Maggie mulled over the idea of taking Georgie's supplies for a desperate and near-starving Hilltop, but ultimately agreed to the terms laid out in Georgie's deal.
Rick says it too: "You would have eventually run into someone like me". Of course, Rick doesn't take the deal.
Simon's been questioning Negan's leadership for some time. She has no loyalty to anyone at this point - especially after Rick abandoned her with her turned people in the junkyard - and no direct comics counterpart. He once again blames Rick for not saving anyone, for ruining a good thing, for being a failure as a leader and a father. He lights her on fire and uses it to break down the door of the locked room full of walkers.
Kill of the week: Negan's poor vehicle and several flaming walkers.
Even if Negan makes it out of Jadis' clutches and gets back to his people, will they be his people anymore?
At the end of the episode Negan is seen being driven in a vehicle and held at gunpoint by Jadis. Just move on. Simon suggests stopping the search for Negan entirely. Dwight was actually on board this plan until Simon revealed the other side of it when talking to the Saviors in the convoy. He knew this would stick in Negan's craw, and it was a joy to watch.
When Negan's vehicle gets run off the road, Simon uses this as an opportunity to really take care.
Negan eventually got Lucille back and escaped before waking up in a vehicle with a gun held to his head by a particularly pissed-off Jadis (PollyAnna McIntosh). In fact it could mean that the show is skipping the next big comics story and heading straight into the new arc that the comics are only just now getting into. They fight for each other, against each other and against a legion of the dead, all to somehow build an existence amid the crushing pressure of lives coming apart. Dwight doesn't really see this as a awful option, but he doesn't necessarily agree with Simon either. At first, he's fallen back in line with Negan, making it clear that their goal is to scare, not massacre-wound a few, dirty them up with entrails, let 'em turn. Georgie promises that she'll be back, and I hope we don't have to wait too long for that. Dwight didn't sign up for this.More news: Mini-Beast from the east returns this weekend!
New episodes of The Walking Dead air every Sunday at 10 p.m. ET on AMC. The series has to branch out from the comics in a major way, since Carl is dead and he played a huge role in a new group that is introduced next in the comics.
When Maggie, Michonne, Enid, and Rosita first meet Georgie, she's dressed very properly, wearing glasses, and standing in front of a van. On the note are coordinates for a meeting spot.
Michonne, cautious but open to the trade, advocated entering into a pact with the trio despite the too-good-to-be-true-ness of the situation. Probably not. Could Lucille be gone for good? A battle of clashing philosophies ensues between Maggie, Michonne, and Enid that once again invokes the loss of Carl, who might've nearly predicted Georgie's arrival in his dying moments.
Which is why it's for the best that he wasn't at Hilltop when Maggie and the ladies got their unusual offer and had their encounter with Georgie. All she wants are the crates filled and they can have the knowledge she has.
That brings us to the third clue, which is that Georgie's whole look in this episode bears a striking resemblance to that of Pamela Milton, who leads the Commonwealth in the comics. It's an exercise in trust.
Still, the cat and mouse game between the two characters at least felt like it was doing something different from just Negan mouthing a speech and then being cruel. Losing Carl proved that they were not kidding when they said no one is safe.
The sidequest also provides a chance for Michonne to talk to Enid and try to calm the anger she has over Carl's death.
Michonne's words must have stuck with Maggie because later she comes out with some records for Georgie. Georgie is pleased but says she's changing the terms. She's unfazed by giving away food, so assumedly she comes from somewhere where there's plenty; she wears a crisp, clean suit; and she sounds calm in her knowledge of how to create a civilization.