The Walking Dead season 9 episode 14 recap: Scars

Danai Gurira as Michonne - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 14 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Danai Gurira as Michonne - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 14 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan, Danai Gurira as Michonne - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan, Danai Gurira as Michonne – The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 12 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /

Michonne heads to Negan, who is inside his cell reading. He’s not surprised to see Michonne. She asks if Judith has been there, but he hasn’t seen her since the day before. Michonne wants to know what they talk about. Homework, how much she misses Daryl. She loves stories about Carl and Rick. Negan knows Judith would see through any BS stories so he tells her the truth. He tells her how she’s a badass like Carl, and they have talked about the time Carl shot up the Sanctuary. He tells Michonne that if she was straight with her daughter then maybe Michonne would be talking to her instead of him. Michonne laughs, wondering if Negan revealed what he did to Glenn and Abraham, but he insists that he is always honest and yes, she has heard those stories about him. Michonne moves to leave but Negan says that Judith hates that Michonne won’t let new people in, and that she wants the community to be more like Carl envisioned. This upsets Michonne, but Negan realizes that Michonne is there because she has no idea where he daughter is. He tells Michonne that Judith is her daughter and that means she has her own ideas and doesn’t take anything lying down. Michonne runs home to find that Rick’s gun is gone and there’s a note from Judith saying their friends need help.

In the past, Daryl tells Michonne that she needs a break. She’s breathing hard from walking so much. He knows that she wants to be there but she’s pregnant so they need to think about that. They sit down on some playground equipment and he promises that they’ll find her. Michonne can’t believe that Jocelyn would betray her like that. They went through so much together, including losing her mom, and she wanted that again. Daryl says she didn’t know, but Michonne can’t accept that. He says some people hide evil like they’re wearing a mask, but he vows that they will find them and she’ll pay. He squeezes her knee.

They keep moving until they come upon a school. Michonne spots one of the kids, PJ, and chases her. Daryl runs after them, heading into a classroom. He finds Michonne in the hallway facing all of Jocelyn’s people. They shoot Daryl with an arrow and knock her out. When she wakes up they’re hanging from a pole. The kids take a hot branding iron and press it to Daryl’s back. Jocelyn tells Linus he was strong. And the strong survive. Jocelyn tells Michonne that she taught the children to be strong, unlike she was. When they brand Michonne she screams into Jocelyn’s face.

In the present Michonne finds Judith’s bike along the road. She sees a herd of walkers and screams for Judith.

In the past Daryl manages to free himself and take out the guard. They split up to find Judith. Michonne comes across Jocelynn and some kids who block the exit while Judith escapes with the other kids. Linus and one of the girls stay to fight Michonne and one of them cuts Michonne across the stomach. She fights back, hard, and makes it outside. Jocelyn hits her with a board and Michonne falls, grabbing her sword and stabbing her several times. The kids are sent inside to kill the kids as another group of kids attack Michonne. Michonne has no choice but to kill the kids, and we see a flashback to the present as Michonne cuts down walkers the way she was forced to kill the kids. Daryl arrives in time to see Judith come out and hug Michonne.