1) Clearly, the RV Beta enters is the secret opening to a tunnel, but…how long has he/the Whisperers had it? Did they make the tunnel, or, did they discover one left behind by someone else?
2) With Father Gabriel questioning how Daryl and Carol’s team wound up in the cave, and the fact that Mary apparently told Aaron the horde was in a field (Yet, the team wound up in a cave), clearly, I wasn’t the only person who suspected that Mary was planning a double-cross.
3) I wonder: Would Father Gabriel have been quite as suspicious of Mary had he not already dealt with Dante?
4) As Mary enters Alexandria, you can notice how much emphasis there is on archers watching her. Is there a particular reason the Alexandrians aren’t using guns? I mean, they do still have access to the munitions factory, right? Sure, you could argue the noise factor, but, I don’t feel like that stopped them before. Have they run low on materials, or, do they save them for special or dire circumstances?
5) As Father Gabriel and Rosita interrogate Mary, she says that she didn’t know Dante. This, actually, would make some sense, as Alpha had said that he was new to the group (Seen in his origin story during the midseason finale, “The World Before”), and, considering how large of a group the Whisperers appear to be, it’s possible that Mary may not have known him or, even if she did, may not have known of his espionage assignment. For all we know, this may have been some sort of attempt at “plausible deniability” on the part of Alpha, to ensure that any captured Whisperers may not have given away the game, and force Dante to expose himself. Clearly, it didn’t work out all that well.
6) I appreciate the fact that, perhaps for the first time in the series, Father Gabriel’s profession as a priest has had a practical post-apocalyptic application: Interrogator.
7) The three Whisperers Daryl kills trying to make his initial attack on Alpha are the seventeenth through nineteenth Whisperers we’ve seen die, and the twentieth through twenty-second Whisperers to die overall this season.