Is it October yet?! Sunday night’s season 7 finale of The Walking Dead left us with our hearts beating, catching our breaths, and dying for more as Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of warriors finally rose up against Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and the Saviors. The episode, titled “The First Day of the Rest of Your Life,” was fraught tension — and we had to say goodbye to one of our favorite characters.
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The episode began with a close-up of Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) in what looked like a confined space, listening to music from an old iPod. We later discovered Negan was taking her to Alexandria to help facilitate the quelling of the uprising by transporting her in a coffin. She seemed okay with it, but while in there, she was struggling. Then she started to remember one of her final moments with Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) while they were still in Alexandria. Fans loved seeing them together again.
#TheWalkingDead Loved that we got to see Abraham and Sasha together in a way we never had
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One tweeter even gave a small shout-out to Sasha’s former boyfriend, Bob. Remember him?
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Back in Alexandria, Dwight (Austin Amelio) was still trying to win the group’s trust, saying he wanted Negan dead just as much as they did. Daryl and Tara (Alanna Masterson) were not having it. In fact, Daryl (Norman Reedus) almost killed him — Tara really wanted Daryl to slit his throat — but he stopped himself. Viewers were wondering what Dwight’s real motives were.
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— Danielle (@daniellejb_) April 3, 2017
@WalkingDead_AMC NOOO! He's different in the comics. I don't trust tv-show-Dwight at all!
— S.Piott (@ThePiottLife) April 3, 2017
Meanwhile, The Kingdom warriors, with Carol (Melissa McBride), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), and his tiger in the lead, headed to Alexandria when they came across Morgan (Lennie James). Ezekiel finally knocked some sense into Morgan, who wanted to go it alone. We’re glad he did — Morgan can be so annoying.
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The Scavengers arrived to help with the fight, as per the deal. Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh) even told Rick she’d sleep with him after it was over, asking Michonne (Danai Gurira) if she cared. That got some great reactions, both from Rick and Michonne and the viewers.
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The Saviors drove up to the Alexandrian gates, with turncoat Eugene (Josh McDermitt) acting as the Saviors’ spokesperson and telling the group to surrender. Fat chance.
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Before Rick could respond, Negan stepped from the truck, along with double-crossing Dwight, as the Scavengers suddenly turned their guns on the Alexandrians. It seemed Negan offered Jadis and her crew a better deal. Jadis even shot Rick in the side so he’d be hobbled. It didn’t go over well with fans.
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Negan once again chastised Rick for his insolence and stated Rick would have to sacrifice a person to Lucille the bat, or he would kill Sasha, whom he brought in said coffin. Except Sasha had a different plan in mind. See, she took that poison pill Eugene gave her – and when Negan opened the coffin, out popped zombie Sasha. She almost bit Negan, too. It was awesome, and while fans were sad to see Sasha go, they appreciated how she went out.
— Tiffany (@tiffanygifford2) April 3, 2017
Sasha's death was probably the best part of the walking dead season finale
— Ian Lawson (@Ian_Lawson_) April 3, 2017
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The Sasha thing provided a distraction for the Alexandrians to start shooting, but they still couldn’t overpower the Saviors and the Scavengers. Just as it looked like Negan was going to win again — and bash in Carl’s (Chandler Riggs) skull — in came Carol, Morgan, and The Kingdom, along with Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and the Hilltoppers, to save the day. Watching Ezekiel’s tiger maul a couple of Saviors was worth its weight in gold.
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Jadis and Negan both escaped, but will certainly be amassing a bigger army. But at least Rick, Michonne, Carl, and the rest survived to fight again. As they were all processing what just happened, the three leaders — Rick, Ezekiel, and Maggie — stood valiantly in front of their warriors, as Maggie’s voiceover gave a touching tribute to Glenn. It might’ve caused some ugly crying, but it also warmed our hearts.
— Heather (@heatherappleby) April 3, 2017
IM SO SAD RIGHT NOW. THAT WAS SO GOOD BUT OH MY GOD IM SHOOK #TheWalkingDead
— The Walking Dead (@TWDFamilyy) April 3, 2017
Now we have to wait what seems like forever for The Walking Dead to return in October.