This issue has some extremely violent and graphic moments that may not make it on to the television show.
|Prison: Teenage Failed 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 · Alexandria Safe-Zone: Jessie and Ron Devoured · Carl Shot in the Eye Negan & The Saviors: Glenn Beaten to Death · Spencer Gutted The Whisperers: Carl-Bullies Fight|
Jessie does not want to leave without assisting the rest of the community, but Rick says that with a bigger group, they will be picked off one-by-one easily and a smaller group is easier to manage. Jessie protests that there are children among them. Rick states that he isn't going to be on the lookout for other people's children.
To everyone's horror, he goes on to say that if he has to choose between his child or others', he'll choose his own every single time. Rick says that he does not want to seem insensitive, but, he is only being honest. Jessie asks if they are going to help the others when they get out and Rick says yes. He asks everyone to quickly gather as many supplies as they can without slowing them down so that they can go while they still can.
Upstairs, Michonne is talking to a seemingly-unconscious Morgan. She apologizes to him for being a "bitch". She values that Morgan keeps pressing forward even after his son's death. She goes on to say that she doesn't mean to be an insensitive person, it's just her way. Lastly, she asks Morgan to forgive her only to realize that Morgan has already passed away.
Maggie informs Rick that she and Sophia will not be joining them in their escape because they are both slow and she cannot risk Sophia's life. Suddenly, Rick opens the door and drags the roamer that had been standing in front of the house inside. To everyone's surprise he is about to hack away at it with his axe and he assures everyone he has done this before, but, that they should probably take the kids to another room.
Gabriel, Eugene, and Nicholas are now trapped inside the church and Eugene asks Gabriel if he has any food. Abraham and Rosita are indoors in their house. Rosita is scared, and wants Abraham to hold her. Aaron and Eric make their way into another house, hoping that they will be safe inside. Holly is seen lying on top of a porch roof with the undead walking around below her. Meanwhile, Douglas is planning to commit suicide. Michonne kills Morgan before he reanimates, saying she's sorry,and Denise looks on in shock at what Rick is doing.
Rick assures them that he knows what he is doing. Michonne walks downstairs and informs the group of Morgan's death. She is clearly shocked by it, but, quickly recovers and asks Rick how she can help. Rick is surprised at the news, but, goes on to ask everyone to wear sheets with zombie guts on them as "ponchos" so that they could walk among the undead (the same technique he and Glenn used in an early issue to trick the zombies). Denise decides that she does not want to wear the "ponchos" and Michonne tells her that she will not be needing it if she helps her back to her place. Maggie is still not convinced and she and Sophia are still staying. Rick states that it's too much of a risk to stay and try to convince them otherwise and that he hopes that she is making the right decision. Sophia embraces Carl and they both say their farewells to each other. Rick turns to Jessie and she lovingly says that she would follow him anywhere.
They all walk out and Rick assures everyone they will be fine, but, Ron is very frightened. Michonne states that Denise is attracting too much attention and decides that they will move on ahead of everyone else. Douglas is outside and Rick's group is slowly moving toward his house. Ron loudly tells Jessie that he is scared and starts attracting a few of the undead around them. Rick turns to Jessie and demands that she keep him quiet, but, he gets bitten. Jessie looks on in horror as the undead start to feast and pile up on her scared son. Ricks tells her to let go of his hand and that there is nothing she can do for him now. With tears in her eyes, she tells him that she can't leave him and she asks Rick not to leave them. Carl is panicking because Jessie will not let go of Carl's hand and the undead are beginning to swarm around them. Douglas notices the group. Rick asks Jessie to let Carl go as she is now getting overrun and devoured. Jessie screams Rick's name, but, then she insists that they not leave them. With one of Jessie's tearful eyes still visible as the undead begin to pile up on her, Rick hacks off her hand with his axe.
As Jessie is being eaten, Douglas begins to wildly shoot his gun and tells them that they are safe in the houses. Maggie is holding Sophia inside the house and is telling her to ignore the noise and screams outside. Denise returns to the house while Michonne attempts to get to Rick and Carl. Douglas is "covering" them by continuing to shoot wildly and Rick tries to yell out to him to stop shooting. Douglas is attracting the undead, gets bitten several times, and he stops firing. Rick asks if everyone is okay and then asks Carl. When he does not answer, Rick looks down at Carl, only to discover that Carl has been shot in the eye.
Carl is in shock, calling out to his dad and Rick yells out to him as he falls down. Carl is still breathing, and Rick picks him up. He runs with him and reminds him to breathe. Michonne catches up and asks him what happened, but, Rick is unable to answer. He kicks a door open and asks a surprised Denise to save Carl's life with the undead fast approaching behind them.
- Last appearance of Morgan Jones.
- Last appearance of Douglas Monroe.
- Last appearance of Ron Anderson.
- Last appearance of Jessie Anderson. (Alive)
- The cover shows Douglas letting himself be swarmed by the Herd as a form of suicide, although he did not do this intentionally as Douglas fired several gunshots at the undead before getting killed and devoured.
- But since he formerly planned to commit suicide the issue cover can be considered as one of the issue covers that foretells an event within the Issue.