michonne who would get killed. I never dreamed what was to come. When it was showing the heads and came to Enid, I just lost it and cried. But then Tara and Henry. It was awful. Still upset
Might as well put my heart on that spike. Omg-
This episode made lydia’s character irrelevant. We had an attachment to her because of the hope with Henry, but now that’s gone. Crazy.
So very true. I cried and cried. Poor Carol. She has lost every child she has cared for.
She still has judith!! She loves judith! That was ezekials son also
She does love Judith. But Henry was her son. She was raising him as her own with Ezekial.
The ultimate sadist award goes to the walking dead for making me cry!!!?
Me to Raven. It was just so heartbreaking. Carol has lost every child she has ever cared about. Then poor Enid, she won’t get to just survive somehow. So unfair. Then Tara to. Just to many loses in 1 episode. ????
So who taking Tara’s place now?? Is Maggie coming back? And when will we find out exactly what is going on with rick? He is still alive!!!!! This was definitely a crazy episode!!
He’s not coming back but there will be movies
Best episode I’ve ever watched, alpha is definitely worse than Negan. I still can’t belive that many good characters died, never cried this hard about any movie or tv show in my life.
This is the best episode you have ever watched?…LOL…..Have you seen the whole series?
Henry caused part of this mess & ended up with a kiss! Alpha is a savage with hidden emotions!
I’m shocked and shook. What a heartbreaking episode, I’m in tears, especially hard to lose Enid and Tara.
I thought it was odd that Alpha just let them go, but then…wtf is all I could say.
Release Neegan.. let him go to work
I agree. They need Negan now more than ever. Bet if Negan was already apart of the community, this would never of happened.
i believe negan will play important role by killing alpha..can’t believe Tara was in the list..damn alpha!
In the comics Negan kills Alpha
Rough episode tonight! This season is FANTASTIC though! Motivated more than ever to catch up on the comics. It’s a must!
I hope this doesn’t cause friction between the communities that have finally come together again. Will they come closer together, or will they resent Lydia and it cause a separation between the communities once again?
This is a job for crazy carol and super negan to handle! Time to extinguish that sadistic bitch!
Holy shit. Did not see that ending coming. Pretty intense. Thought it was pretty slow and then by the end I could hardly breath. Outstanding TV.
So many ppl on Twitter commenting how they are gonna stop watching, like they do every time a beloved character gets killed off…I will never ever threaten to stop watching, it’s a zombie apocalypse show people are going to get killed off!! But I am absolutely shocked and sad about Tara and Enid!!! ???? still love this show, always will ?
Who gives a fuck what the twitter mob has to say?….groupthink will be the downfall of this country…people give way to much credit to keyboard trolls…think for yourself…
It’s called the Walking Dead not the Walking Living
I am heartbroken! ?
Shocking episode! I cannot believe that Tara, Enid and Henry are gone. I feel awful for those that loved them back home. Its about to get real. And I think that Negan is going to join them all to fight!
That was meant to be a reply to “release Negan”
OMG I was affraid to go outside with my dog after this episode. I’m shocked to see Tara and Enid gone now. I smell a carol showdown coming soon!
I’m glad they deviated from the comics as far as not killing the King. I like having him around.
I agree, release Negan and let him help take care of Alpha. I was very shocked to see Henry killed off, I think that was the hardest death in this episode. But, then I dont know if it was so difficult because of him actually being killed or because of the emotional toll it will take on Carol. Ugh, so much emotion and only 1 episode left this season.
I’m so heartbroken over tara enid and Henry ???? Carol will come for alpha.
This episode made lydia’s character irrelevant. We had an attachment to her because of the hope with Henry, but now that’s gone. Crazy.
After they got rid of rick and killed off carl this whole show is basically irrelevant….
Enid deserved better. Once of the most soul crushing episodes in a while. As for Tara and Henry, it was their time. Henry became a nuisance in time. Would’ve loved to see the Highway Men develop a bit more. Regardless, the loss of Enid leave me angry. Release Negan and make the whispers scream.
She hasn’t lost judith….she loves that little kick ass dearly.
What will happen to Lydia now?
I have loved TWD since the very first episode. I have watched them grow and become leaders. I have watched them love and be loved. I have watched them lose people they loved. I have been shocked at who has died. I have watched main characters leave the show. This is my favorite show for all time. I will never stop watching, I’ll watch until they take it off the air. Which I hope it’s a long way off. The episode that Abraham and Glen died in was super hard to watch. But I really believe that tonight’s episode was the hardest yet. So many loved ones killed. When it showed Enid, I started crying, but then Tara and lastly Henry. It was so very SAD. Carol has lost every child she has ever loved. I’m still upset and waiting to watch TTD and wondering who the special guest star will be. RIP, Enid, Tara and Henry. #youwillbemissed
LOL….so many loved ones killed….not 1 person that got kabbobed was a main character….
