The Walking Dead continues on AMC tonight with all its gory goodness with an all new Sunday April 3, Season 6 finale called “Last Day on Earth” and we have your weekly recap below. On tonight’s episode, Rick and the group must go outside the walls to save one of their own in the highly anticipated season six finale.
On the last episode of The Walking Dead, two different groups left Alexandria on supply runs. While both were concerned with the future of the community, immediate danger derailed them and some of the group was taken hostage. Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it, we have a full and detailed recap right here for you.
On tonight’s episode as per the AMC synopsis, “Rick and the group must go outside the walls to save one of their own. What they experience on the road will change their lives forever.”
You aren’t going to want to miss any of the unfolding action tonight and neither do I. We’ll be recapping the season 6 finale live right here for you at 9pm. In the meantime, hit up the comments and tell us what you’re expecting from the season 6 episode 16. Who do you think is going to die tonight, any major characters or just the regular walkers.
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It’s time for #TWDFinale. #TheWalkingDead starts with Morgan in a field walking. He sees a sign that says YOU ARE ALIVE then spots a saddled horse and approaches it carefully. A guy with cowboy boots on walks pasts a horse print in the soft ground.
The Savior that Carol shot but who survived follows the horse tracks. A man runs through the woods and is taunted by the whistles of Saviors. Carl tells Enid she needs to stay back and protect the place. She’s upset that he’s leaving for Hilltop.
He says the Saviors are out there and she knows what they’ve done. We see the running man trip and he’s surrounded by Saviors. Carl says he won’t let Enid be hurt. Rick and the others are loading into the RV. Rick says Maggie is getting worse.
Abraham says he and Sasha are coming since the Saviors are out there. Eugene says he’s part of the package too. Enid asks if Carl wants to run into them and hopes they show. Enid says this is about getting Maggie to a doctor and says she’s going.
Carl says stop. Eugene insists on going even though Rick tries to talk him out of it. Eugene says he can be his anchor man, yes he damn will and gets on board. The Saviors look at the scared guy and they tell him they showed his people the way and they broke the rules, so people died.
He says the strung up the guy who shot first but they still didn’t listen. He says they wanted to fight them so this is how it will be and he hits the guy hard. Carl tells Enid to grab some pistols from the closet if she wants to come along. When she does, he locks her inside. She is furious and curses him.
The man begs the Saviors for mercy but they all beat him. Enid asks Carl what if he doesn’t come back. He says just survive somehow. Aaron also wants to come along but he refuses to back down. Carl is also there for the ride.
Gabriel goes over the details of the protection plan as well as evacuation plans in case they have to leave and says Judith will be his priority and says he will not fail him. He asks Rick if he’s comfortable leaving him in charge of defense and he says yes.
Spencer says if the Saviors show up, maybe they can make a deal if it’s not too late. Rick says tell them to wait for him – he has a deal for them. They leave. Gabriel is on guard duty on top of the gate as they leave.
Morgan rides the horse down the street of a small town. He sees Carol hunched in a doorway and speaks to her. She says she told him not to come and he says he’ll start listening to her soon. He checks her over and sees a wound in her side.
The man is dragged by the Saviors onto the road. They drop him on the asphalt and he asks what this is. They tell him they’re about to make an example of him and he says all his people at the Library are dead. The Savior in charge hits him hard.
The RV rolls down the road and Ross checks on Maggie. Rick goes to see her and says they’ll get there and the doctor at Hilltop will make things better. She looks bad. She asks how he knows and Rick says they’ve done all this together and are still there.
Rick says it’s worked out because it’s always been all of them. He says they can do anything. Carl stands behind him watching. Morgan bandages up Carol and he hears a noise. She says it’s a walker who’s hard to get.
She says she was going to get it but bleeding was in the way. He says she needs stitches and antibiotics. He says he’ll make sure it’s safe for the night then they head back at dawn. Carol says no. Rick gives Maggie some water and she sips it.
Sasha and Abraham are up front. Abraham curses. They pull up on the Saviors with the guy in the road. He asks if they’re doing this and Rick says no. Rick opens the door of the RV. Rick, Carl and Aaron get out with hands up.
The Savior says this guy was with people who didn’t listen. Rick says they can make a deal. The Savior says give us all your stuff and then we’ll kill one of you and then we can move forward. Rick drops his hands and says that deal won’t work for them.
