“Bury Me Here”
We’re back at The Kingdom where a fed up Carol asks Morgan what’s really going on. He defends himself and suggests they leave for Alexandria, but she departs in a huff. Later, one of Ezekiel’s people gives him a much-needed metaphor about tearing things apart knowing they’ll grow back. As the knights prepare to go on a mission, Richard pens a letter to someone warning them to wait for him. Sounds like someone has a death wish!
Ezekiel and his soldiers meet the Saviors (late) and present their fruit offering, but Gavin demands they surrender their guns, too. For once, Ezekiel resists but Morgan and Richard convince him to do it. Gavin claims they’re short a melon and now things will have to “get emotional.” The Saviors draw their guns, Richard says, “Do it,” and one of the Saviors, Jared shoots Benjamin in the hip. Gavin demands they bring the one remaining cantaloupe tomorrow, and then leaves them to deal with Benjamin.
Ezekiel and his men speed to Carol’s house to tend to the severely injured Benjamin. Carol tries her best but unfortunately Benjamin doesn’t make it (NOOOOOOOO!) The men stand in silence as the gravity of the situation presses down on them. Later, Morgan sits in an open grave and tries multiple times to cut his own wrists. Although he can’t bring himself to do it, his demons return and he yells, “Stay away from me!’ in the streets (Crazy Morgan is BACK!) He then discovers the missing cantaloupe, knowing full well that Richard sabotaged their delivery to get himself killed and start a conflict.
Furious, Morgan confronts Richard, who admits he thought HE would get killed by the Saviors. He reminds Morgan a piece of fruit is the difference between life and death with The Saviors, and that he warned everyone how dangerous the Saviors are. He confesses he lost his daughter and wife at the onset of the apocalypse, and because of that, he’s ready to die. He goes on to suggest they can use Benjamin’s death as motivation to fight the Saviors. He warns Morgan he’ll have to kill again, and then hands him a knife.
The next day, Ezekiel and his soldiers arrive at the meeting place with their single fruit offering. Morgan asks Richard if he told Ezekiel about Benjamin, and he says they’ll discuss it later. Morgan retrieves his staff right as The Saviors arrive. Gavin learns of Benjamin’s death and demands Jared WALK back to The Sanctuary as punishment. Richard hands them the cantaloupe and suddenly Morgan strikes Richard in the face with his staff. Jacked with rage, Morgan jumps on top of Richard and STRANGLES HIM TO DEATH! Morgan catches Ezekiel and the rest up on Richard’s sabotage. He then informs Gavin that they “get it,” and know what to do to go on. The Saviors leave and Morgan explains Richard’s motive, accidentally calling him “Duane” (ohhhhhhh Jesus).
Morgan walks back alone, where he buries Richard and his daughter’s back pack in the grave that he almost killed himself in. Later, Morgan visits Carol to tell her about Benjamin and (finally) Glenn, Abe, and the rest. Carol leaves her cottage to return to The Kingdom, where she informs Ezekiel they need to fight. Surprisingly, he agrees, but warns, “We do, but not today,” he says. Back at her cottage, Morgan sharpens the end of his staff, officially marking the end of his peaceful ways.
What did YOU think of the episode? Did Morgan make the right choice?? Tell us in the comments!
My heart is broken for poor young Benjamin….and misguided Richard.
Misguided? He was ready to let Carol be killed the other episode. I hate that dude
Should have phrased that better. This is what I meant:
My heart is broke for poor young Benjamin. Richard should have realized his intricate plan could never had played out as he imagined. He was misguided in his thinking that he was working for the greater good. Like Rosita and her one bullet. Did work out well for either of them.
The laaaaast melon #melongate2k17
Well. Unexpected. Wanted a Carol episode and got a Morgan episode. Sigh.
First off, the Benjamin death was totally obvious. Knew it would happen within the first few minutes just from him being highlighted and the interactions. The Micheal sabotage was also obvious. Morgan killing him was not, but Ironic he kills the one guy in the kingdom with actual balls.
Really kind of a slow episode after a decent one last week. The last five minutes was the best part with Carol finally learning about Alexandria. I guess Morgan is finally ready to fight. It just took killing a man who was always willing to fight to snap him out of pacifism? I dunno. Not my favorite episode this season. Next week looks like it has potential.
Side note, Carol despite having few scenes was a scene stealer. Glad she’s getting back in the mix. Missed her.
I get how TWD can make me believe the dead can walk, but I don’t get how they expect me to believe honeydew and watermelons grow to full season in the cold weather! Look at what everyone’s been wearing!
