This week's episode - the second last of the season - is focused around two story lines: Carol leaving Alexandria and Daryl seeking revenge on Dwight and his band of misfits. What is most interesting about these two story lines is that these two characters have always been able to understand each other, and now that they are both on their own mission in this new world, are completely disconnected from who they once were.
After pleading with the saviors that pulled her over, I was still on the fence, however we finally know now that Carol is no longer in control of her actions. As much as she wants to negotiate and play nice, Carol is a cold hard killer, and she is the only person that can't accept that. She was pleading with the saviors to move on because they would die, and she was right. Her finger squeezed that trigger as if it was second nature, and it scared the hell out of her.
In light of recent events, namely the sleep-killings the team took care of, we are all in the same boat but perhaps Carol - and Morgan - are the only ones who are seeing us for what we really are.
The bad guys.
In an outstandingly annoying moment, there was absolutely no communication between the team. Why all of a sudden is there continuity errors? Since when does Daryl leave without telling Rick? Why would Carol not discuss her decision with Daryl? It just seems like it's all to make the story line 'easier' for the ninety minute finale.
If we are really the bad guys; if the sleep-killings are the norm and uncontrollable fits of shooting are unavoidable, then how bad is Negan actually going to be. If you ask me, the writers have set this up extremely well, and there will be blood.
Find out next week, on the next episode of 'Negan Comes to Play'.