Rick says he was going to ask for all their stuff but doesn’t need to kill any more of them. A Savior sprays paint onto the guy on the ground. The Savior says we don’t negotiate. Rick says they’re leaving. The Savior says okay, plenty of ways to get where you’re going.
Rick looks back at him and asks if he wants to make today his last day on earth. The guy says no, but Rick should think about it and what if it’s his last day or someone he loves. He tells Rick to be extra nice to those people in the RV then snaps his fingers.
He says be kind to each like it was your last day on Earth. Rick says – you do the same and gets back onto the RV. The guy waves at them and then kicks the guy on the ground hard. Abraham cranks the RV and they back away and leave.
We see two people sitting in the dark in a barn. Can’t tell who. The RV is stopped and Carl asks why Aaron didn’t stay back to guard the place and he says he owes Maggie. He asks why Carl come and he says he owes them.
Eugene and Sasha consult a map and decide which way to go. Eugene recommends a longer route that will give them better perspectives on anyone coming. Sasha asks if he’s serious and he says as a coronary thrombosis.
Morgan tells Carol that Rick came looking too and Daryl and some others but they were gone before they knew she was. Carol says she’s not being dramatic and he can’t just tell her to come back and it will happen.
Morgan says those people care about you and Carol says she knows and cares about them and so she can’t be there. Morgan says she has to be there. Carol asks if he doesn’t get it after all this. She says if you care, you protect, you will kill for them.
She says if you don’t want to kill, or can’t, you have to get away from them. She says you can’t have both and he knows that. Morgan says everything in this life is worth a damn. Morgan says on her own she’ll die. Carol says let me die and Morgan says he can’t let that happen.
She says it’s not up to him and says go. He refuses to leave. She pulls a gun and says go. Then she lowers the gun and says please go.
Carol says if he cares about anyone, there is a price and he’ll pay it. She says she has and can’t anymore. Morgan isn’t pleased. He hears the walker thumping again. Abraham drives the RV and asks Sasha if they can do it – what they did – Glenn and Maggie.
He asks if she can do that – as something as big as a baby. She asks if he could. He says yeah he could now. He adds – just so you know. He says bitch nuts as they pull up on more Saviors blocking the road. Rick comes forward.
Sasha asks if they’re making a stand and Carl says we end it. Rick says no they’ve been ready and waiting and he says they’ll play it the way we want. Carl agrees. Rick says go slow and Abraham backs them up again. One Savior fires a warning shot. Rick and the others watch out the windows.
Morgan goes outside to check on the growling walker. It’s a guy who hung himself on a radio antenna and is now a walker on a rope. More are at a gate nearby. Morgan climbs up and finishes the marionette walker. That walker looked pretty fresh. Then Morgan cuts him down.
Morgan goes back into the building where he left Carol and calls out to her. It’s the Library where the guy is from that the Saviors have. Morgan goes outside looking for her and gets on the horse. He rides down the street in a hurry.
The RV speeds down the road and Rick talks to Abraham and Sasha. She says those were different men but they agree from the same group. Abraham says they have numbers. Sasha says they’ll get Maggie to Hilltop.
They find this route blocked by a line of walkers chained across the road. He tells Abraham to stay behind the wheel. The others get out to deal with the obstacle. Eugene calls it a red rover. He says it takes people to assemble that.
Rick looks at the line of walkers chained through their bodies. Carl points out some locks of Michonne’s hair on one walker and Daryl’s clothes on another. Shots are fired at them but only at their feet. Rick tells them to get back to the RV.
Rick breaks the chain of the walker and grabs her hair off the walker. The RV roars on. They hear a sound and wonder if the RV was damaged. Rick says they want us to go this way since they were only shooting at their feet and weren’t trying to kill them. They plot on the map which way to go and Aaron says Maggie is burning up.
Rick is struggling to figure this out. Abraham calls Rick to look. It’s a huge blockade of cars and a ton of Saviors. Rick tells Abraham to turn back and he asks where. Morgan rides the horse up and sees a recent kill and Carol’s rosary.
He looks around and then rides on. Carol is near an old barn and walks slowly but surely. She hears a rattling sound and it’s a walker stuck in a dumpster. She closes the door so it can’t get out and another comes up on her and she struggles to kill it. She pulls its flesh and struggles to kill it.