Just because they aren’t main characters, doesn’t mean they qrent loved.
What will happen to Lydia now??
We need Rick back and a good speech, revenge is needed! They are all mere shadows of the bad asses they were before the time jump!
This Show That once was A Diamond is Now A Blackened Turd. This Story Line as Well as the Negan War may have played well in the Comics is just way too out there for A Television Show. Even one About the Zombie Apocalypse. There’s no Character Development, It’s become A Walk on Role til they get killed off. Tara was A Character that FINALLY May have had growth and development and become A Character we could care about, But Bam! It’s just like Beth’s Character from seasons ago. When Rick AKA Andrew Lincoln left it was A Sign, The Show ran it’s Course. What once was Griping Story telling is Now D Class Shock Value in A B grade T.V. Show. Like the Walkers of the Title, put A Knife in it’s Head already and call it Lights Out.
You give it shock value? Heh
I really do NOT trust Lydia!! Alpha must have had help capturing all those people. What could be better than to have someone on the inside always watching.
I agree! I am getting an iffy feeling about Saddiq too- why did Alpha spare him, really?
But Saddiq has been there forever. Before the time jumps! I think he is a good guy, Lydia though…
Yes Saddiq I trust but Lydia I just dont know. Maybe I am wrong but why wouldn’t she tell someone sooner that she saw her mom when she knows what her mom is capable of!
They didn’t kill off Saddiq because the three communities wouldn’t have had a doctor if both him and Enid were killed. It’s an unwritten, unspoken law in writing. They would’ve had to scramble to find another doctor and that would’ve been a disaster to write.
I was considering that. Lydia could have been involved in their capture. Could she be the reason that Addy and Rodney were spiked? The only purpose she serves as far as I can tell is to sabotage the communities. I really don’t like her at all.
An idea that isn’t without precedent in the universe. There was a child on FTWD whose purpose was to get inside communities and her family would then attack. It was the catalyst that brought down Madison’s community in the stadium. And then she killed Nick, I it’s entirely plausible that Lydia is a bad guy.
Carol will come unhinged. Carol is coming and Hell’s coming with her. A reckoning is coming.
Why don’t you just tell everyone get it over with and start over because you ruined this show
I don’t care Henry died. He caused the whole thing over a stupid crush and I love Daryl but he should have stood his grounds. Michone was right in not trusting; look how many dead now.
Connie taking care of Daryl Dixon Wick’s dog they should hook up
Scared me when he left dog…I was afraid it was a sign he would not be back!
Why didn’t Alpha kill Michone, Daryl and Carol when they were captured? She could have spared Yumiko to convey the threat of the horde to the communities! If Alpha is supposed to be so smart and ruthless why would she let them live?
Exactly! Illogical behavior to suit the shows need to keep these core characters. Poor writing lapse but a powerful ending nonetheless. Only one of those three leaders should have been present. That would have been a stretch if allowed to lie … but, OK, one … I’ll roll with it. I have a question though. Please forgive me if I missed something obvious. How did enough Whisperers slip in to abduct that many people and get out unnoticed?!?! It just seems to be a glaring gap in logic unless (hopefully) I missed something
They probably wanted to go eye for an eye against those who killed all their people. Wanted to say “we call it even”, which would be in line with them wanting the stalemate after.
Trying to wrap my head around how people are soooo emotionally distraught over this ep. I was simply relieved that Ezekiel or Carol wasn’t kabobbed.
I think half of these comments are bots or people who work for the website…groupthink in action….
You notice that too? Radical change in activity right in tune with another format downgrade. SMH
Great episode!! Now I wonder if we see a showdown between Alpha and Carol!! My money is on Carol. Finally the communities are united again. Good that the murders were announced with everyone present. Surprised no one recognized the hair or dress that Alpha was wearing. The only solution is to kill the bad folks.
Oh also kill Lydia.
Can someone tell me how Alpha got Henry, Tara and the rest out of The Kingdom?
I was wondering that myself. These small “time jumps” (12 hrs or so it seems) are making it difficult to connect the dots sometimes. Tough losses tonite for sure.
One recap had Alpha “sneaking them out one by one”. That doesn’t seem possible
How did Alpha get in in the first place?
