News

Saviors Plant Bloodied Time Bombs Among The Walking Dead Hilltop Survivors

Maggie's in top form even if Morgan is losing his mind, homicidal Henry is on the loose, and the Saviors have unleashed an infection on the Hilltop.

by | March 25, 2018 | Comments

Austin Amelio as Dwight, Steven Ogg as Simon - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 13 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
After last week’s action-packed battle between Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Sunday’s The Walking Dead episode, “Do Not Send Us Astray,” shifted its attention back on the people of the Hilltop and the incoming attack by the Saviors, with sociopath Simon (Steven Ogg) leading the charge. Simon’s murderous strategy put Maggie’s (Lauren Cohan) leadership to the test, ending with a gory game-changer none of our heroes saw coming.

SPOILER ALERT: THIS ARTICLE REVEALS DETAILS OF EPISODE 13 OF SEASON 8 OF THE WALKING DEAD.


“Do Not Send Us Astray” continued to plumb our heroes’ deep well of grief. While Maggie and Rick have directed their loss on one mission — taking out Negan at whatever cost — Morgan (Lennie James) and Carol (Melissa McBride) are dealt some unfair hands as more loved ones parish during the bloody attack. Heading into the final three episodes of the season, all eyes are on Morgan, who is literally seeing dead people. All signs are pointing to Henry’s (Macsen Lintz) homicidal behavior as the catalyst to Morgan completely separating himself from the group. He’s got to leave eventually. After all, there’s more zombie fighting to do once he joins the Fear the Walking Dead crew. Is Morgan’s emotional baggage what ultimately drives him away from the Hilltop?

Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the biggest moments from Sunday’s episode.


1. MORGAN IS COMING UNDONE

Lennie James as Morgan Jones - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 13 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Morgan’s been losing his mind for a while, now. This dates all the way back to that watershed moment when Duane, Morgan’s son, failed at putting a bullet in Morgan’s undead wife. The first time we really got a glimpse at his mental instability was in “Here Not Here,” the fourth episode of season 6, when Morgan continually argued with an apparition we couldn’t see. Henry’s dark murderous turn has once again awakened Morgan’s demons, this time in the form of ghost Gavin. He couldn’t save his family and now Henry’s bloody victim is haunting him — and his resemblance to Victor Pascow (Brad Greenquist) from Pet Sematary is uncanny!


2. THE SAVIORS BRIEFLY MEET THEIR MATCH

As much as Simon wants to be the new Negan, he and the Saviors seriously underestimated the Hilltop. The survivors under Maggie’s leadership really gave Simon and crew a pummeling. The Saviors came with bloody weapons and the intention of infecting and turning folks. And while that definitely happened, the action sometimes felt like it lacked teamwork without Negan leading the way. Negan’s not the best dude, but he’s way better at motivational team-building than Simon. And now we’re faced with an odd question: Who’s worse: Simon or Negan?


3. TOBIN’S UNFORTUNATE DEATH — AND VIOLENT RETURN

It seems like Carol can’t ever catch a break. Tobin (Jason Douglas) turned after being stabbed by one of the Saviors’ tainted weapons. While it became obvious things were being set up for Carol to save the day and put her former lover down, watching Tobin become a ravenous Walker was a punch to the gut. He was always a good, upstanding dude. Still, it’s been a while since audiences have seen a hero turn, and that was a nice reminder that the stakes are high in the zombie apocalypse. Literally anyone can die at any time, and without a blade to the brain, the results can be catastrophic.


4. A NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

Austin Amelio as Dwight, Steven Ogg as Simon - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 13 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Greg Nicotero has made a habit of paying homage to zombie films of yore throughout The Walking Dead’s eight seasons. He’s not just a huge fan of the genre, he’s given many nods to the works of the undead grandmaster, George A. Romero — even if Romero disliked The Walking Dead. With that said, it’s hard not to see the blatant shout out to Romero’s classic, Night of the Living Dead in Sunday’s episode. Once Tobin turned, and introduced a handful of other survivors to the zombie lifestyle, hungry Walkers invaded the main house. It’s been a while since The Walking Dead has presented such bloody zombie action, and with the help of Romero’s influence, the nail-biting scene made the episode a must-watch.


5. WTF, HENRY?

Macsen Lintz as Henry, Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 13 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

What is it with unruly kids in the zombie apocalypse? Now that Carl (Chandler Riggs) is out of the picture, The Walking Dead has turned its attention to another misguided child. Henry has been seeking vengeance for his brother’s death for some time now. Unfortunate events, sparked by a missing melon, led Gavin to kill Henry’s brother Benjamin in season 6. Even after Morgan tried to put the boy’s mind at ease, while trying not to see his own Gavin hallucinations, Henry’s continued on this mission. In the process, he set the prisoners free and disappeared soon after. If Morgan doesn’t find the boy soon, something tells us Carol may send him off to look at the flowers.

What did you think about the episode? Tell us in the comments.

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9/8C on AMC.



