The Walking Dead s08e09 Episode Script

Honor

1 [WALKER GROWLING] Previously on AMC's "The Walking Dead" Save him.
Like you saved me.
- Wait.
- I liked you, Ezekiel.
Your people are gonna look up at the sanctuary fence, and they're going to see their king is dead.
We can't just let them have this place.
We can.
All we need to do is survive tonight.
[BREATHES SHARPLY] "My mercy prevails over my wrath.
" [BREATHES SHARPLY] [INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] Jerry! S'up, Jude?! [LAUGHS] Hey, Rick.
Everything okay? Just came for some of that butternut skillet cake - you guys make.
- [CHUCKLES] You rode out from the Kingdom for dessert? Hells yah.
[CHUCKLES] You got roped into masonry duty.
[SIGHS] Siddiq, man.
[CHUCKLING] Dude's impossible to say no to.
Back to it.
[SHOVELS SCRAPING] SIDDIQ: Just go! You don't have to do this.
[WALKER GROWLING] [GROWLING CONTINUES] [GRUNTING] [TEETH CRUNCHING] [GUNSHOT] [GROWLS] [GUNSHOT, THUDS] [BREATHING HEAVILY] SIDDIQ: Are you okay? Yeah.
[BRIGHT EYES' "AT THE BOTTOM OF EVERYTHING" PLAYS] 1, 2 1, 2, 3, 4 It's just 'til I can talk to my dad.
We must talk in every telephone Get eaten off the web We must rip out all the epilogues From the books that we have read And to the face of every criminal Strapped firmly to a chair We must stare, we must stare, we must stare We must take all of the medicines Too expensive now to sell Set fire to the preacher Who is promising us hell Into the ear of every anarchist That sleeps but doesn't dream We must sing, we must sing, we must sing It'll go like this, all right? While my mother waters plants My father loads his gun He says death will give us back to God Just like the setting sun Is returned to the lonesome ocean If he's not back soon, we'll meet him there.
Hopefully, they'll be with him.
What about Michonne? Ah.
We must blend into the choir Sing a static with the whole We must memorize nine numbers And deny we have a soul And in this endless race for property And privilege to be won We must run, we must run, we must run We must hang up in the belfry Where the bats and moonlight laugh We must stare into a crystal ball And only see the past Into the caverns of tomorrow With just our flashlights and our love We must plunge, we must plunge, we must plunge And then we'll get down there Way down to the very bottom of everything And then we'll see it, oh, we'll see it We'll see it, we'll see it Oh, my morning's coming back The whole world's waking up All the city buses swimming past I'm happy just because I found out I am really no one [SHUTTER CLICKS, WHIRS] We must talk in every telephone Get eaten off the web We must rip out all the epilogues From the books that we have read And to the face of every criminal Strapped firmly to a chair We must stare, we must stare, we must stare We must take all of the medicines Too expensive now to sell Set fire to the preacher Who is promising us hell Into the ear of every anarchist That sleeps but doesn't dream We must sing, we must sing, we must sing It'll go like this, all right? While my mother waters plants My father loads his gun He says death will give us back to God Just like the setting sun [MUSIC ENDS] [SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS] - [GUNFIRE] - MAN #1: You seeing this? WOMAN: North copies.
Got shots here.
MAN #2: West, too.
What are they doing? They'll run outta ammo before they run outta walkers.
- [GUNFIRE CONTINUES] - I got eyes on it.
South out.
[GUNFIRE] [GUNFIRE CONTINUES] [GUNFIRE CONTINUES] - [WALKIE-TALKIE CLICKS] - They're trying to make a path.
Blocking out the walkers with bodies.
They're gonna get out.
Man, we need to tell everybody [GUNFIRE CONTINUES] South down! Get out! Everybody, get out now! [GUNFIRE CONTINUES] [INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS IN DISTANCE] [WOMAN SINGING OPERATICALLY OVER SPEAKERS] [WOMAN SINGING OPERATICALLY OVER SPEAKERS] [CLANGING] Hey! Hey! [WALKERS GROWLING] [WALKERS GROWLING] [ENGINES RUMBLING] [SOFT CLATTERING] [WALKER GROWLING SOFTLY] CAROL: I see it.
It got tripped up on my wire.
I got it.
[GROWLING STOPS] The cottage is just ahead, out of the tree-line.
It's got a wrought-iron fence.
There's food and water inside.
The Saviors don't know about it.
You'll be safe there until I make it back with Ezekiel.
You versus all of them? Yeah.
They don't stand a chance.
It's not just Carol.
I'm going, too.
No.
You're not.
They killed my brother.
And I'm not gonna let 'em kill you.
[SCOFFS LIGHTLY] I can do it.
I can help you.
Morgan taught me the stick.
You taught me the gun.
It's not happening.
