39. Rick’s World Gets A Whole Lot Bigger
Episode 611 “Knots Untie”
Original Airdate: 2/28/2016
Submitted By: Sarabeth Pollock
When Jesus reveals the existence of another community neighboring Alexandria, Rick’s world is about to get a lot bigger. Jesus takes Rick and a group of his people to the Hilltop, where they meet Gregory. Glenn and Maggie are able to meet with Dr. Carson, an actual baby doctor in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.
While Gregory isn’t someone that can be trusted, Rick’s eyes have now been opened to the possibility of what their future will look like. Instead of having shelters and bands of people moving around from save haven to safe haven, now there are fully formed communities that exist. The problem of the Saviors is hanging over their heads, so Rick decides to make a deal with them to offer their protection from the Saviors in exchange for food and supplies.
Later, Jesus reveals that there is another peaceful community, the Kingdom, and eventually all three communities will come together to fight the Saviors.
This was a major moment for the show because it’s the first time that the group has come upon another group and they aren’t trying to take them out. If anything, there’s a sense of relief that they can help each other, although no one thinks that Gregory can be trusted.