So… THAT’s what we call a cliffhanger.
On The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 16, Carol ended up in a very unfair fight… Rick and Morgan took off to track her down… Daryl went after after Denise’s killer… Michonne, Glenn and Rosita then went after Daryl… and it appeared as if a fan favorite bit the dust.
But did he ors he really?
We opened the episode with some calm before the inevitable sh-t storm between Alexandria residents and the Saviors.
Foreshadowing Negan’s debut on The Walking Dead Season 6 finale next Sunday, Carl found a gun with a barbed wire-covered bat carved into the handle, while Glenn noticed all of Maggie’s bruises and Michonne turned down morning sex with Rick because she didn’t want to be late in carrying out Maggie’s orders.
With Carol heading east to avenge Denise’s murder, Daryl soon went after her and Glenn, Michonne and Rosita also gave chase in hopes of bringing him back for the war against Negan.
Upon finding Carol’s abandoned car and the bullet-riddled Saviors who suffered her wrath, Rick marveled over his cohort, labeling her “a force of nature.”
However, as he and Morgan started to follow a trail of blood, he also acknowledged that the siege on the Saviors’ headquarters hadn’t ended the conflict as he has hoped it would.
Quite the contrary, noted Morgan, telling Rick that he “started something.”
And it was true: After they walked away, the one Savior to survive his group’s encounter with Carol came out of hiding, picked up her rosary and followed the duo.
Rosita, Glenn and Michonne, meanwhile, tracked down Daryl near the railroad tracks where Denise has taken the arrow to the eye.
Rosita chose to stay with Daryl, while Glenn and Michonne headed back home. Only to be capture by Dwight and his Saviors.
After Morgan and Rick went back and forth over the merits of shooting first and asking questions later, the former sent the latter back to Alexandria, saying he’s find Carol himself.
So Rick returned to Alexandria and admitted to Abraham that he was scared to get close to someone again.
At Glenn and Maggie’s place, Enid gave Maggie a new haircut… and then the pregnant character doubled over in crazy pain.
Finally, to close the intense hour, Daryl and Rosita came upon Glenn and Michonne tied up in the woods.
The prisoners attempted as best they could while gagged to warn their friends that they were walking into a Saviors-led trap, but it was too late.
As Daryl turned to face Denise’s killer, Dwight shot him – at point blank range, seemingly in the back – and blood splattered across the screen before the credits rolled.
You need to go watch The Walking Dead online in order to see this crazy event transpire for yourself and then you need to answer the following question:
No way the show just killed off Daryl, right?!?!?!?!?!?!?