Immediately after the battle, Rosita asks Eugene if he is the one who tampered with the guns.
Morgan gives Carol his armor and tells her to give it to Henry.
Obviously, "The Walking Dead" is too much of a cash cow for AMC to part with the show blithely, but at this point, it wouldn't be insane to start contemplating an end game, one that would allow viewers to follow Rick's story, at least, toward some sort of natural conclusion.
Rick flashed back to walking with Carl, and then came to and saw all his people watching him.
Given that some fans want to see her kill Rick, she may be more like Negan than Negan ever was.
In "Wrath", Rick Grimes decided not to kill Negan, choosing to bring in the baddie to imprison him.
At the Hilltop, Alden tells Maggie that most of the prisoners are heading back to the Sanctuary to make something out of it.
So long Dwight: While the Hilltoppers were practically singing "Kumbaya" with their former enemies the Saviors, Daryl couldn't let his beef with Dwight go. He adds that if he comes back, he's going to kill him. Daryl just tosses vehicle keys at him. Dwight drove to his and Sherry's house and found that she'd left a note for him that said "Honeymoon (infinity symbol)". He said that giving those Saviors their word and then killing them was wrong.
But Hilltop leader Maggie could not accept that, screaming and crying that the Savior leader had to die - "It's not over till he's dead!" - even as Michonne held her back. Rick tells him that Carl wanted something bigger, and Negan is going to be a part of that too. The gang headed out into battle, Rick and Michonne (Danai Gurira) hand-in-hand. Instead Rick and Michonne concocted a plan to let Negan rot in a cell as "evidence that we're making a civilization".
In the final scene, Rick is "speaking" to Carl. Carl showed them the next world. I still don't see any real reason why Carl had to die to justify the ending of the season. Now there's hope for a future, just as Carl pleaded Rick for.
We'll have more on the premiere episode soon, but for now, we want to quickly dispose of a popular fan theory that has gained some steam in the last few months: That Madison Clark is Alpha, a member of The Whisperers from Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead graphic novels. I was convinced after the previous episode that he'd completely gone "Negan", but in the end he did the right thing to help his friends. Do you think Rick made the right decision?
It's no secret that Lauren Cohan has been looking for other work outside of The Walking Dead after she and AMC failed to agree on her contract renewal. "So we're gonna bide our time, wait for our moment, and then we're gonna show him". But waging the war - with all the tactical machinations of what was billed as "All Out War", strewn across the 16 episodes of Season 8 - at times felt as if the plot was ambling along like a zombie, or more accurately, running in place. He managed to turn Denise's murderer into a conflicted human who represented a crucial plight in the new world: how do you maintain your humanity when your survival requires you to abandon it?