Okay, I finally got to watch.
So it looks like Hilltop has burned to the ground. I'm really sick of this cycle where a nice thriving community gets established, and they're rebuilding civilization in the midst of the Zombie uprising, and then it all gets destroyed. Now Kingdom and Hilltop are both gone. I hope they don't abandon them, but decide to rebuild.
Now, at least, we seem to be nearing the end of the Whisperer plotline, since Negan faked out Alpha and slit her throat. The guy is still totally nuts. I don't know what to make of his conversation with Alpha about his dead wife, which seemed to be genuinely coming from a place behind his sociopathic barrier. I thought maybe he was going to stop her from killing Lydia because he couldn't bear the thought of killing a family member, or because he doesn't like to hurt kids. But then it turned out that he was playing her the whole time. And he gave her a nice little kiss as she bled out. And then, just to turn everything on its head, no pun intended, we find out that he is working with Carol. I can't imagine where this will leave Carol with Daryl and the rest of the community.
I think the Whisperers will be fairly easy to wipe out after this. Beta is not really qualified to lead, and I don't think Negan will be much interested-- I got a kick out of his pathetic attempts to herd Zombies.
And what is the deal with Beta's secret identity? It looks like he must be some kind of celebrity from the Old World-- maybe an actor or professional wrestler. Maybe he's Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In other news, Judith had to kill the old guy after his suicide attempt failed. That was not nice. She may be precocious, but she's still only a kid. And Magna and Connie did escape from the cave, but only Magna made it back-- but I'm still convinced that Connie is alive and something will happen with her and Daryl. And speaking of happening, Eugene is going to keep his date.
There's still a few episodes left this season, and I think Maggie will be back before the end-- but, sadly, we'll be seeing the last of Michonne. I wonder if she'll get whisked away in a black helicopter, too.