The plan was to warn Hilltop that the Saviors are coming.
But when Rick sees an opportunity to go after Negan directly, he just can’t pass it up.
“Rick is still in this place of such devastation. Carl’s death is adding more fuel to the fire,” says Co-Executive Producer Denise Huth in a new behind-the-scenes video. “That rage is what’s driving him in that moment.”
“I’ve waited two and a half years. I’ve seen a lot of friends die,” says Andrew Lincoln of Rick’s motivation.
When Rick corners Negan, Negan tries to save himself by brokering a new deal, but it’s too late.
“When you’re dealing with someone who has nothing to lose, they’re capable of almost anything,” says Huth.
But it’s when Rick gets a hold of Negan’s precious bat that the stakes are ratcheted up even higher.
“That’s when all hell breaks loose,” says Executive Producer Greg Nicotero.
Click here to go inside the pivotal moment of their confrontation and see the cast and creators discuss how Rick’s rage allows him to turn the tables on Negan.
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