Something They Need begins with Tara telling Rick about the group she ran into – and how well armed they were.
We shortly find out the answer to one of the cliff hangers from last week. Sasha is alive – but she’s been captured – and her jailer is a total creep. Sasha asks him for some water and he tells her she can have some if she will do something for him – then she head butts him as hard she can. Sasha is about to get raped with Negan shows up. Rape is not allowed and the penalty is death.
Negan then gives Sasha a choice. She can take the knife he leaves her kill the rapist zombie or she can die – if that is what she really wants. Eugene then comes and gives her the “choose Negan” speech. I so wanted Sasha to kill Eugene, but she didn’t. After Eugene leaves we see the rapist zombie start to twitch. What will Sasha decide?
It appears that Sasha may be going the way of Eugene – and while Negan is talking to her he lets drop that he knows Rick is up to something – and they are going to have to do something about that.
Later when Eugene comes back to talk to Sasha she begs him for some way to end it. She doesn’t want to be turned. She doesn’t want to be turned against Rick and her friends. She begs him for some way to end it. Eugene tells he he will consider it, which is when we get to see the strange smile on Sasha’s face. I don’t thinks shes been turned yet.
When Eugene comes back he gives Sasha the poison he made earlier in the season. Sasha does not look happy. I think she was looking for a weapon she could have used against Negan.
At Hilltop Maggie is teaching people how to farm. When she goes out beyond the wall Gregory follows her – he wants her gone. Maybe so much so that he is willing to attack her? She asks Gregory to keep a look out and while he has his knife out he clearly struggles with the moment he has to kill Maggie. She is on her knees and vulnerable digging. He struggles, seeing his moment, and then appears to decide against it before two walkers show up. Maggie ends up saving him, and then embarrassing him as others see him puking. She tries to comfort him by telling the others it was his first and he’s learning. I don’t think she realizes how badly she just messed up. I can’t imagine Gregory is any happier now?
When Gregory gets back to his office he cryptically looks at a map before telling someone to pack a bag. Gregory is going on a trip?
Rick and his team have gone to find Tara’s reclusive people in hopes they can convince them to fight and or give them guns. Tara goes in first and says hello at gunpoint – because she knows if she just said hi they would likely kill her on sight.
Tara tells her to sit – they need to talk. Which is exactly when Cindy, her friend shows up. Tara tells them that Rick is out there and they want their guns. Tara tells them that if Oceanside is willing to fight they can kill Negan. Before Tara can get the leader of Oceanside to agree to help Team Rick attacks and thanks to Michonne’s sniper skills no one gets to the armory and Team Rick mostly takes the compound without injury – at least until Tara lets herself get taken hostage. Which kicks off a showdown between Team Rick and the leader of Oceanside with a gun to Tara’s head.
Things are about to go south when a bunch of walkers show up and save the day. Team Rick gets to show the people of Oceanside they don’t want to hurt them – they just need the guns to fight Negan.
After the fight with the walkers in the woods Team Rick cleans out the armory. Tara tells Cindy they’ll bring the guns back after they are done with Negan. Cindy wants to go but can’t.
When Team Rick gets back to Alexandria Dwight is there. He says he wants Negan dead.
It looks like everything is being set up for a big finale!!!
Things I loved about this episode…
- The ocean rotted zombies in the opening scene. Very cool effects.
- Negan killing the guy who was going to rape Sasha. Negan still has to die, but I did like the fact that he doesn’t support rape.
- Sasha calling Rick Negan’s “Bitch” when he asks her if Rick sent her so he wouldn’t expect it was a “hit”.
Things that I didn’t like about this episode…
- Finding out that Eugene really has turned into a full Neganite. I hate you Eugene!!!
- Sasha appearing to give in to Negan.
- We get absolute confirmation that Eugene has been turned and belongs 100% to Negan.