[INSECTS CHIRPING] Come on.
[BREATHING HEAVILY] [MUFFLED EXPLOSION IN DISTANCE] [MUFFLED EXPLOSIONS CONTINUE, ROCKS CLATTER] I-I don't CARL: Dad.
- How - Dad it's all right.
It's gotta be.
I wasn't sure if you'd make it back before But just in case, you know I wanted to make sure I was able to say goodbye.
No.
It's them.
It's them.
They They don't It wasn't [CRYING] Carl.
No.
I got bit.
I was bringing someone back.
His name's Siddiq.
We saw him at that gas station, before It wasn't the Saviors.
It just happened.
I got bit.
GAVIN: Negan's gonna kill you now.
I said he's gonna kill you.
And there's nothing I can do to stop that.
Hey.
You hear me? I ferried my people to freedom.
What befalls me now matters not.
No.
It matters, idiot.
I liked you, Ezekiel.
You got it.
You got that you couldn't do better than you had it.
You accepted things for what they were, and you didn't get any big ideas in your head.
And then Rick went and planted one right in there.
And here we are.
Shit's getting shittier.
And you're gonna die.
I made a choice I could live with.
Now it's your turn to do the same.
[WHISPERING] Henry! Hey.
[WHISPERING] They don't have enough people to guard all the walls.
No, but they do have people.
- And they have Ezekiel.
- I saw him.
They got him on the other side of this place.
We can take them.
One by one.
No, if we hit one of them, that could call them all.
It's better just to avoid them until we can't.
Henry.
He's here, too.
Where? Did you see him? Do they have him? Yeah, I saw him run this way, and then he was gone.
But he'll hide.
He won't take them on face-to-face.
We have to do this now.
So if we have to take them, we take them.
[GRUNTS] [MUFFLED EXPLOSIONS IN DISTANCE] [BREATHING HEAVILY] Is that better? Yeah Thanks.
SIDDIQ: I, um, I got these.
They're over-the-counter, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.
They'll, um They'll help a little with the fever.
They did for my mom and dad.
[VOICE BREAKING] Please take them.
Your son he should have them.
You're a doctor? I was a resident before.
Yeah.
Your name is Siddiq? Yes.
Did you know he was a doctor? Is that why you brought him back? He wasn't gonna make it alone.
He needed us.
That's why.
He was the one at the gas station.
[LOUD THUMP, ROCKS CLATTER] [COUGHING] Shh! MICHONNE: Water.
Give him water.
[COUGHING CONTINUES] Easy.
You got it? Slowly, slowly.
[GRUNTING] [MUFFLED EXPLOSIONS CONTINUE] Make it stop.
Make them stop.
[MUFFLED EXPLOSIONS CONTINUE] - I can't.
- You can.
You're one of them.
They'll listen to you.
[BREATHING HEAVILY] Please.
[MUFFLED EXPLOSIONS CONTINUE] Please.
[MUFFLED EXPLOSIONS CONTINUE] [MUFFLED EXPLOSIONS CONTINUE] You said that Hilltop's safe, right? Yeah.
We need to get everybody there.
We can get Carl there.
And they think all of you got away in the woods.
They're out there, looking.
They saw us go West, so we won't go West.
Your best chance is to stay here until they're gone.
DARYL: No.
They find us here, we're dead.
They're almost done.
They gotta be.
It wasn't about destroying the place.
They don't have the ammo for that.
After they let up, after they're gone, that's when we go.
[MUFFLED EXPLOSIONS CONTINUE] Okay.
We wait.
You sure going to Hilltop's the best plan? You got a better one? All of you in one place, together DARYL: All of us together We'll be their worst damn nightmare.
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS] [FIRE CRACKLING] [FIRE EXTINGUISHER SPRAYING] [WHISPERING] If we don't go through 'em, we gotta go through the courtyard.
Exposed.
This is it.
This is it.
[GRUNTS] [FLESH TEARS] You want me to just do it? No.
[DOOR OPENS] [BOTH GRUNT] [GURGLING] [GROANING] No.
No.
[THUDS] [FLESH TEARS] Got all of 'em.
They could've found Henry.
I know.
I'm not worried about them.
GAVIN: Come on, boys.
Get the damn gum off your shoes.
Let's go! Is it gonna go bad, Ezekiel? Is this going to turn into something else? EZEKIEL: You are the author of this night, Gavin.
Its close shall be fashioned by your start.
You left.
[MUFFLED EXPLOSIONS IN DISTANCE] You were supposed to be resting.
I'm not tired.
Yeah.
You look great.
[CHUCKLES SOFTLY] [SIGHS] It's gotta stop, Michonne.
It's not supposed to be like this.
I know it can be better.
[WATER DRIPPING SOFTLY] SCOTT: Sounds like they're letting up.
Looks like you were right.
