Violet recaps Season 7 Episode 7 of The Walking Dead, titled Sing Me a Song, where Carl goes on his mission to kill Negan! Following the recap, both Violet and Josh share their thoughts about the episode.
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Carl and Negan
Negan’s men wait for walkers to clear the road before continuing to drive the truck that Carl and Jesus are hiding in. When he thinks they’re getting close to Negan’s place, Jesus uses some maple syrup to make a trail. Jesus jumps out of the truck, thinking Carl will follow, but Carl stays in the truck, and arms himself with a machine gun.
Carl opens fire on Negan’s men when they begin to unpack the truck. He then says he only wants Negan, and no one else needs to die. Negan steps forward with a bodyguard, and Dwight is able to take Carl by surprise and disarm him. Negan takes Carl with him to show him around. Daryl watches helplessly from nearby. Negan has Dwight take Daryl with him inside.
Once inside, Negan stands on a balcony and addresses his people down below, who kneel to him. He brags to Carl about the respect his people give him. Then he brings Carl to a room filled with women – his wives. Negan takes Sherry aside and asks her what happened with Amber and Mark. He heard that Mark skipped out on his duties to be with Amber, and wants to know if it’s true. Sherry says that Amber made a mistake, and asks Negan to go easy on her. Negan talks to Amber, scolding her for cheating on him, and offers for her to go back to Mark and her mother, but she says that she wants to stay. He gives Sherry a big smooch, and Dwight walks in with Daryl just in time to see.
Negan brings Carl into his bedroom to talk, and confirms that all those women are his wives. He tells Carl he wants to get to know him better, and seems impressed about Carl’s mission. Negan demands that Carl take the bandage off of his eye, considering that Carl killed two of his men. When he sees it, Negan begins saying how gross it is, and how he wants to touch it, which causes Carl to cry. Negan apologizes, saying it’s easy to forget that he’s just a kid. One of Negan’s men, Fat Joseph, knocks on the door and brings Lucille to Negan. He quickly dismisses Joseph after joking around briefly. Then he asks Carl to sing him a song. Reluctantly, Carl weakly sings “You Are My Sunshine.” Negan asks about Carl’s mother, and Carl admits that he shot her.
Negan then heads up other gathering of his people, and has Carl hold Lucille for him. He begins harping on about the rules, and says that if you try to cut corners, then it is the iron for you. Mark is tied to a chair, while Dwight retrieves an iron from the fire and gives it to Negan, who puts the hot iron to the side of Mark’s face, while everyone watches. Negan tells Daryl to clean up Mark’s urine, and has the doctor come in and attend to Mark, who has passed out. He again emphasizes that the rules matter.
Dwight talks to Sherry in the stairwell, trying to comfort her about selling out Mark and Amber. He admits that he doesn’t sleep at night. Although Sherry says that the deal they made was only supposed to affect them, Dwight says that what they’re doing is on the backs of others. Sherry leaves before anyone sees them, even though they’re not doing anything.
Back in Negan’s bedroom, Negan won’t let Carl wrap his face back up. Carl wonders why Negan hasn’t killed him, his dad, or Daryl yet. Negan says Daryl will make a good soldier for him, and his dad is getting great stuff for him. As for Carl, that is to be determined. He asks Carl what he thinks he should do. Carl says he thinks Negan should jump out of the window to save him the trouble of killing him. This impresses Negan. Carl goes on to say that he doesn’t think Negan’s going to do anything to him, and that if Negan really knew them, he would kill all of them.
Negan loads Carl up into a truck, which we see Jesus on top of, and tells Daryl that he’s taking Carl home. Daryl begins to threaten Negan on Carl’s behalf, but Negan calls Dwight over and tells him to bring Daryl back to his box for a time out. When the truck drives away, we see that Jesus is no longer on top of it. While Daryl is in his cell, someone slips a note under the door reading “Go now.” A match and a key are taped to the note.
Negan and Carl get back to Alexandria, and when Negan knocks on the door of Rick’s house, Olivia answers. When he learns that Rick is out scavenging for supplies for him, Negan says he’ll wait for Rick to return. Negan insults Olivia, causing her to cry. He then apologizes for being rude to her, and offers to sleep with her. She slaps him. He demands that she make him some lemonade, and she leaves to go do that.
Negan has Carl show him around the house. When Negan gets to Judith’s room, he picks her up and holds her. They go sit in the chairs on the porch, while Negan holds and plays with Judith. He also tells Carl that he’s been having second thoughts about keeping them alive.
Rosita and Eugene; Spencer and Father Gabriel
Rosita and Eugene get ready to head out. Although Eugene thinks they are going out to scavenge for supplies for the Saviors, that’s not what Rosita had in mind. Spencer and Father Gabriel drive up and are also about to head out. Rosita tells Spencer to leave her alone, and she and Eugene head out on foot. They get to the warehouse that Eugene and Abraham previously went to where Eugene was going to manufacture bullets. Eugene is having second thoughts about agreeing to make a bullet for Rosita. However, Rosita says that he owes her and Abraham, and that he should do something useful for once. He gets to work on the bullet.
