The road to all out war between The Saviors and the Survivors on The Walking Dead

Dwight and the Saviors. The Walking Dead Season 7 Trailer. AMC.
Dwight and the Saviors. The Walking Dead Season 7 Trailer. AMC. /
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Negan's compound. The Walking Dead. AMC.
Negan’s compound. The Walking Dead. AMC. /

“Not Tomorrow Yet”

“Not Tomorrow Yet”, the 12th episode of Season 6, was one of the most pivotal episodes of the entire show. It’s the first time that the group has used a pre-emptive strike against an enemy. And it the prime reason the Survivors are heading into all out war with the Saviors now.

Rick, without any preparation, takes a small force out to the Saviors outpost where Craig, the hostage from Hilltop, is being kept. They use a walker head that looks like Gregory to fool the guard on duty into thinking that Negan’s request had been fulfilled. When the guard comes down to retrieve the head they kill the guard and sneak into the outpost.

They slaughter everyone they find inside the outpost. Most are sleeping and never even saw the Survivors coming. Towards the end they are discovered and a battle rages inside the outpost. Eventually they escape into the courtyard.

They regroup. Tara and Heath leave for a supply run. One of the survivors of the slaughter, Primo, comes at them in the yard. As they are about to kill Prim-o Rick receives a radio transmission from a female Savior who says she has Carol and Maggie captive.