This article contains spoilers from The Walking Dead Season 7.
The Walking Dead has struggled to cope with its numerous locations this season, but ever since the show returned from its mid-season hiatus, the problems have vastly improved as we progress towards the season finale.
Last week's episode was incredibly important in the long run and, despite its awful deer CGI, it potentially set up a dual leadership role for Rick and Michonne should they succeed in defeating Negan. Tonight's episode took us back to the Kingdom, shifting the focus to the show's best character: Carol Peletier.
Despite her reunion with Daryl three weeks ago, Carol still remained in the dark about the heinous murders of Glenn and Abraham — but that changed in the latest episode, which was definitely not a snorefest; it had huge developments for Carol, reminding us all why she is one of the greatest elements of The Walking Dead.
Before we get excited for next week's episode, let's take a look at the biggest moments from "Bury Me Here."
1. Carol Cleverly Takes Out Walkers, Proving That She's Still A Badass
Just when you thought Carol couldn't get any more awesome, she goes and proves you wrong. After her little conversation with Daryl several episodes ago, Carol decided that she'd best go to the Kingdom and get the truth from Morgan about what really happened with Glenn and Abraham.
As she made her way to the Kingdom, viewers got the opportunity to see that Carol's house isn't as close to the settlement as we originally thought. While on the road, the former warrior proved that she still has what it takes to survive in this post-apocalyptic world, taking out several walkers on the way.
However, it was the innovative way that she disposed of the reanimated corpses that got our attention. She picked up a road sign and made her way to the top of a nearby tree, attracting the nearby walkers. Once they approached, she stabbed them in the head with the sharp end of the road sign, killing them instantly. Who else but Carol could be so clever?
2. A Trade With The Saviors Doesn't Go As Planned
After months of successful trading, Ezekiel made the trip with his colleagues to trade with the Saviors once more, but things didn't go as planned this time. Ezekiel was shocked to discover that his offerings where one short and, despite his protests, the Saviors weren't pleased.
As punishment, the Saviors confiscated all of Ezekiel's group's weaponry as things were set to get "emotional." According to the Saviors, the people of The Kingdom needed to be taught a lesson for bringing them insufficient supplies. One of the Saviors held a gun to Richard's head but, in the end, it wasn't Richard who was the target — the man moved his gun and shot Benjamin instead.
3. Benjamin Dies
After Benjamin was shot in the leg by the Saviors, Richard, Ezekiel and the others decided that there wasn't enough time to race back to the Kingdom to save him — he was bleeding out. Instead, they brought him to Carol's nearby house, and Carol did her best to help, but they couldn't stop the bleeding.
As Benjamin lay dying, Morgan struggled to contain his emotions. Unfortunately, Benjamin died on Carol's dining room table. Ezekiel apologized to Carol for bringing him to her, but she completely understood why he did.
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4. Morgan Kills Richard
The following day, Ezekiel, Richard and Morgan made the journey to their delivery spot once more. Morgan was still noticeably upset at Richard for his part in getting Benjamin killed. As Richard unloaded the supplies and handed them over to the Saviors, he was ambushed by Morgan, who attacked him with two sticks. The Saviors remained steadfast, as did the people of the Kingdom.
Morgan continued beating Richard, ultimately strangling him to death. Afterwards, he bashed Richard's head on the pavement. Morgan stood and explained the whole situation to both the Saviors and the people of the Kingdom, leaving King Ezekiel in shock.
Ezekiel pleaded with Morgan to come back to the Kingdom, but Morgan refused. He then stabbed Richard in the skull to make sure he didn't turn. No one saw this scene coming.
5. Carol Finds Out The Truth And Decides To Fight
After all the tragedy that Morgan endured during the episode, he made his way back to Carol's little house in the woods. He wasted no time in telling her what he did to Richard, and asked her if she really wanted to know the truth about what happened in Alexandria. After a little hesitation, she nodded and he told her.
Hearing the truth about Glenn and Abraham's horrific deaths shook Carol to the core, but it was the ammunition — so to speak — that she needed to come to her senses. She made the decision to move into the Kingdom, and when she confronted Ezekiel, she told him that they need to prepare to fight.
Ezekiel agreed. A war is coming and Carol is back where she belongs.
There are only three episodes of #TheWalkingDead Season 7 left, and with the war against Negan likely taking place in the finale, some characters won't be making it out of the season alive. Now that Carol has returned to her badass roots, maybe she will help take down the tyrant before too many lives are lost in the battle. If there's one person capable of stopping Negan, it's Carol.
The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC. What do you think will happen next? Tell us in the comment section below!