Can Carl obey Negan’s orders to back down? Can Carl just stay inside? Well the answer to those are no, of course, and this week he took a huge step in a life-changing direction.
This week opened with Maggie at the Hilltop — the first we’ve seen of her since Glenn’s death, and it’s no surprise she needed to be in the hospital. The placenta actually had separated from the uterus — something that happens due to stress (yeah, I’d say she’s stressed), but luckily she didn’t lose the baby. Sasha had been staying there with her, and actually showed her where Abraham and Glenn were buried, where Maggie left his pocket watch.
While the doctor had suggested Maggie stay so that he could help her through the duration of her pregnancy, Gregory was in charge and he was not into that. Jesus seemed to afraid to take over control of the Hilltop, so it seemed there was nothing he could do. We found out quickly that Gregory was pretty much useless; when the Saviors planned a middle-of-the-night attack by opening the gates and letting in the walkers, he did nothing. It was Sasha, Jesus, and even Maggie who stepped up. A car was playing music attracting the walkers, and no one could get it off. So, Maggie (who had been ordered to stay off her feet), got in a tractor and backed over the car.
Gregory knew that if the Saviors found Maggie and Sasha there, they were all in trouble; and well, he was right. When they showed up, he ordered Jesus to hide the girls in the hall closet. Right before the Saviors were about to go through the entire house, Gregory told the man in charge there was one more thing he had for them, bringing him to the closet.
However, they weren’t in there — instead it was alcohol. Jesus had put them in a different room, saving their lives. After the Saviors left, he stood up to Gregory and made it loud and clear that he was taking over. After Maggie left the room taking Glenn’s pocket watch from Gregory who had picked it up from his grave, Sasha asked Jesus to find out where Negan was.
Throughout Maggie and Sasha’s journey, we did get a look at Alexandria, where Carl decided to leave and follow Enid — she had her mind set on going tot he Hilltop to find Maggie. Naturally, Carl saved her from walkers, then found rollerblades for them. They held hands, laughed and even kissed(!) before getting to the Hilltop. When they arrived, Carl told her he was going after Negan; she stayed to see Maggie.
Maggie was elated to see her, obviously, and even gave her Glenn’s pocket watch. The episode ended with Jesus creeping onto the Saviors’ truck to find where Negan lived — and Carl was already on there.
HollywoodLifers, do you think it’s Carl can survive Negan’s wrath?