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The Walking Dead: Maggie promises she WON’T kill nemesis Negan

Maggie promised Negan that if he helped her that he could stop worrying that she would kill him on Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead on AMC.

‘I hope I can keep it,’ Maggie [Lauren Cohan] told Elijah [Okea Eme-Akwari] later in the woods during the season 11 episode titled ‘Promises Broken.’

Negan [Jeffrey Dean Morgan] relied on her promise and taught Maggie how to cut off and wear the faces of the undead to lead an army of zombies to the gates of their enemy, the Reapers . 

Big promise: Maggie promised Negan that if he helped her that he could stop worrying that she would kill him on Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead on AMC

The episode started with Maggie, Negan, Elijah and Father Gabriel (Gabriel Stokes) on the run deep in the woods trying to hide from the Reapers.

Negan tried to urge them to turn back. He said Maggie should admit that she was making them walk to their death for a ‘sack of beans.’ Maggie told Negan to go back and that they didn’t need him. A walker came upon them in the woods and Elijah went to kill it, but Maggie stopped him.

Instead Maggie had them tie the zombies to the trees and then told Elijah that they would find his sister’s murderer. Father Gabriel then went off on mission to gather intel on the Reapers camp and Maggie told  him to be careful because there were scouts everywhere.

Negan then used the time in the woods to teach Maggie how to herd the zombies. They cut off a face from a zombie, wore it and then walked in circles as one followed. 

Zombie masks: Negan [Jeffrey Dean Morgan] relied on her promise and taught Maggie how to cut off and wear the faces of the undead to lead an army of zombies to the gates of their enemy, the Reapers

Zombie masks: Negan [Jeffrey Dean Morgan] relied on her promise and taught Maggie how to cut off and wear the faces of the undead to lead an army of zombies to the gates of their enemy, the Reapers

Death march: Negan said Maggie should admit that she was making them walk to their death for a 'sack of beans'

Death march: Negan said Maggie should admit that she was making them walk to their death for a ‘sack of beans’

Seeking revenge: Elijah [Okea Eme-Akwari] wanted to kill the man that murdered his sister

Seeking revenge: Elijah [Okea Eme-Akwari] wanted to kill the man that murdered his sister

Tenuous promise: 'I hope I can keep it,' Maggie [Lauren Cohan] told Elijah [Okea Eme-Akwari] later in the woods during the season 11 episode titled 'Promises Broken'

Tenuous promise: ‘I hope I can keep it,’ Maggie [Lauren Cohan] told Elijah [Okea Eme-Akwari] later in the woods during the season 11 episode titled ‘Promises Broken’

Maggie finally got the hang of it and Negan said, ‘You’re welcome.’

Later when Maggie and Negan sat down and talked. Negan told him that he felt for her. Negan told her he remembered when his home was attacked and his people were killed. He said he remembered that it was difficult explaining to them that their leader failed to protect them.

Maggie said he killed families in front of their families. He told her the world was different now and there were fewer things to fight over. Maggie asked him if he would do things differently and Negan said, ‘Yeah, If could do it all over again. I would have killed every single one of you.’

Zombie class: Negan then used the time in the woods to teach Maggie how to herd the zombies

Zombie class: Negan then used the time in the woods to teach Maggie how to herd the zombies

Practice session: Elijah tied up a zombie while practicing with Maggie

Practice session: Elijah tied up a zombie while practicing with Maggie

She was shocked and asked him why he would say that. Negan told her it was the truth. He said he told her that because the ‘only way this works Maggie is if we are honest.’

Father Gabriel on his recon mission found the Reapers camp and saw that they also had a spiritual member of their group. Instead of saying anything, Father Gabriel hid behind a tree and watched the man as he prayed. Later, Father Gabriel returned and told Maggie the good news that it was still there. She asked him if he ran into anyone and he said no.

Maggie, Negan and Elijah lead her group of zombies to a building where even more zombies were imprisoned. They broke the lock and released the larger group of zombies . As they were walking to the Reapers camp, Elijah looked over and saw that his sister, now a zombie, was walking with them. Maggie reached out and grabbed his hand to comfort him.

