Violet recaps Season 7 Episode 12 of The Walking Dead, titled Say Yes, where Rick and Michonne go out in search of guns. Following the recap, we also share our thoughts on the episode.
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- Her thoughts on The Walking Dead, Season 7 Episode 12: Say Yes
Rick and Michonne
Rick and Michonne are out on the road, driving around, raiding houses to try to find guns and other supplies. They get to have some alone time as well. The two come across some supplies in the back of a pickup truck, and sneak up and take them while the owners are preoccupied playing golf.
They’ve been gone 2 days, and Michonne says they should head back. However, Rick wants to stay out a little while longer, and talks Michonne into it.
While Rick is asleep in the van, Michonne spots a deer. Unfortunately, as Michonne is getting their gun, Rick wakes up, and when Michonne returns, the deer is gone. Rick says he owes her a deer. But they spot something off in the distance.
A walker dressed in military gear has an assault rifle strapped to it. It looks like there might have been something serious that went on there, so they climb up and take a look around from the rooftop. There’s an abandoned carnival, and they see soldiers and civilians who are now walkers. The soldiers all still have their guns strapped to them. Suddenly, the roof caves in and Rick and Michonne fall into the building below.
Luckily, they fall onto a matress, and there are no walkers inside the building. They also find lots of food supplies stockpiled. The two feast on ready-to-eat meals, and discuss what happens next, and after Negan’s gone. Michonne thinks that Rick should be in charge, but Rick thinks it should be the two of them together. Rick also says that they can take their time getting the job done of getting the guns, that it doesn’t have to be tomorrow.
The next day, Rick and Michonne notice that not all of the walkers are contained by the fence, and come up with a plan to take them out and close the gap, quietly, without the use of guns. Rick pulls a walker off a car where it went through the windshield, then steers the car to the gap while he and Michonne push it. However, when Rick gets into the car to drive it, he discovers that the brakes don’t work, and goes past the gap. Additionally, one of the walker’s guns starts going off, so Michonne jumps inside the trunk, as the car finally comes to a stop.
But this has caught the attention of many walkers, who then swarm the car. Rick pops off the sun roof, and he and Michonne jump out of the car and over the nearby low fence, where they decide to stand behind and kill walkers. However, they soon realize that the fence won’t hold, so they run to find a new spot, splitting them off into two separate groups. Michonne stands behind the fence of a slide area, while Rick stands behind the fence of the ferris wheel area, picking off walkers.
Rick sees a deer, and climbs up to try to get a better shot at it. But he falls, and a horde of walkers surround him as he tries to shoot them, but runs out of ammo. Michonne runs to his aide, but when she gets there, it’s too late. She finds the walkers in a circle, feasting. In shock, she drops her sword and stares in disbelief, slowly backing away as the walkers come toward her. But Rick comes out of a hidden compartment and throws Michonne her sword. She snaps out of it, and they take down the remaining walkers. Then Michonne runs to Rick, jumping into his arms and hugging him. With the field now clear of walkers, they go around and gather the guns.
Rick and Michonne begin heading back with all the supplies loaded up. He admits that he hasn’t been sleeping, thinking about what they lost. Rick says that what happens next is they’re going to fight, and they’re going to lose people — but in the end, it’ll be worth it. Michonne begins to cry, telling Rick she can’t lose him. He reminds her that she’s the one who showed him that life is about fighting back so that they can make a future. Rick says it’s not about the two of them, it’s about the future, and that if she’s the one to lose him, then she’ll have to be the one to lead everyone.
Tara, Rosita, and Father Gabriel
Tara comes over to offer to stitch up Rosita, but she’s already done it herself. Although Tara is confident that they can find more guns, Rosita doesn’t think so, and heads out on her own to look for more guns.
Rosita sees a gun just inside of the open doorway of a house, and has to kill a walker to get to it. But when she picks it up, she is frustrated to discover that it’s just a toy gun.
Rosita returns to Alexandria and tells Father Gabriel about not finding any guns. She also vents to him about what happened to the others because she was stupid enough to listen to him. He tells her that they still need her, and encourages her to do what she can with her life since she still has it.
While babysitting Judith, Tara wonders aloud whether she should say something to Rick about Oceanside, the place she found that had guns.
Rick, Michonne, Rosita, Tara, and Father Gabriel bring the guns to Jadis — 63 to be exact. But she says it’s not enough. They need nearly twice as much. Rick bargains with Jadis to keep 20 guns so that they can find more. Michonne tells Rick that they get a few more days before whatever happens next.
Rick and Tara
Rick asks Tara if she’s seen Rosita, who didn’t show up for her guard shift. Tara says Rosita probably went out looking for more guns. She also says that she has something to tell him. Presumably, she has to decided to tell him about Oceanside.
Rosita and Sasha
Rosita heads over to Hilltop to ask for Sasha’s help. Sasha agrees to help on one condition: she gets to take the shot. Rosita says okay, and shows Sasha the new sniper rifle they acquired, reporting that Rick and Michonne found guns but aren’t ready to move. She also says that she memorized everything Daryl and Carl said about the inside of Negan’s place. Sasha tells Rosita that Jesus made her a map of the outside, which is far away and well defended. They both understand that they can’t be caught alive, and that this is a one way ticket for both of them.
Her Thoughts on The Walking Dead, Season 7 Episode 12: Say Yes
It’s kind of funny how a big topic of discussion during this episode was the idea of having more time before the big fight — and that’s pretty much a function that this episode itself served, was buying more time before the fight, and putting it off for a little while longer. Were the writers trying to convince us that this is something we as the audience would enjoy as well? Because once we get to the big fight, a lot of people are going to die? Were they trying to tell us to enjoy the so-called peace and quiet while we can, before we lose more people again?
Well, the big fight might not even happen. Not if Rosita and Sasha have anything to say about it, anyway. For the group’s sake, I hope that their plan works. I hope they are able to sneak in and take out Negan. On the other hand, that kind of puts a damper in this big fight that we’ve been building towards all season. But seriously, if someone is willing to risk their life to go in and do it this way, why shouldn’t they? If successful, it would save countless lives. Of course, if unsuccessful, it could make things worse. Which is most likely what the show is aiming for. I just can’t see Negan easily going down with a sniper rifle. That’s too easy. And if he did go down, how would his people react? Would they take it as being free from Negan, or would they carry on what he’s been doing?
We might not get to see what happens next for a couple of episodes, though, because it looks like we’re back to Carol and the Kingdom next time. Enough with the back and forth. Like I keep saying, I would prefer that the various sides to get integrated throughout each episode, rather than one side at a time. But that’s just me.
His Thoughts on The Walking Dead, Season 7 Episode 12: Say Yes