*WARNING: this post will contain spoilers for episode 12. Read at your own risk*. Like always this post will be divided up into characters / locations.
This episode starts out showing Negan and his people preparing to head over to Hilltop. We see Dwight in his room changing and looking at his and Sherry’s wedding rings. Negan stops by and welcomes him back. He tells Dwight he knows he had a close call, but he’s happy he’s back. He tells him to put on his best vest and come help them prepare. Meanwhile downstairs the Saviors are cutting open walkers and covering all their weapons in walker blood. Before heading out Simon gives a speech to the Saviors and tells them not to kill the people of Hilltop, just cut them and let them turn. Dwight tries to leave on his motorcycle, but Simon tells him Negan wants him to ride with him in the truck. On the ride to Hilltop Simon asks Dwight if he thinks what they’re doing is going to work. Dwight says he doesn’t get paid to think. Simon then expresses his doubts about the plan because Simon says they don’t scare easy. He says no matter what Negan throws at Rick, Maggie and Ezekiel they just keep coming. Meanwhile Rick is serving as a lookout. When he sees the Saviors’ cars rolling up he is just about to blow the horn to warn the others when he notices Negan driving by himself. He quickly jumps in the car and chases after them. Rick goes down a side street to try to cut Negan off. Simon sees Rick before he crashes into Negan’s car but he acts like he didn’t see him. (I’ll have a post about this on Friday!)..