(Spoiler alert: Do not keep reading if you have not seen this week’s episode of “The Walking Dead”)
In this week’s episode of “The Walking Dead,” Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) hit the road in an attempt to fulfill the promise of guns they made to the mystery junkyard group.
“Richonne” fans got plenty of fodder this week, as we see the pair camping out, scavenging, fighting walkers, and — ahem — getting intimate more than once.
They eventually stumble across an old fair grounds that is filled with walkers, many of whom are undead soldiers who are still carrying assault weapons and side arms.
Back near Alexandria, Rosita (Christian Serratos) decides to take the hunt for guns into her own hands. At a house in the woods, she sees a pistol lying on the ground, but her path is blocked by a walker. After dispatching it with a machete, she finds the gun was just a toy.
While scoping out the fairgrounds from the roof of a nearby building, Rick and Michonne fall through the roof into a storeroom below. Inside, they find pallets of military rations and canned goods.
They spend the night in the storeroom, where Michonne tells Rick that he should take the lead after Negan is dethroned. Rick says he doesn’t want the job, but Michonne insists.
At Alexandria, Tara (Alanna Masterson) is watching Judith when she begins thinking about her time at the Oceanside community. She knows they possess the guns the group needs, but is not sure how to go about getting them without getting a lot of people killed.
Rick and Michonne plan the best way to enter the fairgrounds without being overwhelmed by walkers. Rick wants Michonne to take out the walkers in their immediate path while he pushes a nearby car into a gap in the fence to allow them to handle the rest at their own pace.
Michonne gets to work with her katana, but Rick’s plan hits a snag when he finds a walker stuck through the windshield of the car. He finally gets it out and starts pushing the car into position with Michonne’s help.
The only problem is the brakes on the car are shot and it rolls past where they want it to go, leaving them in the car and surrounded by walkers. They hop out through the sun roof and begin killing off the walkers.
They decide to split up to divide the walkers into smaller groups. Rick climbs up on a ferris wheel, but gets distracted by a deer nearby and falls to the ground. Michonne rushes over to help, seeing a group of walkers feasting on a body. She is so stunned she can’t move.
Suddenly, Rick emerges from behind some rubble and begins hacking his way through the remaining walkers. Michonne snaps out of her stupor and joins him. Once they are done, they collect the guns and hit the road.
Michonne is still in shock as they drive, so Rick stops and tells her he has been struggling with the loss of so many friends, specifically naming Glenn. He says that the fight ahead will most likely see more people die, maybe even both of them. But he assures her that even if he dies, she will be able to lead in his absence.
They deliver over sixty guns to Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh), who tells them this is not enough. After some back and forth, she and Rick agree to allow him to keep some of the guns so they can go out and find more.
Back at Alexandria, Tara runs into Rick and says she has something to tell him, most likely about her experience at Oceanside.
The episode ends with Rosita arriving at Hilltop, where she seeks out Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green). She and Sasha agree to team up in order to kill Negan, with Rosita having pilfered a rifle from the weapons Rick and Michonne found.