They're leaving.
DARYL: Maybe.
[SIGHS] Want me to go take a look? JUDITH: [COOING] [WHISPERING] Hey.
Hey.
[FOOTSTEPS] CAROL: There.
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] MAN #1: sure as shit gonna beat living in that chemical dump.
MAN #2: Hell, you want that room.
You're gonna have to fight me for it [WHISPERING] Leave it.
Leave it.
Hey.
- [SILENCED GUNSHOT] - [GROANS] Let's go.
GAVIN: Leave some room for Ezekiel.
Get him a pillow or something.
It's gonna be his last ride.
Let's at least try to make him comfortable.
You try, and you try, and you try, and you hope, and you hope, and you hope.
Just wantin' things to finally just settle.
Achieve some goddamn, hard-fought equilibrium.
But, no.
It always comes down to this.
It always has to get dark and ugly and inhuman.
You know I don't like this, right? It is not too late to walk back from something decided.
[SCOFFS LIGHTLY] You did, and look where it got you.
[WALKIE-TALKIE CLICKS] Duke.
Paulie.
Where you at? [CLICKS] Stop pickin' dingles, grab your walkie, and respond! [CLICKS] [SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS] [CLICKS, STATIC HISSES] Gomez? [CLICKS] - [CLICKS, STATIC HISSES] - Gomez! [CLICKS] It is not too late to walk back from something decided.
[GUNFIRE IN DISTANCE] Shit.
There it is.
Get him inside.
Now! [INSECTS CHIRPING] [BREATHING HEAVILY] [MID-TEMPO MUSIC PLAYS] [BIRDS CHIRPING] EUGENE: I calibrate this cooker properly, we'll be lousy with baked apples ad infinitum.
It would be my honor if you considered to be the sous to my chef.
Or I could be said sous, and you shall surely chef.
'Til then, this Golden Delicious has your name on it.
Thanks, Eugene.
Thanks.
The Saviors are gone.
We can get everyone to Hilltop.
We can get Carl there.
Carl? No.
Daryl can get one of the cars.
Carl won't make He can't leave here.
- I have to stay with him.
- Rick.
He can't.
I have to stay.
We'll both stay.
Will you [SIGHS] Will you take Judith? She needs to be there.
If she [VOICE BREAKING] If happens DARYL: I'll take her.
I'll get her there.
I'll keep her safe.
I got this.
CARL: Let me say goodbye.
[CREAKING] [BREATHES SHARPLY] You be good, okay? For Michonne.
For Dad.
You gotta honor him.
Listen when he tells you stuff.
You don't have to always.
Sometimes, kids got to show their parents the way.
[SIGHS] [BREATHING HEAVILY] This was Dad's before it was mine.
Now it's yours.
[SNIFFLES] I don't know Just Just having it and It always kept Dad with me.
It made me feel as strong as him.
It helped me.
Maybe it'll help you, too.
Before Mom died she told me that I was gonna beat this world.
I didn't.
But you will.
[JUDITH WHINES SOFTLY] I know you will.
[CRYING] DARYL: Here we go.
[CRYING CONTINUES] These people.
You saved them all.
That's all you, man.
You were helping me honor my mom Not just yours.
Mine, too.
You brought me here.
You gave me a chance.
I know I can never repay you but I can honor you by showing your people, your f-friends, your your family that what you did wasn't for nothing.
That it mattered.
That it That it meant something.
Because it did.
So that's what I'm gonna do.
I'm gonna honor you, Carl.
[BREATHING DEEPLY] Congratulations.
You're stuck with us.
[BREATHES SHARPLY] [CREAKING] [FOOTSTEPS] GAVIN: Okay.
There can't be a lot of 'em 'cause there aren't a lot left.
We got room for us and controlled access.
Force projected on the doors, now! [INDISTINCT SHOUTING] We end this, whatever the hell it is.
I gotta settle this shit under the penalty of that goddamn bat.
You don't.
Shut up about that, okay? This is it! It is too late.
I'm the "author," you're the dead man, and that's how it's gonna be.
You think I can be someone else? This is who I am.
I live, you die This is what this is! The petty compromises I made to avoid conflict were always done in the name of saving my people's lives.
Now I realize I was saving yours.
No more.
[THUDS] [GUNFIRE] Give up, or he's dead.
[THUDS] [GUNFIRE] [GRUNTS] MAN: Aah! [GUNFIRE] [GRUNTS] [GUNFIRE CONTINUES] [GROANS] [BOTH GRUNTING] [GRUNTING] MORGAN: [SCREAMS] [SCREAMING] [GRUNTS] [SCREAMING] [SCREAMING STOPS] Jesus.
[GUNSHOTS] Morgan, we should take our leave.
MORGAN: We don't need to go.
All of them are dead.
You okay? I don't want you to be sad after this.