The skin on the face comes loose. The Savior catches her and knocks her down. He gets her knife and gun away from her. He is still in pain too. He aims the gun at her and says each breath is getting harder and he probably doesn’t have too many left.
He says he’ll make each one count. He tells Carol he’s going to watch her die slow like his friends did on the road. He says let’s see who wins bitch and shoots her in the arm. He says it’s a good start. Carol writhes in pain.
We see the people stuck in the box or barn again in the dark. Rick tells Maggie they’re getting close and she asks if she heard shots. He says it’s the Saviors but they’re gone. He says they will get her there. She says she knows.
Maggie tells Rick she believes in him. Carol laughs quietly and he asks why she’s smiling and calls her bitch. Carol says there’s nothing wrong with her. She says she’s going to die so nothing is wrong anymore. He lowers his gun.
Then the Savior smiles and shoots her in the leg. He asks if she thinks she suffered enough now. She says no, probably not. She seems eerily serene. He turns away and she says she won’t die unless he kills her now and asks if he’s done.
She says you decide. She says the world doesn’t decide, you do. She says you don’t get to walk away and get what you want. He turns back and comes at her. Morgan is there and tells him to stop. He has a gun out too.
Morgan says drop it please. The guy says no and goes to shoot Carol. Morgan shoots him about five times. The guy goes down. Morgan goes to Carol who says please just let me go. Morgan says it’s not her turn. He says she will come back from this.
Men are there with armor on. One asks what happened. Morgan says he found his horse and found his friend too. That’s the guy who was at the barn he stopped Rick from shooting. He says she needs help and the guy says let’s get you some help.
The group finds the route blocked by a huge bunch of trees. Abraham says they are neck deep in shit with our mouths wide open. Eugene says it looks like it took a load of equipment. The guy the Saviors had is kicked off the bridge and hung by a chain around the neck.
They watch him struggle and die and then the logs blocking the road catch fire. The Savior asks Rick if he’s treating his people right since it’s one of their last day’s on Earth. He says you’d better go. They get back on the RV.
The RV is stopped and Sasha says there are two more routes. Rick says they’re probably waiting. Eugene says they are ahead of and behind us. He says they don’t know who’s in the rust bucket and that’s what they’re looking for.
Eugene says the sun sets soon. Rick nods. At dark, they fuel up. Rick tells Eugene to keep moving unless he finds a car to gas up. Eugene promises to keep moving. He gives Rick a recipe and says it’s not for gazpacho. He says it’s how to build bullets 101.
He says Abraham can show him where just in case. Rick thanks him and says they’re lucky he’s here. Eugene says he won’t argue with it. Abraham gives Eugene some driving tips and Eugene asks why he didn’t let him drive the truck.
Abraham says he didn’t think he could do it but now he knows he can. He tells Eugene he’s survivor, they both are. He holds out his hand to shake it and Eugene hugs him instead. Rick and Aaron unload Maggie on a pallet and she thanks Eugene.
Eugene closes the door and cranks it up. He smiles grimly. A walker staggers through the foggy night with a tree stuck through it. Carl takes out its head. Maggie says to let her walk but Aaron says relax, it’s just a few more miles.
Carl tells his dad that he heard what Rick told Maggie. He says he won’t let anyone else die like Denise did. They hear whistles in the woods. They look around. Rick says go and they run. The whistling sounds are all around. Lights turns on in their face.
They’re completely surrounded by walkers and they see they also have an RV blocking the path. There are about a hundred men or more surrounding them – all armed in one form or fashion. Rick looks like he’s having an aneurysm. They have Eugene on his knees tied up.
The man says you made it, welcome to where you were going. He tells them to hand over his weapons. Rick says they can talk but the Savior says it’s time for him to listen. They come to disarm them. The Savior takes one from Carl and then thumps his hat.
He says all of you on your knees – there’s lots to cover. They set Maggie down gently. They help Maggie stand. Eugene has been crying and you can see he’s been beaten. His face is bloody. Rick stares at him in shock.
The Savior tells Rick to get on his knees and he looks over at Carl then finally kneels. Maggie is one side of him and Sasha the other. Abraham is next to Maggie. Again we see the people in the dark but don’t know who it is.
