A group of walkers feast on a body in a field – it’s Justin, the Savior captured at the end of last episode. He re-animates and meanders past a building with the words “Final Warning” painted on the side. The next morning, Rick takes a stroll through Alexandria before returning to see Michonne. He thanks her for being amazing and suggests they find other ways of building for the future – obviously suggesting they have a baby.
Maggie and Kal get stopped on the road by some Saviors, who question her about their missing people. One of the Saviors, Judd, steals a tomato out of the back and takes a large bite. Maggie says she’ll mark him down for it while the other Saviors let her pass. Suddenly, they notice a turned Justin stumbling onto the road. Rick and Michonne adorably play with Judith in Alexandria before receiving news from their people that Justin has been found dead.
Furious with the news of Justin’s death, The Saviors nearly come to blows at the camp with Rick’s people. Alden promises they’ll get to the bottom of it when suddenly Mud punches Alden in the face. Carol and the others draw their guns while The Saviors openly speculate that either Daryl or Anne are the culprits. They grab axes to retaliate when Rick rides in the middle of the group with his gun drawn and warns everyone to back off.
After they disperse, Rick questions Father Gabriel on where Anne was last night when Justin disappeared. Gabe vouches for her but Rick still asks him to keep an eye on her. Alden asks Rick if some of the Saviors can receive guns but Rick says they need to figure out what happened first. Maggie asks Rick who he thought killed Rick, and he looks at Daryl.
Gabriel tells Anne about Rick’s suspicions and asks if she knows anything about Justin’s disappearance, but she deflects. Rick then confronts Daryl about Justin, suggesting he might have been shot with an arrow or bolt. “If I was going to kill him, I’d a done it in plain sight,” he counters before saying the Saviors don’t deserve to have a new beginning.
Maggie and Cyndie head to a dilapidated house in the woods with a noisy roof which has attracted a small group of walkers. Maggie distracts them as Cyndie investigates. Another group of walkers break out of the barred-up front door and Maggie runs over to kill them. Cyndie nearly gets bit until Rick, Daryl, and Rosita arrive to save her. They check on Beatrice over the walkie but receive no response, so they try to find her. They locate her unconscious in the woods – when she comes to she tells them she was attacked from behind and that Arat is missing. Later, Rick implores his team to find Arat before the Saviors lose it again.
The next day, Rick and Carol pair up to search for Arat; Rick says he’s constantly tempted to kill Negan but stops himself by reminding himself to build life, not take it. Elsewhere, Maggie admits to Daryl that what Rick’s doing is right for the future. They find a walker with an arrow in it and Daryl says, “I know who took Arat.”
That night, Anne returns to walkie the stranger with a helicopter. He asks her if she has an “A or a B.” She claims she’s paid her dues but they say for their deal to be on she’ll need an A, and she promises them one tomorrow. Suddenly, Father Gabriel appears behind her and asks who she was talking to and if she had anything to do with Justin. Anne admits she’s been trading people for supplies and she was planning to trade Gabe and Rick as well. She asks him to leave with her to a new place that’s much further away, and he can’t tell anyone. Gabe says he has to tell Rick, she says, “All this time, I thought you were a B,” before knocking him out with her walkie.
Carol gets ambushed by Mud and another Savior. Mud holds Carol at knifepoint when Rick shows up with a gun pointed at his head. Mud explains to Rick that this is about getting their guns back before leaving for good. Carol sneakily pulls a knife out of her sleeve and stabs him in the shoulder while Rick forces the other one on his knees.
Elsewhere, Daryl and Maggie arrive at the “Final Warning” building to find Beatrice and Cyndie holding up Arat. Cyndie emotionally recalls how Arat and the Saviors wiped out her people. Arat claims it was between that and death but Cyndie reminds her how cruel she was when she killed her mother and brother. Daryl and Maggie walk away as Cyndie stabs Arat through the back of her head. The next morning, the Saviors leave the campsite for good as Maggie tells Daryl they gave Rick’s way a chance, but it’s time to find Negan.
What did YOU think of tonight’s episode? What’s next for Maggie and Daryl? What about Anne and Gabe? Let us know in the comments!
What, exactly did the Saviors think they’d accomplish by bringing blades & sticks to a gun fight? Kicked off an unrealistic ep, that’s for sure… this mess with Jadis–totally off… & Cyndie all of a sudden breaking out on a grudge she’s held for almost 2 years? Then Maggie & Daryl walking away? This ep was a bit of a mess. Threw a good start off balance.
The episode started out great and was awesome until Maggie & Daryl betrayed Rick by walking away and letting them kill Arat. Cyndi: “You showed us the way by killing Gregory” and I’m like, no cray cray, she killed Gregory because he tried to get someone to kill her in the now. It’s been a year & a half & you’re wanting to kill Arat for something she did to survive in the past? Maybe they’ll just let her kill Enid as welll since she killed her Grandmother. Like, no sense made at all. Plus, when Daryl was asking why doesn’t Glenn or Abraham or Sasha get a future… I legit though to myself “hhhmmm… well, Glenn doesn’t get a future because you punched Negan.” Just saying. Loved the episode, hated the ending, lol.
What about that weak crap on the porch. Cindi couldnt handle a single walker? And what sense did it make for Maggie to kill all the porch walkers by herself while Cindi went after the sheet metal. Why not sneak up on the group and kill 2 each before they even know you’re there?! Then Maggie and Cindi could kill the remaining 3 or 4 TOGETHER! Also why does Cindi make the walker turn around to kill it? Oh here’s this walker I can just sneak up on and pitchfork through the base of the skull while he’s distracted but that’s no fun. Instead I will call him so he can try to attack me before I kill him. They should be MUCH smarter in general and especially much smarter by now!!!
I really liked this episode!!! Good people FINALLY killing bad people!!! Remember they had been living with these pieces of crap for a year and a half,knowing and all the time how their loved ones had been killed and ill treated by the Saviors. The fact that the good people showed restraint and didn’t hurt them sooner was amazing! Maggie got her way,Oceansiders deserve their’s. Anne/Jadis is a mess, Father Gabriel is in big trouble!!
Still trying to follow the logic of ” justified execution “. (That is what it appears to be to me). I wondered when Anne was going to do her thing (” better deal “) and if Father Gabriel had the guts to say “no”. I don’t read the comics so I’m just thinking here, what if Maggies thing with Negan winds up being what gets Rick dead?
Of course it is justified execution. Good folks were just trying to survive,obey the bullies,and that was never enough. Bad people survive when there are no rules. Justified execution is what they need to remind them of what happens when they commit “murder”. With the Hilltop,Alexandria,and the Kingdom posing no threat to the Saviors those good people still were brutalized. I have yet to see good people in the Walking Dead commit crimes like the Saviors did. There is no doubt in my mind that Maggie,Cyndi,Ezekiel,or Rick are not suddenly going to be a Negan. They are good and the good will survive.