“Do Not Send Us Astray”
Morgan finds himself in a muddy headspace again when he hallucinates seeing Gavin in the woods. He snaps out of it when he hears horns ring out warning The Hilltop that The Saviors are near. Maggie, Ezekiel, Rick, and the others scramble while Siddiq convinces the remaining Hilltop doctors to assist them with the inventible casualties. They agree as the Saviors inch closer to their gates.
The sun sets as The Saviors arrive outside the Hilltop. Maggie radios Simon and threatens to kill all 38 of The Saviors she’s keeping if they attack. Simon dismisses them and instructs his people to eliminate The Hilltop. Dwight mentions it’s not what Negan would have wanted, but before Simon can answer Daryl rides up behind on them on his motorcycle firing his machine gun. They duck down and Simon commands them to move into The Hilltop now. They crash into a bus by the gate and are flanked by gunfire in all directions. After the first wave dies down the Saviors unleash a flurry of walker gut-infected arrows into The Hilltop.
It’s all out chaos at The Hilltop. Tobin gets stabbed by a Savior but Carol kills his attacker before he can finish the job. After sneaking up behind Tara, Simon instructs Dwight to shoot her in the side. He does and Daryl opens fire on them in retaliation. His allies shoot out the lights around the Saviors and the battlefield falls pitch black. Simon and the Saviors confidently approach the house until headlights blind them and they’re fired upon from every window of the house. They sprint the other direction until more lights are turned on and Rick and his people shoot at them from the back. Morgan hallucinates Gavin again while Simon and the remaining Saviors retreat in their trucks.
The following morning Daryl and Tara argue over Dwight while Michonne tries comforting Rick. Maggie allows Alden to bury his people and expresses her regret that Negan wasn’t among the dead. Meanwhile, Carol visits Tobin in the infirmary while Siddiq tries talking to Rick (not a good time, bro). That night, Tobin turns and bites the neck of two of the living Hilltop residents (including the main doctor). More of the injured also turn as a result of The Saviors’ walker gut-infected weapons.
Meanwhile, Henry asks Gregory which Savior killed his brother and Gregory tries to pry the assault weapons from him. It doesn’t work, and in the distance they hear a walker attack in the main house. Rick and the gang rush in to kill the walkers while Henry holds the Saviors at gunpoint demanding answers about his brother. Suddenly a walker attacks and the Saviors use the distraction to escape the pen.
Daryl tries making sense of why their own people turned while Carol is forced to kill Tobin. Rick and the others join her and piece together their people were attacked by walker gut-covered weapons. They break the news to Rosita, Enid, and Tara while Siddiq and Alden kill the remaining walkers outside. Alden tells Maggie about the escaped Saviors and says he wants to stay.
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