As Spencer and Father Gabriel drive down the road, Spencer asks Father Gabriel if hating someone is a sin. Father Gabriel says no, not necessarily, and that it’s our actions that matter in the end. Spencer confesses that he hates Rick, and thinks that Rick shouldn’t be in charge. Father Gabriel says that Rick brought out the good in him by inspiring him. Spencer thinks that there’s no future with Rick in charge, and the only good thing that can happen for them now is that Rick never makes it back. Father Gabriel tells Spencer to stop the car. When he does, Father Gabriel tells Spencer that what he’s saying makes him a “tremendous sh*t” and then he gets out of the car and begins walking back.
Spencer gets out of the car and heads into the woods, where he finds a walker on a tree stand with a crossbow. He goes back to the car for some supplies, then uses them to pull the tree stand down and the walker with it — after its gravity pulls its body down, which was tied to the tree. He takes some things from the walker’s pockets and finds a note.
Rosita gets her bullet, and she apologizes for what she said to Eugene. But he doesn’t accept. As they walk up to the gates of Alexandria, Spencer drives up with a car full of supplies. Apparently the note he found was in Latin, and gave the locations of hidden supplies, which he dug up. Rosita criticizes him that he’s just going to hand it over to Negan, but Spencer points out that it’s what Rick wants them to do.
Michonne returns to the location where Negan burned the mattresses from Alexandria, and it looks like she has a plan in mind. She whistles to get the attention of a couple of walkers, then kills them and drags their bodies, continuing to whistle.
Much later, a woman is driving a truck down the road, when she comes across a pile of several dead walkers blocking the road. She gets out of the truck with her gun, but Michonne sneaks up on her with her sword and demands that the woman take her to Negan. They get in the truck, with Michonne pointing the gun at the woman, and the woman tries to take the gun from Michonne, but it doesn’t work. She again demands for the woman to take her to Negan.
Rick and Aaron
Rick wakes up, asking what time it is. Aaron replies that it’s just past 5:30. Rick wants to get going. They open the back of the truck and see a horde of walkers on the road.
Rick and Aaron find a place to scavenge for supplies, and jump over a gate, despite a sign warning about trouble. They continue down the beaten path, and find a more detailed sign, which gives the name of a man, says that he has food and ammo, and the only way you made it this far without being shot is that he is dead. They see a lake filled with walkers protecting his supplies.
Her Thoughts on The Walking Dead, Season 7 Episode 7: Sing Me a Song
Now these are the kind of episodes of The Walking Dead that I prefer. There’s a dominant main storyline, but there are also smaller other storylines going on throughout the episode as well. I understand that these other episodes that have been going on throughout the season have been meant as character development, and to help you to get to know certain characters better, but I feel like this episode still did a good job of that, despite featuring several different characters.
We see Rosita taking out her frustrations on Eugene, though she soon apologizes. She gets Eugene to make her the bullet that she wanted. But just one? Why only one? Why not more? We also get more insight into what kind of person that Spencer is, as well as see how much Father Gabriel has developed since we first met him.
Meanwhile, Rick and Aaron are out on a scavenging mission and seem to have found some — except that it’ll take a bit of work to get to those supplies. Which are most likely going to all go to Negan anyway. My question is, do these supplies belong to the guy that Spencer found up on that tree stand? Or are they unrelated?
There’s also Michonne, who has plotted a way to get someone to take her to Negan. But with Negan in Alexandria for who knows how long, how will she adapt her plan when she gets to Negan’s place? And what exactly is her plan anyway?
The main storyline here, however, is Carl and his mission to kill Negan. He killed two men trying to get to Negan, but when Negan was right in front of him, he didn’t pull the trigger. It was mostly because Negan had a bodyguard standing right in front of him, but Carl still could have easily killed Negan, and not cared about the additional casualty. Ah well, I guess it’s added drama to allow Negan to continue to live. It seems like Negan has taken a shine to Carl, impressed by his attitude and actions.
I was surprised when it turned out that Negan seemed genuinely apologetic when he made Carl cry. I thought he was being sarcastic. But it appears that Negan may have a couple of weaknesses: kids and people who cry. He was even nicer to Olivia (in his own way) after he made her cry. Also, Negan seemed genuinely smitten with Judith. I get the feeling that Negan has been having trouble conceiving children. He has so many wives, but it doesn’t seem like he has any kids. We’ve also seen the scene with Sherry and the doctor, where it turns out that she is not pregnant. With that many wives and no pregnancies, one must assume that the problem is with Negan.
But anyway, it looks like Negan has made himself right at home in Alexandria while he waits for Rick to return. How long will that take? This could make a very interesting midseason finale!
His Thoughts on The Walking Dead, Season 7 Episode 7: Sing Me a Song