I was happy for certain characters deaths but when I saw them I burst into tears…. it’s was taking me back to the reveal of Sophia’s death back in s2! That episode was breath taking… also wasn’t a good idea to watch it at 3 in the morning but anyhow…. thank you so so soo much to everyone involved in that episode. The shows coming back to the energy it has back in early seasons!
While I know Addy wasn’t a main character, her death really got to me. It could be that she reminds me of someone I care about. I am sad to see Enid and Tara go as they were showing great leadership. Extremely difficult episode to watch. I’m ready to see some retaliation now!
This was NOT a “calm before” ! This was so hard! Things just got real. Why can’t we have a “Blue skies and Rainbows” with butterflies and pretty flowers? I know- I’m not serious! That was just so horrible. I follow a spoiler account and saw the leaked pictures beforehand. I have NEVER been sick to my stomach before. This episode made my stomach hurt. #releasethenegan
Pretty boring episode till the end… they did a good job with the horde revelation….as for the heads on pikes…it was a big meh for me…I thought they needed to put carol, the king or michonne on a pike to really get a reaction….most of the characters they killed off I could not care less about…at least they got rid of a few annoying characters with tara and a couple of those hilltop kids….I wish siddiq, luke and kelly were also on the pikes….they suck…
I would’ve been utterly distraught to see Carol or Ezekiel’s head on a pole… but that’s how the show USED to be… jerking emotions out of you. They rob us of that now. Now they’re just jerking my attention span.
I agree…I think Herschels death was the last one to get to me….even Abraham to a degree…Glens death was obvious but it was such a major comic point that you knew it was coming…
How was alpha at the fair and with Daryl at the same time?
Small time jumps (about 6-12 hrs.). It is happening often in the last few episodes, which in my opinion has made the show a bit more challenging to watch.
That was an awful episode. Seeing Enid up there really broke my heart. She was doing such good…and I thought Henry would be dead a couple of episodes ago. He was so stupid in running away after Lydia. But to see Carol have to face that in this episode, was just heart wrenching. Alpha is truly evil. Great acting there. Ugh. I am going to have a tough time processing all of this.
Don’t worry folks, Carol will handled this!
They poked a sleeping bear!!!
This one did me in. Too many, too much hurt. What I DO want to see is Alpha sufferr terribly at Carol’s hands.
Getting the “heads only” out of the Kingdom isn’t very hard to imagine for me, surprise beheaddings in the dark. What confuses me is after Magna left with the highwaymen, how did her head not also end up on the pikes with the highwaymen?
I was wondering the same thing. How did she separate from the group going to the Hilltop and/or survive?
Except Alanna Masterson i.e. Tara
Oh man my recording was incomplete and I was trying to find the 25 missing minutes when I read too much!!! Well in one way at least I’m prepared. I’m relieved that it wasn’t Daryl, Carol or Michonne.
I still would have liked to see how they kidnapped Enid, Tara and the others… didn’t they have guards around the perimeter of the Kingdom… it does not make sense.
I agree.. that is a big question in my mind.
Here’s something a lot of people aren’t talking about… Now that Enid is no longer living, where has Hershel/Glenn’s pocket watch gone?
That was some great television last night. Probably one of the best episodes of the series and top 3 most shocking moment!!
With Enid gone, I believe Aaron is the last survivor of Alexandria, as it was when the group arrived. Am I missing anyone?
Scott, and possibly Heath
Ah, yes, thank you. I can’t believe I forgot about Heath and that mystery.
Ok, I am also shaken by all of this, I get how the “Highway men” , Tara and the Ginger got captured and beheaded because they were out on the trail to Hilltop , BUT how did the whispers get Enid, Henry and the others that were at the Fair????>?? that is very unclear to me and was not explained or eluded to in the episode. I love this series, but don’t like loose, unexplained occurrences like this especially when it involves such pivotal characters. Someone please explain.
Henry went to go check on something and I’m guessing maybe Enid did as well? And then they were somehow captured by the Whisperers?
Also, the other thing that comes to mind is the two girls that Henry interacted with when he was looking for Lydia. Just seemed like an odd interaction, but… your guess is as good as mine, eh?
Whisperers were at the fair. Alpha talking to the king without him noticed. And I believe she’s not alone. The only thing unclear to me is the timeline. You can in the near ending of the episodes that everyone looking for the victims. But it’s already morning, how can’t they noticed it at evening? Maybe they are captured after the movie but there’s also a scene where Lydia talked to the king and said that her mom was there and he can’t find Henry. Why the king don’t warn the people or the fighters at least. Was he captured also with Lydia and soon released? What’s going on?
