Herrings won’t get much redder than this. In this Sunday’s action-packed episode of The Walking Dead, a herd was led by Alpha towards Alexandria not to attack it but to draw away the community’s fighters, that allows Beta to sneak in through a tunnel under Dante’s grave and go on a killing spree to create a whole new herd just within the community’s walls. Isn’t it brilliant? This episode was much more exciting and thrilling compared to the previous episodes. Let us take a tour through the episode.
The Walking Dead Recap
‘NO SECOND CHANCES, NO GAMES, NO TORTURE‘: As the “Stalker” began, Rosita awakes from another nightmare- which is about Beta poised to Ginsu Coco. As this is the case, the new mom was thankful for the distraction at the gate with Gamma’s arrival with the news of her friend’s difficult situation( recall from “Squeeze”). Although she and Gabriel were skeptical of the Whisperer’s motives, the preacher took her with an offer to show them the horde’s new location on a map.
Exactly at this point, Rosita slugged the girl, had her thrown in behind bars calling her a liar. In the cell, the couple kind of threatened Gamma until she told that she killed her sister for Alpha. Gabriel believed her at last and was set about organizing two rescue teams to chase Daryl. Carol & Co. He assured them not to be afraid when he saw Scott, Laura, and Rosita hesitant. He also said that “If we can break Gamma, then we can break others too, in any means necessary like pulling teeth, cutting off fingers, etc.
Rosita expressed her fear personally that Gabriel was so aggressively wanting a fight that Coco was going to end missing her daddy as well as a father figure. Meanwhile, Judith interacted with Gamma — sorry, Mary — and got to know as much story as she can as the former Whisperer remembered. Post the destruction, she and her ill-fated sister needed someone to make good decisions for them as they were not making better decisions for themselves. Then they went to meet Alpha.
For this, Judith said, “First of all, you have met the wrong person.” It is because if Mary had met Michonne or Rick instead of Alpha, then she wouldn’t be in that lock up. As the rescue teams prepared to set-off outside, Gabriel learned that a herd was headed for Alexandria via walkie-talkie. He went for a new plan which is — Laura and Rosita with a skeleton crew would guard the gate, while he and every other member out there broke up the herd, then moved on to the cave to help their friends.
‘YOU WERE DEAD THE MOMENT YOU CAME TO US’
When all this is happening out there, Daryl spied on the whisperers hoping to find another entrance to rescue Magna and Connie. He saw Alpha lead a herd away and followed her but got into a bloody fight with the whisperers’ leader. Just before a commercial break, the things looked miserable for our hero: he had a knife pierced deep into his leg, his vision was blurred with blood, and at the worst, he was surrounded by the walkers.
As we come back to the scene, somehow, our hero made it and was found hiding in a gas station. Alpha, who is also significantly hobbled and severely injured, managed to bang on a wall to draw the walkers. However, Daryl managed to kill all three of them, the last one with the knife he pulled out from his leg.
As the night fell, Beta rose from Dante’s grave, slaughtered many unsuspecting Alexandrians, and formed a mini-herd. As all of the community went to chaos, he went to Gamma’s lock up and commanded her out. But as she was not afraid of Mr. B as is the case before. Laura appeared from nowhere and stashed a spear into his throat before he could kill her on that spot rather than follow the orders and deliver her to Alpha.
Laura was promptly dispatched by Beta after sending Gamma to get help. Gamma hid with RJ and the little girl after she was called inside by Judith to her safety. And when the boogeyman started to open the door of the cell in which they were hiding, the little girl shot him in the chest, then RJ and Judith ran away from the house, but Gamma was not that lucky to escape. Beta grabbed her as she had been wearing a bulletproof jacket, as she tried to run past the boogeyman’s body.
Then Rosita came there, looked at her nightmare in the mask, and looked like she was about to orphan Coco when Gamma arrived there in the nick of time. Stabbing a knife to her own throat, Mary prompted Beta that Alpha wanted her alive, and used this leverage to make him leave Alexandria — and also leave Rosita with a pulse.
‘I’M TINGLING WITH JOY’
On the route back to the Whisperers’ camp, Gamma and Beta came upon Gabriel’s posse and Gabriel, who by then had found out that Alexandria was not in any danger from a herd. Beta escaped into the dark, and Gamma extraordinarily convinced the preacher to believe that she helped to stop the big guy’s destruction. Meanwhile, Alpha was loopy due to the blood loss at the gas station. But Daryl remained sharp, provoking her by pointing out that she drove away Lydia “because you did not love her.” Alpha almost had a big and funny reaction to that saying, “What did you say??” They would have been fighting with words if they had not already fought.
She managed to crawl toward her nemesis, where she collapsed and saw Lydia. At that point, it’s unclear that— Was the girl a vision or she is there?. Nonetheless, Mom also played some mind games with her, telling her, “You are me, and I am you,” and the Whisperers are waiting for Lydia to lead. But Lydia will not put a knife in Alpha’s chest. She didn’t come for the Whisperers or her mother, and she reached for Daryl and Daryl’s friends. Lydia said, “They are human, Not perfect, just human. That’s all I always wanted. It is what you have never given me.”
The next morning, it was obvious that Lydia was not a vision. A message to Alpha was carved out, and Daryl was gone. The message read: “Your way is not the only way.” After some time, some Whisperers found Alpha, better than ever. Then, excited by the prospect of taking a bath in her enemies’ blood, she recited the mantra of the Whisperers.
Aaron made back to Alexandria from the cave. Rosita headed to Hilltop to have her Beta-made wounds tended to and left Coco with Gabriel. And She and Mary seemed to start it over from the clean slate. In the forest, Daryl was surprised to know from Lydia that he had slept through most part of the day after awakened with a start. How did she find him? She had just been out there, watching others and him, she said, watching the Whisperers… deciding.
The Walking Dead Seasons 1 to 9 are streaming on Netflix. The complete episodes of Season 10 of The Walking Dead will also stream on Netflix shortly. Stay tuned for the streaming date of The Walking Dead Complete Season 10. The next episode of The Walking Dead Season 10 — Morning Star will stream on 08 March 2020. The last episode of The Walking Dead Season 10 — Walk With Us will stream on 15 March 2020.
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