‘The Walking Dead,’ Season 8, Episode 5: “The Big Scary U”

AMC's 'The Walking Dead,' Season 8, Episode 5, The Big Scary U, Father Gabriel and Negan escape

[Image via Gene Page/AMC]

So, AMC have decided it’s time to let us have a look at the big battle from the other side, to let us get under the skin of the Saviours as shit unfolds from the previous few episodes.

Here’s what went down in Episode 5 (titled “The Big Scary U”) of The Walking Dead Season 8.

Father Gabriel’s Confessional Booth.

Am I the only one who forgot that Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) ended up in a shack together? Well, we get a chance to find out how things are going between the pair in Episode 5 of The Walking Dead Season 8. Basically, Father Gabe is wanting Negan to give confession, since they’re holed up together and all. Negan is not okay with this plan.

Mainly because he is an egotistical megalomaniac, and, as per the Megalomaniac Handbook, people like Negan can justify away their behaviour and are, therefore, exempt from confession.

Father Gabe, however, insists and eventually gets some blood out of that stone. Negan confesses about how he lied and cheated on his first wife and she died as the outbreak occurred. His confession is that he should have been strong enough to put her down.

Father Gabe, on the other hand, admits he has a confession to make. he is trying to atone for the sin of locking his congregation out during the initial outbreak. So, every day, he tries to make this right with god. Which is a pretty good indicator that Gabe has a plan. It’s likely completely different to the one Rick (Andrew Lincoln) has in motion, but it’s a plan.

I have a theory on this. So, hang onto your hats and I’ll tell you what I think.

Gabe seems to be on a suicide mission during Episode 5 of The Walking Dead Season 8. He’s calm as fuck and keeps trying to get Negan to confess. But, later, once Gabe manages to get his hands on a gun, does he kill Negan? Oh, hell no, he doesn’t. Instead, the pair breaks out of their storage unit and make it into the Sanctuary proper.

AMC's 'The Walking Dead,' Season 8, Episode 5, The Big Scary U, Father Gabriel

[Image via Gene Page/AMC]

Then, later, when Gabe is in his cell and Eugene (Josh McDermitt) comes to check on him, Father Gabriel seems sick. My guess is a walker has bitten him during their breakout from the storage unit. He tells Eugene that the doctor has to be broken out of the Sanctuary. This is the same doctor that was taken to the Sanctuary against his will. I think this is Gabe’s plan, to get in and get that doctor back out, for Maggie’s (Lauren Cohan) sake and that of her unborn child. However, if he has been bitten, he needs someone else on board to do this task for him, thus why he told Eugene the doctor needs to be broken out. However, fans will just have to wait and see in upcoming episodes of The Walking Dead if this theory is true of not.

CF: The entire time in the trailer smelled like some kind of plan in the undertaking.  But getting Gabe into the trailer happened because he wanted to help someone, so…  it’s so hard to say.  I want to know what Gabe was doing in that room along for so long.

Rick and Daryl’s Most Excellent Adventure

Rick and Daryl (Norman Reedus) are working out what to do next now that so many of their people are dead.

Rick wants to stick to the plan, no matter what.

Daryl, on the other hand, wants to blow shit up. In particular, the Sanctuary, so that walkers can get through and fuck shit up on their behalf. Rick doesn’t like this idea though as innocent people, in the Sanctuary could get killed.

So, what are they to do about it?

They punch up on each other. Until the explosives Daryl found and Rick threw out of his reach blow up when the upturned car next to them catches on fire.

AMC's 'The Walking Dead,' Season 8, Episode 5, The Big Scary U, Rick and Daryl Dixon

[Image via Gene Page/AMC[

Well, shit.

So, the pair split up after their little tanty and nothing else interesting happens except that Rick sees a helicopter fly overhead. Oh, and I’m pretty sure the Garbage Pail kids finally show up again…


CF: I’m starting to develop my own ideas for the helo.  As for those Garbage Pail kids…  fuck…

AMC's 'The Walking Dead,' Season 8, Episode 5, The Big Scary U, Gregory and Simon

[Image via Gene Page/AMC]

Gregory Gets Breakfast

Can someone kill him already?

CF: Maggie’s got it on her to-do list.

RT: Thank god someone has! And, while they’re at it, that Saviour with the long hair can go as well. you know, set an example for the rest of them.

Tribal Council

The Sanctuary tribal council are worried Negan is dead and they are arguing over what to do and who the fuck the snitch in the room is. Most of them assume it is Eugene, considering that’s basically his job description. But Dwight (Austin Amelio) sticks up for him. He’s damn lucky no one is smart enough to work out the reason why Dwight is suddenly sticking up for Eugene. Instead, Regina (Traci Dinwiddie) is too busy trying to sacrifice the workers in order to get shit done. Dwight uses this as his bargaining tool and insists the workers need to be kept on their side.

After this meeting, Eugene discreetly thanks Dwight for sticking up for him because snitches can always smell out other snitches.

AMC's 'The Walking Dead,' Season 8, Episode 5, The Big Scary U, Eugene and Dwight

[Image via Gene Page/AMC]

So, what about those workers? The ones who everyone seems intent on killing? Well, they are pissy at the fact they have to work in horrible conditions now the power has been turned off to conserve power. They crack the shits at the tribal council and things get heated until Negan turns up just in the knick of time to sort shit out.


What did you think of Episode 5 of Season 8 of AMC’s The Walking Dead? Let us know by commenting below!

The Walking Dead will return to AMC with on Sunday, November 26, with Episode 6, titled “The King, the Widow, and Rick.” You can view the official synopsis and trailer for Episode 6 below.

“With things looking up for Rick and the group, an argument breaks out at the Hilltop; the consequences of the decision are life versus death.”

[Featured image via Gene Page/AMC]

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