There’s only so long one side can have the upper hand in the war.
That was the biggest takeaway from The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 8 which picked up in the immediate aftermath of Negan’s team managing to overthrow the walkers at the Sanctuary.
Rick realized that there was about to be a whole lot of pushback from the villains, but before he got lost in his thoughts, Carol and Jerry conveniently picked up, and they got ready to find a way to save themselves.
Everyone in Alexandria had no idea that Negan managed to get the upper hand, so things seemed to be going well for them. That all changed when Negan showed up and started yelling expletives through a megaphone.
He told the Alexandrians to form a line outside their homes, and he would spare the person who was the sorriest about everything that happened.
He threatened to bomb their homes if they did not follow his orders, and destroy the whole compound. Maggie was worried about the Saviors being there because she knew they would not come in peace.
But Maggie knew straight away that something was not right when a tree was conveniently cut down to block the path back to the compound.
That’s when a group of Saviors appeared and made it known that Negan was back and in charge.
Carl sprung into action and tried to save all the Alexandrians he could because he knew that things were going to get worse with Negan back in power.
Carl said he wanted to be the one to die for the sins of the past, but things took a turn when the bombs started exploding, and everyone worried about what was coming next.
Dwight led a group of Saviors right to Daryl, Michonne, Tara, and Rosita, before turning the gun on his people to prove to the others he was the.
The same drama was playing out at the Kingdom, and Ezekiel set off an explosion to lay waste to the place before the villains could take up residence.
Maggie went into full-blown killer mode back at Hilltop and killed the Savior who had an answer for everything.
Dwight tried to get Daryl to keep him as part of the group, or he would be killed, but Daryl only took notice when Dwight revealed that Eugene was the one who saved the Saviors.
At the conclusion, Rick and Negan fought it out, but Rick realized it was too late and made off to meet with Michonne. The final portion of the episode found Carl being struck down with a zombie bite.
Yes, the kid is dying!