Nicholas starts to panic and tells Negan to let him go inside, back to his family, pointing out that he has already been shot. Negan is surprised and asks if he really is Rick's friend. Heath says they just are all scared.
Negan prepares himself and tells Rick to "join" singing the same song Negan sang while choosing Glenn to be executed. Suddenly Paul, who was hiding in a trench, grabs a Savior's leg, and uses him as human shield as the rest start to shoot at him. Negan demands they stop shooting as Paul directs the other survivors to flee. He then starts to attack the Saviors, causing some to indirectly shoot their comrades. Negan finally intervenes, but Paul is able to use Lucille against him and holds Negan as a hostage against the Saviors. Suddenly Shiva pounces on the Saviors, mauling several more Saviors and The Kingdom survivors attack as well. During the commotion, Negan is able to free himself and flee. Rick demands that they follow them but Ezekiel says they are still outnumbered. Rick then runs towards the bell tower and finds Connor's broken corpse. Inside the tower, Rick and Michonne find Andrea severely beaten, but alive.
Rick tells Carl that he wants him to stay and protect the Alexandria Safe-Zone; Carl refuses, but Rick tells him that the Safe-Zone won't be safe when the Saviors come again. Paul comes up and says that Rick is responsible for everyone standing up to Negan and giving them something to fight for. Back at The Sanctuary, Negan announces to his men that they're going to war.
- Rick Grimes
- Carl Grimes
- Denise Cloyd
- Paul Monroe
- The Kingdom survivors
- The Saviors
- Connor (Corpse)
- Several unnamed Saviors.
- This is one of the few issues that has a cover that accurately depicts the events of the issue.
- This issue marks the first time an animal has killed a human being.