The Walking Dead 508: Coda
The episode starts out with Bob, the runner cop being chased down by some walkers and Rick. The opener ends, after Rick knocked officer Bob Lamson over with a police car and then shot officer Bob in the head. This, was the first sign that this was going to be a crazy day in The Walking Dead universe.
Back with Gabriel, he’s still having some issues coming to terms with what’s going on. He’s staring at black Bob’s leg and freaking out when the herd of walkers inside the school finally break out and starts to give chase. Of course, being the chicken shit that Gabriel is, he runs back to the church and tries to get back in from whence he came under the floor.
Michonne and Carl break down the barricade they had on the door to let Gabriel back in. The herd gets in to the church and Michonne manages to kill off a few of them before they decide to make a run for it under the same way that Gabriel got out. Gabriel declares that he’s done running, and so Michonne and Carl lock up the church with the walkers inside it.
Back in Atlanta, the female cop hostage is saying that the trade is now a good idea that is getting worse since one of the guy got bit by a rotter.
Back at the church, the gang is contemplating where to go when they realize that the walkers are about to break out from the church. That’s when the Eugene away team makes an arrival. Abraham blocks the door to the church with the fire truck. They have a quick little reunion and Michonne tells Maggie that Beth is alive and in a hospital in Atlanta. They hop in the truck and head to Atlanta.
Beth and Dawn are having a little heart to heart. Beth tells Dawn that “this is it” and there was nothing better coming. Turns out, one of the other cops, Officer O’Donnell, was there listening. O’Donnell and Dawn get into a tuffle. Dawn is in a bad place but manages the kick O’Donnell off of her and into a position where Beth can then kick him down the open elevator shaft where he gets ate.
Rick makes the proposal to some of Dawn’s officers. The officers are apprehensive at first, but they seem to get the gist of the deal.
It seems like the deal was accepted, but for some reason, Rick’s gang goes in to the hospital to make the exchange. Carol is awake, and is in a wheel chair. They were making the exchange in the hallway.
“One of yours for one of mine” says Dawn.
So they trade out, one at a time.
Rick starts to walk away when Dawn calls out that she needs Noah.
Rick and Dawn start to argue, when Noah breaks in that he is actually going to go back to Dawn and stay behind at the hospital.
Beth starts to stare down Dawn and walks over to her. Beth says to Dawn “I know how things work now” or something like that. Beth then stabs Dawn with some scissors that she had hidden in her cast. Dawn reacts to the stabbing and shoots Beth in the head. Daryl, then shoots Dawn in the head and the lady cop that was a hostage, Officer Shepherd, calls out for everyone to stand down. Because “it was all about her.”
I’m not sure if the “her” in question is Dawn, or about Beth but I’m guessing they mean Dawn.
Daryl, Carol, Rick everyone start to cry and they start to retreat away from the hospital.
Noah tells the guys that they can stay with them at the hospital, that they are surviving. Rick basically says “no, fuck you” and I’m taking anyone that wants to leave this place with me.
As the gang walks out from the hospital, they run into the fire truck gang. Maggie collapses as soon as she sees Darryl carrying Beth’s body out of the building.
The episode ends, with a scene showing Morgan at the church finding the map that Abraham left for Rick. Morgan does a double take when he sees the note that Abraham left for Rick.