Episode 13 of The Walking Dead’s seventh season saw raw emotion from the usually-calm Morgan, shock and fury over delicious fruit.
Choosing the “Most Valuable Player” in a given episode of The Walking Dead isn’t always easy, but it wasn’t difficult after the March 12 viewing.
Episode 13 of season 7 saw Richard play “hide the cantaloupe,” while The Kingdom suffered the loss of one of its brightest members. The aforementioned Richard and his plans were to blame for the death of Benjamin, the young lad who still saw the world with fresh eyes.
Enter Morgan, the third and most dangerous of the trio, as the first weekly MVP. The man whose journey has taken more turns than a NASCAR driver was distraught after The Saviors killed Benjamin during a supply drop of 12 melons. He confronted Richard, who said he was ready to die and wanted to motivate the group to fight, yada, yada, yada.
The two had a conversation in Richard’s quaint room after Morgan discovered the missing melon. Richard poured his heart out while Morgan remained silent and scowled. Richard bemoaned a world where he had lost everything, which is the sob story of most survivors.
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The Kingdom delivered the thought-to-be lost cantaloupe the next day. Gavin, the outpost leader for The Saviors, showed some humanity when he found out Benjamin had died from his wound.
Compassion changed to a bit of fear after Morgan ended Richard with his bare hands, as Gavin, Ezekiel and others kept a safe distance from the carnage. However, Morgan helped Richard’s plan come to fruition, as The Saviors would see that The Kingdom “gets it,” while lulling them into a false sense of confidence.
Morgan was alone at the end of the episode. He was sharpening his staff to puncture some Saviors (fans will likely have to wait until Season 8 for that). Time will tell if he finds redemption again, but that’s never easy in the zombie apocalypse as we know.
Honorable mentions: The one cantaloupe to rule them all, Jerry and his cobbler and Shiva turning The Kingdom into “pee-pee pants city.”
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