In this season’s tense final moments, Negan torments Rick and his crew.
Rick’s group carries a very weak Maggie into the woods on a stretcher. Eugene gets in the RV.
Marching through the woods, the survivors suddenly hear whistles coming from every direction. They’re surrounded by Saviors. Eugene, too, has been captured. The head Savior from earlier takes their weapons and forces them to their knees.
Inside the dark room, which we now realize is a van, we hear the leader talking to Rick’s group outside. Dwight opens the van and drags out Glenn, Michonne, Rosita and a gunshot but alive Daryl. Dwight kneels them down with the others.
A man wearing a leather jacket and a red scarf steps out of a nearby RV. In his hand is a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire. “I’m Negan,” he says to Rick. “You work for me now. You have shit, you give it to me.” He explains that he’s letting them live so that they can work for him, but warns that he has to “beat the holy hell” out of one of them as punishment for killing his men. “This is Lucille,” he says of the bat. “And she is awesome.”
“Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,” he begins, pointing Lucille down the line of survivors. “And you… are… it,” he finishes. Negan warns the group not to move or say anything. “You can breathe, you can blink, you can cry,” he says, raising the bat. “Hell, you’re all going to be doing that.”
Negan’s bat crashes down on one of the survivors again and again. Screams echo through the night.