It's been quite a journey for Rick Grimes on AMC's The Walking Dead and the latest episode found our protagonist once again exploring uncharted territory. Well, sort of. The eighth season of the hit post-apocalyptic drama began last month and, after a return to form and a few shocking deaths, it appears that our favorite show is back on track, as is Rick Grimes.
After last week's episode of #TheWalkingDead saw Negan and Gabriel somewhat bond while trapped in a trailer, the villainous tyrant brought the priest into his Sanctuary. Elsewhere, Rick was shocked when he saw a helicopter flying overhead so he decided to follow to see who was flying it. There were a lot of unanswered questions following last week's installment of #TWD but thankfully the latest episode answered quite a few of them so, without further ado, let's take a look at the 5 biggest moments from "The King, The Widow and Rick."
Note: This article contains heavy spoilers for the latest episode of The Walking Dead.
1. Rick and Jadis Face Off
Happy with how their mission has been progressing, Rick decided to take things to the next level and apparently that involved getting into bed with Jadis, so to speak. Arriving at the heapster's sacred dump, Rick approached the leader of the tribe and once again offered her the chance to fight alongside the Alexandrians, the Hilltop dwellers and the people of the Kingdom. This time, Rick had more confidence in the delivery of his proposal and even showed Jadis and her friends photographs of the destroyed Saviors' outposts. Unfortunately, Jadis declined and had Rick thrown in one of her shipping containers. Oh Jadis, will you ever learn?
2. Maggie Imprisons Gregory
After spending weeks debating what to do with the Savior hostages that Jesus brought back to the Hilltop, Maggie finally saw sense and allowed the hostages to remain on her land, provided they were heavily guarded and kept in a place where she can see them at all times. As the prisoners entered their new outdoor pen, Maggie decided to turn the tables on twisty Gregory and throw him in the pen too, telling him that she can't trust him. You go, Maggie!
3. Carl's Close Call
As he's done since the very beginning of the show, Carl once again disobeyed Rick's wishes and headed out of Alexandria into the forest to look for Siddiq (a.k.a the guy he met in the Season 8 premiere). When Carl finally found Siddiq, he offered him the opportunity to come back to Alexandria. On their way, the pair encountered a group of walkers and, as they disposed of the infected creatures, Carl found himself in a vulnerable position, having to fight off not one, but two walkers. It was a close call for him, that's for sure, but thankfully he was able to use his gun and save himself just in time. Phew!
4. Michonne and Rosita Face Trouble
Still nursing the injuries that they sustained in the Season 7 finale, Michonne and Rosita decided they wanted to have a peek at the overrun Sanctuary, so they headed out on a road trip. While driving to the Sanctuary, they stopped the car due to a nearby loud noise. The pair went to invesigate and stumbled upon a warehouse, where the occupants were blasting loud music from large speakers.
Once inside, Michonne and Rosita soon realized that they were on Savior territory and that the two Saviors present in the warehouse were planning on taking the music speakers to the Sanctuary in order to draw away the walkers. Unable to allow them to ruin everything, Michonne and Rosita saw to it that the Saviors were disposed off, but one of them mangaged to escape with the speakers. However, Daryl arrived in the nick of time and stopped the woman in her tracks — quite literally!
5. Carol Talks To The King
After losing Shiva in a horrendous fashion, poor King Ezekiel is struggling to cope with life. In an effort to raise morale for the few folks that are still alive at the Kingdom, Carol paid the king a visit in the hopes of convincing him to return to his post as leader of the settlement. However, Ezekiel was having none of it, telling Carol that he is responsible for getting all of the Kingdom dwellers killed and that he was merely playing a role all this time. Carol got quite emotional as she tried to make him see sense, telling him that he had helped her in the past and now he needs to play the part of the King once more and help everyone else. Let's hope he listens!
And that concludes our recap of The Walking Dead. The war continues to wage on on the #AMC series and it's getting more and more difficult to determine which side will emerge victorious. Either way, the mid-season finale is approaching quicker than ever, and we're more than excited to see what happens when Rick and Negan come face-to-face once more. The excitement is real.
The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.
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