Rick's group arrive back in Alexandria, where Carl points how Rick is late; the latter then replies this is war and he won't be able to follow schedules every time he leaves. Michonne comes by and tells Rick what happened to Ezekiel's group. Alarmed, Rick calls for a meeting in the church. He tells the others that due to this development, the Saviors must have found a way to eliminate all the roamers that had them pinned inside the Sanctuary and are most likely planning a counterattack on Alexandria. Suddenly an explosion occurs inside the walls; they all go outside to see Negan and a large group of Saviors outside. Negan threatens Rick by holding a handful of grenades. Instead of starting a conflict, Negan simply says he's here with a peace offer and pulls out a blindfolded and bound Holly from his truck. Negan then releases her back to Alexandria and Rick guides her with his voice. She enters the safe-zone without saying a word, and Denise runs over to help her. She takes off the bag from her head and is shocked to see that Holly was killed and has reanimated into a zombie. Holly leans over and bites Denise in the arm. With Denise's screams diverting Rick's attention, Negan screams: "ATTACK!"
A zombified Holly continues biting Denise, as a terrified Heath runs towards her. Rick quickly shoots Holly off of Denise and frantically asks for a weapon to amputate her arm. Outside, Negan begins to throw more grenades over the wall and yells at Rick that the war could've been avoided by following his rules. Heath's leg is blown off in the process and Denise rushes over to taking him over to her house to stop the bleeding. Rick advises that they should amputate Denise's arm, but, she insists that she is the only one who can save Heath and needs both arms, remarking that "it's probably too late for her anyway".
Carl hears the grenades going off, and rushes towards the door to go help his father, but, Andrea tells him that its not safe and reassures him that they will help Rick.
Dwight leads a group of Saviors, instructing them how to attack Alexandria. Ezekiel and Michonne dodge a grenade, and stay behind to help out residents trapped in their homes. Paul is running through the smoke looking for Rick, but is sidetracked by a stray grenade thrown over the wall. He immediately catches the grenade and throws it back over the wall, killing a Savior in the process. Dwight emerges from the aftermath of the blast and instructs the remaining Saviors to throw more grenades over the wall. When they turn their back to him, Dwight draws his pistol and kills them all from behind. Paul sees this and Dwight reminds him that he is on Alexandria's side and he needs to be trusted.
Rick emerges from the street and leads Carl and Andrea away from their house, mentioning that all the perimeter houses are at risk. A grenade goes off behind them, knocking the trio to the ground. Rick calls for Carl in fear as he doesn't respond.
Negan gloats about how successful his bombing of Alexandria is and is stunned when a group of survivors start firing on The Saviors, and Negan orders them to retreat immediately. Maggie Greene, now the de facto leader of the Hilltop Colony, arrives with most of the community's survivors, repelling the remaining Saviors away.
Rick takes a conscious Carl to Denise for her to look over after suspecting that he may have been burned by the blast. Denise confirms with Rick that Heath will be okay and Carl is revealed to have gone uninjured, only having been knocked down by the blast. Maggie appears and tells Rick and Andrea that she has brought a whole lot of survivors down to help. Rick asks Maggie if she is in charge of the Hilltop, which she replies "I guess I am". Rick collapses from his injuries sustained in the bombings.
- Denise Cloyd
- Holly (Zombified)
- Charles (Off-Panel)
- Betsy (Off-Panel)
- Mr. Orson (Off-Panel)
- Mrs. Orson (Off-Panel)
- Orson Children (Off-Panel)
- 6+ Alexandrians
- 10+ Saviors
- Rick Grimes
- Carl Grimes
- Andrea Grimes
- Maggie Greene
- Denise Cloyd
- The Saviors
- Alexandria Safe-Zone citizens
- Hilltop Colony residents
- Holly (Zombified)
- Alexandria was severely damaged this issue, and was abandoned.
- It was not until after Issue 126, during the time skip, that Alexandria was repaired.