The Walking Dead: Who died in The Cell?

Fat Joey (Joshua Hoover), Dwight (Austin Amelio) and Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) in Episode 3Photo by Gene Page/AMC
Fat Joey (Joshua Hoover), Dwight (Austin Amelio) and Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) in Episode 3Photo by Gene Page/AMC /

There were recurring themes of loss in tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead.  But did anyone actually die?

Daryl has been taken prisoner by Negan and is forced to eat dog food sandwiches naked in a tiny dark cell. This is not a promising start. Daryl tries desperately to maintain some dignity, but much of it is lost.

We learn much of Dwight’s back story as we navigate the Saviors’ Sanctuary and watch them try to break Daryl. Who and what did we lose along the way?

Stuff and thangs

Clearly, Dwight now holds a position that allows him to take others stuff without consequence.  In the opening sequence, we see him taking a variety of food items from other people who are merely trying to earn their rations.  Their loss is Dwight’s gain.  Dwight uses the items to make a hefty sandwich for himself.

Sherry (Christine Evangelista) and Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) in Episode 3 Photo by Gene Page/AMC
Sherry (Christine Evangelista) and Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) in Episode 3Photo by Gene Page/AMC /

Dwight loses Sherry

We see a glimmer of satisfaction as Dwight eats his egg sandwich. But it is a very small consolation for all that he has lost by returning to the Sanctuary.

Sherry is indeed alive, but not well.  Once wife to Dwight, she has sacrificed herself becoming Negan’s wife instead in exchange for Dwight’s safety.

The two encounter one another regularly at the Sanctuary and it is obvious that their love is not lost. But they both have to suppress their feelings in order to survive.  They must act as if they were never together just in order to cope with daily life apart.

The guy who lashes out

Unbeknownst to me, the gentleman in the “market” that angrily removes his shirt is later seen as a walker on the fence line.  I did not notice this until it was noted on Talking Dead.

Upon review, however, it was clear that his disrespect earned him quite a beating from the higher ranks, apparently to the point of death.

Walker in S7E3 Photo credit: Gene Page/AMC, The Walking Dead
Walker in S7E3Photo credit: Gene Page/AMC, The Walking Dead /


We first see Gordon when Dwight takes an egg from him in the episode’s opening sequence. Negan approaches and the two men kneel.

We next see Gordon after he has attempted to escape the incessant oppression of the Sanctuary. Dwight goes on a mission to bring Gordon back to the compound.

We learn that Gordon and Dwight used to both be at the same level trying to earn points. Gordon begs Dwight to let him go, even if that means killing him. Dwight refuses and breaks Gordon down even further when threatening to exhume the body of Gordon’s wife and feed her to the crows.

Gordon’s desperation is heart-breaking and he surrenders to Dwight and agrees to return. With Gordon’s back to him, Dwight shoots Gordon. But apparently he does not shoot him in the head because the next time we see Gordon, he is a walker being added to the fence line.

My sanity

Seriously, that “Easy Street” song has taken a small portion of my sanity that will never be recovered.  As my husband said, “I would do anything they wanted for them to stop playing that song.”

Clearly, Daryl is a lot stronger than me because he refuses to back down.  But what does this mean for his future at the Sanctuary?  Will it be his ultimate downfall or the thing that keeps him holding on?

Final Count 2  Gordon and disrespectful guy

Next: The Walking Dead: Review of S7E3 The Cell

The third episode of The Walking Dead‘s seventh season was all about loss, regrets, and impossible choices. The choices one makes to survive can haunt you forever.  Are those choices worth it?  These are the compelling scenarios that keep us engaged and talking about the show long after the credits roll.

I must say that I am relieved to learn that at least Dwight is conflicted and not a total heel. He’s definitely paying a price of his own.

Let’s hope that Daryl perseveres and finds his way out of the Sanctuary. Until next week . . .