We’re off like a shot from last week’s Reaper attack finale. They are swift and vicious, taking down multiple members of our group. Maggie escapes to an old building and gets up close with a Reaper before re-grouping with Negan and Alden, but not before Alden’s leg is pretty badly wounded. They hobble on and find Agatha and our new favorite big man, Duncan. Duncan, alas, is bleeding out. He dies as Maggie says goodbye and gives him the mercy lobotomy. They move on and get attacked by even more walkers and Negan has to drag Maggie to safety as she tries to help Agatha, who is being torn apart by our undead friends. Then they come upon a burnt living corpse, strung up on a cross with the word “Judas” written above. They get Alden to a church where he can hide out while Maggie and Negan head on to get to the resupply and maybe find the others (whoever’s left anyway).
Also this episode we saw Father Gabriel (do we still call him “Father”?) come upon one of the Reapers, dying from his wounds. The man asks Gabriel to pray for him, and Gabriel refuses and then ends with a “God isn’t here anymore.” Yikes.
Carol, Magna, Rosita, and Kelly track down and after a few failures, manage to corral and bring back some horses (turns out the horses were just looking for safety too), where Carol almost immediately has to slit the throat of one so the town can eat. Can’t these people just have like, a nice life for a year? Also, Magna asks Carol to stop giving Kelly false hope that Connie is alive (HOW DARE SHE), but apparently this plea goes unheeded and we last see Carol and Kelly heading off together once again. #ConnieLives
So what did you guys think? I’m not giving Negan an assist on that Reaper kill that was on top of Maggie, since she stabbed him in the head with that bottle first; Negan’s hit looked superfluous to me. Lots of Christian imagery and references in this episode, from the Reapers, to the Judas cross, to Gabriel, to the church. Will Maggie EVER listen to Negan? Should she? And when the heck is Connie coming back? Sound off down below!