The Walking Dead Season Seven, Episode Five: “Go Getters”.


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Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene, Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha Williams - The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Chris Chalker, Staff Writer

Since the demise of Sergeant Abraham Ford and Glenn Rhee at the hands of Negan and Lucille in the premiere, titled, “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be,” the whereabouts of Sasha Williams and Maggie Greene have remained unknown, although it was assumed that they made it to The Hilltop thanks to Father Gabriel Stokes’ statement in the episode before this one, “Service”.

We catch up with Jesus, also known as Paul Rovia, Gregory, the self-centered leader of The Hilltop, and Sasha and Maggie herself

This is also the first appearance of Simon, Negan’s right hand man since the premiere.

So what exactly happened in season seven, episode five: “Go Getters”?

The Hilltop is back!

The Hilltop made the deal with Alexandria (Rick and his people) for supplies. The Hilltop gave the Alexandria’s food in exchange for Negan and the Saviors to die. Rick and the others were cocky and agreed, thinking they could easily take The Saviors out.

But what role does The Hilltop play in the episode?

Well, since Abraham and Glenn died, Maggie and Sasha finally made it to The Hilltop and judging by what Dr. Carson (ironically the doctor at the home of the Savior’s and Negan, The Sanctuary, is this doctor’s brother) said, Maggie needs to stay for the remainder of her pregnancy. So what does this mean for her going forward?

Many believe that Maggie will head down the road that she did in the comics, she will probably end up leading The Hilltop.

Jesus is back!

We met Jesus, or Paul Rovia, in the episode “The Next World”, where Jesus steals a truck of supplies and Daryl and Rick hunt him down. Since then, we saw him at The Hilltop when he tried to arrange a deal between them and Alexandria.

Jesus has a new role in this episode, he provides as a means for Sasha and Maggie to move on from the deaths of their lost loved ones. Jesus also offers closure, using flowers that he plants on the graves and he stands up to Gregory in a way and defies him.

Gregory is back…

Gregory is the self-centered leader of The Hilltop and his antics nearly cost Maggie and Sasha their lives.

Gregory proves that he is spineless and he only interested in what keeps him in power.

Gregory also steals Glenn’s, or rather Hershel’s, pocket watch from his grave, which Maggie takes back after punching him and calling him out.

The Graves? Again?

Turns out Glenn and Abraham were buried at The Hilltop, but they have graves at home so that Negan wouldn’t get suspicious. This is sad but it means Sasha and Maggie can stay with their lost loved ones in away.

Maggie steps up

Maggie snaps at Gregory for his antics and the way he treats her, even remarking “We’re going to be staying here, so you learn to call me by my name. Not Marsha, not dear, not honey. Maggie. Maggie Rhee.”

This is important because we have never heard Maggie associate herself with Glenn’s last name, which is sad because of Glenn’s demise but it’s symbolic in the meaning that she is doing everything for Glenn now.

Simon returns

Simon is Negan’s right hand man and he has been given the task of becoming the “Negan” of The Hilltop. Simon plays a small role, but he does his best to keep Gregory in line and through his speech to Simon, we can see that Simon and Negan and the rest of the Saviors view Rick and his group as another provider for them and they seem oblivious to the truth and the deal between Hilltop and Alexandria.

Carl and Enid…

Carl and Enid travel to The Hilltop and eventually they kiss, which has been long overdue for these two. Carl then leaves, End ties those green balloons to what she thinks is Glenn’s grave and this is when Maggie tells her that she actually tied them to Abraham’s grave. Carl ends up with Jesus in the back of the Savior’s supply truck and they both are heading towards Negan, likely to try and kill him.