- Carl - Or angry.
You're gonna have to be strong.
For my dad.
For Judith.
For yourself.
I will.
Don't carry this.
Not this part.
You're my best friend, Michonne.
[CRYING] You're mine, too.
You're mine.
RICK: I need your help.
With what? Getting him out of here.
[GRUNTING] [GASPING] [FIRE CRACKLING] CARL: [GROANING SOFTLY] We need to stop.
The house up ahead.
We can make it.
It's okay.
Just put me down here.
It's okay.
- No.
We'll make it.
- Please.
There.
[GROANS] [BREATHING QUICKLY] [SCRAPING] [BREATHING QUICKLY] [SCRAPING] [DOOR THUDS OPEN] CARL: [BREATHING HEAVILY] [FIRE CRACKLING] [BREATHING HEAVILY] Thanks for For getting me here.
I'm I'm sorry.
I-I just I didn't I didn't want you out there.
- I-I - No.
No for getting me here.
For For making it so I could be who Who I wound up.
[SHALLOW BREATHING] Back at the prison when we got attacked there was a kid, a little older than me.
He had a gun.
He was He was starting to put it down, and I-I s I shot him.
He was He was giving it up, and I I just I shot him.
I think about him.
What I did to him and how How easy it was to just kill him.
GAVIN: [GRUNTING] You're sick! Only a sick man would do it like this.
You think I wanted this? There wasn't a lot on the menu.
I ran a good crew.
I kept my word.
You ask Ezekiel I kept my word! [GROANS] You You could You could go back to the Hilltop.
It's still standing.
They're keeping them going.
Just turn around.
You think you can beat Negan? You can't.
We can go back to how it was.
We can go back [GASPS] No.
Carl, no.
No.
What happened what you'd lost [CRYING] All those things you had to [SNIFFLES] All those thing you had to do You You You You were just You were just a boy.
And you saw it.
What it did.
How How easy it got.
You just killed all those men because of the kid?! Killing me won't make any of it go away.
You'll still wake up to the same shit tomorrow.
Get up.
- [GRUNTING] - Up.
GAVIN: Ugh! Aah! [PANTING] CARL: That's why you changed why you brought those people from Woodbury in You brought them in, and we all lived together.
We were enemies.
You put away your gun.
You did it so I could change, so I could be who I am now.
What you did then How you How you stopped fighting it was right.
It still is.
It can be like that again.
You can still be like that again.
EZEKIEL: Morgan.
Morgan, cease this.
Relent.
Ending him is the coward's way.
We've won.
We don't have to kill him.
He will see what he has wrought, and all of it will be his to live with.
RICK: I can't be who I was.
It's different now.
CARL: You can't kill all of 'em, Dad.
There's gotta be something after.
For you and for them.
There's gotta be something after.
Morgan, stop it.
You don't want to do this.
You don't have to.
You told me we can be better than them.
You said that to me.
You don't want to do this.
I know it.
I can see it.
[CRYING] I have I have to.
I have to.
[GURGLING] [THUDS] [EXHALES SHARPLY] CARL: I know you can't see it yet how it could be.
But I have You have a beard.
It's It's bigger and grayer Michonne's happy Judith is older, and she's listening to the songs that I used to before Alexandria's bigger.
There's There's new houses crops and people working.
Everybody living helping everybody else live.
If you can still be who you were that's how it could be.
It could.
Carl.
It was all for you.
Right from the start.
Back in Atlanta, the farm Everything I did, it was for you.
Then, at the prison, it was for you and Judith.
It still is.
It's gonna be.
And nothing Nothing is gonna change that.
I want this for you, Dad.
I'm gonna make it real, Carl.
I promise.
I'm gonna make it real.
Henry.
It's okay.
It's all right.
Don't look at him.
You look at me.
I had to.
You were supposed to stay at the cottage.
This wasn't what you were supposed to do.
This wasn't for you.
Carol.
[SIGHS] Henry.
All will be resolved.
All will be resolved.
Carl I'm sorry.
I'm sorry I couldn't protect you.
A father's job is to protect his son.
CARL: Love.
It's just to love.
[BREATHING SHALLOWLY] [RAGGED BREATHING] No.
No.
MICHONNE: Carl It It It It should be I know.
I know.
Somebody you love.
When you can't do it yourself.
But I still can.
[VOICE BREAKING] I grew up.
I have to do this.
Me.
I love you.
[CRYING] I love you, too.
[VOICE BREAKING] I love you, Dad.
[SNIFFLES] [CRYING] I love you, Carl.
I love you so much.
[SOBBING] [WHISPERING] I'll make it real.
I will.
I will.
[SILENCED GUNSHOT] [BIRDS CHIRPING] Good morning.
Well, good morning to you, darlin'.
[BREATHING HEAVILY]