Rick begins speaking to the woman who has Maggie and Carol within their grasp. Also, Carol and Daryl hug again, yay! But where they've ended up is the key difference here.
At long last, my friends, I think we've found our third-party candidate. As we learn, Carol's true fear is having to kill more people. Now that she's free, she's creeping around the place trying to find Maggie.
Later, Carol and Maggie are separated so Paula and an accomplice can squeeze details out of them.
The Walking Dead is hurtling towards it's dramatic finale and with every scene that airs, it seems more and more likely that one of our favorite characters is going to die. Carol advises her to run, she doesn't and gets shot instead.
Carol then grabbed the walkie talkie and told the remaining captors to meet her on 'The kill floor'. Paula, luckily, comes to their rescue and knocks him out with the butt of her gun.
Under the direction of a hard-hearted redhead named Paula (Alicia Witt), the remaining Saviors - including a man nursing a painful, Carol-inflicted gunshot wound - took Carol and Maggie back to a second, secret rendezvous point in an abandoned slaughterhouse. Carol and Maggie are still arguing over what to do next.
The latter insisted that they had to finish off the Savior, using Donny's corpse as a weapon. Carol's insistence that Rick is a man of his word falls on deaf ears and she and Maggie manage to untie themselves before setting up traps to kill Paula's chain-smoking sidekick and the other female accomplice.
Maggie's taken to an interrogation room, where she doesn't give up anything.
It does raise a lot of questions because the line between what is the real Carol is and what is the ruse? Carol and Paula, Maggie and Michelle (the woman with the missing finger), Molly (the chain-smoking woman) and Donnie, they're all reflections of each other. Maggie and Carol actually help put the man down.
That notion was practically confirmed by actress Melissa McBride, who plays the unsafe and interesting Carol, when she talked about the seemingly gruesome season finale.
Unless, of course, she was pretending to be more damaged than she is to pull the wool over the eyes of the Saviors. And he does remind her that she's doing it to keep the family safe. Meanwhile, Carol is told, "We are all Negan", and she asks what that means. We're hoping against all odds that show runner Scott Gimple decides to take a creative liberty with the source material and let Glenn live after all of his close calls, but we're not sure that fans will be that lucky. Even the camera walking with them in which they could only see their feet walking was a horrifying way to be, well, in their shoes. Carol asks about Negan and gets the confusing reply, "we are all Negan." Um...
In the sneak peek, Rick will be successful in pulling a trigger to the head of one of the Saviors, who is believed to be their leader.