As many viewers would probably agree, Morgan (Lennie James) and his non-violent behavior on The Walking Dead has been more than a little frustrating, especially when he seemingly sucked Carol (Melissa McBride) into his no-killing nonsense.
After Sunday’s tense episode “Bury Me Here,” however, it looks like the two finally have come to their senses – and fans took to Twitter cheer about it.
— The Walking Dead (@BAMF_walker) March 13, 2017
Still trying hard to find a way to convince King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) to enter into the fight against the Saviors, Richard (Karl Makinen) comes up with another plan (since the “Carol as bait” one didn’t work) to set things off.
First, he makes the Kingdom crew late to the delivery (by blocking the road) and then shorts them on cantaloupes. The Saviors naturally have to teach a lesson, as they’ve continually warned. Richard thinks he’ll be the one punished, but instead, Morgan’s young Padawan, Benjamin (Logan Miller), is shot in the leg by a “rat-faced” Savior, and then dies after bleeding out. No one was happy about that.
— Writers After Dark (@WritersAfterDrk) March 13, 2017
Richard making this all about him. Well who will raise Ben's lil brother now fam? #deywalking
— Rod (@rodimusprime) March 13, 2017
— Carsen (@carsenonair) March 13, 2017
— inkclover (@ink_clover_art) March 13, 2017
When Morgan goes a little crazy over Benjamin’s death and discovers it was all Richard’s doing, viewers gave their impressions on how Morgan would react.
I'm not sure if Morgan is more frightening when he is speaking or when he is silent. #thewalkingdead
— Niki Fisher (@ZZsMom35) March 13, 2017
— Tania (@shopgenx) March 13, 2017
— Grimes Family 2.0 (@courtgirl26) March 13, 2017
— Marcus (@Marcus_Sniffles) March 13, 2017
Not even Richard’s heartfelt confession and explanation of why he did it could sway Morgan. In front of the Saviors, Ezekiel and the rest, he kills Richard with his bare hands. Oh, snap, say fans.
— CSD2 (@Mann_4ever) March 13, 2017
"I WAS TRYIN NOT TO BE A KILLA BUT YALL PUSHED ME." — Morgan #DeyWalking
— Chinua AcheBae (@SorahyaM) March 13, 2017
Morgan has snap, crackled and popped. #TheWalkingDead
— Hershel Greene (@HershelGreene1) March 13, 2017
There were some, however, who didn’t like the fact it took the death of this one kid to finally get Morgan back into the killing game, especially after all the horrible things that happened in Alexandria.
Sooo Morgan didn't care about Glenn and Abe getting killed and Darryl getting tortured BUT Ben dying pushed him over the edge? 🤔#DemDeadz
— 4fortune4 (@4fortune424) March 13, 2017
— Jay (@JayLearning) March 13, 2017
After killing Richard, a bloody Morgan shows up at Carol’s door.
"What happened to you?"
— The Lord (@LordDougCaputo) March 13, 2017
He tells her what really went down in Alexandria, how Negan killed Glenn and Abraham and how Alexandria must serve the Saviors. Seeing the traumatized Morgan, Carol realizes she can no longer sit back and do nothing.
Carol orginally left because she knew she becomes cold blooded when they killed her loves. Morgan knew how to bring her back. #deywalking
— Trinity Lane James (@Random_Azz) March 13, 2017
By the way, fans are still completely shaken by even mentioning Glenn and Abraham again. We are right there with you.
— Joshua Flowers (@joshflowers1) March 13, 2017
She knows what has to be done now and returns to the Kingdom. She is going to whip those folks into shape with Ezekiel’s help, while Morgan sharpens his stick at Carol’s house.
The old Morgan and Carol are back, Negan better watch out. #TheWalkingDead
— The Walking Dead (@TalkOfTheDead) March 13, 2017
— Zoe Dolge (@ZDolge) March 13, 2017
Carol AND Morgan reactivated?!? It's bout to be Wrap City #DeyWalking
— Willie Evans Jr. (@Willieev) March 13, 2017
Yoooo. CAROL IS GONNA 👏SET 👏 IT 👏OFF!!!
— Sophia Crystal (@Crys_LiiT3) March 13, 2017
With only three episodes left in The Walking Dead, it’s all finally coming together ― except Sasha and Rosita’s stupid plan needs to be squashed.
— Rick Grimes (@RingLeaderRick_) March 13, 2017
The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC