This issue has some extremely violent and graphic moments that may not make it on to the television show.
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Panicking after witnessing the immense herd of Whisperers, Gabriel abandons his position on the water tower and begins descending down its ladder, begging for help. He suddenly loses his hold on the ladder and falls, only for his right foot to become lodged on one of its railings leaving him stuck and in agonizing pain as his leg snaps. A voice addresses Gabriel's pleas which is revealed to belong to Beta, who "releases" Gabriel by slicing open his abdomen. Beta and the Whispers continue on their journey as Gabriel is devoured near to the bone by the horde.
On the front lines, Negan complains about not having any weapons and teases Dwight about Sherry. Laura approaches and warns that a large group of Whisperers are headed their way, and Dwight wonders why Gabriel did not signal, unaware of his demise.
The Militia begin shooting at the roamers, and are soon attacked by the Whisperers. As many of their own are killed, Negan is able to find a weapon. Magna, her crew, and some Kingdom residents arrive to draw some of the roamers away, but Dwight becomes increasingly unsure of the militia's chances of victory as they become increasingly overwhelmed.
At the Hilltop, Maggie and Brianna discuss Dante. Carl and Lydia are keeping watch, but Lydia insists if the Whisperers come in full force, it won't matter if they see them coming. Eugene arrives to help speed up ammo production, and Alex helps Aaron out of bed.
Pete tells Siddiq he cannot spare any men, and tells him to be safe. At the Sanctuary, Tara tells Sherry that the Whisperers will come for them next. Andrea is on lookout when Rick arrives with lunch for her. He jokes he should have made Negan carry him around for breaking his leg, but Andrea says that would have been too good for him and that dying on the front lines is better.
Michonne and Jesus are discussing Aaron on the front lines when they notice the Militia have been surrounded and race in to help. Camouflaged by the herd, Beta stalks Dwight and surprises him. However Beta's attack is unsuccessful as Negan knocks Beta to the ground with his rifle, with the former ordering him to affirm himself so that Negan can kill him.
- Rick Grimes
- Carl Grimes
- Maggie Greene
- Eugene Porter
- Gabriel Stokes
- Paul Monroe
- Hershel Greene
- The Whisperers
- Donald (Mentioned)
- Gabriel Stokes
- Unnamed horse
- Several unnamed Militia soldiers
- Several unnamed Kingdom residents
- Several unnamed Whisperers.
- First mention of Donald.
- Last appearance of Gabriel Stokes.
- This issue marks the first time that Negan uses a gun on panel. While he primarily used it as a club to knock down Beta, he did fire it.