Dwight comes forward and he opens the doors. It’s a van with Rosita, Glenn, Daryl and Michonne inside. They pull them out and Glenn is stunned to see Maggie there. The Savior knocks on the door of the RV and says let’s meet the man.
The door opens and a man steps out and asks if they’re pissing their pants yet. He says they are getting close. He looks at the line of them and says it’s going to be pee pee pants city and asks which prick is the leader. Dwight points out Rick.
He steps up and says you’re rick, right. I’m Negan and I and I do not appreciate you killing my men. Also, when I sent my people to kill your people for killing my people, you killed more of my people. Not cool. Not cool.
Negan says you have no idea how not cool that shit is, but I think you’re going to be up to speed shortly.
Yeah. You are so gonna regret crossing me in a few minutes. Yes you are. You see Rick, whatever you do, no matter what, you don’t mess with the new world order and the new world order is this.
Negan goes on and says it’s really very simple so even if you’re stupid, which you very well may be, you can understand it. You ready? Here goes, pay attention. Give me your shit or I will kill you. Today was career day.
Negan continues saying – we invested a lot so you will know who I am and what I can do. You work for me now. You have shit – you give it to me – that’s your job. Now I know that’s a mighty big nasty pill to swallow but swallow it you most certainly will.
Negan tells Rick – you ruled the roost, you built something, you thought you were safe. I get it. But the word is out and you are not safe. Not even close. In fact, you are pegged, more pegged if you don’t do what I want – and what I want is half your shit.
Negan keeps talking and says – and if that’s too much, you can make, find or steal more and it’ll even out sooner or later. This is your way of life now. The more you fight back, the harder it will be. So if someone knocks on your door (chuckles) you let us in – we own that door.
The monologue keeps on with you try to stop us and we will knock it down. You understand? He holds his ear and acts like he’s listening to Rick. Then he says What? No answer? You don’t really think that you were going to get through this without being punished, did you?
Negan goes on – I don’t want to kill you people – I just want to make that clear from the get-go. All of Rick’s group stares in horror as Negan goes on and on. Negan talks and gestures with his bat as he does. He says – I want you to work for me. You can’t do that if you’re dead, now can you?
Ngan says I’m not growing a garden but you killed my people – a whole damn lot of them. More than I’m comfortable with. And for that, for that you’re going to pay. So now, I’m going to beat the holy hell out of one of you.
He holds up his bat and Negan says this, this is Lucille and she is awesome. All this is just so we can pick out which one of you gets the honor. Rick looks freaked out and like he can’t believe it. Negan looks at all of them. Abraham straightens up when he comes to him.
Negan says to Carl I’ve got to say this to you little shit – you’ve got one of our guns. You got a lot of our guns. Then he says shit kid. Lighten up. At least cry a little. Then Negan chuckles as Carl glares. Nrgan then goes to Maggie and says Jesus you look shitty. Let’s just put you out of your misery right now.
Glenn screams no and he’s kick and Dwight holds a crossbow on him. No don’t. Maggie screams – Glenn is dragged away from her. Negan says nope. Get him back in line. Glenn says no don’t and Negan laughs then he says all right listen, don’t any of you do that again.
He says I will shut that shit down no exceptions. First one’s free – it’s an emotional moment – I get it. Glenn sobs. Negan says sucks, don’t it – the moment you realize you don’t know shit? He says to Rick this is your kid, right?
Negan chuckles and says this is definitely your kid. Rick says stop it. Rick says just stop this. Negan says do not make me kill the little future serial killer talking about Carl. DO not make it easy on me. I got to pick somebody. Everybody’s at the table waiting for me to order.
Negan whistles as he paces. He says I simply cannot decide. Then he says I got an idea. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by his toe. If he hollers, let him go. My mother told me to pick the very best one and you – are – it. He goes person to person pointing the bat at them.
Negan chooses his victim but we can’t see who it is. He says – anybody moves, anybody says anything, cut the boy’s other eye out and feed it to his father and then we’ll start again. You can breathe, you can blink, you can cry. Hell you’re all going to be doing that.
Negan swings bat and it connects – people scream. Negan strikes once then says oh look at that – taking it like a champ. There’s another smash with the bat – it’s very wet sounding – more screams – a third strike, wetter than the last – there’s several more while other screams then silence.
The scene goes to black. We don’t know who Negan bludgeoned to death.