This week’s heavy-hearted episode of The Walking Dead shook up the top of our character Power Rankings. See who moved up and down in our updated list.
Rick literally drove straight into gunfire to execute his plan of taking out the Saviors with Daryl. This entire sequence was something out of a Bourne movie and proved that Rick still has it.
2. Maggie (+1)
Maggie’s only getting bumped up because of the massive losses Ezekiel suffered this episode.
3. Ezekiel (-1)
Ezekiel lost all the ranks this episode. His loyal soldiers, his tiger, and seemingly his confidence. With the Kingdom bereft of soldiers it’s unclear exactly where he goes from here.
Daryl has been going full-throttle this season and didn’t stop in this episode. He and Rick made a hell of a pair taking down those Saviors on the road and we hope to see more of it soon.
5. Jerry (+3)
YAS JERRY! Ezekiel’s most loyal (and alive) ally came in the clutch AGAIN this episode. He cut open that Jeffrey Dahmer-looking Savior, saved his king, and then KEPT saving his king throughout the episode. For that, he gets to jump Negan.
Carol did Carol things this episode. She executed a (near) perfect infiltration of The Sanctuary and saved Ezekiel and Jerry in the process. With so much loss, it’s comforting to know Carol will still have your back.
Jesus wasn’t featured in this episode but still belongs high up for his decisions (good or bad) this season.
8. Negan (-3)
The last time we saw the leather-clad sociopath he was trapped in a trailer with Father Gabriel. Thankfully, as fans saw in the trailer for next week’s episode, we’ll get a LOT more Negan next week.
Dwight finally re-emerges in next week’s episode and it looks like Simon is on to him. Is the jig up?
Aaron may be grieving the loss of Eric but expect him to get back on his feet later in the season.
The lack of Michonne has been surprising this season, but expect to see a LOT more of her in the coming episodes.
12. Simon (+2)
Like Negan and Dwight Simon will also re-emerge in Episode 805. With Negan in the trailer will Simon really take the reigns of The Sanctuary?
13. Tara (-1)
Tara’s been instrumental in executing efficient plans for Rick’s side in All Out War, but wasn’t enough to convince Jesus NOT to take in The Saviors.
14. Morgan (-1)
Last time we saw Morgan he was cooling off in the woods after going too clear on Jesus. Never go too clear on Jesus.
Enid is poised to make an impact at The Hilltop, and we’re excited to see her in action.
Carl is still MIA so until he reappears we’re keeping him down low.
Looks like we’ll soon get to go behind-the-scenes of Gregory’s now infamous Benedict Arnold maneuver at The Sanctuary. Still, that doesn’t give us reason to move him up or down the list.
18. Father Gabriel
Father Gabriel will finally get return in next week’s episode. But until then, he’s still stuck in a trailer with Negan.
Same with the rest, Eugene will get more screen-time in the next episode.
A month into Season 8 and we still haven’t seen the leader of The Scavengers. Lost hope? Don’t. She’s ready to come back in a big way.
What do YOU think of our character Power Rankings after this emotional episode? Tell us in the comments and keep it here for next week’s list.
This episode confirmed my initial feelings about Ezezkial. Basically good intentions…but a sham. To the point that he was unable to convince himself and provide the ultimate leadership. Not all bad guys are brave and neither are all good guys. Leadership is not just about talk and the right props!! I was amazed at how he was able to get so many to buy into his act….but hey Negan did so on his side as well! I wonder how Carol will react to this.