The Walking Dead s05e12 Episode Script


Previously on AMC's The Walking Dead Aaron: My name is Aaron Sasha: He has a camp, he wants us to audition for membership.
Aaron: If we found a group, we wanted to be able to bring them all home.
There's enough room for all of us.
Michonne: We need this.
So we're going.
All of us.
Rick Grimes: Some time tonight we'll be outside his camp's walls, I'm going to have to decide whether to bring my family in.
I'm not sure if anything can convince me to go in there.
(Judith babbles) - (rattles) - (animal squeals) We brought dinner.
Aaron: It's okay.
Come on in, guys.
Before we take this any further, I need you all to turn over your weapons.
Stay, you hand them over.
We don't know if we want to stay.
It's fine, Nicholas.
If we were gonna use them, we would have started already.
Aaron: Let them talk to Deanna first.
Who's Deanna? She knows everything you'd want to know about this place.
Rick, why don't you start? (walker snarling) Sasha.
(gunshot) It's a good thing we're here.
(theme music playing) Hello.
I'm Deanna Monroe.
Rick Grimes.
- You mind if I film this? - What? Do you mind if I film our talk? Go ahead.
- Rick: Why film this? - (camera beeps) Deanna: We're about transparency here.
How long have you been out there? Since the beginning.
How did you all find each other? Did you know each other before or--? We didn't know each other before.
I was a congressperson.
Ohio, 15th district.
You? I don't think it matters anymore.
Oh, I know it does.
What is this place? This is the start of sustainability.
That's what the brochures we found say.
This was a planned community with its own solar grid, cisterns, eco-based sewage filtration.
Starting in the low 800,000s (laughs) if there is such a thing.
And they sold them all.
How did you end up here? Well, my family and I were trying to get back to Ohio so I could help my district manage the crisis.
And (sighs) the army stopped us on a back road and directed us here.
They were supposed to come later.
They didn't.
But there were supplies here and we made the best of it.
You put up the wall? Well, there was this huge shopping mall being built nearby.
And my husband Reg is a professor of architecture.
And who he was mattered quite a bit.
He got the first plates up with our sons.
And after a few weeks, more people arrived and we had help.
We had a community.
You've been behind these walls this entire time? We need people who have lived out there.
Your group is the first we've even considered taking in for a long time.
You should keep your gates closed.
Why? Because it's all about survival now.
At any cost.
People out there are always looking for an angle.
Looking to play on your weakness.
They measure you by what they can take from you.
By how they can use you to live.
So bringing people into a place like this now-- Are you telling me not to bring your people in? Are you already looking after this place? Aaron says I can trust you.
Aaron doesn't know me.
I've killed people.
I don't even know how many by now.
But I know why they're all dead.
They're dead so my family, all those people out there, can be alive.
So I could be alive for them.
Sounds like I'd want to be part of your family.
Rick, northern Virginia was effectively evacuated.
Millions of people gone.
For a long time, there's hardly been anyone here, living or dead, but still we have lost people.
And I've done things.
What have you done? I exiled three men who didn't work out.
And we both know that's as good as killing them.
What do you want from us? These families these families should be able to raise their children in a safe environment.
Your son, your daughter, should have a place to grow up.
What do I want? I want you to help us survive.
I know you can help us do that.
How? I am exceptionally good at reading people.
If I didn't win reelection, I was gonna be a professional poker player.
(scoffs) I'm not kidding.
Rick it's 3:37 P.
You're skeptical.
You have a right to be.
But it's time to decide if you're the one who's doing the deciding.
I was a sheriff.
Yeah, I knew it was something like that.
They're still your guns.
You can check them out whenever you go beyond the wall.
But inside here, we store them for safety.
Should have brought another bin.
- Both of 'em? - At your disposal.
I'd call dibs on that one.
It's got more curb appeal.
Listen, I know you're still feeling us out, but I'm glad you came.
Anyway, Deanna's asked everyone to give you your space so they aren't all coming at you at once.
Take your time.
You need anything, you call me.
I don't-- we don't have phones.
I-- I meant I'm four houses down.
- Thank you.
- So (water running) (knocking) Hey.
I work in the pantry.
Deanna asked me to bring these over for you and your friends.
Thank you.
We're just cleaning up.
I can see that.
You still have some shaving cream on your chin.
I'm Jessie.
(sighs) Rick.
You know, I used to be a stylist.
And 12 other things.
I could give you a cut if you want.
You don't even know me.
I can take care of myself.
I have two boys, Ron and Sam.
Ron's my oldest boy.
He's about your son's age.
I could introduce them.
- If that's okay with you and-- - It's just me.
