At the end of last episode, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) was pretty much announced “officially dead” by Simon (Steven Ogg), who made a little heart-to-heart deal with Dwight (Austin Amelio) to walk away from Negan and never look back. Sliding into the leadership vacuum created by the “late” bat-swinger’s (spoiler: he’s not nearly as dead as Simon thinks he is…but he might want to be) absence, Simon rallies the Saviors to make a final run at The Hilltop to crush Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) rebellion once and for all.
Except as you can see from the clip below from this Sunday’s episode of AMC‘s The Walking Dead, Maggie (Lauren Cohan) has a few thoughts of her own about his plan; specifically, “The Widow” has 38 thoughts on the matter…
Here’s the trailer and overview for this Sunday’s episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead, ‘Do Not Send Us Astray’:
The Walking Dead Episode 8×13 ‘Do Not Send Us Astray’: Trouble arises when unexpected visitors arrive at the Hilltop and the community is thrust into action; heartbreaking discoveries are made.
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.