After Rick hears that Negan has done something to Carl, Rick reacts by head-butting Negan. Negan's Saviors are about to break up the fight, but Negan commands them not to. Rick kicks Negan down while asking repeatedly, "Where is my son?". Negan starts to strangle Rick and says he will not let a one-armed man beat him in front of his own men. As Negan strangles Rick, he says he will regret it, and commands The Saviors to take the boy out.
Rick surprises Negan by biting him. Negan tells Michonne to stand down and Rick to calm down. Just then, Carl calls for his father. Carl and Rick hug and Negan explains he can be reasonable and that he doesn't like killing people.
Rick announces to the community that Carl is safe at home, and is happy that Negan spared his life. He tells Olivia to help Andrea catalog all the supplies they found earlier. Rick tells everyone Negan can be trusted, and hopes it stays that way. Rick also tells everyone to be optimistic. Andrea asks Rick if he will keep his secret plan from the rest survivors, and Rick responds that he doesn't care before it's dangerous to all.
Paul and Rick talk about the Saviors and their main base. According to Carl the base did not have many soldiers and had families, women and children. Paul suggests Rick and the others should meet Ezekiel.
- Rick Grimes
- Carl Grimes
- Rosita Espinosa
- Dr. Eugene Porter
- Fr. Gabriel Stokes
- Dr. Denise Cloyd
- Spencer Monroe
- Paul Monroe
- Ezekiel (Mentioned)
- The Saviors
- Alexandria Safe-Zone Citizens
- First mention of Ezekiel.
- Rick and others learn that Negan and his Saviors can be reasonable, and take no joy in killing people.
- This will be the third time that Michonne has pursued another fellow survivor for sexual comfort, though it is the first unsuccessful one.