No, that'd be-- that'd be great.
I'm sorry.
Electricity, showers, haircuts-- I never thought I'd see those again.
Come on.
Haircuts were never going away.
It's okay if you're not okay with this yet.
That's better.
Deanna: You're welcome to sit, Daryl.
I won't bite.
Yeah, I'm all right.
Daryl, do you want to be here? The boy and the baby, they deserve a roof.
I guess.
You can look.
Just be quick.
These are like mansions.
And they're just giving them away.
You coming? Yeah, in a sec.
They're right next to each other, but-- They took our weapons and now they're splitting us up.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
We'll all be staying in the same house tonight.
(thumping, wood creaking) (thumping) (Michonne sighs) How long was I in there for? Rick: 20 minutes.
God, I could not stop brushing.
I've never-- I've never seen your face like that.
That's what I felt before and after.
Look I get why we're playing it safe.
We should.
I just-- I have a good feeling about this place.
Well, I hope you're right.
Yeah, me, too.
(knocking) Rick, I-- - Wow.
- (groans) I didn't know what was under there.
Listen, I don't mean to interrupt.
I just wanted to stop by and see how you were all settling.
Oh, my.
Staying together.
Rick: No one said we couldn't.
You said you're a family.
That's what you said.
Absolutely amazing to me how people with completely different backgrounds and nothing in common can become that.
Don't you think? Everybody said you gave them jobs.
Part of this place.
Looks like the communists won after all.
Well, you didn't give me one.
I have.
I just haven't told you yet.
Same with Michonne.
I'm closing in on something for Sasha.
And I'm just trying to figure Mr.
Dixon out, but I will.
You look good.
If this is how you're saying it is then this is what we wanted.
We're ready for this.
Deanna: All of you? (sighs) All of us.
They said explore.
Let's explore.
Nah, I'll stay.
All right.
Lori and me, we used to drive through neighborhoods like this.
Thinking, "One day" Well, here we are.
We'll be back.
- Come on.
Come on.
- (laughing) (clatters) Rick, you okay? Did Carl and Judith walk by? We were out and they were ahead of me.
It's okay.
I think I know where they are.
That's Natalie and Bob Miller.
They had five kids and 12 grandkids.
It's been a long time since anyone around here has seen a baby.
She's gonna have to put up with some pinched cheeks.
I just, um-- It's okay.
I get it.
Look, I'm sorry I broke whatever that was I broke.
It's a sculpture I'm making with the boys.
It's an owl.
I mean, it will be.
I just can't get the eyes right.
Right, the eyes.
You didn't even get a good look at it.
(sighs) I was in the middle of losing my mind.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
Hey, Rick.
Would it be okay if Carl came over now? Ron really wants to meet him.
Ron: We're almost always here after school, so you can come by any time.
You go to school? It's in a garage.
Little kids go in the morning and then it's us in the afternoon.
Probably you, too, right? Probably.
Guys, this is Carl.
Carl, this is Mikey and Enid.
Enid's from outside, too.
She just came eight months ago.
Oh, um is this yours? Sorry.
We didn't know you guys got that house.
We mostly just hang out there and listen to music.
That's Enid's.
Want to play some video games? Or Mikey's house has a pool table, but his dad's kind of strict about it.
It's okay.
He's at work.
Um Sorry, I guess we come on kind of strong.
We can just hang out.
Mikey: You don't even have to talk if you don't wanna.
Ron: Yeah, took Enid three weeks to say something.
Pull it together, sport.
Let's, um-- let's play some video games.
Ron: Cool, yeah.
This is the kind of place my mom wanted for us.
Deanna: I'm sorry you lost her.
I didn't just lose her.
I killed her.
It had to be me.
How was Ron's house? What do you think of this place? Well, I think it seems nice.
I like it here.
I like the people.
But they're weak.
And I don't want us to get weak, too.
Deanna hasn't given me a job yet.
You want one? Yeah.
Do you? That's signing the papers.
That's saying yes, this is how it is.
You afraid to do that? Aren't you? No.
So then why are we both awake? I'm gonna take a walk.
Man: You're Rick.
My wife cut your hair.
Welcome to Alexandria.
I did laundry, gardened, um always had dinner on the table for Ed when he came home.
Um I miss that stupid, wonderful man every day.
You know, I really didn't have much to offer this group, so I think I just sort of became their den mother.
And they've been nice enough to protect me.
Deanna: Where do you think you'll fit in? Oh, um, hmm.
Well, I'd like to be involved in the community.
Do you have anything like a Junior League? I'm a real people person.
(door opens) Time to punch the clock and make the casseroles.
What? Make dinner for the older people-- moms who need a break, people who can't cook.
