Tough Decisions On The Walking Dead
There are several dilemmas on The Walking Dead’s “Say Yes,” but perhaps the greatest one is Tara’s dilemma to tell Rick about Oceanside. She knows there are weapons there, but she’s scared people will die.
It did seem a little too easy for Rick and Michonne to simply find enough guns in one day. Despite finding over sixty guns, Jadis decided that it wasn’t enough for them to follow through with their agreement.
This weighed more on Tara’s dilemma.
Tara Rhetorically Confides In Judith
Tara decided to confide in Judith early in the episode. She gives Little Ass Kicker a bracelet that Cyndie gave her and talks about the importance of trust, being good in a cruel world, and someone who “put her ass on the line” for her.
“She saved my life. She didn’t have to but she did,” Tara spoke at Judith. “That means something now — it has to,” she confirmed, rhetorically to herself. “If I say something, Rick won’t leave there without their guns.”
For Tara, this means that Oceanside may fall to Alexandria.
Tara Makes A Decision To Talk To Rick
Still speaking to Judith, Tara starts to reason with herself. It’s likely things could go wrong, especially given her last encounter with Oceanside. But then she confirms, “They should just fight with us.” Ideally, this is true– but unlikely.
“The Saviors killed their fathers, and their spouses, and their brothers. They won’t want to fight with us. They just want to hide,” she flip-flops back to her original dilemma. “So they’ll just fight us…”
She knows what will happen if she tells everyone about Oceanside, but at the end of the episode, she does confront Rick. “Why were you coming by,” asked Rick. Tara responded, “I have something to tell you.”
It looks like something is weighing on her, but it’s possible that she’s going to tell Rick something about Rosita, who is on the hunt for Negan.
Do you think Tara will tell Rick about Oceanside?