As the war rages on in The Walking Dead universe, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) continues to try to live his life in the wake of Carl's (Chandler Riggs) by making some questionable life choices while we see a different, nearly vulnerable side of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as he was held prisoner in last week's episode by Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh). Fans will remember that he informed Negan there was a note left for him, but he neglected to read it aloud. And that's just what he's been doing - starving and trying to survive outside their camp, trying to convince them to join the fight against the Saviors. "All this, there is no getting out of it now", the big bad responded to Michonne. Some other Saviors disarm Simon, who asks Dwight why he betrayed him.
Negan, Lucille firmly in hand, moves in. I wanted to ask you. Interestingly enough, he doesn't reveal that he knows Simon also disobeyed his order to not kill the Scavengers. Sniveling, smart, cowardly, and resourceful - when all is said and done, Eugene may be the most "Negan" out of everyone at the Sanctuary. Rick made this happen. And to start things off, I want people to think that, 'Wow, this is the end.
Meanwhile, at the bullet depot, Eugene is giving his workers a pep talk. Negan gets up and walks over to Simon, telling him about how in the beginning when they took over the Sanctuary he didn't trust him.
In "Worth", Daryl and Rosita come to kidnap Eugene in order to stop him from making more bullets for The Saviors. They tell him that their plan is to stick him in a hole at The Hilltop in case they need him.
Fortunately for him, a pack of walkers gives him the chance to escape and he's able to outwit his captors and return to the depot.
Like a shark moving in for the kill, Negan gets even closer. It seems Eugene has truly gone over to the Saviors.
After killing Simon, Negan unexpectedly offered Dwight a promotion to be his second in command. Pulling this all off during the Negan-Simon battle was so sneaky, it was nearly poetic.
It's been a long time coming and finally, Negan dealt with Simon (Steven Ogg).
Simon is told that he won't be executed outright. He tells him to bring it to Rick, as it's the only shot he's got.
"Oh, hell. You for sure lied to me about that", Negan says. "If you can do that, then hell... you should be the man". He says they should make the Negan kill quick, quiet and respectful, as Negan has done a lot for them. Are you surprised that Dwight outed Simon to Negan? He tells Rick that there are hard-working Saviors inside the Sanctuary, and they shouldn't die. Dwight then suggests that Negan talk to Simon, as he's his number two. "Yeah, see, I found her on the side of the road". Winning is about killing every last one of you. Negan has known Dwight was a traitor since the moment he got back. Thanks to the message Dwight sent Gregory away with, the survivors at The Hilltop are headed right into a trap. He says he'll own that decision, but he wants Negan to give him a pass this time. She wants to deliver Carl's letter. He adds that to him, that is starting over and that the whole war is Rick's fault.
What did you think about the episode? See, winning isn't about beating you. I never wanted this. Rosita threatens him and tells him that the only reason they are keeping him alive is for his knowledge.