The Walking Dead 806: 5 questions about “The King, The Widow and Rick”

Kerry Cahill as Dianne, Joshua Mikel as Jared - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 6 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Kerry Cahill as Dianne, Joshua Mikel as Jared - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 6 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /

The Walking Dead episode “The King, The Widow and Rick” is bound to give us lots to think about. Here are the questions we want answered.

So far The Walking Dead season 8 has yielded an amazing variety of stories and things have been going nonstop from the season premiere. After checking in with the Saviors, it’s time to visit the turncoat Scavengers in this week’s episode 806, “The King, The Widow and Rick.”

The previews and teasers have offered us a look at Rick talking to Jadis, Rosita and Michonne heading out on a road trip, and Maggie and Jesus trying to figure out how to deal with their prisoners.

Here are the questions we have ahead of “The King, The Widow and Rick.”

Will Maggie allow the Saviors to live?

Jesus butted heads with Tara over keeping the Saviors alive after they surrendered. Even Morgan struggled with that decision. But what will Maggie think?

It’s hard to imagine that she’ll be happy with this idea. After all, the Hilltop doesn’t have a prison where these prisoners of war can be contained, and they certainly can’t trust them to wander around on their own. This puts Maggie in a really bad spot.

On the one hand, Maggie can let the Saviors stay but this might upset the Hilltoppers who will see them as threats. The option, to kill the Saviors, isn’t a great option at all but it’s an option that she might have to consider to keep her people safe.

What can Rick do to force the Scavengers to fall in line?

Rick’s on his way to the giant trash heap to pay a visit to everyone’s favorite monosyllabic villain, Jadis. The last time he saw Jadis, they were in Alexandria and she shot Rick and revealed that she was playing both sides. This time, the meeting will prove a bit different now that Rick has the Saviors on the run and he holds all of the cards. Will Jadis fall in line, or will the Scavengers continue to be a problem?

The Scavengers also attacked Alexandria with Rick’s weapons, so you can bet he wants them back. That should be a fun fun fun conversation to watch.

Where are Michonne and Rosita heading, and is it a good idea to leave?

Michonne has been itching to get out into the action. We haven’t seen her, or Rosita, since the season premiere and they want to get back into the fight. Michonne decides to check up on the progress, and Rosita decides that she’s going to tag along, but will this be a good idea?

The short answer is no. It’s never a good idea to break the plan and go out on your own. It never works.

Whenever people do things that aren’t planned, like taking a car out into the battle when no one knows to expect them, it always seems like things end up going wrong. The last thing Rick needs is to have them fall into the hands of the Saviors. That would ruin everything.

Can Daryl and Rick move forward and work together?

Rick and Daryl got into a little tussle in “The Big Scary U” but they were able to put aside their differences after they blew up the truck full of the weapons they needed. So it goes.

Now, the problem is that they have both laid their cards on the table and it’s clear that they have different views of how to finish this fight. Daryl and Tara seem to have the same views and might work better together, but what will happen if the group starts to splinter? Can they still win if they’re not working together?

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What’s going on with Father Gabriel?

At the end of “The Big Scary U” Father Gabriel looked pretty bad. He was feverish and shaking. Naturally, you immediately think he was bitten. That could absolutely be the case after he maneuvered through the Walkers with Negan. But being bitten is a bit too easy, isn’t it? It almost looks like he’s completely stressed out and having a breakdown of some kind. After all, for a man who was once afraid of his own shadow, he kept calm with Negan and even tried to kill him. That’s not very Gabriel-like. Maybe the adrenaline is wearing off.

The Walking Dead “The King, The Widow and Rick” airs Sunday, November 26 at 9pm on AMC.