The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 10 Review: The Lost and the Plunderers (2023)

Well, so much for honoring Carl's dying wish.

On The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 10, Rick and Michonne took a little trip tovisit Jadis,Enid and Aaron tried in vain to recruit the Oceanside members in the fight against the Saviors, and Simonended up going off the deep end.

The format of this episode was unlike anything we've seen before on The Walking Dead, and while I wasn't a particular fan of jumping around in time, it served its purpose -- for better or worse -- in pushing the story forward.

Rick and Michonne were still mourning the loss of Carl. After burying his son, I'm glad Rickdecided to take Carl's gun, instead of leaving it at his grave as he initiallyintended.

Weapons are scarce as is, so deciding to take thegun was obviously the better choice. But I think it had more to do with Rick taking a piece of Carl with him and keeping something that belonged to Carlclose. What else does Rick have to remember Carl by really?

They have weapons, people. We can't just give that up.

  • Permalink: They have weapons, people. We can't just give that up.

I was completely thrown off by Rick's decision to once again try to convince Jadis to fight with him. When Rick first mentioned going to talk with Jadis, I couldn't help but roll my eyes.

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We've been down this road far too many times, and it always ends the same way.

But I guess we had to get back to them at some point. After they bailed and left Rick high and dry on The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 8, it was only a matter of time before Rick returned to the junkyard.

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WhileRick's tenacity is admirable, he'sdoesn't have the best trackrecord of thinking things through.

At least he didn't go in alone this time as he did on The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 6.

Thankfully, this would be the last time we'd have to visit this dump. But at the very least, we finally got answers to a few lingering questions surrounding Jadis and heroddball group.

At the Sanctuary, Simon was hell-bent on enacting some revenge on the Hilltop for their disobedience. Negan was less hostile because as nuts asNegan can be, he still understands the value inother peopleas a commodity.

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Naturally, Simon's suggestion of cutting their losses with Alexandria, Hilltop, and the Kingdom and moving on to find new communities to deal with didn't sit too well with the boss.

Oh I am doing my best to hold it together right now.

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Negan believes in his heart that he's building towarda better world, and he wasn't about to just wash hishands of all of this.

There's an obviousrift between Negan and Simon. We first saw it forming on The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode5, but it's quicklysnowballed into intenseanimosity between the two.

Simon was taskedwith visitingthe Scavengersfor their betrayal by helping Rick,but when Negan made it clearto kill onlyone of Jadis' group to set an example, we knew it wasn't going to be as clean cut as that.

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Things started out cordial enough, but when Simon had his men confiscated their guns, things only escalated from there.

When Simon wasn't getting the sincere apology that he was looking for,he had his men mow down Jadis' entire group.

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I'mglad that we finally saw some actual emotion from Jadis, who had been a one-note character up until this point. Unfortunately, it came at the expense of her people.

If you paidattention to anyof the earlier clues and foreshadowing, the fall of the Scavengers came as no surprise.

Before Rick and Michonne even entered the dump, I alreadyknew Jadis' people were the walkers that were shambling around. Ironically, the very structuring that attempted to hide this reveal ended up giving it away.

I givethe writers an A for effort, but it just didn't work the way it was intended.

Somehow, Jadis miraculously survived and hid on top of the heap. I'm not sure if Simon intentionally left Jadis alive or if she just managed to escape the execution.When Rick and Michonne found her, Iwas quite surprised when Jadis began speaking to them normally.

Two of the lingering questions I've had regarding the Scavengers is why they talkedso primitively, and why, of all places, do they live in the garbage dump?

Being thatthe dumpsite was so closed off from everything else, it was like Jadis'own little world that she could create and shape howshe saw fit. It was something that could be entirely different, right down to their way ofcommunication.

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It might not be the best explanation, but it's an explanation nonetheless.

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As much as Jadis' reasoningtried to justifyher people's behavior, I still don'thave any sympathy for her being left all alone. Jadis being forced to kill the walkers wasmeant to draw out some compassion. And while seeing the walkers fall into the grinder was awesome, it didn't make me feelanything for Jadis.

She brought it all on herself, and the entiresituation merely echoed what Enid earlier said to the Oceanside.

Why would you kill us? To punish us? Don't you get it? Killing is the punishment.

  • Permalink: Why would you kill us? To punish us? Don't you get it? Killing is the punishment.

While on the topic of Oceanside, Aaron and Enid were able to convince interim leader Cyndie to release them, but she was far less willing to join them in their cause.

Aaron isn't giving up just yet though, as he intends to persuade them to reconsider. Now that the Scavengers are no more, they're going to need all the help they can get.

Carl's dead, he wrote letters. He wrote one to you, he asked you to stop, he asked me to stop. He asked us for peace. But it's too late for that. Even if we wanted a deal now it doesn't matter. I'm gonna kill you.

