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The Walking Dead (AMC) Talked About Scene - "Morgan's Revenge"

Morgan gets his revenge on Richard in front of the Saviors and Ezekiel!

Ezekiel’s crew loads cantaloupes onto a truck for their scheduled drop with the Saviors. Richard apologizes to Morgan for their strained relationship. He warns Morgan that Morgan will have to kill some day.

En route to the drop, Ezekiel’s crew encounters a row of shopping carts blocking the road near an urban lot. They search the area, weapons ready. Richard covers the group from behind. They find an open grave with a sign, “Bury me here.” They move the carts off the road and continue on their way.

They arrive at the meeting point, where the Saviors await. Gavin reprimands Ezekiel for arriving late. Gavin interjects as Ezekiel begins explaining their delayed arrival. Jerry tells him not to interrupt the King. Annoyed, Jared hits Jerry over the head with Morgan’s fighting stick, which he previously took during their last drop. Henry mutters under his breath, “You rat faced prick.” Jared hears this and glares at him. Gavin inspects the offering, then demands their guns.

The two groups draw their weapons on each other. Richard advises Ezekiel to disarm and is promptly mocked by Jared.

Ezekiel reluctantly complies. Gavin explains that he took their guns because things are going to get emotional. He points out that they’re short one cantaloupe. Ezekiel insists there are twelve cantaloupes. But he counts them and realizes there are eleven. Gavin explains he’s going to teach them a lesson so they understand the stakes. Jared raises his gun and points it at Richard, point blank. “Just do it,” Richard tells him. Jared shifts his hand at the last second before pulling the trigger, and shoots Benjamin in the leg.

Shocked by the turn of events, Gavin chastises Jared and tells him to return Morgan’s fighting stick. Keeping with the lesson, Gavin orders Ezekiel to bring him the twelfth cantaloupe the next day. Meanwhile, Benjamin is bleeding out on the ground. After Ezekiel acknowledges what he owes Gavin, the crew quickly loads Benjamin onto the truck.

Ezekiel’s crew drives to Carol’s cottage and rushes Benjamin inside. They try to treat his wound. Richard stands back, watching in shock.

Benjamin’s dead body is covered with a white, blood stained sheet.. Morgan abruptly leaves the cottage. Carol looks after him, a sad look on her face.

Back at the urban lot, where they encountered the roadblock, Morgan walks alone. He screams as visions of the past flash before him. He sees his son, his wife, Benjamin. He holds a knife to his wrists, but reconsiders. Finally, he kicks a box over in his fury, and finds the missing cantaloupe hidden beneath it. He instantly remembers Richard covering the group from behind, and being out of sight. He realizes that Richard intentionally hid the cantaloupe.

Morgan confronts Richard in his room. “It was supposed to be me,” Richard laments. He explains that he planned to provoke the Saviors into killing him, as Gavin had promised he’d be the first to die if anything went wrong. He’d hoped his death over something so petty would motivate Ezekiel to fight the Saviors.

Richard tells Morgan about losing his wife at a refugee camp, then losing his daughter while on the run. He blames himself for not taking action, a mistake he won’t repeat.

He proposes they do something to regain the Saviors’ trust – to show them that they “get it” – and then destroy them with help from Alexandria and the Hilltop. Richard explains that someone had to die, and he was ready to be that person.

Later, Morgan sits in bed, lost in thought.

The next day, Ezekiel grimly places a single cantaloupe in the truck.

At the drop, Gavin orders Jared to walk home after he learns of Benjamin’s death. As Richard brings the cantaloupe to Gavin, Morgan attacks Richard from behind. There is little resistance as Morgan strangles Richard to death. He tells everyone that Richard staged the missing cantaloupe in order to incite a war. He assures Gavin that they “get it” – and the Kingdom will honor their relationship going forward.

After the Saviors leave, Morgan explains that Richard wanted to sacrifice himself. He accidentally refers to Benjamin as Duane, his son. Morgan gets emotional and tears begin rolling down his face. Ezekiel attempts to console him. Morgan tells Ezekiel to leave him alone. After Ezekiel leaves, Morgan stabs Richard in the head to keep him from reanimating.

Morgan drags Richard’s body to the urban lot and buries him in the open grave. He finds Katy’s backpack and buries it with Richard. Morgan then goes on a walker killing spree.

Later, Morgan visits Carol at her cottage. He confesses that the Saviors killed Glenn, Abraham, Spencer, Olivia and others. He explains that Rick wants to fight the Saviors, and that’s why he was at the Kingdom. Then Morgan prepares to go, intending to go after the Saviors. But Carol tries to convince him to stay.

Carol returns to the Kingdom and finds Ezekiel with Henry. She tells him she’s moving to the Kingdom to help them prepare. “We have to fight,” she says. Ezekiel agrees, “but not today.” Carol joins Ezekiel and Henry in replanting the burned crops.

Meanwhile, Morgan sits alone on the cottage porch, whittling the end of his fighting stick into a menacingly sharp point.

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