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Season 7, Episode 4

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Alexandria gets a sobering visit.

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Michonne and Rick lie in bed, back to back. Michonne turns and gazes at Rick sleeping next to her.

Michonne retrieves a hidden sniper rifle from the living room fireplace. Rick quietly watches as she leaves the house with her katana and rifle.

Michonne sits on top of a rusty truck in the middle of a field. She scans her surroundings; the rifle rests on her lap.

Back at the house in Alexandria, Rick picks up Judith from her crib.

Rosita and Spencer drive up to the gate, preparing to leave for a supply run. Negan arrives with a large group of Saviors; Daryl is among them, looking injured and pale. Spencer opens the gate for them.

Rick meets Negan at the gate and notes that he came earlier than planned. Negan strides into Alexandria and thrusts Lucille into Rick’s hands, saying, “Hold this for me.”

Rick tries to check in with Daryl, but Negan forbids Rick from speaking to him. Rick tells Negan that they already set aside half of their supplies, but Negan says he’ll be the one to decide which supplies to take. Arat, one of Negan’s soldiers, orders the group to start searching the houses.

Dwight confiscates Rosita and Spencer’s guns and orders them to bring back Daryl’s motorcycle. Rosita and Spencer leave Alexandria.

In the field, Michonne aims her rifle at a distant walker. She shoots and misses numerous times. She finally kills the walker with her katana.

Back in Alexandria, Saviors haul furniture out of residents’ homes. Negan inquires about Maggie’s whereabouts. Gabriel asks if Negan wants to pay his respects. “She didn’t make it?” Negan asks. Rick says nothing.

Gabriel leads Negan to tombstones in the graveyard. Negan rues Maggie’s death, saying he’d planned on asking her to join him at his compound. They hear a gunshot.

In the infirmary, Carl holds David, a Savior, at gunpoint. He orders David to return some of the medicine he took. Rick begs Carl to lower his gun. Carl finally complies after Negan threatens to harm more people. As a precaution, Negan declares that he’s confiscating all the guns in Alexandria.

Olivia takes a group of Saviors to the armory. Negan tells Rick he’ll leave their food untouched to ensure that they remain strong enough to collect for him. Negan commands Rick to thank him, but Rick refuses. Negan asks if anyone keeps guns outside of the armory. Rick assures him that all their guns are kept in storage.

Out in the woods, Rosita and Spencer find Daryl’s motorcycle where they had previously hidden it. Rosita heads into the woods as Spencer loads the motorcycle into a van.

Arat informs Negan that two guns are missing from the armory. Negan threatens to kill Olivia if Rick doesn’t find the missing guns.

Rick calls a meeting with the residents of Alexandria in an attempt to locate the missing guns. Eric asks Rick how he plans to get them out of their situation with Negan. Rick emphasizes that there’s no way out; Negan is in charge. He asks if anyone has the guns. Eugene notes that some people are absent from the meeting.

Rosita hunts down a group of walkers and kills them. She takes a gun from one of the corpses but it has no bullets. Spencer tracks her down and chastises her. Rosita tells him that she’s looking for guns on the assumption that Negan will confiscate all the guns in Alexandria.

While Rick, Gabriel and Aaron search Spencer’s house for the missing guns, Rick commends Gabriel on his Maggie rouse with Negan earlier at the graveyard: “It was quick thinking. Thank you.” Rick then finds the guns stashed in the floor air vent of Spencer’s house, along with stolen food and liquor.

Outside, David taunts Enid in the street.

Rick brings the missing guns to Negan.

Rosita and Spencer return as Negan gathers his group at the gate. Rick sees Michonne lurking in a dilapidated house nearby, watching them. Negan permits Rick to speak with Michonne.

Rick tells Michonne that he knows about her secret rifle and target practice sessions. He urges her to hand over the rifle, arguing that more people will die if the Saviors find an Alexandrian with a gun.

Rick gives Negan Michonne’s rifle; he asks if Daryl can stay in Alexandria, since they’ve followed the rules. Negan asks Daryl if he wants to stay. Daryl remains obediently silent.

Dwight takes the motorcycle from Spencer and rides off.

Negan refuses to leave Alexandria until Rick thanks him. “Thank you,” Rick concedes. A walker approaches and Negan turns to kill it. Rick tightens his grip on Lucille as he contemplates killing Negan, but decides against it. Negan retrieves Lucille on his way out. The Saviors leave with half of the Alexandrians’ belongings, and Daryl, in tow.

Rick closes the gate and privately chews out Spencer for hoarding supplies. Spencer says they should’ve made a deal with Negan when they had the chance; he blames Rick for Glenn and Abraham’s deaths. Rick threatens to hurt Spencer if he says anything like that again.

Rosita confronts Spencer about the hidden guns and asks why he didn’t mention them. “You saw what I did to get one,” she says. Spencer explains that he hid the guns because he didn’t trust Rick.

Rosita reaches into the wheel well of her car, retrieving the gun she took from the walker in the woods.

Rick spreads blankets on the bedroom floor at home, mentioning that the Saviors took most of their mattresses. Michonne assures Rick that she doesn’t have any more secret guns; she reminds him that they’ve survived as long as they have because they always fight back. Rick says there are too many Saviors -- “it’s about the numbers.” He reveals that Judith isn’t his daughter, and he learned to accept that in order to keep her alive. He tells Michonne that she has to learn to accept their situation with Negan -- they all do -- or it won’t work. “This is how we live now,” he says. Michonne says she’ll try to accept it.

Michonne returns to the rusty truck in the grassy field. She sees a wisp of smoke in the distance and goes to investigate.

She finds their mattresses smoldering on the side of the road.

In Alexandria, Rosita picks up an empty shell casing from the floor and pays Eugene a visit. “Make me a bullet,” she says.