The Walking Dead S6E10: The New World
Original Airdate: February 21, 2016
Recap by Sarabeth Pollock
Music plays as Rick fixes his belt. There’s a picture of Carl and Judith on the desk. Judith plays on the floor and then Michonne steps out of the bathroom in a robe. She needs toothpaste, and Rick says someone has been taking it for two weeks. Carl comes in she says she wants to change his bandage. All seems well, oddly enough.
Daryl asks Denise for clarification on her shopping list. He’s going on a run and she hopes he can find Tara’s favorite drink as a surprise for her, but clearly food and medicine are priorities. Daryl says nothing as she tries to explain it all to him.
Daryl and Rick drive to the gate and Eugene gives Daryl a map with the food supply places he thinks might still have some food. He tells Daryl that if he finds a special kind of corn, their food situation will be “hunky dunky,” which only serves to confuse Daryl.
Once Rick and Daryl hit the road, Rick says this might be the trip where they find other people, even though they haven’t seen anyone lately. Rick turns on the radio and sings along with the music. Daryl shakes his head.
The fences in Alexandria are holding strong. Michonne stands guard. She spots Spencer going out into the forest with a shovel so she follows him.
Enid is writing in her journal when Maggie walks up and asks where she has been. Everyone has been working on getting the town put together over the past few weeks but no one sees Enid. Maggie knows that Enid helped Glenn and helped her when she was trapped. She offers her help to Enid if she needs it.
Rick and Daryl fly down the road, but they stop and back up after passing a ranch with a barn. It’s called Sorghum. Inside the barn is a truck. They open it and find a ton of food and supplies. “Law of averages,” Rick says. After taking the truck, they stop at a looted gas station. They find a vending machine and use the truck to turn it over. Rick doesn’t understand why Daryl is going through the trouble for soda, but obviously he’s on a lookout for Denise’s shopping list. They’re about to open it when a man sneaks up to them, his face covered. Daryl and Rick are faster on the draw, though, and the masked man raises his hands.
The masked man says he had been running from a group of ten Walkers. That doesn’t intimidate Rick and Daryl at all. The man asks if they have a camp, and they say no. He says his name is Paul, but his friends used to call him Jesus. He starts to leave while Rick starts to ask the three questions. He takes off running, and then there’s the sound of gunfire. It turns out to be firecrackers, and Rick realizes his keys are gone. Jesus drives off with the truck and the vending machine.
Spencer is alone in the woods and a Walker approach. He hesitates and Michonne rushes in and kills it. He says he likes to walk after his shifts and she’s the first to ever notice it. He wants to be alone. Michonne says that his mom told her that she needs to figure out what she wants in life. Right now she needs to know why he’s wandering with a shovel.
Carl and Enid explore the woods. They find a blue balloon with a note in it, but the note was wet and the writing is faded. Enid says that by finding it they’re not alone, and Carl says they know that already. She asks why they’re out there, to which Carl says they’re kids and that’s what kids do. It sounds like they’ve been doing a lot of exploring together.
Daryl and Rick run down the road and find the vending machine. Daryl breaks it open and takes out the soda. Rick is all for Denise’s special request, given that she saved Carl’s life. She turned out to be okay. But Jesus isn’t going to turn out to be good, Daryl says. They still have a trail and so they continue the chase.
Carl and Enid enjoy lunch when they hear something. Enid wants to leave, but Carl crouches with his gun at the ready and sees that it’s Michonne and Spencer. He goes back to reading a comic. Enid doesn’t want to come out to the woods anymore, so Carl packs up and walks away, leaving Enid to follow him. They come across a Walker and Carl doesn’t want to leave it because Michonne is out there. Carl whistles to it, drawing the Walker’s attention. She doesn’t want to leave and Carl tells her to go. He says she wouldn’t understand.
Rick and Daryl are still running. They find the truck. Jesus is trying to fix the flat tire. Rick tackles him but Jesus fights back. They get him to the ground and ask for the keys. He doesn’t think they have any ammunition so they shoot a Walker to prove the point. They leave him on the side of the road with loosely knotted restraints and drive away. Daryl makes sure he still has at least one good can of soda for Denise.
Music plays as Rick declares that it all worked out and today is still the day. They come across another farm and take a look. That’s when they realize that Jesus is on the roof. Rick stops hard and Jesus rolls off. Daryl jumps out in hot pursuit and Jesus uses the truck as a shield from Daryl. Walkers who have been tied to a car break free and Rick goes after them. Jesus jumps into the truck and Daryl jumps in after him. He tells Daryl to duck and then he shoots a Walker that was coming after Daryl. As they fight, the truck starts to roll backwards. They jump out, Jesus gets hit in the head by the door, and the truck sinks into the pond. The law of averages, Daryl says, is bull shit.
Michonne is still following Spencer, but he says that she can’t help him. She hears something and turns around in time to see Carl running from a Walker. Spencer says he thought he saw “her” that night…and he did. Deanna is a Walker. Michonne holds her as Spencer sticks his knife into her head. He holds his mother and then looks at Michonne and says this is why he was out here.
Spencer buries Deanna while Michonne carves out a “D” in the tree to mark her grave. He says she left him a note saying she never lost her way, but he doesn’t know his way. His family is gone. Michonne says she has been chasing him all day; he has a family and a home.
Now in a minivan, Rick drives down the road. Daryl is in the back next to Jesus. Rick says that everyone tried to tell him what needed to happen. He’s finally listening. Jesus falls against Daryl, so Daryl pushes him over.
Michonne returns home to find Carl holding Judith. He gets up to take her in. Michonne stops him and says that she saw what he did with Deanna. He says he couldn’t have left her or kill her. He couldn’t leave her out there and he says that he couldn’t kill her because it should be someone who loved her, someone who is family. He says he would have done it for Michonne. “Me too,” she says. They hug it out.
Rick drives up to the town gates. Daryl says that Rick was right about not going out to find people anymore, and he was right. Rick doesn’t think so. They carry Jesus to Denise’s house. “That thing didn’t work out. It was this asshole’s fault, sorry,” Daryl tells Denise. Rick leaves a note for Jesus and then he and Daryl leave, both agreeing that it’s stupid to leave.
Rick crashes on the couch and Michonne walks in with a baby monitor. They lean back on the couch and Rick tells her about Jesus. “Crazy day,” he sighs. He doesn’t want to talk about his day, but he asks about hers. She doesn’t want to talk, either. He brought her some mints because the toothpaste ended up at the bottom of a lake. They laugh, then they hold hands….and then THEY KISS!!!
Rick and Michonne KISS and start making out on the couch!!!!
Next we see them in bed, naked. His gun is on the nightstand, her kitana is beside her. Out of the blue there is a voice. Rick and Michonne jump from bed, naked, and Jesus is standing there. “We should talk.”
Whoa. Did that just happen?!