Tag Cloud

First Look ratings Sundance Now cooking crime MTV BET Disney historical drama biography theme song hist Ellie Kemper 24 frames 21st Century Fox nature WarnerMedia El Rey series TCA 2016 SXSW Amazon Prime mutant stand-up comedy Walt Disney Pictures Cartoon Network Marvel Television BBC zero dark thirty Martial Arts Lifetime Christmas movies Masterpiece Drama DGA award winner Disney Plus Fox News Mindy Kaling Awards adaptation FXX sag awards Dark Horse Comics DC Comics free movies Marvel Studios Heroines Comics on TV reviews 2017 Christmas psychological thriller 45 Universal Amazon Prime Video Set visit social media Turner Classic Movies Vudu latino Super Bowl universal monsters Holiday San Diego Comic-Con ABC Family green book Disney streaming service Tomatazos Pop TV Netflix batman RT21 Hear Us Out Emmy Nominations Anna Paquin Star Wars spinoff mission: impossible Syfy A24 ITV USA Network joker Winter TV christmas movies Election VH1 Apple TV Plus Star Trek Mary poppins Superheroe Nominations 2020 tv talk Women's History Month Spring TV Action vampires canceled TV shows Teen breaking bad cinemax VICE politics comedies TCA 2017 Pride Month YouTube Premium Valentine's Day romance robots Amazon Studios crime drama game of thrones south america transformers Fantasy child's play CBS Brie Larson Amazon X-Men police drama FOX Hulu franchise a nightmare on elm street zombie science fiction comics TCA Winter 2020 directors movies Classic Film Peacock Character Guide TV renewals Captain marvel supernatural Shudder festivals NYCC Lifetime MSNBC FX adventure YouTube Mudbound all-time screenings teaser CMT dceu Toys Certified Fresh Tarantino cartoon Britbox thriller criterion asian-american animated Logo Sony Pictures Rocky richard e. Grant Schedule independent Tumblr TLC true crime APB SundanceTV New York Comic Con Biopics dark Interview Trophy Talk TNT Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt CW Seed GLAAD renewed TV shows President Grammys Showtime cats Lucasfilm based on movie cars FX on Hulu zombies BBC America Reality Rocketman YouTube Red spy thriller chucky Epix First Reviews Thanksgiving A&E golden globes singing competition anime Mary Tyler Moore Crackle LGBT GoT Quiz Premiere Dates Musicals Polls and Games TruTV dramedy Year in Review ESPN Esquire DC streaming service DC Universe cops war Pop MCU Warner Bros. Ovation Hallmark Netflix Christmas movies HBO dogs Video Games comiccon PBS parents witnail Academy Awards crossover TV Ghostbusters Black Mirror IFC Films Avengers Pixar Photos ghosts Apple anthology strong female leads OWN Horror facebook discovery AMC documentary Film Festival National Geographic halloween Arrowverse Hallmark Christmas movies critics spain unscripted name the review stoner justice league OneApp Film Summer CNN binge SDCC blaxploitation Stephen King E3 Sundance TV NBC Pirates Kids & Family sitcom The Walking Dead serial killer Crunchyroll Paramount E! docudrama medical drama Emmys Song of Ice and Fire Sci-Fi Nickelodeon American Society of Cinematographers cancelled TV shows Marvel 20th Century Fox dc crime thriller LGBTQ book 4/20 RT History 2018 Chernobyl Funimation video Country Mary Poppins Returns Turner mockumentary Cannes Cosplay Western concert talk show Box Office finale Comedy Rock Bravo slashers The Witch Mystery harry potter Lionsgate Rom-Com Black History Month 007 Trivia miniseries Musical boxoffice children's TV Adult Swim Oscars Watching Series Superheroes game show 2019 rotten movies we love Sneak Peek Trailer cancelled aliens DirecTV PaleyFest Countdown psycho casting scary movies disaster Animation TIFF History period drama movie Family best cancelled TV series Awards Tour Shondaland HBO Max diversity space Apple TV+ GIFs reboot USA Tubi Television Academy Comic Book The CW TCM CBS All Access Creative Arts Emmys werewolf 2015 Acorn TV dragons IFC sequel Food Network composers Writers Guild of America Pet Sematary kids Infographic Marathons television foreign Disney+ Disney Plus political drama Chilling Adventures of Sabrina travel quibi comic Spike Calendar Starz Travel Channel Comedy Central natural history 71st Emmy Awards doctor who screen actors guild jamie lee curtis versus WGN spider-man See It Skip It elevated horror Extras what to watch Binge Guide Holidays Red Carpet TV Land Baby Yoda technology Fall TV YA toy story Opinion The Purge revenge Best and Worst streaming indie Elton John spanish language cancelled television romantic comedy Podcast The Arrangement Disney Channel blockbuster Paramount Network Columbia Pictures die hard Winners Reality Competition ABC Freeform Sundance Endgame TBS Music Nat Geo sports cults canceled Spectrum Originals hispanic Discovery Channel