NEGAN – UNLEASHED THE BEAST!!!.. I think he should be the next leader of hilltop after Tara’s death.. It would be perfect considering Rick’s did have a vision about Negan’s goodness.. 🙂
Can someone please explain how Alpha managed to get Enid, Henry, Tara etc out of Kingdom by herself in plain sight? And when did she do it? I’m very confused how this is all possible
I’m constantly comparing the show to the book, and looking for the clever twists. There are plenty, and I love ‘em. For the recent turn of events, I’ve got my theories, but this one has me perplexed, especially with how Lydia will fit in, being without a boyfriend and all. Carl was her anchor to the group in the book. Maybe Daryl will be her mentor because he understands her.
How did Magna survive when the other highway men were killed?! Hopefully they’ll answer that question next week! Any thoughts?
I believe it’s not only Magna that survived. Apparently, they split up with the highway men and went to the hilltop.
This is driving me crazy… Please help. How does Lydia have the carved Hilltop necklace before Alpha presents herself to her at the Kingdom?
Whisperers were at the fair. Alpha talking to the king without him noticed. And I believe she’s not alone. The only thing unclear to me is the timeline. You can in the near ending of the episodes that everyone looking for the victims. But it’s already morning, how can’t they noticed it at evening? Maybe they were captured after the movie but there’s also a scene where Lydia talked to the king and said that her mom was there and she can’t find Henry. Why the king don’t warn the people or the fighters at least. Was he captured also with Lydia and soon released? What’s going on?
So many questions with this episode! Usually, it’s more clear as to when they jump back and forth time wise. This episode is such a cliff hanger and the season is nearly over! We might have to wait months for answers…
I can’t wait until Alpha and her gang of scum sucking low life’s get wiped out.
I was very disappointed with the writing of this episode. There was SO MUCH in this episode that changed SO MUCH of the story line going into the finale. The “story” of this episode was AWESOME! My disappointment is in how it was told. I can honestly say that have NEVER felt as though I were watching a TWD Soap Opera until this episode.
Anybody knows why the lips of heads on the spikes seemed to be moving up and down a little? Or was it only me imagining this? First I thought they might have been deliberately turned into zombies first and then decapitated later, but I realized Alpha was always straight to the point, kill first before others
They were moving, because their brains were not destroyed.
I’m confused about their lips moving while the heads are on stakes. Wouldn’t the puncture to the head cause the zombie to die? Why AREN’T their brains destroyed? I know that cutting off the heads doesn’t kill them, but don’t the stakes go up into the brain?
After the constant warning from Lydia I knew henry was going to die but didnt…but didnt know when or how…but Enid just made me cry like a baby and Im wondering why…also Tara just destroyed me its like she knew exactly who too kill…but hopefully someone explains too me why she picked who she picked
I have a question though. Please forgive me if I missed something obvious. How did enough Whisperers slip in to abduct that many people and get out unnoticed?!?! It just seems to be a glaring gap in logic unless (hopefully) I missed something
I don’t know but I am asking the same questions.
Yes why didn’t siddiq tell that part. I thought that was a very important part of the story. How did they get all of those people outside of the gates without anyone noticing ?
I agree.. that is a big question in my mind.
How did they get all the people they killed out of the fair. Why didn’t anyone see them. Why didn’t Tara fight them?
I was really hoping it was Rosita who was killed instead of Tara. The whole Eugene jumping on Rosita and Rosita shoving the friendzone in his face is getting really, really old. And I thought Tara was a much more interesting character.
Did Alpha choose which survivor would be killed and their head placed on a pike or was it random and did she have help?
How did the heads move when that’s how you kill them?
Hi guys and gals. I’m perfectly knew to this little forum, and I’m just now getting around to finishing seasons 8 and beyond.
Here’s my comment:
I am willing to give it to Alpha that she snuck into kingdom with the blonde hair and wide brimmed hate with a pretty dress, but how the actual hell do the writers expect us to believe that she kidnapped all those people in a single afternoon, BY HERSELF!?
I searched out this forum simply because I NEEDED to vent, to express my absolute disbelief in this episode.
Kidnap Madi? Sure, easy.
Hopeful, fertile, redhead tween, no problem.
Injured and waylaid Henry? Absolutely.
But Enid? Tara? Hell, even the blacksmith’s wife was a seasoned survivalist.
Dragging them all out of the Kingdom without notice? LAME!
Alpha’s whole philosophy is that the “community” is soft, and the writers elected to capitulate to that theme to build her character, but it COMPLETELY betrayed the truth, that this fair was a impossibly hard fought peace and those survivors would have all put up a fight before being kidnapped.
This episode made me sick. More so than any episode to date, and I’m not talking about the death toll.