Get to meet a lot of the neighbors that way.
(scoffs) All right.
Have you taken a shower yet? Mm-hmm.
Take a shower.
I'm gonna wash that vest.
We need to keep up appearances, even you.
Hey, I ain't starting now.
I'm gonna hose you down in your sleep.
You look ridiculous.
We need to make this work.
Deanna: Why? 'Cause we were almost out there too long.
Glenn, Tara, Noah? Nice to meet you.
I'm Aiden.
You met Nicholas pulling gate duty.
- Nicholas: Hey.
- You're Deanna's son? That's right.
I hear you got experience making supply runs.
I saw your pantry.
You guys seem to do pretty well.
Yeah, well, had some training before this.
Was nearing lieutenant when this shit blew in.
- My dad did ROTC.
- He didn't make it? Nah.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry a lot these days.
Come on, I'll show you the ropes.
We're doing a run today? Just a dry run.
Show you the terrain outside the walls, see how you do.
Weigh each other's sack a little, you know? No, I don't, but cool.
- What about weapons? - Oh, yeah.
We pulled out some sweet-ass biscuits for today.
(distant metal clanging) - (metal clanging) - (snarling) (snarling) (walkers snarling) Get ready.
Aiden: We've been increasing our radius mile by mile, spreading in a semicircle around the town.
Nicholas: We've made it Aiden: We break into two groups when we step outside our vehicle.
If shit hits, we fire a flare.
One group gets the other.
Noah: Good system.
It is.
Still, you're standing here because we lost four people last month.
What happened? Aiden: We were on a run, roamers came out, they didn't follow the system.
They were good people.
They were.
They were just scared.
Look, I can be a hard-ass.
And I know I'm a douchebag.
Someone's got to call the ball around here and that someone is me.
If you're on this crew, you do exactly as I say.
Sorry you lost your people.
We got ours.
Managed to snag one of the deadheads that took them down.
Strung it up there.
What? Why? Now we have a little pregame ritual.
Get our heads on straight.
Remind us what we're up against.
(flies buzzing) Son of a bitch! Help me find it.
Look at this shit.
Blood's still wet.
It's nearby.
- (whistles) - Shh! Hey-- hey, hey.
It's gone.
It took down one of our friends.
It's nearby, we're not letting it go.
(whistles) - (clapping) Hey! - (snarling) Hey, over here.
Come on.
Come on.
Hey, come on.
Come at me.
- No, don't touch it.
- The rest of you, back off.
Come on.
Come on.
Come here.
Come on.
Come on.
Come on now.
Come on! Get him.
Damn it! Aiden: No, hold on to it! - What the hell?! - Yeah, what the hell? - You almost got her killed! - I told you all to stay back! I told you to listen to every damn thing I said.
I told you that.
You three need new gigs.
You're not ready for runs yet.
Yeah, pretty sure you got that backwards.
Look, we got a way of doing things around here.
- You tied up walkers.
- It killed our friend.
Look, I'm not having this conversation.
You obey my orders out there.
Then we're just as screwed as your last run crew.
Say that again.
Tara: No, back off, Aiden.
- Come on.
- Come on, man.
Just take a step back.
Come on, tough guy.
No one's impressed, man.
Walk away.
Deanna: Aiden! What is going on? This guy's got a problem with the way we do things.
Why did you let these people in? Because we actually know what we're doing out there.
Aiden, no! That's enough! Deanna: I said that is enough! Whoa, whoa! Hey, hey, hey! - Let's not do this now.
- Tell him.
You want to end up on your ass again? - Aiden: Cool, all right? - Rick: Daryl.
(coughing) I want everyone to hear me, okay? Rick and his people are part of this community now in all ways as equals.
Understood? Understood.
All of you, turn in your weapons.
Then you two come talk to me.
I told you I had a job for you.
I'd like you to be our constable.
That's what you were.
That's what you are.
And you, too.
Will you accept? Okay.
Yeah, I'm in.
(scoffs) Thank you.
For what? For knocking him on his ass.
You don't like me, do you? Rick: You should keep your gates closed.
Deanna: Why? Because it's all about survival now.
At any cost.
People out there are always looking for an angle.
Looking to play on your weakness.
They measure you by what they can take from you, by how they can use you to live.
We good? Yeah.
You a cop again? (sighs) I'm trying it on for size.
So we're staying? I think we can start sleeping in our own homes.
Settle in.
If we get comfortable here, we let our guard down-- this place is gonna make us weak.
Carl said that.
But it's not gonna happen.
We won't get weak.
That's not in us anymore.
We'll make it work.
And if they can't make it then we'll just take this place.