“Your choice is to forget Negan…or we destroy you,” said Rick Grimes. On the latest The Walking Dead, Rick decides to give Jadis and the Scavengers an ultimatum, but it doesn’t look like things are going to go his way.
After Jadis replied “No,” she added that Rick talks to too much. In the background, two of her goons take our fearless leader over to a junkyard jail cell. Later in the episode, we find out they’ve decided to keep him as a prisoner.
However, we believe Rick Grimes has a few more cards to play.
Jadis Tells Rick Grimes The Bad News
“My people know I’m here and what they do next depends on what you do right now,” said Rick Grimes before Jadis made her decision. With that in mind, it’s likely that plan to “destroy” the Scavengers will soon gear up.
Like Silva in the James Bond movie Skyfall or The Joker in The Dark Knight, it’s likely that Rick Grimes knew he would be captured. Essentially, this means his army is heading to attack the Scavengers next.
With that in mind, it looks like Jadis has made the worst decision of her life.
Who Is Waiting For Rick Grimes To Return?
At the end of the episode, we see Jadis mark an “A” above a bullet hole on a shipping container. As the camera pans down, you can see an eyeball is looking through the other side into the junkyard.
As the camera pans out from the other side of the hole, it’s clear that the Scavengers have decided to keep Rick Grimes as a prisoner. Meanwhile, Maggie has made some similar decisions back at Hilltop.
Rather than immediately kill the Saviors, Maggie decided to keep them as “bargaining chips” for the war. While she’s unaware that Rick Grimes and Father Gabriel are both being held captive, she’s thinking ahead.
As an audience, it’s unclear what Rick Grimes is going to next, but it’s clear that he’s got a plan he’s sticking with. Since Daryl Dixon and Michonne are off on their own vigilante missions, it’s possible that Maggie is the one who knows Rick’s plan.
Do you think the Hilltop will attack the Scavengers in the next episode?
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