ByBrooke Geller, writer at
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Brooke Geller

Oh Sasha, what have you gotten yourself into? It's unclear what this heartbroken survivor thought would happen when she waltzed through the front door of the Sanctuary, but it can't have been this.

But rather than being executed on sight, Negan's realized he may have use for Sasha yet. So now, instead of having her walker body strapped to a fence, she's alive and well within one of the Sanctuary's luxury suites as Negan tries to smooth talk her into joining the Saviors.

It may seem like she's run out of options, but there's actually quite a few different scenarios that could play out. Let's break it down:

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Zombie Justice

The Walking Dead [Credit: AMC]
The Walking Dead [Credit: AMC]

When Sasha begged Eugene for something to end her life, it seemed like she'd completely given up. Is this really how it would all end for Sasha, after everything she'd been through? Or did she still have some fight left in her?

Strangely enough, the dead Savior in her cell who was about to turn may have been a hint at what's to come. We knew that if that walker turned, he might bite Sasha, killing her and turning her into a walker. This obviously didn't happen, as Negan found out when he opened the cell door and removed his knife from the walker's head. What Negan doesn't suspect is the possibility of Sasha (who he believes is unarmed) killing herself, and attacking him as a walker when he opens the door again.

In fact, it's entirely possible that this comic book arc might be adapted for this very situation:

Sasha's storyline is beginning to show more and more similarities to the comic book character Holly. She was captured by Negan, and returned to Rick's group with a bag over her head. What Rick didn't realize was that Holly had already turned, and she bit Denise, killing her. Could this storyline be used earlier on, with Sasha using that play for herself to take out Negan?

Testing Eugene

The Walking Dead [Credit: AMC]
The Walking Dead [Credit: AMC]

Just like many people who watch , Sasha was in absolute disbelief that Eugene has really become a Savior. She needed to see for herself if Eugene would help her bust out, or comply with her likely death.

If that was a test, then Eugene definitely failed. Eugene, it's okay— Sasha isn't Rosita! She's not so scary! You're totally allowed to say no to her, my dude. Sadly, he seemed a little too eager to partake in her assisted suicide, reaching down deep into his Gremblygunk to pull out his finest homemade poison pills. He really should've done a Sherry and busted her out, but it's too late for that now.

Fortunately, this would mean that Sasha hasn't hit rock bottom yet, and the suicide ploy was all just an elaborate ruse to determine if Eugene was a lost cause. Don't give up, Sasha!

Another Betrayal— Or A Secret Plan

The Walking Dead [Credit: AMC]
The Walking Dead [Credit: AMC]

Negan knows talent when he sees it, which is exactly why he's kept Sasha alive. Perhaps he'll give her the Eugene treatment with a private tour of the Sanctuary's farmer's market, a free jar of pickles and a private date with his wives. But in all seriousness, could Sasha really put Abraham's death behind her and side with his murderer?

In all honesty, she might just do that. Faced with the choice of becoming another Negan or death, her survival instincts might kick in and convince her to just bite the bullet and become a Savior; just like we saw happen with Eugene.

The Walking Dead [Credit: AMC]
The Walking Dead [Credit: AMC]

But speaking of Eugene, something wasn't quite right with that scene. After he slipped her the poison pills, she looked pretty disappointed. It's likely that she was expecting him to give her an actual weapon she could use against Negan when the door opened again, like the knife or shard of glass that she'd requested. What the hell is she supposed to do with two pills?

However, all hope is not yet lost. Sasha could very well pocket the pills, pretend to join the Saviors and then slip the poison to Negan when she can get close enough to him— just like it seemed Eugene was planning to do.

What do you think Sasha is planning?


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