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It was interesting thatCarl wroteNegan a note, though I am extremely curious as to its contents.In short, we know Carl asked for Negan to stop fighting. Whatever the rest of the letterentailed is a mystery, but it was enough to prompt Rick to forgo his promise to Carl and go back to his intention of killing Negan.

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Negan showed obvious remorse and sadness upon hearing of Carl's death. The character has come a long way since being presented merely as a monster in his debut on the series, andNegan isgraduallybeing humanized as the season progresses.

Negan even appeared to extend an olive branch, but Rickwants nothing more than seeing Negan's head on a spike.

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As it stands right now, Negan won't be picking any tomatoes inAlexandria anytime soon.

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Now it's your turn TV Fanatics!

What did you think of "The Lost and the Plunderers"? Are you surprised that Rick doesn't intend to honorCarl's final wish? What will happen when Negan finds out about Simon's antics? What's next for Jadis now that her people are gone?

Sound off below and let me know!

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Do the Saviours get beaten? ›

As Rick's group engage in gun battle, Gabriel and Dwight overpower their captors and force Negan to flee with his baseball bat "Lucille". In the ensuing shootout, many of the Saviors are killed while the rest willingly put down their weapons and surrender. Concurrently, a smaller Savior convoy reaches the Hilltop.

What happens in The Walking Dead season 8 episode 10? ›

Plot. After burying Carl, Rick and Michonne gather their remaining supplies from Alexandria and abandon the community as walkers overrun it; Michonne tries to stop a fire from overtaking a gazebo Carl enjoyed, but Rick convinces her to let it go.

Who stole the weapons Walking Dead? ›

It was revealed in last week's The Walking Dead episode, "The Rotten Core," that it wasn't the group living out of a militarized apartment building that stole Lance's gun shipment. It was Leah.

Does Rick come back? ›

Rick Grimes does indeed resurface in The Walking Dead season 11, as he appears in the closing moments of the show's final episode. A closing montage in the series finale brings Rick back to the forefront as he has seemingly escaped from the Civic Republic Military.

Who did Negan choose beat? ›

Negan chooses Glenn as a second victim because of Daryl's act. He reminded the group that there are always repercussions for resistance. He exclaims, “back to it,” and begins beating Glenn to a pulp.

Who kills Negan? ›

No, Negan does not die in The Walking Dead. He has come close to death on many occasions, and none more so in the season 8 finale when Rick Grimes finally destroys him and his vicious saviors before opting to save his life and make him a prisoner of Alexandria.

Who was the pregnant woman in the walking dead? ›

Eleanor Matsuura was far along in her second pregnancy while filming the final season of "TWD." Matsuura told Insider there was a moment when she thought she may have her child on set.

How did everyone get sick in The Walking Dead Season 10? ›

The illness afflicting Alexandria's residents in “Bonds” is born from a tainted water supply. Gamma (Thora Birch) contaminated their water source by disemboweling a walker upstream, leaving all sorts of deadly toxins in the water.

What was in the sink Walking Dead? ›

After an intense struggle, she kills the walker by herself and finds a can of orange soda that was in the cooler. Daryl scolds Denise for almost getting herself killed, but Denise says she needed the experience and specifically asked Daryl and Rosita to accompany her so she could learn from their strengths.

Who did Negan get pregnant? ›

In a hospital, Annie and Negan are shown the baby on an ultrasound. The doctor comments that her amniotic fluid is a little high, but they caught it early so they can keep an eye on it. She walks away leaving the two to talk. Annie reassures Negan everything will be fine.

Who took Clementine's hat? ›

However, according to her, some time later, Jake, Bart and Linda took her daughter, Danielle, and left Jolene to fend on her own in a small camp in the woods. While living, she discovered the Travelier Motel and started to spy Clementine and even stole her hat as she sought to take her from Lee.

Who is the woman who captured Daryl in The Walking Dead? ›

A Reaper tries to stop him, throwing Dog down a hill, but Daryl fights them off. Another Reaper stops their companions from attacking Daryl, allowing him to escape. The following morning, Daryl finds Dog sitting next to a Reaper, who reveals herself to be Leah, Daryl's former romantic partner and Dog's former owner.

Does Alexandria beat the Saviours? ›

The Saviors have taken the battle to Rick's front door and virtually destroyed Alexandria.

Would the saviors have beaten the whisperers? ›

100%. Whisperers don't have the kind of firepower that the Saviors did. Even Ricks army ultimately would have lost had it not been for Eugene and even then there was luck involved. Saviors are a powerful no nonsense force.

Who killed the saviors? ›

It turns out the women from Oceanside were killing off the specific Saviors responsible for having killed their loved ones during the Simon-ordered genocide.

Does Eugene betray the Saviours? ›

However, in the end, Eugene pulled off the ultimate betrayal by rigging the Saviors' guns that were supposed to take out Rick and the others, so they would backfire and kill his men instead.


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