Recon mission: Father Gabriel on his recon mission found the Reapers camp and saw that they also had a spiritual member of their group

Recon mission: Father Gabriel on his recon mission found the Reapers camp and saw that they also had a spiritual member of their group

Prayer session: Instead of saying anything, Father Gabriel hid behind a tree and watched the man as he prayed

Prayer session: Instead of saying anything, Father Gabriel hid behind a tree and watched the man as he prayed

Zombie gathering: Maggie, Negan and Elijah lead her group of zombies to a building where even more zombies were imprisoned

Zombie gathering: Maggie, Negan and Elijah lead her group of zombies to a building where even more zombies were imprisoned

Poor sister: As they were walking to the Reapers camp, Elijah looked over and saw that his sister, now a zombie, was walking with them

Poor sister: As they were walking to the Reapers camp, Elijah looked over and saw that his sister, now a zombie, was walking with them

Holding hands: Maggie reached out and grabbed his hand to comfort him

Holding hands: Maggie reached out and grabbed his hand to comfort him

Over at The Commonwealth, Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt) and Stephanie (Chelle Ramos) were tasked with killing all the zombies in an empty building as part of their penalty for being caught using the camp’s communication system without authorization. 

Princess [Juanita Sanchez] and Ezekiel [Khary Payton’ worked on clearing the zombies from an adjacent building. Ezekiel held his throat and started coughing. Princess told Ezekiel he needed to see a doctor, she asked Stephanie if she could make this happen. Stephanie agreed.

Unlike the others, Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura) was in a conference room wearing a suit. She was told Marcus Colvin, one of the member of The Commonwealth elite, that that her friends had violated the law and were clearing buildings for future development. Yumiko wanted to know how long her friends were going to have to clear zombies while she was expected to provide legal services for Ms. Milton, the leader of Commonwealth, and her cabinet. Yumiko asked to speak to Ms. Milton right away.

Clearing duty: Princess [Juanita Sanchez] and Ezekiel [Khary Payton' worked on clearing the zombies from an adjacent building, but he started suffering body pain

Clearing duty: Princess [Juanita Sanchez] and Ezekiel [Khary Payton’ worked on clearing the zombies from an adjacent building, but he started suffering body pain

Sick friend Princess sought help for Ezekiel as he became ill

Sick friend Princess sought help for Ezekiel as he became ill

Commonwealth resident: Commonwealth resident Marcus Colvin talked to Yumiko

Commonwealth resident: Commonwealth resident Marcus Colvin talked to Yumiko 

Yumiko then went to see her brother Tomi (Duane Kicak) and told him that she still couldn’t understand why he didn’t want to be a practicing doctor. Tomi told her ‘I don’t want to go back as before.’ He told her he didn’t like that life with all the pressure. He sat her down and asked her to promise that she wouldn’t tell anyone that he was a doctor.

Just then a trooper came and took Tomi away. 

Yumiko yelled at them to stop but they didn’t listen.

Doctor brother: Yumiko then went to see her brother Tomi (Duane Kicak) and told him that she still couldn't understand why he didn't want to be a practicing doctor

Doctor brother: Yumiko then went to see her brother Tomi (Duane Kicak) and told him that she still couldn’t understand why he didn’t want to be a practicing doctor

Major secret: Tomi sat her down and asked her to promise that she wouldn't tell anyone that he was a doctor

Major secret: Tomi sat her down and asked her to promise that she wouldn’t tell anyone that he was a doctor

Yumiko went and found the Commonwealth’s Deputy Governor Lance Hornsby (Josh Hamilton) and asked him where they had taken her brother. Lance assured her that her brother was fine. He told her that her brother would be home tonight. He told her that her friends need help and that she wanted her friends who broke the law to go free. Lance said he could help.

Yumiko asked him what was in it for him and he said at some point, he might need a favor from her. He told her to sit tight for a few hours.

Just as Eugene, Stephanie and Princess finished piling up the zombies, Ezekiel returned now cured of his ailment. He even brought them lollipops. He told them he was ‘good as new’ and got antibiotics and painkillers. He thanked Hornsby who brought him back.

Concerned sister: Yumiko went and found the Commonwealth's Deputy Governor Lance Hornsby (Josh Hamilton) and asked him where they had taken her brother

Concerned sister: Yumiko went and found the Commonwealth’s Deputy Governor Lance Hornsby (Josh Hamilton) and asked him where they had taken her brother

Hornsby then asked them to take a new assignments. He asked Eugene and Stephanie to clear zombies near the fence line. 

Hornsby then asked Ezekiel and Princess to follow him.

While Eugene and Stephanie were walking to their new assignment, they saw a group of zombies coming near an elite couple having a picnic. Eugene jumped into action and started killing zombies around the couple. The young man was not happy.

Feeling better: Just as Eugene, Stephanie and Princess finished piling up the zombies, Ezekiel returned now cured of his ailment

Feeling better: Just as Eugene, Stephanie and Princess finished piling up the zombies, Ezekiel returned now cured of his ailment

New assignments: Hornsby then asked them to take a new assignments

New assignments: Hornsby then asked them to take a new assignments

‘You just disrupted our date,’ he yelled at Eugene, who told him that he had just saved their lives. ‘We have private security for that.’

