We’re into some dark days, my friends! Aaron (Ross Marquand) and Enid (Katelyn Nacon) are trying to get Oceanside to join the fight against the Saviors, but killing Cyndie’s (Sydney Park) nana wasn’t a good first impression. Aaron stays to change their minds, while Enid makes a beeline back to Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and the Hilltop. Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) orders Simon (Steven Ogg) to make nice with Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh) and the Scavengers by reminding them of their agreement by killing “only one;” but Simon has a slightly different interpretation of what that means. Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) leave the scorched earth of Alexandria to warn Jadis about the Saviors, but they’re too late. Rick proves that he still hasn’t learned too much from the whole Siddiq (Avi Nash) incident (which may come back to haunt him next season), and Jadis makes Sloppy Joes out of her people. Oh, and did I mention Negan picked the worst time to nominate Rick as Daddy of the Year?
Here’s your “The Walking Dead Rewind” of last week’s tenth episode of AMC‘s The Walking Dead, ‘The Lost and the Plunderers’:
The Walking Dead Episode 8×010 ‘The Lost and the Plunderers’: Groups unite their forces and converge on the Hilltop; Aaron and Enid search for allies; Simon takes matters into his own hands.
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Here are two sneak previews for Sunday night’s episode, courtesy of our good friends at AMC:
The Walking Dead Episode 8×11 ‘Dead or Alive Or’: Daryl finds himself in bad company as his group heads to the Hilltop; Maggie makes difficult decisions at the Hilltop; Gabriel’s faith becomes tested.
All out war has had a devastating impact on every person involved. The communities themselves are fractured. Alexandria has been destroyed, the Hilltop finds themselves pinned, and the Kingdom is shattered — half of them dead, the other half controlled by the Saviors.
At the very center — Rick, having been distracted by the conflict, has just returned home to learn that Carl, who heroically shepherded the Alexandrians to safety during Negan’s attack, has been bitten by a walker. Once his sole motivation in this otherwise stark existence, Rick is forced to deal with this reality. Carl has always been a beacon of hope, a symbol for the remaining thread of humanity — lessons that the survivors around him would be wise to take with them as this war surges onward.
But Rick isn’t the only person who’s living in peril. Aaron and Enid are in a dire situation at Oceanside — unclear if they’re in friendly territory, or if they’ve just made new enemies. Father Gabriel will do his part in attempting to smuggle Dr. Carson safely back to the Hilltop and a pregnant Maggie is wrestling with the many moral gray areas that come with leadership during war. In a standoff with the Saviors, she must decide how to proceed with the dozens of POW lives she’s currently in control of, as well as new complications that come with being a leader.
In addition to the war, Negan continues to deal with struggles within his ranks as workers, traitors, and others’ thirst for power cause conflict at the Sanctuary. Having gifted the Saviors a major victory, Eugene’s loyalty is repeatedly tested as new obstacles present themselves.
As all-out-war consumes us, the line between good and evil continues to blur. People fighting for what they believe in. Everybody working together for something bigger — to feel safe and have a world worth living in.