My main complaint with the episode was the cheesy gunshot and immediately go to commercial break schtick. Other than that, I really enjoyed it.
You mean the one where we knew they shot Benjamin? It was just lazy.
Who was the fuk that hit Jerry? I am going to kill the bastard. Long hair savior is next for an awesome kill, the jerk of a savior. What a bunch of bullies. I mean they must get stoned all day on the drugs they have found and from eating zombie fed pig meat..omg:) They should all start have boils about now right?
I will watch again later to review. I loved it and it wanted more more more..there is never enough.
That would be jared, which i hate from the bottom of my heart. I’m expecting his death to satisfy me so hopefully it will be entertainig
Jared reminds me of that creep who almost got Darryl killed when Darryl was with the “Claimed” gang. Hopefully Jared will end up like that guy did.
I was wrong about just about everything in this episode, except Carol getting Ezechial to say yes to fighting. Before I go into all I loved about this episode, I want to touch on what I believe was unnecessarily confusing storytelling. The one melon and bloody truck bed kicking off the episode took away from the story. The back tracking was useless and took away from the efficacy of the otherwise good script. It seems it was done just to ask “What is the bigger question?” in story sync. It is done to placate this story sync addition, I trust. Whatever! Morgan is a super-developed character and I love, love, love it. It is all the more great because Lennie James is a wonderful actor. The scenes between him and Melissa McBride’s Carol in this episode show some serious acting crafting. I wasn’t surprised that Benjamin was shot. I was surprised he died. I was equally surprised by Richards sabotage. This though I attribute to the craptastic usage of reverse chronology. I enjoy the story sync element, but it certainly shouldn’t dictate scripts. I know I’m ranting. Richard was dangerous. He never looked at the bigger picture. He reacted to every situation, and just as he was proven wrong in who the Saviors would shoot, he would have been proven wrong in the long run. Morgan choking, and beating him to death was cathartic. It was a prolific moment and the sealing of Richards goal to gain the saviors trust is now all the more tight. Sadly Morgan is flipped out from it all. That should prove exciting in coming episodes. Which there are TWO left for this season? Crap.
This episode was 7:13 so we actually have 3 episodes left =)
Show was pretty much what I expected except for the pace. I hope Morgan doesn’t go full on crazy like before.
I think that possibly this series is the last for morgan, rosita and maggie! It depends on how they want the morgan stiry to go cos hes the soet of good guy whos had to give up on his beliefs of not killing even if it was someone close to him that dies its still pushed him to kill again.
No Maggie’s not going anywhere for a while. she’s going to have the baby first and that’s a good while away (unless they skip ahead) remember, it’s really only been maybe 3-4 weeks since Glenn & Abe were killed. Just seems longer ’cause that’s the way this show rolls.
Not sure about Morgan, he may just disappear for a while, but I do hope Rosita is gonna get it very soon.
Sorry not sorry Richard. He was a loose cannon but in the end he obtained what he wanted and changed Ezekiel’s mind, sadly, ending Benjamin’s life in the process. Too bad…
Well he’d probably have ended up dead soon anyway. He was certainly willing to go to war but simply didn’t have the skills yet to survive for very long.
Benjamin I mean
Awesome episode!!! I love TWD!!!!
Glad this episode had some crazy in it. Seems like it’s been a while. Somehow I thought Richard and Benjamin would be around longer. The actors made this a real solid episode. #nocobblerleftbehind!
I have My Reaction for the Reaction Compilation of this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKpvLnaPIzs
I lost a little track of the timing compared to the botched offering run. But, when Carol returned from the Kingdom on her first trip, she saw that someone had finished off the walker she left hobbled in the road on the way out there. That person was watching her from behind one of the buildings. Was that Richard coming back from laying his trap?
Hell of a twist! I expected that Morgan will butcher Saviors in this episode after Richard or Benjamin get killed, well, that didn’t exactly work out. Benjamin would die anyway, Carol should have taken him to train on walkers.
Damn, psycho Morgan is back, that scene was creepy as hell, they were just standing and watching Richard getting strangled to death. Even Gavin got scared. And asshole Jared will be disappointed that he missed such a show! I hope Morgan will get him a impale him.
I really enjoyed this episode thoroughly. The only thing that had me a bit baffled by was Morgans decision to kill Richard. The part that surprised me was how Morgan did exactly what Richard was going to do with the plan to gain the Saviors trust. In my opinion I felt that Richard’s death was unnecessary at that point but if it was an act of revenge for getting Benjamin killed I can understand the gravity of that. Very interesting how he said his son’s name inadvertently. I guess he was really forming a bond with his apprentice Ben. Welcome back Carol!