There were a lot of mysteries solved over the 16 episodes that made up The Walking Dead Season 7. From the identity of the mysterious "Boots," to the person that allowed Daryl to escape the Saviors base and finally to the traitor who betrayed Rick, slowly most of the loose ends were all tied up.
But while we're preparing to go to war against the Saviors in the upcoming Season 8, cast your mind back through Season 7 and mull over the few big unanswered questions which demand answering before the series returns in October. After all, as a great philosopher once said, "loose ends will make your ass itch":
1. Where's Heath?
We last saw Heath in Season 7, Episode 6 in what was an episode predominantly concerned with Tara. During the episode, Heath was clearly struggling to come to terms with what the group had done in Season 6, Episode 12 when they stormed a Saviors base and killed many of the inhabitants as they slept.
Throughout Episode 6 we learn that Heath and Tara were separated when they were overwhelmed by walkers on a bridge. Tara fell over the side of the bridge and by the time she made it back, Heath seemed to have escaped, losing his glasses in the process and also a mysterious key card with 'PPP' written on the back. Heath's whereabouts is currently unknown.
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2. Is Morgan off the rails again?
Morgan has clearly wrestled with his mental health throughout the show, struggling to find a balance between when peaceful approaches are needed and when one should kill. In the Season 6 finale he killed his first human since his time with Eastman in order to save Carol's life, and in Season 7, Episode 13 he dramatically murdered Richard after his plan resulted in the death of Morgan's friend, Benjamin.
At the start of the Season 7 finale, Morgan had intended to hunt out the Saviors alone — armed with his sharpened stick formerly used to practice aikido — though he was found by Ezekiel, Carol and the Kingdommers and persuaded to join their group to fight together. Once they arrived at Alexandria it was clear that Morgan had abandoned his no-kill policy completely, using whatever weapon available to aid his cause.
But as useful as Morgan's skills were in the battle at Alexandria, it begs the question of what the future holds for Morgan. Will he slip back into "clear" mode, like Rick found him in during Season 3, or will he be able to find a healthy balance. Morgan's flashbacks during Episode 13, and the moment he called Benjamin by his dead son's name, Duane, indicate that maybe it's too late for him. However, he's found help before so maybe he'll be alright?
3. Where's Gregory?
As we saw at the start of Episode 16, Gregory had departed the Hilltop and Maggie's fear was that he had met up with the Saviors and had told them about the Hilltop/Alexandria alliance. However, it appeared as though most of the Saviors were already enroute to Alexandria by the time Gregory would have made it to one of the Saviors bases, and by the end of the battle the Saviors certainly figured out that both the Hilltop and the Kingdom were in league with Rick. So where did Gregory end up?
Well, as we know from Episode 15, he was planning to go for an overnight trip, most likely to Simon's base. Simon had given Gregory the instructions to his base in Episode 14, and ensured he would be allowed inside safely as long as there were no "shenanigans afoot." But given that Simon was probably already gone by the time Gregory would have arrived at the base, what does that mean for the cowardly leader now? Especially because his one piece of information — Maggie being alive and her, Daryl and the Hilltop aligning with Rick — will be useless by the time Simon returns. Perhaps he'll pledge loyalty to Negan and try to work as an inside man similar to what Dwight is doing for Rick? Whatever he does, here's hoping he sees sense, and finally gives up leadership to Maggie in Season 8.
4. What happened to Eugene's second pill?
As you might remember, when Frankie and Tanya requested that Eugene make them a suicide pill for Amber, a.k.a Negan, they asked that he make two to ensure they had ample opportunity to sneak Negan the pill. Eugene obliged and made the pills, though after he realized they were actually for Negan he refused to hand them over to the women.
Later in Episode 15, he gave one of the pills to Sasha who used it to kill herself while on the way to Alexandria, proving their strength and Eugene's formidable pharmacy skills. But now that we know the pill works, what does he plan to do with the second pill, and where is he hiding it? Some are theorizing that it's tucked inside the gremblygunk toy, but whether or not Eugene holds onto the pill for another use or throws it away after seeing what it did to Sasha is a story yet to be told.
5. Where's Sherry?
After helping Daryl to escape the Sanctuary, Sherry also fled the compound, leaving a note and her wedding rings inside her old home for Dwight to find. Sherry left the Sanctuary because she blamed herself for forcing Dwight to live there with her, resulting in him "becoming everything [he] didn't want to be." She didn't think she would necessarily make it in the new world, but as she said in her note, life in the Sanctuary "isn't better than being dead. It's worse."
Sherry's note struck a chord with Dwight and spurred him on to meet with Rick and turn on Negan. But as for Sherry's fate, that remains a mystery. She's not exactly well equipped to survive in the world, but she's far from helpless either. With so many communities in the surrounding areas perhaps she'll get lucky and stumble upon one which will help her out. Or perhaps as a character she served her purpose and her fate will remain an ongoing mystery.
The Walking Dead will return to AMC with Season 8 in October.