The Walking Dead episode 911 recap: Bounty

Cooper Andrews as Jerry - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 11 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Cooper Andrews as Jerry - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 11 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /
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Samantha Morton as Alpha – The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 11 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Samantha Morton as Alpha – The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 11 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /

Enid examines Earl’s arm. He had an accident at work, trying to get ready for the fair. Tammy Rose wants him to retire but there is work to be done. Outside, Tammy tells Enid to keep up hope. It has been difficult since losing their son, and Alden has filled the role for them. She tells Enid to keep up hope. Enid sees people rushing around and asks Marco what’s going on. He tells her that the people who killed Jesus are outside.

No one has spotted Connie in the corn yet. Daryl tells the group that he’s not letting Lydia go back to that. They seem to agree. Magna asks about their friends, noting that their horses were found. Alpha says no, but she wants to know who leads the community, but no one speaks up so she addresses everyone. She claims they crossed into her land, but she’s not looking for conflict. Their people killed her people. She wants her daughter, or there will be a conflict.

Daryl storms away and Henry thinks he’s giving Lydia up but he’s not. He’s going outside to talk to her.

The elk are loaded into wagons and Ezekiel praises everyone’s hard work. He tells them to go back to the Kingdom and he’s hoping Carol goes back with them, but she won’t go without him. She knows when her husband is up to something. It turns out there’s a little side mission they want to go on, and it leads to the nearby movie theater. They want the projector inside so they can have movies. The theater is overrun with walkers, and despite Jerry’s enthusiasm, Carol isn’t amused.

Daryl walks out, and Alpha signals to her people to “go get ‘em.” Connie watches as members of the group walk away. Daryl approaches the gate and tells Alpha she can’t have her. If she wants to fight, they can light them up with no problem. Suddenly Daryl hears the sound of a baby and asks if they brought a baby out there. She says they’re animals so they have babies. Alden and Luke are brought over, wearing skin masks. She says she wanted to kill them but wants her daughter more, so she’s willing to give them back in exchange for her daughter.

Carol can’t believe Ezekiel wants to get the projector bulb when there are so many problems at the Kingdom, but he sees it as a morale booster. It’s a little dangerous, but they can outrun the approaching herd with no trouble and make it back safely. She’s worried that they’re putting fathers and mothers in danger. But that’s why he wants to do it. They used to have movie night, which Henry loved, and they can be the ones to show the kids of all the communities their first film if they can replace the bulb. Jerry is on board.

They use a boombox to lure the walkers from the theater. While the music plays, the group watches and waits to make an entrance. They can hear more walkers inside. There’s no bulb, but there is a supply of butter-flavored coconut oil, which Diane believes is still good. The theater is still full of walkers so they have to do some clearing. They find the projector room, and continue with their “cobra strike” of a mission.

The walker herd has caught up to the Whisperers. Alpha tells her people it’s because they have been talking too much. She tells her people to keep them back – for now.

Luke can’t help but look around a bit. He spots Connie in the corn and turns away, using his bound hands to send her a message that the dead are coming and to stay hidden.

Daryl goes back inside the compound to get Lydia, but she’s gone. Magna and Tara come out to find that Lydia and Henry are missing. Daryl knows he freed her.