The fallout from the struggle between Rick and Negan endured in Season eight, Episode 7 “Time for After.” With the Saviors on the ropes and Rick launching a brand new scheme with the Scavengers, the plot thickened much more.
The episode opens with Rick nonetheless in his precarious role from last week. He went alone to the Scavengers’ compound to offer them a risk to withdraw their allegiance to Negan. Their chief, Jadis, refused and is now preparing some style of sculpture of Rick, taking snap shots and sketches of his semi-nude physique.
Meanwhile, Eugene finds himself in the worst position imaginable for a coward who hates drama. After piecing collectively the fact that Dwight is the traitor in their midst, he’s left maintaining the entire playing cards and being compelled to play them. He confronts Dwight privately to say that he’s conscious of the hindrance and can only rat him out if he continues to betray them. That is an atypical stance given that that Negan stated he’d kill Eugene if he couldn’t determine a solution to their trouble.
He appears content material that he’ll provoke Negan by putting his intellect to the dilemma of rescuing the Sanctuary alternatively than finding the mole. Nevertheless, that assignment is easier mentioned than completed. It’s printed that he’s taken to ingesting wine with a view to get to mattress. It seems that being loyal to the Saviors does indeed make it tougher to sleep at night time. Nonetheless, he is aware of the place his smartest allegiances must lie, some thing he makes clear in a dialog with the very infirmed Gabriel. He mercilessly explains that Gabriel’s condition is his possess fault and that he will now not (to not be confused with “might not”) help him break out.
In the meantime, Daryl, Michonne, Tara and Rosita have arrived with a big dump truck external the Sanctuary. Daryl and Rick lately traded hands over the former’s plan to blow a gap within the wall of the Sanctuary and let the walkers have at anybody inside of. Rick shot it down, however Daryl is hoping to execute the plan anyway. It’s printed that Morgan, after storming off from his failed fight with Jesus, went to the Sanctuary to help spot competencies escapes. When he sees the 4 traitors, he offers his assistance. After all, he’s firmly in the camp of “kill all people” by way of this factor. Rosita and Michonne, nonetheless, remains loyal to Rick and break up.
Even those collaborating in the caper appear to be on the fence about it, but they execute it nonetheless. With the support of Morgan and the opposite spotters, all of them get into function. Meanwhile, Eugene had a stroke of genius and rigged a far off-managed glider with an iPod. The hope is that it’s going to Pied Piper the walkers away and clear the trail for an break out. Nevertheless, before he can launch it, Dwight places a gun to the again of his head. Eugene is scared, but bets giant on the suggestion that Dwight gained’t kill him. He’s correct, but that doesn’t stop Dwight from blowing his glider out of the sky. It’s a moot point anyway as Daryl immediately comes crashing into the compound giving them much larger fish to fry. It appears like Dwight has gotten a move, but Eugene has recorded the entire come across, together with Dwight’s confession.
Just like that, the Saviors are in a fair worse drawback than they had been. Nonetheless, Eugene, seeing the carnage introduced upon the Sanctuary, snaps. He goes to Gabriel and says that he’s no longer going to be the “good guy.” alternatively, he’s going to comply with his own route of self renovation, noting that everyone who tried to coach him to follow the frequently “moral” manner is useless. He goes to Negan with a thriller plan to aid them all break out. All that is revealed is that it’ll require a variety of bullets. Nevertheless, he’s ready of making extra.
He’s about to use the tape recording in opposition to Dwight to further provoke his boss, when he walks within the room hastily. It’s an excessive amount of for him and he doesn’t give him up as the traitor.
The episode ends on a particularly low be aware as Jadis makes an try to execute Rick. She tries to let one among her armored walkers eat him, however he struggles free and pins her down. He tells the Scavengers that he’s leaving, and that in the event that they refuse him once more, he’ll be back to conclude them off eventually. After some failed negotiating that involves Jadis asking Rick to pose nude for her, she concurs to aid for one fourth of the take. However, when they arrive at the Sanctuary, it’s not the scene Rick promised.
He sees that not only has Daryl punched a gap into the compound, but Eugene’s mystery plan has worked, and neither the walkers nor the Saviors are anywhere to be observed.
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