Eugene told him that he demanded an apology. As the two argued, a zombie approached the young man’s date. Stephanie ran up and killed it but its blood spurted on the date’s sweater and on her face.

‘Stupid b**** look what you did to my girlfriend,’ the young man said.

Fence clearing: Eugene and Stephanie were assigned to clear zombies near the fence line

Fence clearing: Eugene and Stephanie were assigned to clear zombies near the fence line

Eugene responded by punching the young man in the face. Mercer (Michael James Shaw) , the leader of the Commonwealth’s army, and Hornsby ran back and the young man accused Eugene of attacking him.

Hornsby asked what Eugene what he was thinking and if he knew who he had just punched.

Meanwhile, Yumiko went to go meet Ms. Milton. The receptionist then told Yumiko that Ms. Milton would have to reschedule because someone just attacked her son.

Angry man: 'You just disrupted our date,' an angry young man yelled at Eugene, who told him that he had just saved their lives

Angry man: ‘You just disrupted our date,’ an angry young man yelled at Eugene, who told him that he had just saved their lives

Apology demanded: An apology was sought by Eugene from the young man

Apology demanded: An apology was sought by Eugene from the young man

Blood squirting: Stephanie ran up and killed the zombie, but its blood spurted on the date's sweater and on her face

Blood squirting: Stephanie ran up and killed the zombie, but its blood spurted on the date’s sweater and on her face

Harsh language: 'Stupid b**** look what you did to my girlfriend,' the young man said to Stephanie

Harsh language: ‘Stupid b**** look what you did to my girlfriend,’ the young man said to Stephanie

Eugene was thrown into a locked cell. Hornsby visited him and told him that he punched the governor’s son. Hornsby told him that if wanted out that he needed to tell him the name of his town and how to get there. Hornsby told him that the cell then would be his home.

Eugene asked him if he gave the information if he could promise that his people would be protected. Hornsby didn’t say.

At the Reaper’s camp, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) noticed there was a large food storage room with fresh vegetables that they keep locked. Pope (Ritchie Coster) was not happy when his scouts returned empty handed.

Wrong guy: Hornsby asked what Eugene what he was thinking and if he knew who he had just punched

Wrong guy: Hornsby asked what Eugene what he was thinking and if he knew who he had just punched

Fresh food: At the Reaper's camp, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) noticed there was a large food storage room with fresh vegetables that they keep locked

Fresh food: At the Reaper’s camp, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) noticed there was a large food storage room with fresh vegetables that they keep locked

Leah Shaw (Lynn Collins) tried to calm Pope down.

‘Your brother’s are dead,’ yelled Pope. ‘Are you not ashamed. Do you think this acceptable?’

Pope told Leah to take ‘your boy’ and to find his enemies. Leah told Daryl that the two had orders and they went out on a mission for Pope. Daryl asked Leah if they had a food why do they still have to go out hunting. Leah said they had to protect their community.

Angry leader: 'Your brother's are dead,' yelled Pope. 'Are you not ashamed. Do you think this acceptable?'

Angry leader: ‘Your brother’s are dead,’ yelled Pope. ‘Are you not ashamed. Do you think this acceptable?’

‘How can these people be so hard to find,’ Leah said.

Leah told Daryl that Pope made her strong but he said, ‘I doubt you ever needed anyone to make you strong.’

Daryl and Leah came upon a house and ran across a man hiding in a bush. The man asked them to not shoot him. He said he had a family who needed him. He told them his wife was hurt badly. Leah called Pope and asked what they should do with this man in the woods and Pope said ‘kill him.’ Leah responded ‘copy that.’

Search mission: Daryl and Leah came upon a house and ran across a man hiding in a bush

Search mission: Daryl and Leah came upon a house and ran across a man hiding in a bush

The man took Daryl and Leah to the basement of a house where his injured wife and child were waiting. Leah told him that he needed to take his son and run and ‘don’t ever come back here.’

The man told his wife that he loved her. She thanked Leah for coming and told her she was ready and begged her to kill her. Leah couldn’t do it so Daryl stepped in and killed her.

Daryl asked her what she was going to tell Pope.

‘That you killed him,’ she said. ‘It will look good for you.’

The Walking Dead will return next Sunday on AMC.

The story: 'That you killed him,' Leah told Daryl about their story for Pope. 'It will look good for you'

The story: ‘That you killed him,’ Leah told Daryl about their story for Pope. ‘It will look good for you’

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