This issue has some extremely violent and graphic moments that may not make it on to the television show.
|Prison: Failed Teenage Suicide Pact · Decapitated Twins The Governor & Woodbury: Rick's Hand Chopped Off · Michonne Raped · Governor Tortured and Mutilated · Lori and Judith Shot To DC: Zombie Dream Negan & The Saviors: Mark's Face Ironed · Spencer Gutted Alpha & The Whisperers: Bullies Beaten by Carl · Heads on Pikes · Alpha Decapitated|
Rick and Andrea are settling in for the night in The Kingdom. Rick tells Andrea that she needs to learn to trust people and statistically not everyone they meet is out to get them. Andrea notices Michonne passing in the hallway, taking note of her smile. Rick jokingly claims that now he is worried.
Michonne returns to her room, and starts settling into bed, however, she quickly reminds herself not to be stupid. She retrieves her sword so she can have it in her hands as she sleeps.
Paul tells Gregory he has gathered twenty of their able-bodied men and women for when they fight against The Saviors. The remaining Hilltop residents believe that Paul is simply headed out on an extended supply run. Gregory is still nervous about fighting Negan and the Saviors. Paul tells him that for all he knows, they defected and that Gregory doesn't know what they're doing. They argue and Paul calls him a coward for "bending over backwards to keep your ass out of the line of fire." However, Gregory disagrees and claims that his actions were the only thing that kept people alive.
Andrea is seen either training new shooters from The Kingdom or getting a feel for who will be best suited to be on the front lines when Rick approaches. They discuss the amount of able-bodied people they currently have, taking into account the people from Hilltop who have yet to arrive. They ponder the chances of a successful assault against The Saviors weighing the unknown numbers of the Saviors against their numbers and firepower.
Afterwards Rick, Michonne, Paul, Andrea and Ezekiel meet to discuss the coming war. Rick mentions they have to return to Alexandria with supplies as The Saviors are scheduled to pick-up in a few days.
Meanwhile, Negan arrives in Alexandria a few days early. He is met by Olivia, who says they are running low on supplies and that Rick and a group are out on a run. She claims that they are practically starving. Negan, taking note of her weight asks if by "practically" she meant "not fucking really". A Savior mentions to Negan he may have been too harsh as now Olivia is in tears. Negan apologizes for being rude and as a way of making amends offers to have sex with her. She replies with a smack across Negan's face prompting two Saviors to restrain her. Negan commands them to let her go, stating that her actions have only increased his interest in her, then asks her to show him to the finest vacant house. Negan and his Saviors settle for the night in Alexandria.
Negan is then greeted by Spencer Monroe, who wants to talk to him about Rick and his leadership. They talk for a while, as Spencer tells Negan about the history of the Safe-Zone. Negan is amazed at the commodities the Safe-Zone offers and declares it his "vacation home".
Spencer tells Negan that Rick is a bad leader that he would make a better leader for Alexandria. He suggests that Negan should kill Rick and put himself in charge. Negan points out that Rick hates his guts, but at least he "has guts", and is willing to swallow his personal hatred for the good of his people. Negan then taunts Spencer, saying he doesn't have any guts, and swiftly slashes Spencer's stomach open, killing him.
Negan then makes a joke about Spencer having guts, and nonchalantly walks away, telling Seth to clean up Spencer's body before a child sees it.
- Rick Grimes
- Carl Grimes
- Maggie Greene
- Spencer Monroe
- Paul Monroe
- The Saviors
- The Kingdom residents
- Last appearance of Spencer Monroe. (Alive)
- Robert Kirkman, in jest, stated that this issue would have 48 pages instead of 22.
- On Letter Hacks, Robert Kirkman stated that zombies do not digest food, and when their stomach is full, the food is simply forced out through the rectum and anus.